Bishop's Stortford ((Bounce)) fitness studios help to raise £50,000 for NHS in one day through online classes
Members of three Bishop's Stortford ((Bounce)) fitness studios joined in a nationwide marathon event, helping to raise more than £50,000 for the NHS.
Participants completed five 45-minute online classes, burning an estimated 2,600 calories each. All class fees for the day were donated by the company and members contributed their own sponsorship money.
The £50,298 raised for NHS Charities Together in just one day was more than 20 times the target.
((Bounce)) is a dance-choreographed mini-trampoline fitness class. Launched in 2014 by Kimberlee Perry from Harlow, it has 320 studios across the UK, with 47,000 attendees every month, making it the UK’s fastest-growing fitness franchise. Bishop's Stortford's three studios have around 450 attendees a month.
Following the temporary closure of all studios due to coronavirus, ((BOUNCE)) launched its first online class, ((B)) @ HOME, in March. All online class fees are split between local studios to offer the self-employed instructors financial support.
CEO Kimberlee said: "At this time of crisis, it’s more important than ever to give our support and thanks to the NHS, its staff and volunteers for the amazing work they're doing to keep the public safe.
"Many of our ((BOUNCE)) army work on the front line themselves – as health workers, police officers, food and supermarket workers and other vital roles – and we’d like to show our gratitude and appreciation for their efforts in keeping the nation running.
"When I launched the business, I set out to create an empowering and supportive fitness environment. So it’s in the very ethos of ((BOUNCE)) to rally behind our own and raise money for such an important cause."
She added: "We're blown away by the phenomenal amount raised by our ((BOUNCE)) army in just one day and would like to thank participants, their family and friends for the generosity. To those on the front line, we salute you."
Kate Tozer, a Stortford franchisee and instructor, said: “We're so proud of all our Stortford attendees who took part in the ((BOUNCE)) marathon. As always, the #bouncearmy united and made ((BOUNCE)) and themselves proud.”
Fellow Stortford instructor Rosy Burrows added: “We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of a very sweaty day. We’re so proud.”