2013-03-13 09:42:42 - A CHESTER-based personal trainer is putting his own body through its paces to raise funds for a charity close to his heart.
James Edwards, of Urban Fitness, in Hoole will this month spend 24 hours constantly exercising on a Power Plate machine. The 21-year-old will be joined every half hour by volunteers on a second machine, who like James, will also be sponsored. These volunteers already include a vicar, a teacher and a PR specialist. The proceeds will go to Cancer Research UK.
At the age of eight, James was diagnosed with leukaemia and fortunately was successfully treated and cured. His health and fitness have become paramount in James’ life and this is clearly seen through the passion he puts into his work at Urban Fitness through his Power Plate classes and Personal Training. It was when one of his clients was
recently diagnosed with cancer that James saw the opportunity to be able to help – through this sponsored Power Plate-athon.
James explained: “Power Plate machines vibrate when you exercise, increasing the acceleration on the body and activating muscle contractions multiple times per second.
“A normal session on a Power Plate machine would be an intense 25-minute workout, which ensures accelerated results within a small timeframe, so you can only imagine what 24 hours of working out on a Power Plate will be like!”
Many of the volunteers being sponsored are clients of Urban Fitness and local businesses. Some of these volunteers including, Sarah Rugg of Vi-VA, will be joining James throughout the night to keep him motivated and help raise funds for this amazing cause.
“The support has been great and one customer has booked herself in three times in the 24 hours,” added James.
The event will take place on Friday, March 22, 2013. To help or find out more about the Urban Fitness and the Power Plate-athon, visit www.urbanfitness.uk.net or call 01244 403363.
If you would like to sponsor James’s Power Plate-athon, please visit www.justgiving.com/james-edwards7.