Benfleet’s Georgia Wright gets £ 1,000 boost in Lucozade Sport competition win
A BENFLEET fitness instructor kept the nation in shape during the lockdown and was rewarded with a welcome cash boost.
Gyms may reopen for the first time in nearly four months tomorrow, and lockdown restrictions have cost personal trainers and fitness gurus a loss of income.
However, Georgia Wright kept the nation on the move by winning a competition to run classes on Lucozade Sport’s social media platforms.
The beverage company launched the Keep Us Moving initiative which pays fitness trainers, instructors and personal trainers to do workouts on Lucozade Sport’s Instagram and YouTube channels.
In Action – Georgia Wright
Georgia, 23, was elated when she learned of her competitive victory.
“My friend sent me the details of the contest on Instagram after seeing boxer Anthony Joshua post something about it and, exceptionally, I knew 100% that I was going to win,” said Georgia, who coaches until to 23 members of the Rayleigh-based club. Boxing honeys.
“Something in me knew I would get the chance and it was a fantastic opportunity as I had nothing to do while in confinement.
“They emailed me a week later to tell me that I had won the contest and I couldn’t believe it.”
Georgia, from Uplands Road, Benfleet, entered the competition with a 15 minute video and her workout was watched by thousands across the country. She claimed a £ 1,000 reward through her social media post.
The financial boost has been particularly welcome as the Covid-19 crisis has affected boxing fitness instructors like Georgia.
She added: “With everything going on right now, it was great to get £ 1,000 as a reward.
“Other than that, I don’t get any money because of the lockdown.
Exercise – Georgia Wright
“It helped me a lot and I also started taking online classes with members of Honeys Boxing, where I train.
“These online courses gave me a boost of confidence before I started competing.
“It really helped me mentally and gave me a goal during the lockdown.
“My whole life and my job have been turned upside down because of the coronavirus epidemic. Gyms forced to close were especially difficult for me because my life revolves around the gym. ”