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Great Gesture From Swords Girl

Snowflakes SwordsPictured here is Carrie Brown (bottom left), Louise Quinn (bottom right), Snowflakes committee members, friends and Snowflakes members before their recent group TRX session.

During the month of April, Carrie Brown from Swords combined two of her passions; Snowflakes autism support and TRX. Using the suspension of two straps, TRX is an effective way to build muscle while combining cardio with strength training. TRX is a full-body strength workout that utilises a person’s own body weight instead of relying on machines or dumbbells.
April was World Autism Awareness Month and April 2014 was also the month that Carrie, a Snowflakes executive committee member, first took a TRX class! To mark both occasions, with the help of her friend and trainer, Louise, of Louise Quinn Fitness, Carrie undertook the arduous challenge of completing 24 hours of TRX during April, to raise funds for Snowflakes autism support and, more importantly, to spread awareness of Autism Spectrum condition. Midway through the month, Carrie was joined by her fellow committee members, as well as some friends and Snowflakes members at Platinum Gym in Balbriggan for a group TRX session! Carrie successfully completed her challenge on the 29th of April and, in the process, raised over €1,700 for Snowflakes autism support. On behalf of all the members, the Snowflakes committee would like to thank Louise and Platinum Gym in Balbriggan for their support and generosity, but, most importantly, they would like to thank Carrie for her amazing feat and for raising funds and awareness for Snowflakes autism support. Set up in 2012, by a group of parents of children with autism from around the locality, Snowflakes now supports over 140 families in the North County and beyond.