The Isle of Wight Food Bank received a large donation thanks to new and existing members of Ali’s Fitness Fusion.
Ali Hinde runs fitness classes in Arreton, Binstead, Newport and Wootton and as part of this year’s Community Fitness Week (November 8-14) she encouraged members to join a campaign called #fitnessforfood.
Fitness instructors across the country have run their regular classes with an emphasis on encouraging new participants to attend and try something new. Each student, new or regular, has been invited to bring a non-perishable food to their class, for a donation to a local food bank.
Community Fitness Week was launched in 2019 with the support of over 380 food banks and over 125,000 meals generated by trading fitness for food. 2020 has gone virtual and despite the challenges of COVID-19 across the UK, has still managed to harvest over 20,000 meals.
This year, in the wake of the global pandemic, it has never been more important to support local communities. Members of Ali’s fitness classes have stepped up to the plate, donating a mountain of food to benefit those less fortunate in the Isle of Wight.
Ali found out this week that she was a finalist for the Fitsteps Instructor of the Year award in the South East region. She will be heading to Blackpool next month with 35 members of her classes for a Roaring 20s event to be held in the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
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