Record breaking Zumbathon by the Douglas Macmillan

August 15, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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dougie mac logoI thought it would be a nice idea to write a follow up blog about the Zumbathon after reading about the overwhelming success which the event saw over the weekend.

The Zumbathon, held at Staffordshire University was arranged by the Douglas Macmillan to raise awareness of the hospice and to get people to zumba for a good cause.

Although it’s not yet been confirmed it’s hoped that the incredible turn out on Sunday will lead to a new world record for the amount of people zumba-ing at the same time. The zumba enthusiasts also raised £10,000 which goes which out saying is outstanding.

Douglas Macmillan zumbathon

 Having watched the event develop through the Douglas Macmillan’s Twitter page it has been fantastic to see the number of participants get higher and higher, on Friday (the closing date for online registration) an incredible 967 people were signed up.

It’s great to see so much support for a local charity especially one which is very well after through after in the local area. A huge well done to all involved- great fun for a great cause.

Zumbathon with Douglas Macmillan

July 6, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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douglas mcmillanI’m sure that many of you have heard about the latest fitness craze ‘Zumba’. I’ve not tried it myself but I’ve heard that the classes are tremendous fun, incorporating Latin dance moves with aerobics.

Local charity Douglas Macmillan, who provide care for local people suffering from long term or terminal illnesses, are hosting a Zumbathon event at Staffordshire University on 14th August, which hopes to  raise money and awareness of the charity.

I am sure that many of you are wondering what a Zumbaton is. Don’t worry I asked the same question too. And I’m told that it’s an extended version of a normal Zumba class, with lots of participants getting involved to show what a great way Zumba is to keep fit and have a good time.

If you’d like to get involved you can visit Douglas Mcmillian’s facebook page, website or their Twitter for updates- I’m told that entering is free but a donation would be greatly appreciated. No excuses to not get involved.


Here at Bath-Knight keeping fit and feeling healthy is of great importance. I blogged yesterday about feeling great after 50 this is generally due to living a healthy lifestyle. Although I don’t Zumba I do get to walk with my dogs a lot and recently trained for the Edinburgh MoonWalk.

Furthermore at Bath-Knight we’ve enrolled in yoga classes for the whole team to encourage some light exercise during the week. For me yoga is a great way to build strength but as it’s so calming I find it a great way to end a busy day.

How do you stay fit and healthy? I’d love to know what classes are out there, which people enjoy and would recommend.

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