More than twenty members of the Mid Devon health and fitness group, Way to Fitness, grabbed the opportunity to get naked and raise funds for Exeter-based FORCE Cancer Charity. Emma Healey, Fitness Instructor and Personal Performance Coach with Way To Fitness and Shine Brighter Coaching, put out a call for volunteers after a suggestion from a member.
‘We only had three weeks to put everything together because everyone has such busy schedules,’ explained Emma. Crediton photographer Andrea Wyatt stepped in to take the pictures while the calendar was Art Directed by Rachel Vowles, formerly at Exeter’s Northcott Theatre.
Once FORCE was decided on as the charity they put the team in touch with Brightsea Print Group who were enthusiastic to continue their generous support.
Over one very busy weekend a wide variety of props were gathered and the photographs were taken in Sandford Parish Hall and Scout Hut. The resulting collection features everything from a winter wonderland to springtime frolics in the hay, surfing and picnics in summer, harvest time and on to unwrapping Christmas presents around the tree, all in varying degrees of nudity!
But it is not all naked ladies… October features six stalwarts of Emma’s Monday Men on Mats Pilates class baring their all behind a selection of vegetables!
‘We had such a lot of fun putting the calendar together and it is amazing to be able to raise some funds for such a fantastic charity,’ said Emma. ‘So many of my members and their families have been touched by cancer in the past year, and all of them have had nothing but good things to say about the support they have received from FORCE.’
The calendars are available in a variety of outlets around Crediton, including Crediton Card Shop and Sandford Stores, as well as the FORCE charity shop in Exeter and cost just £10.00 – with £8.00 of that sale price guaranteed to go directly to FORCE to help continue their vital work. Calendars can also be ordered direct from Emma by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Way To Fitness runs exercise sessions in Sandford and Exeter as well as online. Shine Brighter Coaching offers personal performance coaching to focus on your future development and create change just for you.