Dorchester Sports Centre makes the moves to be one of the UK’s most active in global fitness campaign

Posted: 25th Mar 2016

Category: Health & Fitness

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Dorchester Sports Centre makes the moves to be one of the UK’s most active in global fitness campaign

1610 leisure centres in the South West have proved that they are some of the most active in the UK after donating more than 4.75 million moves of physical activity to a global fitness campaign, “Lets Move for a Better World.”  

The aim of the campaign is to fight obesity and to encourage communities to become more active by donating moves or physical activity to a fitness campaign during three weeks in March at local leisure centres using Technogym cardiac equipment.  

21 countries and 531 leisure centres across the world took part in the fitness campaign and the UK came second in the world with 4 out of 5 1610 leisure centres finishing in the top twenty most active centres in the UK.

Dorchester Sports Centre proved it had what it takes to inspire members and the local community by donating an astonishing 1.5 million moves to the campaign securing an impressive top 10 position in the UK. It finished 80th in the world.

Members of the local communities, including pupils from local schools joined in to do their bit for the campaign and to have fun getting fit and active.

1610 Fitness Development Manager Joe Philip says that 1610 is very proud what it has achieved with the help of local communities; “ 1610 had a target of 1 million moves to donate to the campaign so to achieve 4.75 million moves was an extraordinary achievement and we could not have managed it without the help of local communities and schools such as Chilton Trinity Secondary school in Bridgwarter and the Prince of Wales First School in Dorchester who all came in to help and donate moves. Pupils at Chilton Trinity managed to donate 10,000 moves in 45 minutes which must be a record. They all had a lot of fun doing it and hopefully they will want to do more towards a more active lifestyle which is what the campaign is all about.”

  • 1610 Dorchester Sports Centre 1.5 million moves finishing in top 10 UK (80th in the world out of 531 health & fitness facilities)

  •  1610 Trinity Sports and Leisure Bridgwater finished 13th in the UK with 1,094,265 Moves 

  • 1610 Torridge Pool in North Devon finished in 18th place with a total of 857,613 Moves recorded

  •  1610 King Alfred Sports Centre racked up 753,378 Moves finishing in 20th position in the UK
  • 1610 Caryford Fitness and Leisure recorded 303,334 Moves and came in 45th place