DOZENS of Test Valley fitness fanatics worked up a sweat to raise over £200 at a charity event.

Approximately 46 residents flocked to Romsey Rapids Sports Complex, Southampton Road, and pushed their bodies to the limit to raise £212.30 for Les Mills Workout for Water event.

Workout for Water has seen Les Mills, a fitness company, and UNICEF work together to help thousands of children have access to clean water.

Members were challenged to a gruelling two hour studio class, featuring a mixture of Les Mills exercise programmes.

The studio class included 20 minute snippets of Bodycombat, Bodystep, Bodypump and Grit Cardio.

Places Leisure’s Test Valley contract manager, Danny Churcher, said: “We were really pleased to be able to support such a worthy cause and combine this with a fun event that incorporated a range of physical activity sessions.

"The members really engaged and everyone that took part seemed to really enjoy themselves.

"I was also happy to see the staff get involved and help raise money for an important charity, which support children all over the world.”

Marketing Assistant, Nathan Thomas, said: "It was a ridiculously hard class because a normal class lasts for an hour, but there was quite a good atmosphere.

"Romsey members are good for charity events and we tend to run charity events every four months and members are very active with that here."

He added: "One of our members even did a sponsored cycle for 12 hours for a 14-year-old who had a spinal stroke and he raised over £1,500."

The Work out for Water event comes after staff members from the complex took part in an hour’s rapids and flume loop to raise money for the event on September 4.

Six staff members completed the loop 102 times, meaning the flume was rode nearly twice per minute.

The complex has a 30 metre rapid channel, a medium speed 205ft long flume with 46 steps leading up to it.