16th Sep, 2019

Bromsgrove RFC come out on top in charity Blaze Battle

Ben Tyler 16th Mar, 2019

BROMSGROVE’s sporting clubs united recently to take part in a fitness challenge for charity – raising heartbeats as well as vital funds for Primrose Hospice.

Four teams of six – from Bromsgrove Cricket Club, Bromsgrove Rugby Club, Bromsgrove Sporting Football Club and a David Lloyd Bromsgrove team, participated in the Blaze Battle on Wednesday March 6, celebrating the brand new Blaze HIIT studio at David Lloyd Bromsgrove gym.

Participants in the classes are fitted with a Myzone heart-rate belt, to help track performance during the sessions.

The Blaze Battle rewarded teams points for every minute that their heart rate remained in the ‘red zone’ for nine to 18 minutes, but faced disqualification for going under or over the limit.

Bromsgrove RFC came out on top in the challenge, raising £490 to date – almost half-way to the £1,000 target set, but are still welcoming donations.

Donations can be made here by clicking on the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/david-lloyd-bromsgrove

Blaze is a brand new high-intensity-interval-training class that has enjoyed success at David Lloyd gyms across the country, prior to its introduction at the Bromsgrove branch.

The classes put strength, stamina and combat to the test in a series of exercises focused on running, lifting and fighting.

General manager at the David Lloyd gym in Bromsgrove, Laura Wright, said it was the perfect event to celebrate the studio’s launch.

“We launched our boutique studio Blaze two weeks ago and it has been a huge success at the club; our members are loving it so far.

“As part of our launch campaign, we wanted to do something that would involve the local community and give something back so the Blaze Battle seemed like the perfect opportunity.

“I approached all three sports clubs and they were very keen from the offset to support the event and help raise as much money for the hospice as possible.

Wright commended the support from the three clubs in the launch event, and thanked them for the money they have helped raise for the charity.

“Everyone had a fantastic night on Wednesday and it really did bring all of Bromsgrove’s sporting community together.

“I was obviously hoping for a win for the David Lloyd team but the rugby team were excellent and deserved the Battle Crown.

“Thank you to everyone who has already sponsored us and if you haven’t, there is still time to do so. It really is appreciated.”

Anna Wilson, a Primrose Hospice fundraiser added to the sentiments, and talked up the importance of the work done by the charity in the local area.

“It was fantastic to see three great local sporting clubs come together compete against each other and David Lloyd to promote their new fitness session Blaze, all in aid of Primrose.

“All participants were superstars and everyone who participated put in a massive effort during the Blaze Battle.

“Primrose relies upon the support from our local community to ensure we can continue to provide care and support to our patients and their families at the most difficult of times.”

The Primrose Hospice supports people in North-East Worcestershire with services free of charge, but must raise £1.75 million per annum to retain the services currently offered.

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