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Keep fit: Jenna Turkington of JW Fitness in Gilford

Keep fit: Jenna Turkington of JW Fitness in Gilford

Keep fit: Jenna Turkington of JW Fitness in Gilford

The New Year typically prompts many of us to think about health and fitness and losing weight, but for gym owners this is not your typical January. Lauren Harte talks to three fitness instructors about keeping people on track with their exercise goals.

Jenna Turkington, who owns JW Fitness in Gilford, Co Down, has, like many businesses, had to diversify as the Covid-19 crisis continues. With gyms now closed again, at what should be their busiest time of the year, Jenna (30) is back online, hosting five fitness classes a day via Zoom.

The Tandragee native introduced 30-minute “lifestyle chat shows” during the first lockdown, allowing her members and newcomers to discuss the struggles of living in self-isolation and keep spirits high.


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