Scouts do their thing and move centre towards charity target

YOUNGSTERS from a Thurrock scout group have been getting themselves fitter – and also contributed to the battle against cancer.
Members of 1st Thors Oaks scouts from Corringham recently visited Impulse Leisure’s gym in the town to take part in the ‘Let’s Move for a Better World’ campaign.
The campaign, organised by sports equipment firm Technogym and now in its fifth year, is designed to promote wellness and a healthy lifestyle, and motivates participants to exercise. As they do so, using Technogym’s equipment in fitness centres, their efforts are recorded as ‘moves’ – a unit of measurement tailored to suit the activity and physical prowess of individuals taking part.
Those ‘moves’ are accumulated by fitness centres and recorded by Technogym. Centres that collect the highest number of moves are able to win and donate the latest Technogym equipment to a local non-profit organisation of their choice.
Impulse Leisure, which itself is a charitable organisation, is bidding to obtain new equipment for the programmes of rehabilitation if offers to victims of cancer.
Impulse Health and Fitness Manager, Garry Tapsell said: “With the help from the scouts and our gym club members, we have managed a tally just shy of six million moves which has helped us raise hundreds of pounds towards new exercise equipment for our Cancer Rehab Programme, so thankyou to everyone who took part.”
The scouts contributed by burning off a group total of 4,985 Kcal on a variety of the centre’s cardio machines and each one received a fitness badge for their efforts.