Hillgrove Hotel Leisure Club in Monaghan Town launch free 6 week fitness challenge for Irish Heart


Hillgrove Leisure club has teamed up with Irish Heart, for a six week health and fitness challenge to help the people of County Monaghan to improve their health - and raise funds to support Irish Heart’s vital community services.


Theresa O’Hanlon, the Leisure Club Manager, said: “We are really excited to have joined forces with Irish Heart.  The charity has a very active health promotion team, encouraging people of all ages to adopt a healthier lifestyle, so this is a perfect fit for us.”


“The Big Heart Fit Camp challenge is designed to create a healthy change in your life with support and advice on fitness and healthy eating. It is suitable for people aged from 18 and we will take on anyone from fitness fanatics to keep fit beginners.” Theresa continued.


“Over the six week programme we will work hard to help you become healthier and fitter by providing three free professional training sessions under the supervision of The Hillgrove Hotel & Leisure Club staff Brian, Loiuse, Shane, Shamie, Michael and Adam, per week plus a healthy eating guide.”Also available is a six week Lifestyle Management talk on Monday’s from 8.00pm-9.00pm with a different topic each week that includes: Stress Management, Weight Management ,Healthy Eating, Active Living, Bone and Posture Care and general health maintenance.


Eoin Treanor, Regional Fundraising Manager at Irish Heart said: “We are so excited to bring our Big Heart Fit Camp to Monaghan town.  At Irish Heart, we want to empower you to live longer, healthier lives. We know that 80% of heart disease and stroke is preventable and by taking positive steps to adopting a healthier lifestyle you can lower your risk today.  This programme not only spreads our message but also help us to raise vital funds for our community services in every corner of the country.”


“We have run similar Big Heart Fit Camps in other Counties and the participants have seen amazing results.  We wanted to bring this great challenge to the people of Monaghan who are known for their huge community spirit.  Whether you want to kick start a health transformation or you want to get fitter for the festive season, this challenge caters for everyone.  The challenge is free to enter and avail of the Leisure Club’s excellent facilities to both Members and Non Members but we are asking you raise €350 in sponsorship for Irish Heart.”   


The Monaghan Big Heart Fit Camp challenge will kick off on 16th October at Hillgrove Leisure club, Old Armagh Road Monaghan calling everyone who would like to take part to get in touch. For more information or to sign up, contact the fundraising team at fundraising@irishheart.ie or call Mairead 087 6695283 or the Hillgrove Hotel Leisure Club on 047 73232.


Anyone with concerns about heart disease or stroke can talk to a specialist nurse on the Irish Heart Helpline, Freephone 1800 25 25 50.

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Trainers and pictured with Irish Heart Regional Manager, Mairead Mc Meel at the launch of Big Heart Fit Camp Monaghan this week.

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