@FMPTExeter #Janurow

Since I stopped playing rugby a few years back, my life has very much changed. Along with my family, my main focus has become building a successful business. My training has become less specific and is now based on all round conditioning and remaining fit and healthy. But more recently I have found myself searching for a new physical challenge to grab my attention….

It needed to be one that was tough, but could realistically fit somewhere into a busy life. After seeing all the amazing feats individuals achieve for events such as Sports Relief and Comic Relief I had also found myself thinking about attempting it for charity. After a lot of thought I came up with the idea of rowing One million metres on the Concept 2 rowing machine throughout the month of January. That will equate to 32,258m, or just over 20 miles, per day everyday. Whilst I do a fair amount of rowing, that felt like a challenge, and also one that I felt was extreme enough to be able to ask for sponsorship for.

January is a great month for a physical challenge. There is huge attention on health and fitness following the festivities at Christmas. I hope to grow the idea and involve my clients and the public, as it will be a great way to burn off those excess pounds gained.

Alongside me for every metre will be my close friend Shane Kingsland. He is super keen, although I am not sure he will be thanking me as we get a few weeks into the challenge!! Who knows if we can raise the profile of the event enough then maybe it could become a yearly event involving many others.

We have chosen two charities that are both heavily involved with children as that is close to my heart. One is a national charity and one is based locally in Exeter. Full details on how you could get involved will follow, along with all relevant challenge updates. The link below has information on our charities and how to arrange sponsorship.

Make your New Year’s Rowsolution…..

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