Gym’s Defib Fundraiser

A Ruddington fitness centre has launched a special fundraiser to buy emergency, life-saving equipment for its premises. The staff at Compound Strength and Conditioning are aiming to raise £1000 to install a defibrillator at their gym, as there currently isn’t one located in the Brookside Road area of Ruddington. Jules Abbott explains: “Last year myself and my brother Max, who is my business partner and one of the other co-owners of Compound Strength and Conditioning, unexpectedly lost our dad Cyril due to a sudden heart attack. He had the heart attack in…

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Is Tom the Fittest?

A Ruddington Village Football Club player is turning heads on national television after joining the ‘Boys’ team on the new ITV2 “battle of the sexes” reality TV show ‘Survival of the Fittest’. Set in the sizzling South African savannah, viewers saw Tom Wilson enter the lodge for the first time yesterday on Day 12 (Thursday 22nd February) and BOTH the teams seemed to be impressed by his physique! He’s been drafted in to try to help The Boys get back to their winning ways against The Girls during the gritty “It’s a Knockout” style fitness challenges. Six foot…

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Body Centre Closure Confirmed

Attempts to save Ruddington’s dedicated health, fitness and youth centre from permanent closure appear to have failed. As previously reported on this website The Body Centre on The Green shut its doors unexpectedly on the 8th of December 2016 after running into financial difficulties. Just a few days after this sudden closure, Ryan Charlesworth gave members and users of Project Body UK‘s facilities a glimmer of hope that the business might be saved after receiving a flood of offers to help.  However it appears this has not been enough to secure the centre’s future, and he posted…

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“It May Not Be The End!”

That’s the title of the latest Facebook update from Ryan Charlesworth at Ruddington’s Project Body UK. This follows a previous announcement on Saturday that our local health, fitness and youth centre had closed its doors for the final time last Thursday.  <ORIGINAL STORY HERE> But a flood of suggestions and offers of support from within the village and elsewhere seem to have precipitated a rapid change of heart – with Ryan now saying The Body Centre might now reopen by next month. He writes: “Over the past 4 days we have been…

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Body Centre Closes Down

Fitness fans, community and youth groups in Ruddington have been left shocked and dismayed by the sudden closure of  Project Body UK on The Green. This was the organisation selected by Nottinghamshire County Council to take over the running of the former Young Peoples’ Centre just two years’ ago – after spending cuts meant that NCC could no longer afford to run it themselves. Since that time many different, local community groups have begun to use the building alongside the gym’s own health and fitness projects. Then, on the 22nd of June this year, Project Body UK…

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Ruddington’s Six Hundred Pound Spin

Organisers of a BBC Children in Need “24 hour Spin Challenge” in Ruddington are celebrating raising £591.50 for the kids charity – so far! Scott Cawthan and Ryan Charlesworth (pictured) completed their gruelling challenge at midday today at The Project Body UK Gym and Wellness Centre on The Green after cycling through the night. Other cyclists joined in by doing 30 minute spin sessions alongside them – in exchange for a donation in the bucket for Pudsey. Nationally the total raised on Children in Need night hit a new record of £46,624,259. Sponsorship money is still being collected at…

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