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Watermarc Banyule Named Let’s Move For A Better World National Champion

2,311 people, 6.4 million moves and 12 clubs participated nationwide

Technogym, the world’s leading wellness and fitness company, has announced the winners of its record-breaking Let’s Move For a Better World challenge – a worldwide social campaign to raise awareness in the fight to end childhood obesity, that ran from 1-19 March 2016.

Worldwide, 513 clubs across 21 countries took part in the challenge and approximately 122,000 participants tracked their workouts on Technogym equipment, resulting in 400 million MOVEs (Technogym’s unit of measurement for movement) and 170 million calories burned.

In Australia, WaterMarc Banyule took out the top spot, with the club’s members collecting more than 1.7 million MOVES. As winner of the challenge, the club gets to donate state-of-the-art Technogym equipment to a nominated cause and has chosen their local school Montmorency Secondary College to be the recipient.

Technogym’s defining mission is to help people around the world be more active, healthier and happier. The global Let’s Move campaign was created three years ago to help tackle the global issue of childhood obesity, which is one of the most serious epidemics of the 21st century. If current trends continue then by 2025, 70 million children under the age of 5 will be overweight or obese.

“Now in its third year, the results of the 2016 Challenge have far exceeded expectations, said Nerio Alessandri, President and Founder, Technogym. “This is an incredible testament to what can be achieved when enterprises, communities and technology work together to make a difference. Technogym is proud to play a part in providing the tools for individuals and facilities to get healthy and take on social causes like childhood obesity, raising awareness and affecting change in their local communities.”

To learn more contact Technogym.


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