An RNLI supporter’s challenge to do a vertical mile in memory of his uncle

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

to raise funds for the charity that saves lives.

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.

RNLI Media Contacts

For further information please contact Becky Bright, RNLI Media Engagement Placement (South West) on 07929 673281 or
[email protected]. or Emma Haines, RNLI Regional Media Officer, on 07786 668847 or
[email protected] You can also contact the RNLI press office on 01202 336789 or
[email protected].

RNLI Highlights

The charity RNLI saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service along the coasts of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The RNLI operates 238 lifeguard stations in the UK and Ireland and over 240 lifeguard units on beaches in the UK and the Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of the coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its lifesaving service. Since the RNLI’s inception in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved more than 142,700 lives.

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Contact the RNLI – public inquiries

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