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Photo competition celebrates all kinds of fitness and movement

By David Saunders, Health Editor | UPDATED: 08:28, 26 June 2020

Ahead of this year’s National Fitness Day on Wednesday 25th September, the leading health and wellbeing app, MINDBODY ran a competition to celebrate all kinds of fitness and movement.

Having asked the nation to submit images of them attempting a certain exercise in all their sweaty, red-face glory, MINDBODY can reveal the winning entry alongside 12 runners-up.

Laura Pocock with son

The competition winner, Laura Pocock submitted an image of herself and five-year-old son spending quality time together whilst doing yoga.

SueClarke

Sue Clarke
Caption: Cycling around the Italian lakes this May with my husband. First holiday married.

SusanJohnson

Susan Johnson
Caption: Downward dog.

SusanPointon

Susan Pointon
Caption: I’m attempting for the very first time using a yoga trapeze. It seemed like a good idea at the time to winch it from a tree in the woods, turned out to be more difficult to do than I anticipated.

TinaGlover

Tina Glover
Caption: I am running down the end line of my first attempt at a half marathon in Garstang last week. I couldn’t run to the end of my street 12 months earlier!

BenitaDavies

Benita Davies
Caption: Silent Zumba at Canbury Gardens, Kingston upon Thames, August 2019.

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Stephen Lewis
Caption: Found a great activity park on holiday in Turkey and visited every day.

JoTaylor

Jo Taylor
Caption: This is me doing a burpee jump. I usually exercise at home in the morning as I can do this before the school run and work. After suffering migraines and being unfit for years, I decided last year to make a change. I followed a program of healthy eating and exercise and I lost 2.5 stone. My health and state of mind has improved immeasurably, it has been life changing in so many ways. Exercising at home has been the key to my consistency.

woman stretching

Kay Broomfield
Caption: Just started personal training a couple of weeks ago to get my body back after baby no. 3 last Christmas. I’m 42 now and it’s HARD! This is me in the middle of a clean & press…

woman and child

Charlotte Pettitt
Caption: I’m a mum of 4 beautiful children so I don’t get much me time nor do I get time to go to the gym. So, I strap my mini me to my back and we go out on long walks with our pooch, Toby.

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Suzanne Drummond
Caption: My 45 minute daily cardio.

PaulinaDoherty

Paulina Doherty
Caption: Cycling. Tour de Pologne.

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Caption: I took up yoga at the age of 50 after competing as a weightlifter for many years and fell in love with it so much that I decided to do study it and do a course to become an instructor. I now teach three times a week and feel more invigorated than ever from my practice.

In light of the competition, a spokesperson from MINDBODY, says: “When it comes to exercise, it’s the ‘trying’ element that matters most. We’re aware many people lead very busy lives and with work and personal commitments, spending hours in the gym sometimes isn’t feasible.

“We ran this competition to celebrate all kinds of fitness and movement, no matter how big or small they may be. From planks, to downward dogs and even exercising with children, each entry showcased the different exercises people attempt/do to stay fit and healthy. I’m sure many people will find the images very relatable.”

To find out more about MINDBODY, go to: https://uk.mindbodyonline.com/get-the-app

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