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Rowing: Olympic gold medallist Will Satch MBE opens Powerhouse Fitness store in Willesden

PUBLISHED: 11:52 30 March 2017

Will Satch (centre) was present to open the Powerhouse Fitness North London store

Will Satch (centre) was present to open the Powerhouse Fitness North London store

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Olympic rowing champion Will Satch challenges Hope Ndaba from the Roehampton University rowing team to a timed race, at the opening of Powerhouse Fitness in Willesden Green (pic: David Parry/PA)Olympic rowing champion Will Satch challenges Hope Ndaba from the Roehampton University rowing team to a timed race, at the opening of Powerhouse Fitness in Willesden Green (pic: David Parry/PA)

Great Britain rower and Olympic gold medallist Will Satch MBE was in Willesden on Wednesday to help open the new Powerhouse Fitness North London store.

Satch officially opened the store, before watching teams from Cardinal Vaughan Memorial Secondary School and Roehampton University attempt to beat his 250m time on a rowing machine.

Though no one could breach Satch’s mark of 32.6s, Roehampton student Sam Stephenson came closest, clocking 35.8s to win a £50 Powerhouse Fitness voucher.

Both Roehampton University and Cardinal Vaughan Memorial Secondary School will also receive rowing machines from Powerhouse Fitness.

“As the longest established fitness equipment supplier in the UK, we were excited to have Olympic champion Will Satch officially open our new North London store,” said Powerhouse Fitness managing director Ken Reeve.

“With such success for team GB rowers at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games, and the upcoming 2017 Cambridge versus Oxford boat race, it’s fair to say many have been inspired to take up the sport.

“The student rowing teams, our potential future champions, taking part in a challenge to beat Will’s time made the day both fun and inspirational.”

Powerhouse Fitness is part of the Sport-Tiedje group which has stores in 7 countries and are Europe’s number one for home fitness equipment. Powerhouse Fitness has 10 stores in the UK, with additional stores opening in Manchester and Camberley in Surrey in April and May respectively. Visit www.powerhousefitness.co.uk/storelocator to find your nearest store.

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