ATHLETES of all abilities have been getting active at Bridgwater’s Trinity Sports & Leisure Centre as part of a global fitness campaign.

1610 leisure centres across the South West have been participating in the ‘Lets Move for a Better World fitness campaign.

The global fitness campaign run in partnership with Technogym encouraged people in 18 countries around the world to be come more active by ‘donating moves’ or physical activity to the campaign over three weeks in March.

Trinity Sports & Leisure in Bridgwater achieved a total1,445, 886 moves, putting them 27th in the national UK rankings.

More than 400 children took part in activities organised by Trinity staff and the children generated 173,409 moves.

Pupils from St John and St Francis Church School in Bridgwater were among those working hard to get the numbers up and reaping the benefits all the while.

Organiser Kelly and 1610 assistant general manager Kelly Ellison says the campaign has proved to be a real winner with local children: “We are thrilled that more than 2,000 children were inspired and enthused by the campaign, they particularly loved the interactive PRAMA studios at our Chard, Dorchester and King Alfred Sports Centre sites.

“They learned first-hand that exercise does not have to be a chore but can be fun and exciting and should be an integral part of their lives for many years to come.

“If we can get this message over to the young it can also have an impact on the wider community.

"This latest fitness campaign has been the most successful that 1610 has ever been involved with."

Just up the road in Highbridge the King Alfred Sports Centre donated an impressive half a million moves which put them 67th in the UK with 437 children achieving a total of 331,155 moves.

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