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Nuffield Health hold fitness classes for Cardiac Appeal

26th September 2017

On Saturday October 7th the Merton Abbey branch of Nuffield Health are holding an exciting event to re-launch their Les Mills fitness classes – in aid of St George's Hospital Charity.

The proceeds raised will be put towards our Cardiac Appeal; which funds vital medical equipment, research, and facilities that are ‘above and beyond’ what is normally provided for all areas of the hospital relating to cardiology.

The gym wanted to support the Appeal after one of their staff members was affected by a serious heart condition earlier in the year. Marta Dufkova, Exercise Co-ordinator at Nuffield Health, first went to the doctors in February 2017 after she began feeling unwell. What she thought would be a normal GP appointment quickly escalated into something utterly terrifying. It turned out that her heart was at such high risk of failure that she had to undergo surgery and have a pacemaker fitted, despite being just 32 years old. And that is just the beginning of her journey. She will need to attend many more hospital appointments and consultations going forwards.

The condition has affected her whole life. She used to lead exercise classes in the gym and in the local community. On occasion she even ran Zumba in the Hyde Park room in St George’s Hospital to enhance staff well-being. But now the condition has left her unable to do any kind of strenuous or fast paced activity so Marta and her colleagues are supporting the hospital to give back and help others who have been affected by similar heart problems.  

 Nuffield Health are inviting you to come along on the day from 8am to experience as many of the classes on offer as you want for just £5. The only thing you need to do is book a place in each class in advance. You can do this by calling 020 8495 8500 or emailing marta.dufkova@nuffieldhealth.com, or chloe.french@nuffieldhealth.com.

Here’s the schedule of the Les Mills Launch:

 

08.10 – 08.40      BODYBALANCE™ express

08.45 – 09.30      BODYPUMP ™

09.00 – 09.30      Cycle Express

09.35 – 10.05      HIIT Circuits

09.40 – 11.40      Spinathon

09.45 – 10.15      BODYATTACK™ Express

10.25 – 10.55      BODYCOMBAT™ Express

11.00 –13.00       Dance Party

11.30 – 12.15      Body Pump

14.00 – 15.30      Hatha Yoga

15.00 – 15.30      Core Blast

Lizzie Wilson, Community and Events Fundraiser, wanted to thank all the team at Nuffield Health for their support. “I am absolutely delighted to be working alongside them. St George’s is a regional specialist hospital in Cardiology with a reputation for providing excellent patient care. It's great work could not continue without the support of local business such as Nuffield Health. We’re so grateful to them for fundraising for us and we hope to see you there on the day!”

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