Are you on for our Maggie’s Fit-a-thon?

Linda Wilson , Lucy Burborough, Tumong Edwards, Mairead Stewart and Evelyn Crichton. Pic: FPA
Linda Wilson , Lucy Burborough, Tumong Edwards, Mairead Stewart and Evelyn Crichton. Pic: FPA

Our Maggie’s Centre is calling all fitness fanatics throughout Fife to take on a real fitness challenge.

Maggie’s Fit-a-thon is on next month for the second year, but this time in a new venue - Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre on the Esplanade.

Participants are being challenged to stretch themselves in five back-to-back fitness sessions, being sponsored to raise money to help the running costs of the cancer caring centre in the grounds of Victoria Hospital.

The Fit-a-thon has been organised by Mairead Stewart, Maggie’s Fife’s fundraising board member, in conjunction with Fife Sports and Leisure Trust.

It takes place on Sunday, September 28.

Activities will include boot camp, body combat, attack mix, Zumba, jam, dance, Piloxing, and Insanity with instructors from Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, Millennium Fitness, Fitness Factor, Elyse McBride and Lucy Burborough.

Registration is at 8.45 a.m. on the day for a 9.30 a.m. start at the sports centre.

With each session lasting around 45 minutes with breaks in between it should be finished by around 2.30 p.m.

Mairead said: “I took part in a fitness challenge for Maggie’s a couple of years ago and it was very special but at the same time a real challenge.

“I love keeping fit, although I’d not describe myself as super fit, and I wanted to organise something which would be a lot of fun as well as a real challenge. This is going to be a great community event with many fitness instructors from other gyms volunteering their time to help raise lots of money for Maggie’s.

‘‘I hope there will be a good turnout.”

Evelyn Critchon, fitness class co-ordinator at Fife Sports and Leisure Trust added: “We are very pleased to be hosting this great event for Maggie’s at our new facility in Kirkcaldy as well as having our own instructors involved alongside others from the local community.

‘‘We are all coming together to support Maggie’s and the many people in Fife whose lives are affected by cancer, as well as their families.”