A fitness instructor is gearing up to take on his latest challenge - in memory of popular South Shields teacher Lisa Kelly.
Ant Clennan, owner of STK Fitness based in the town, is preparing to move one million kilos of weights in a series of kettlebells sessions in the hope of raising £5,000 for the Great North Children’s Hospital.
The fitness enthusiast will kick off the challenge on Monday, July 3, and will move around 50,000 kgs an hour each day for 20 days.
He said: “I am taking on the challenge of moving one million kilos through various different workouts in memory of Lisa Kelly.
“I am friends with Lisa’s husband Gav Calvert so I wanted to do something in her memory.”
Lisa from Jarrow, who was mum to the couple’s twins Scarlett and Jasmine, died aged just 35, after collapsing in the grounds of Bamburgh School in Horsley Hill, South Shields, on March 15.
At the weekend Gav, 36, took part in a fundraiser in her memory - a Coast to Coast cycle ride.
The challenge saw the group of 24 make their way from the North West coast to the Leas, in South Shields.
Ant continued: “I want to raise money for the Great North Children’s Hospital, a cause close to both mine and Lisa’s hearts, so I have been asking local businesses is they would like to sponsor me.
“I will be recording my workouts on Facebook Live from 12pm to 1pm each day and will stand in front of a poster displaying the sponsor logos.”
The challenge will run until Saturday, July 29, which will see members of STK Fitness take part in a kettlebell workout along with Ant.
The event will run from 12pm to 1pm and members who would like to take part is asked to donate £10 via his Just Giving Page and leave their name to reserve a place.
Ant added: “I will be doing five different workouts over the four weeks to move the weight.
“I am hoping to get about 50 people to join in with them on the last day.
“So far I have raised a couple of hundred pounds and I will be over the moon to reach the full amount.”
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