Students raise over $2000.00
On the 12 and 13 of October University of Tasmania Health and Physical education student Holly Geard ran a 24-hour spin cycle challenge at Unigym Launceston as part of her degree. Holly was marked on running a community engagement event with the added benefit of raising money for the Westpac rescue helicopter service.
The aim of the challenge was to maintain each bike’s activity continuously for the 24-hour period designated for the challenge. This could have been done individually just like Aaron Hine, Unigym’s resident personal trainer and staff member or as a team.
The event consisted of 64 participants (10 teams) who all donated to the cause and 7 volunteers who helped during the event. This included a team from Unigym (8 staff Participated).
This was a great event to see so many UTAS staff and students come together for a good cause. To get people through the long periods of spinning, movies were played in the early hours as a distraction, which worked extremely well. Teams also were encouraged to decorate their bikes with the motivation of winning a prize donated by Bulk Nutrients.