Newbridge woman will celebrate Movember in her own way

Newbridge woman Kerri McGuinness.
Not being in a position to grow a moustache, a Newbridge woman has come up with a way of supporting Movember.

Not being in a position to grow a moustache, a Newbridge woman has come up with a way of supporting Movember.

For the uninitiated, Movember is a charity which encourages men to grow a moustache for the month of November.

Kerri McGuinness, who now lives in London, told the Leinster Leader that there are, on average, 2000 hairs in a moustache.

“With this in mind, I am going to do 2,000 seconds of cardio exercise every day in November. That’s 2,000 seconds, 30 activities for 30 days,” she explained.

That translates into 33 minutes of exercise every day - and she’s created as list of different exercises to do - aqua aerobics, ashtanga yoga, bikram yoga, body pump, body sculpt, boxing, circuit training, combat class, cycling, dancing, dodgeball, dog running, gymnastics, hiking, horse riding, hula hooping, ice-skating, rave roller blading, rowing, running, skiing, skipping, spinning, stair-climbing, swimming, tennis, trampolining, walking and zumba.

Kerri says she is motivated to “support the lovely men in my life.

“This charity means a lot to me. They have put balls on the map like never before.

“And they are committed to changing the face of men’s health. Raising awareness and inspiring change are my focus this season.”

Kerri, a former student of Newbridge College, will be known to Leinster Leader readers for a travel column she wrote some years ago while traveling in Central America.

To support Kerri in her bid to raise funds readers can check her out on http://uk.movember.com/mospace/6601317 They can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@kerrimcguinness).

As she says herself, ‘United We Mo’.