Jetts manager Emily Jo-Chapman and personal trainer Ana Chrominska donating blood for the Blood Bank Gym Challenge.
Jetts manager Emily Jo-Chapman and personal trainer Ana Chrominska donating blood for the Blood Bank Gym Challenge. Brenda Strong

Gladstone gym members give blood

THE Australian Red Cross Blood Service Gym Challenge is turning fitness freaks ‘vein', and the competitive juices are flowing among Gladstone fitness centres keen to be the number one donor.

Jetts Fitness has rolled up its sleeves for the challenge, although Jetts personal trainer Ana Chrominska was a little hesitant about donating for the first time.

But she's adamant now that she's taken the step to give blood, it won't be the last.

“It's a good thing to do and I'll keep doing it now I've started,” Ms Chrominska said.

The girls have been encouraging Jetts Fitness members to take up the challenge, and the gym currently sits second in the challenge.

Blood stocks are low after donors were hit with illness during winter, hence the hunt for healthy people. And where better to find them than at local gyms?

The Gym Challenge runs until November 30, and staff and members from six Gladstone gyms – including Figures Health and Fitness, Yaralla Fitness Centre, Curves, Powerhouse Fitness and Tannum Fitness Centre – have gone to the blood service and given their gym the opportunity to be crowned Queensland champion in the challenge.



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