More support for campaign

Personal trainer Susan McKenna backs the Mail's Race for Fitness campaign
Personal trainer Susan McKenna backs the Mail's Race for Fitness campaign

A PERSONAL trainer has stepped up her support for the Hartlepool Mail’s Race For Fitness campaign.

Susan McKenna, 37, offered a free consultation and free personal training session or a free session at one of her boxing circuit classes earlier this year for anyone who first signs up for Race For Fitness.

But now she has renewed her pledge - and has gone a step further.

The mum-of-three said: “Anyone who backs the campaign will receive a free session at any of the classes I run, or a free personal training or small group training session. And if they also bring a friend along, they and their friend get the next session half price.”

Susan runs an impressive list of sessions for anyone interested in improving their wellbeing.

They include boxer circuits, six week inch loss slimming and exercise classes, and circuit training - all held at The People’s Centre in Raby Road.

A breakdown shows Susan runs;

l Ladies boxer circuits on Mondays from 10am to 11am.

l Six-week inch loss slimming classes with 30 minutes of “power blasting” on Tuesdays from 11.30am to 12.30pm, and 12.30pm to 1.30pm..

l Ladies boxer circuits between the same times on a Tuesday.

l Circuit training on a Thursday from 12pm to 1pm.

Susan also holds a ladies boxer circuit class at St Hilds school on Mondays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Our Race For Fitness campaign aims to get at least 2,012 people in Hartlepool and east Durham to spend this year improving their health - and the numbers are growing fast.

You could quit smoking or drinking, take up exercise, or go on a diet.

You could do a sponsored cycle, run, walk or swim.

We are also encouraging groups, companies and organisations to back the project which runs between now and the moment the Olympic flame is lit on July 27.

The support so far has been impressive and our backers already include the chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, Lord Sebastian Coe; and former Olympian Fatima Whitbread.

To support the campaign, contact Chris Cordner by writing to him at New Clarence House, Wesley Square, Hartlepool, TS24 8BX, via email to or by calling (01429) 239377.