Hundreds of families basked in some bank holiday sunshine to enjoy a free event in Workington.
Bouncy castles, crazy bulls, medals, races, and burgers were the offering of Xtreme Fitness on Sunday, as they welcomed over 300 families to their centre in Lillyhall for their free family fun day.
The team at Xtreme Fuel, led by Aga Coulson, which is part of Xtreme Fitness, cooked up a storm with burgers, hot dogs and treats aplenty for hungry fun-seekers.
Lee Butterworth who owns Xtreme Fitness, said: “It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves, not only the kids but all the parents had some brilliant fun too, which is what it’s all about.
“I think everyone in the fitness industry now feels that collective enthusiasm about health and wellbeing, which has never been greater, we all know the harsh reality of the pandemic, which has really affected peoples’ ‘get up and go’ and that’s an area we really want to combat.”
Lee first started in a smaller unit but was quickly outgrowing his premises and kept moving until finally relocating to a 20,000sq ft former car showroom last year. The new premises also has a large pitch of grass, which has been used for lots of different activities this year, such as badminton and the family fun day.
Xtreme Fitness now has over 1,300 members and employs 16 staff and Lee has recently made the decision to focus on working with clients who are new to the world of exercise and fitness.
“We hope events like this inspire others to come and try out the gym, or just try having a go at improving parts of their life that they aren’t happy with,” said Lee.
“It’s not just about coming and getting fit, it’s also about the social opportunities and being part of a community of like-minded fun and motivated people. Our family fun day brought everyone together, and it was a great success for our first one.
“We like to look beyond our immediate Xtreme family and think of our wider community and provide opportunities for everyone to be together, enjoying life. I’d like to say a big thanks to our team on the day, without who we couldn’t have put the day on.”
The gym has already made plans to host similar events next Easter and August bank holiday.