A successful fitness trainer hosts a fundraising class to raise money for teens with cancer.
Maxine Jones, of Bethnal Green, is the founder of the live fitness channel Maxicise TV, where she teaches people around the world, including Jamaica, Australia and the Philippines.
In addition to running his channel, the fitness instructor also runs weekly classes at Loughton Methodist Church on Loughton High Street, including sessions in Westminster and Bow.
The 49-year-old is aiming for more than 200 people to attend her hour-long dance aerobics class to raise money for Teens 🙂 Unite.
âI was lucky in my life not to see anyone die of cancer, but when my friend was diagnosed with breast cancer and it was a real shock to the system,â she said . âAdolescents with cancer don’t make sense. I thought to myself that I really wanted to do this and give something back.
“Cancer can strike anyone and teens with cancer really resonated with me and made me want to do something and help.”
Teens 🙂 Unite is a national charity that organizes motivational workshops and activity trips to help young people rebuild their self-esteem and their lives.
Ms Jones’ charity event is open to all ages and skill levels at Bancroft Rugby Club, Buckhurst Hill, where Â£ 10 per person will be spent on running the association.
âI’ve been teaching exercise since 2011 and I’ve been to other charity events but I’ve never organized one myself, I’m really excited for it,â she said. âFitness has no limits, there is no one on this planet who cannot keep fit, it is not only physical form but also mental form. Your sanity is the most important thing.
Ms Jones is also well known for partnering with TV presenter Lorraine Kelly and releasing two fitness DVDs in 2015 and 2016, selling over 70,000 copies.
After filming both workout shows, the ITV presenter encouraged Ms Jones to pursue her idea of ââhosting live fitness classes, which started over a year ago.
“I want to change people’s concepts of what fitness is by combining the movement of clubbing with exercise.”
âI have worked in investment banking over 10 hours a day for 23 years so I know going to the gym can be a chore for people and I want to change that.
âI like bringing people together with music. We all have the reading list of our lives. ”
Maxicise TV broadcasts live at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday, with four additional live broadcast episodes available online for you to choose from whenever you want.
The charity aerobics dance class for teens 🙂 Unite will take place on Sunday July 7th at Bancrofts Rugby Club, Buckhurst Hill at 11am.
Just introduce yourself or email [email protected] to register your attendance. To learn more about Teens 🙂 Unite, visit www.teensunite.org.