SINCE opening six months ago, the Core9 gym in Joondalup has raised more than $1500 for the Heart Foundation.
The initiative came after the foundation named Lucy Simpson, who has been training at the gym as a sponsored athlete, as this year’s youth ambassador.
Last year, the 24-year-old suffered two strokes and required life-saving open-heart surgery.
One year later, she took part in the Rottnest Channel Swim to raise $13,000 for the Heart Foundation, which Core9 contributed to through fundraising barbecues, open days and raffles.
“This was an effort Lucy wanted to contribute and complete to give back to the organisation that saved her life,” co-owner Daniel Swingler said.
The club will continue its efforts when the foundation hosts its Red Hot Winter Ball at Crown Perth on Saturday.
Combining with Core9 in NSW, the gym will host a table of 10, selling tickets at its six-month birthday open day from 7am to 11am on Saturday.
This will also include free group training (31-minute workouts) starting every three minutes as well as coffee and health food and supplement tasting from local businesses.