Bin the gym!

Why join a gym when you could join Team Lily instead? It’s the ideal way to achieve your fitness goals in 2024, with plenty of challenges to choose from and a fantastic cause to motivate you.

New year, new challenge! After all that overindulging in mince pies and mulled wine, we all want to start the new year on a positive note, but every January thousands of us spend our hard-earned cash on expensive gym memberships, full of enthusiasm to start with. It’s no surprise that joining a gym comes high on many people’s lists of new year’s resolutions, but all too often the novelty wears off and the visits have dried up by Easter. That’s a lot of money to spend for not a lot of return.

We’ve come up with a better way to get fit in 2024. Ditch the gym, and instead get involved in a sponsored charity event for The Lily Foundation. Motivation works better when your goal is something bigger than you are, which is why joining Team Lily is such a great way to get fit. You’ll have all the support you need to achieve your challenge, and you’ll be helping to fight mitochondrial disease with every step you take and every calorie you burn.

Choose your charity challenge

There are Lily challenges taking place all over the UK, so it’s easy to find one near you. Once you sign up you’ll have something to train towards, and if you take part with a friend or family member you’ll have a training partner too. Unlike a gym, there are no expensive membership fees to pay, and we guarantee it’s a lot more fun!

Choose from short, middle and long distance runs, bike rides, obstacle races, hikes, adrenaline challenges and much, much more. We have guaranteed places at lots of major events including the Great North Run and the Royal Parks Half Marathon. Browse our events to see what takes your fancy, then use the online form to register.

Every supporter gets a complimentary Lily technical t-shirt when they sign up for an official event, so you can wear your Lily colours with pride. And you’ll get support from our fundraising team to help you hit your sponsorship target with ease.

Interested? Fantastic – we’re delighted to have you on board! Get started today by browsing our events page.

And if you just can’t commit to a sponsored event but are still going to bin the gym, why not simply donate that membership money to us instead? You can still start the new year on a high, knowing that you’ll be helping to improve the lives of people affected by mitochondrial disease.