Anyone noticed Ian Hall's been a bit quiet recently? Well it's because he's been plotting (and training at the Fox Studio). On Sunday he'll be riding the Ride:London event in aid of Penny Brohn UK. Ian added: “Penny Brohn is local to Pill, where I live, and provides care not just for cancer sufferers but for those who care for and support them.
If you thought you'd seen a bit more than usual of Grandad* at Fox, you'd be right. During June, he's been pedalling his socks off to reach 10,000 MEPs in a month.
Yep, that's not a typo. 10,000. For those not in the know, MEP stands for MyZone Effort Point, and as we use heatrate tracking in the studio, riders get points for working at different intensities. The most a rider can earn in one minute is 4. Which means during June, Grandad has done more than 41 hours of physical activity.
How did he do it?
"I'm back to doing more cycling sessions in the studio, which I enjoy, and I did a lot of digging in the garden this month; I wanted to see how good it was as a form of exercise so I wore my MyZone strap as I worked - I was earning about 1-2 MEPs per minute in the garden."
Interestingly we had other riders who completed various cycling challenges in the same month (including John O'Groats to Land's End), and yet, Grandad with his studio sessions and gardening managed to beat everyone!
"I just wanted to challenge myself," he said. "It's important tokeep pushing a little bit harder. I really want to thank Fox for being so supportive and helping me to become fitter than I was 20 years ago."
And that is our pleasure! Tailored workouts just for you, friendly classes, and a warm welcome.
*That's not us being rude - Grandad earned this nickname after the birth of his first grandchild.