Fit­ness proves a Life­line for many

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - FRONT PAGE -

FOR 24 hours, a tread­mill in a Cloverdale gym will be set aside for any­one will­ing to add kilo­me­tres and si­mul­ta­ne­ously raise funds for char­ity this Wed­nes­day.

Any­time Fit­ness Bel­mont owner Trevor Porter said lo­cal busi­nesses would con­trib­ute $2 for every kilo­me­tre run on the tread­mill for Life­line WA.

“We thought 100km to 160km would be not bad and a good ef­fort for the first time round,” Mr Porter said.

“Orig­i­nally it started with our staff and mem­bers do­ing it but then some of the busi­nesses wanted their staff to do it.”

Mr Porter said the gym would be pre­pared as a com­fort­able en­vi­ron­ment for any­body want­ing to par­tic­i­pate.

“A lot of the peo­ple who come to the gym have anx­i­ety or de­pres­sion prob­lems; we’ve ad­dressed that in the past two years,” he said.

“Any type of move­ment, ex­er­cise like walk­ing and get­ting out of the of­fice, is good for men­tal health.”

Any­time Fit­ness Bel­mont will open its doors at 10.30am for the event.

■ Life­line is avail­able 247 on 13 11 14 or visit www.life­linewa.org.au.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d488500

Any­time Fit­ness Bel­mont man­ager Sinead Keane is ready for the 24-hour tread­mill event.

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