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WaterMarc Banyule tops Let’s Move For a Better World challenge

WaterMarc Banyule tops Let’s Move For a Better World challenge
March 30, 2016

For the second time in three years Banyule City Council's WaterMarc facility has been recognised as Australia's top performing facility in Technogym’s Let’s Move For a Better World challenge.

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.

Among Australia’s 12 participating fitness facilities, 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.

Commenting on the challenge, Technogym President and founder Nerio Alessandri explained “now in its third year, the results of the 2016 Challenge have far exceeded expectations.

“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.”

WaterMarc achieved the most MOVEs for Australia during the first Let’s Move For a Better World challenge in 2014.

Technogym’s Let’s Move For a Better World challenge – a worldwide social campaign to raise awareness in the fight to end childhood obesity – ran from 1st to 19th March 2016. 

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Images: Let’s Move For a Better World participants (top) and students at Montmorency Secondary College make use of equipment donated following WaterMarc's 2014 win (below).

15th February 2016 - 2016 LET’S MOVE FOR A BETTER WORLD CHALLENGE ENTRIES CLOSE ON 18TH FEBRUARY

10th February 2016 - TECHNOGYM LAUNCHES NEW SOLUTION FOR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE TRAINING

24th August 2015 - TECHNOGYM HELPS MELBOURNE SCHOOL TO MOVE FOR A BETTER WORLD

1st April 2015 - 79,000 PEOPLE IN 17 COUNTRIES JOIN THE LET’S MOVE FOR A BETTER WORLD CAMPAIGN

6th August 2014 - TECHNOGYM MOVES FOR A BETTER WORLD

19th November 2013 - WATERMARC MARKS FIRST BIRTHDAY, CELEBRATES 650,000 VISITS


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