Gym City WTF Awareness Session

WTF attend Gym City Fest

Gym City might have been made for WTF: green and white walls, green desks and white fittings. I felt at home immediately. What I had imagined might be an intimidating environment (I’m a bit of a stranger to the gym) was anything but. The welcome was warm: staff couldn’t do enough to help and they made a cracking cup of tea!  

Our prominent position at the heart of the thriving gym ensured that our message couldn’t really be missed and this stimulated many conversations, with all sorts of people. What was particularly pertinent was the number of people who knew someone who was struggling with anxiety and/or depression. The event aimed to raise awareness of men’s mental health and with membership of Gym City being 65% male, it was an ideal venue to do this. 

Events were timetabled to  showcase sports and activities available at the gym, including kick boxing, Zumba and Bhangra Flex, for men and women, to have a go at, and there were plenty of people to take up the challenge tonight, (I was nearly tempted to kick off my doc martins and join in. Almost. Maybe next time). The live DJ (not a usual feature of Gym City) helped get the party started, and the high octane vibe carried the exercise to another level. 


Thanks Gym City for a thrilling, and enjoyable evening that provided WTF with an opportunity to join others in raising awareness of the issues that affect so many of us, and in creating talking communities.

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