Sunderland Echo

Power of exercise for charity and community

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A Washington gym owner is using the power of exercise to support the community’s mental health, while also raising money for a local charity during lockdown three.

Leanne Nyland, 35, owns Studio Ten Fitness, based in Armstrong I ndustrial Estate in Washington.

She is raising money for local mental health charity Washington Mind by posting free workout videos and stressing the importance exercise has on mental health.

Leanne posted 10 workouts in 10 days for her members and managed to raise £625 for Washington Mind in the process, which is a cause close to her heart.

After suffering from anxiety for many years, she used exercise to help her through difficult times and knows just how important it can be to supporting mental health.

She said: “Fitness helps me mentally and in so many other ways too.

"So I wanted to show everyone how it can help them too.

"All these positive little boosts are what you can do to help yourself through such difficult times.”

Luckily, thanks to the support of its members, Studio Ten Fitness has managed to keep going during the coronaviru­s pandemic, something which Leanne is very grateful for.

She added: “Luckily, my business hasn’t struggled too much through the pandemic. "I’ve had full support from my amazing customers, who all took to exercising at home.

"Adapting my whole life as I knew it was difficult, but I’ve learnt so much.

To see more from Studio Ten Fitness and support Washington Mind, visit the Studio Ten Facebook page.

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Owner of Studio Ten Fitness, Leanne Nyland.

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