Tables turned for health managers

MEMBERS of an Ipswich leisure club are turning the tables on their slave driving fitness managers by putting them through rigorous training sessions.Gym members at the Swallow Leisure Club at the Belstead Brook Hotel will be paying £5 to spend half an hour training John Moody and Peter Bartlett.

MEMBERS of an Ipswich leisure club are turning the tables on their slave driving fitness managers by putting them through rigorous training sessions.

Gym members at the Swallow Leisure Club at the Belstead Brook Hotel will be paying £5 to spend half an hour training John Moody and Peter Bartlett.

The two club managers have helped to get their members fit and healthy but now it's their turn to work out.

They are both taking part in an intensive indoor triathlon on July 1 which involves a two mile run, followed by a 2,000 mile row and a 200 mile swim to raise money for the hotel's nominated charity, East Anglian Children's Hospices (EACH).

Mr Moody, the leisure club manager who is also a fitness instructor said he cannot wait for the event but said he expects the gym members to really put him through his paces with the sponsored training sessions.

He said: “Once we've done the training I'm quite confident that we'll be able to do the triathlon. The hard part is going to be the training by customers.

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“I know for a fact people will give me a hard time!”

Other members of staff at the hotel are taking part in a moderated version of the triathlon on July 2, which will omit the swimming element.

They are all donating money to the EACH charity to enter.

Mr Moody said: “We're really looking forward to doing the triathlon. It's a personal challenge between me and Peter and we needed something to motivate us to get fit and healthy.”

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