The RNLI Mayday Mile Challenge has interested ‘Inverted Fitness’ owner Natalie Jose, from Penzance in Cornwall, to take part in the challenge in a slightly different way. Natalie and her team members will commit to 30 minutes of aerial fitness daily throughout May
In 2004 Natalie tragically lost her uncle at sea when his fishing boat sank off the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. Two members of the crew were rescued by the RNLI and a huge search took place in hopes of finding Natalie’s uncle, but sadly he was never found.
Natalie and her husband spend a lot of time in and on the water, whether wild swimming, paddleboarding or jet skiing and her husband was also rescued by the RNLI.
Natalie says: “Although my uncle was unfortunately never found, I always thought it was a completely selfless act to volunteer for the RNLI, with crews risking their lives to save others. Knowing that the RNLI is ready to help 24/7 is so reassuring if something goes wrong.
The Mayday Mile challenges you to walk at least one mile as you see fit between Sunday 1st and Tuesday 31st May, while raising vital funds for RNLI lifeguards so they can continue to keep people safe. people at sea.
In 2021, Natalie jogged and worked her way through the Mayday Mile, completing one mile a day throughout May. However, since then she was advised not to run due to a lingering injury, so she decided to incorporate her business “Inverted Fitness” and the team there to participate in a “vertical” Mayday Mile .
After calculating the calculations based on the amount of calories burned if you were to walk or jog a mile, Natalie and her team set their goal as equivalent calories burned during aerial or pole fitness exercises. Each person on the team will be required to do 3.5 hours of aerial fitness (30 minutes per day) either in the studio or on their home equipment.
To make it even more interesting, Natalie and her team set a goal to achieve each day, incorporating set routines and the challenge of including specific poses and sequences.
All money raised through the Mayday Mile will help provide the essential training and equipment needed to keep RNLI lifeguards safe and get home safely.
The Mayday Mile will run from Saturday May 1 to Monday May 31. Sign up and learn more about
Notes to Editors
Please see the attached photos of Natalie Jose performing aerial fitness exercises as part of her Mayday Mile “vertical” challenge.
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