A gym in Kings Langley is hosting a Beat the Coach event to raise money for a local charity and give something back to the community.
JJK Fitness based in the village have had a year of adaptions due to the pandemic but this hasn’t stopped them from raising money for charity.
The gym which has a strong community feel launched JJK Giving Back, which aims to raise money for local charities and so far this year they have raised over £14,000.
They will be hosting a Beat the Coach marathon event at the St Albans Athletics Track on Saturday, December 19 from 8am till 12pm to raise money for the South Herts Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
This is a cause which is very close to their hearts as member David Davies was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2019.
Joe Kelly, founder and managing director said that this will be a very special event to support David who he has been coaching for the past couple of years.
He said: “I’m running for David, when it gets tough in the marathon, for me, I just grit my teeth and think about him.”
JJK fitness have also managed to adapt to the everchanging restrictions of the pandemic and have hosted online workshops, outdoor sessions and delivered food boxes to members over the past few months.
He said: “We’ve adapted loads, changed four or five times in the last 12 months. When we set out our business plan for 2020 everything was destroyed.
“We hired out all our equipment and built online coaching workouts for people who had hired them.”
Joe said that he doesn’t let the pandemic get him down but instead sees it as an opportunity to keep adapting the business.
He said: “I just see it as an opportunity, every time you get something bad you’ve got to make something good out of it.”
To sign up for Beat the Coach and donate to the fundraiser click here.
Picture credit: JJK Fitness