Dewsbury gym member is star of new campaign

A gym-goer from Dewsbury has been selected to star in PureGym’s latest ‘Member Stories’ campaign.

Thursday, 15th October 2020, 11:33 am
Updated Thursday, 15th October 2020, 11:40 am

Maymah Makda, 21, who uses strength-training to help improve mental health, will feature on PureGym’s social channels and website over the coming weeks.

Maymah was chosen to star in the campaign as, after previously struggling with anxiety and depression, she has used weight-training to manage her mental health and also improve her strength.

During lockdown she documented her at home workouts which saw her deadlifting her sofa and squatting with bags of rice in a bid to keep fit.

Maymah Makda said she is happy and content after returning to the gym.

With gyms now reopened and PureGym’s TrainSafe policies in place, the campaign video shows Maymah back at the gym and providing encouragement to those who may be worried about joining the gym themselves.

Maymah, who also documents her progress on Instagram, said: “Although I managed to make do with what I had for home workouts over lockdown, it was hard to have the same level of focus and commitment as I would in the gym. My whole routine fell apart and I found myself getting into a routine of watching more TV, eating less healthily, sleeping and waking up late, which left me feeling drained.

“Since being back in the gym I feel a lot happier and content with life. I’ve noticed my mood throughout the day is so much better. It has made me realise just how important the gym is to me.”

‘Member Stories’ will follow three other gym-goers in the UK over the next few weeks, highlighting how being back at the gym is positively impacting their lives.”

Visit to find out more about Maymah’s story.