By Caroline Towers

Recently I was invited to a fitness event to celebrate the launch of Giff Gaff’s new Gameplan website as well as the first birthday of Firehouse Fitness in Leeds. I always enjoy going to events, meeting new people and learning about new things.

During the morning event, I was able to learn more about what Giff Gaff is now offering, as well as take part in a fitness challenge to help me reach both my fitness and financial goals. Plus to end the event there were smoothies to try!

Click here to see the Giff Gaff Gameplan site.

Money Fit Challenge

For the fitness challenge, we ran on the treadmill for up to 20 minutes and we could earn money for calories burnt, up to 200 calories for 40. I was pleased to make the maximum and have an extra 40 towards my financial goals. Wouldn’t it be great if all exercise was rewarded with money?!

Image Credit: Matt Chappell and Search Laboratory

Image Credit: Matt Chappell and Search Laboratory

Watch the vlog I filmed on the day on my personal YouTube channel here:

Over the last year, I have been really focused on money. Improving my own personal finances, changing my money mindset and saving for the things I want in life. For me, it’s important to learn how you can begin to move towards your financial goals and I am sure in the future there will be more blog posts about money mindset, positivity and changing your own blueprint.

Recently Giff Gaff has started to branch out from being all about phones and go into more financial offerings and help make you money fit. As a fun brand, I think this is a great idea to help people become more serious about money, reduce spending and increase saving (or saving for things you want to spend your money on).

On their website, you can now compare credit cards, loans, energy and car insurance. All of these are offerings which are a good idea to shop around for on a regular basis to ensure you are getting the best deals and not paying more than you need to. It’s really important to compare the best options for you and you can use the Giff Gaff Gameplan to help you do this.

When I first moved into my own house I was hesitant to switch things like my energy supplier as I thought it would be a hassle. It’s always been easy. If it’s saving you money to put towards the things you want to pay for or save up for it makes a lot of sense to switch!

The Money Fit Challenge was a great morning out. It helped me get focused on two important things for me this year, my health and my finances!

You can watch the vlog from the day on my personal YouTube channel here.


Caroline Towers is a blogger, blogging educator & multi-passionate business owner.  She is the founder of The Content Edit.  In her spare time she loves to travel, go to the movies, watch sport & drink prosecco!