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Birthday party for fitness fanatic

Published on Friday, 18th August 2017

Birthday party for fitness fanatic

A special birthday party was held for one of Northallerton’s fittest ladies last month.

Joan Coulson who is a regular gym customer at Hambleton Leisure Centre was treated to the party by fellow customers and staff at the Golden Lion in Northallerton in honour of her eightieth birthday.

Over 50 people attended her party which included a buffet and fitness inspired birthday cake.

A speech was given by gym members, Paul Bonomini and Andrew Hodgson, who helped to organise the party alongside the centres fitness instructors  and receptionists.

A Zest Freedom member for over ten years, Joan attends the centre five days a week often for five hours at a time! She enjoys the gym, spinning, pilates, swiss ball and abs blast!

Joan has als been the face of  ‘leisure’ over the years starting back in 2008 with a campaign called ‘engAGE with us’ and more recently appearing on posters advertising spinning and personal training.

She said “I can’t believe all this is for me and that all these people think I am worthy enough.”

A collection raised money for a stone bench for her garden and vouchers for Barkers and Bettys.