As part of a global fundraising drive to support projects which provide clean water in East Africa, charitable social enterprise BH Live is running a Workout for Water fitness event at Portsmouth’s Mountbatten Leisure Centre on Sunday 24 November 2019.

Three fundraising Les Mills fitness classes will be taking place between 10am-1pm.

Local residents are encouraged to get active and Workout for Water.

  • BODYCOMBAT™ from 10-11.30am – A high-energy martial-arts inspired non-contact workout.
  • BODYATTACK™ from 11.30am-12.15pm – A high-energy fitness class with moves that cater for total beginners to the more experienced. We combine athletic movements like running, lunging and jumping with strength exercises such as push-ups and squats.
  • BODYBALANCE™ from 12.15-1pm – Bend, balance and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves, embracing elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. Movement and breathing control strengthens the body and promotes feeling of calm and wellbeing.

Participants must be aged 14 years and over. No booking in advance is required and participation is free. BH Live will however be collecting a voluntary £5 donation on the day. 100% of the money raised will go directly to UNICEF to support their work to complete multi-village solar-powered water systems in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia.

Rob Cunningham, BH Live’s Divisional General Manager says,

“By hosting a Workout for Water event in Portsmouth we are providing an opportunity for people of all fitness levels to come along, enjoy a great group fitness workout and hopefully get a buzz from helping others too.”

UNICEF New Zealand Executive Director Vivien Maidaborn says the solar powered water systems in Ethiopia will give thousands of children access to clean, safe and sustainable water that can help them to grow up healthy and strong, safe from water-borne diseases.

Find out more about Workout for Water at workoutforwater.org.

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About UNICEF UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org

About LES MILLS Les Mills International is the creator of 20 global group fitness programs, including BODYPUMP™ (weights), BODYCOMBAT™ (martial arts), RPM™ (indoor cycling), LES MILLS GRIT™ (30-minute high-intensity interval training) and the revolutionary immersive cycle experience, THE TRIP™. LES MILLS workouts are delivered by 140,000 certified instructors in 20,000 clubs across 100 countries and are available for at-home exercisers via the LES MILLS™ On Demand streaming platform. Every week, millions of people get fit with Les Mills.

For more information about BH Live please contact:

Elizabeth Symmons, PR & Corporate Communications Executive E: press.office@bhlive.org.uk T: (01202) 055562

About BH Live

BH Live is a leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives. For more visit bhlive.org.uk.

Get social with us: LinkedIn, Twitter @BHLIVE_UK and Facebook @SocialEnterpriseBHLive

BH Live operates the following venues in partnership with Portsmouth City Council:

  • Mountbatten Leisure Centre – Portsmouth’s flagship leisure and event venue with a national-class 50m swimming pool, 150 station gym, eight-court sports hall, squash, spin and dance studios, a cycle velodrome, athletics track, function suites with bars, a café and soft play facility. It is also home to a Clip ‘N Climb leisure attraction which opened in 2018.

For more visit bhliveactive.org.uk.

Get social with us: Twitter and Facebook @mountbattenlc

  • Pyramids Centre – one of Portsmouth’s leading entertainment and leisure venues overlooking Southsea beach and the Solent. It has fun pools, flumes, a wave machine and a three-level soft play adventure world. There is also a multipurpose gym, 70+ weekly group exercise classes and a spa.

It also hosts regular live music events, conferences, exhibitions.

For more visit bhliveactive.org.uk and bhlivetickets.co.uk

Get social with us: Twitter @PyramidsCentre @PyramidsLive @bhlivetickets

Facebook @Pyramids.Centre @PyramidsLive @bhlivetickets

  • Portsmouth Gymnastics Centre – state-of-the-art gymnastics hall, physiotherapy room and meeting room.

For more visit bhliveactive.org.uk.

Get social with us: Facebook @PortsmouthGymnasticsCentre

  • Portsmouth Tennis Centre – A 10 court tennis facility in the north of Portsmouth consisting of four indoor courts and six floodlit outdoor courts. A comprehensive tennis coaching programme caters for all ages and abilities and is the area’s hub of accessible tennis. The programme runs sessions for tots, juniors, adults and also includes variations of the sport such as cardio tennis and touch tennis.

For more visit bhliveactive.org.uk.

Get social with us: Twitter @PortsTennis and Facebook @PortsmouthTC

  • Eastney Swimming Pool – 20m swimming pool and a spectator area.

For more visit bhliveactive.org.uk.

Get social with us: Facebook @EastneyPool

  • Wimbledon Park Sports Centre – 20 station gym, five badminton courts, basketball court and sports hall.

For more visit bhliveactive.org.uk.

Get social with us: Facebook @WimbledonParkSportsCentre

  • Charter Community Sports Centre – 20m swimming pool, 20 station gym, sports hall and an outdoor multi-use games area.

For more visit bhliveactive.org.uk.

Get social with us: Facebook @CharterCommunitySC