National Fitness Day
National Fitness Day, 25th September 2019, is a chance to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK, helping us raise awareness of its importance in helping us lead healthier and active lifestyles.
In celebration of National Fitness Day, the Promote team have come up with their top fitness achievements to date. From triathlons, to marathons to unassisted pull-ups, it is great to see what the team members pride the most in their healthy lifestyles to date…
Sue Anstiss – CEO and Founder
Waking up on New Year’s Day and deciding to qualify for the World Championships (as an age group triathlete) – qualifying at an event in Bristol in June and representing GB in London that September.
Nasima Hussain – Managing Director
I can do both a weighted hip dip and stiff leg dead lift with my own body weight!
Kate Hannon – Operations & Finance Manager & Ruth Bowerman – Account Manager
We’re incredibly proud that we regularly attend training together 3 times a week. Come rain, shine, or the occasional post-work G&T you’ll find us being put through our paces by Matt Horler, Sue’s husband!
Leandra Cardozo – Account Director
On 1st Jan 2018 I made the decision to run my first 10K with the view to running a half marathon towards the end of the year – I was really proud to have completed both with a few months training.
Tom Bowers – Account Manager
My biggest fitness achievement is changing my lifestyle and making fitness a key focus in my life. Having always been skinny up to my early twenties, I made a promise to myself to change the way I look and feel.
It’s now embellished in my daily routine to get up at just gone 5am to head to the gym and ensure I get a workout in before the start of the working day. As well as making me feel more positive about my physical appearance, it’s given me the platform to achieve things such as running a sub-two hour half marathon as well as a more positive outlook on life and improved mental wellbeing.
Emma Sayers – Junior Account Manager
In 2014 I decided to set myself the challenge of going from couch potato to marathon within six months. I worked my way up slowly through the various distances – 5K, 10K, half marathon – and then finally crawled my way round Portsmouth Coastal Marathon for a time of 5.15. I view this achievement of sparking my current love for running, having done a further 16 half marathons since. I’ve also got a marathon in October where I will be looking to knock an hour off of that 2014 time! All races done with my mum by my side – what a superwoman.
Dan Mills – Account Executive
Changing my lifestyle to get into a routine of going to the gym at 6:30 every morning and eating a healthy diet, so that I’ll no longer be known as the skinny kid from school.
Tom Judge – Account Executive
Combining fitness with charity – I completed the Bath Half Marathon in 2016 and raised £360 for Anthony Nolan, a charity very close to me. This was my first ever half-marathon and fitness event I participated in, which meant plenty of training was required!