Sports Relief 2018

Sports Relief Logo

Today marks the beginning of Sports Relief 2018. Sports Relief is a national campaign which raises money and awareness of people living with disease in both the UK and globally. This great appeal runs for five days exactly and ends with a celebrity filled show on Friday 23rd March 2018. Sports Relief is the partner charity of well-known Comic Relief, yet challenges focus on sporting activities and challenges rather than humour. This makes it perfect when it comes to Sunshine Gym showing our support. Sports relief runs every other year, alternating with comic relief, and this year our theme or challenge is to get the nation walking more. Their aim is to get the nation hitting 1 billion steps per day, each day for the week of Sports Relief. So why don’t you take on the challenge and see how many steps you can contribute to the nation’s grand total!

What is Sports Relief?

Sports Relief is a well-known charity which aims to help raise money and awareness of those living both in the UK and around the world with both physical and mental health conditions. Since Sports Relief 2016, it is safe to say that progress has been made with regards to helping those in need. However more needs to be done, which is why each year a brand new event is held, whether that be in the name of Sports Relief or Comic Relief. Over these past two years the money raised has treated over 900,000 people in Africa with anti-malaria drugs. It has also gone towards helping those women in Africa with illness related to maternity. As well as helping with their neo-natal and children’s health conditions. As well as the efforts that have been received elsewhere on the globe, here in the UK the charity has helped over 50,000 residents by offering those help and support for mental health conditions.

The charity raises money and awareness by setting both the nation and a range of willing celebrities sporting or fitness related challenges. This year Sports Relief are focusing their attention on counting steps. As well as trying to increase global activity all in the name of charity. Their brand new app is available to download and keeps track of your steps. So whether you only contribute your daily dog walking activity, or you take on one of the more challenging activities like scaling the side of a mountain, you can do your bit when it comes to adding up the steps this week!

How can Sunshine Gym help?

Sunshine Gym, have a range of outdoor fitness equipment which can help you to rack up your steps this week. The low impact equipment such as the Health Walker is a great place to start when trying to increase both movement and steps. The motion simulates that of walking yet the machine moves with the user at a steady pace. Thus resulting in a lesser impact on both the knee and ankle joints. This makes this method brilliant for those who are not used to exercising or who are easing themselves into it after an operation. You can increase the intensity of the workout by moving faster, with Sunshine Gym you set your own pace, and any resistance comes solely from the user’s body weight. Making it perfect for everyone.

So this year use Sunshine Gym’s outdoor fitness equipment to help you to reach your own step targets, and contribute to the biggest step count of 2018! Together we can help to hit the nation’s target of 1 billion steps every day this week!