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Manor Gyms: Punching through stereotypes

Manor is different to other gyms. These guys are the real deal. They work hard, they’re experts in training, and they support the mental health and wellbeing of their community. Enter StrongNotSilent, Manor’s new campaign in support of CALM, which features a series of events and talks that culminate in a night of white collar boxing.

Manor’s StrongNotSilent campaign empowers their coaches and community members to share their struggles and show that, as men, it is okay to speak up when times get tough.

So, in partnership with premium clothing brand Lululemon, Manor have curated a series of events in support of CALM. These events – listed below –  invite men to come together, train, and hear from male fighters, soldiers, athletes and business leaders who will share their struggles with mental health. Speakers will include Manor’s CEO, CEO of The Office Group, a former professional boxer, a high profile former special forces soldier, and a former two time Muay Thai World Champion.

“I am proud to be supporting such a bold campaign; suicide is an issue that is close to my heart and we are hoping to create as much of an impact as possible. StrongNotSilent has also been an emotional learning curve for me personally, and has opened doors into areas of my life that I may previously have resisted looking into too closely. The most important message we hope to convey, is that it is okay to talk and more men need to share their struggle.”

Charlie Watts, Manor’s Founder

Wednesday October 10th, 7pm – FREE TICKETS

LULULEMON, MARYLEBONE
Themes: Money, Power, Success
The speakers:
Charlie Watts | Founder of Manor And Former MMA fighter
Charlie Green | Founder of The Office Group

Wednesday October 17th, 7pm – FREE TICKETS
LULULEMON, KINGS ROAD
Theme: Identity
The speakers:
Jason Fox | Former Special Forces
Angel Banev | Former Professional Boxer

Wednesday November 7th, 7pm – FREE TICKETS
LULULEMON, SPITALFIELDS
Theme: Relationships
The speakers:
Ryan Lea | Strength and Conditioning Coach
Ben Woods | Former Marine, Mauy Thai Fighter and Ultra Runner

Thursday November 15th, 6.30pm – TICKETS
FIGHT FOR YOUR MANOR III, CECIL SHARP HOUSE
Theme: Vulnerability
The speakers:
Greg Wottoon | 2 x World Champion Thai Boxer
Chris Baugh | Former Professional Boxer

Follow Manor on Instagram and find out more about the campaign on their website

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