Body con­di­tion­ing in boot­camp style

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Philippe Coquerand philippe.coquerand@cnbtimes.com.au

FIT­NESS: The Body N Barre boot­camp has of­fi­cially launched in Mun­dub­bera with about 15 par­tic­i­pants ea­ger to get fit.

The six-week chal­lenge ad­dresses strength, pos­ture and body con­di­tion­ing.

Founder of Body N Barre Erin Hansen said her re­cent move from the big city prompted her to set up the fit­ness group.

“I just moved to Mun­dub­bera with my fi­ance and saw that no classes were here,” Hansen said.

“I thought it was a great op­por­tu­nity to or­gan­ise a boot­camp where the com­mu­nity can get in­volved in and show their sup­port for one an­other.

“It’s a great as­set to the com­mu­nity and has been op­er­at­ing for the past two weeks.”

The class, now in its third week, is see­ing more peo­ple take part.

“So with the boot­camp, it’s a six-week chal­lenge which is open to any­one to join,” Hansen said.

“Boot­camp is like a cir­cuit games ac­tiv­ity con­sist­ing of barre, yoga and Pilates-style classes.”

Hansen was a reg­is­tered nurse in Bris­bane as well as a qual­i­fied per­sonal trainer.

She said cor­rect­ing fit­ness tech­niques was a vi­tal part of get­ting in shape.

“I’ve al­ways been in­volved with fit­ness as I’ve been a per­sonal trainer for the past two years,” Hansen said.

“When I was in Bris­bane, I was a PT and a se­nior PT and that re­ally drove me to help peo­ple to reach their goals, es­pe­cially as a nurse.

“You see a lot of peo­ple that didn’t have the cor­rect body tech­niques and it’s proved costly.”

The fit­ness classes are on week­days.

“Mon­day to Thurs­day we have classes that be­gin at 5.30am and an­other ses­sion at 5.30pm, and you work on a few things,” Hansen said.

“On Fri­day, classes start at 5.30am and at night they start at 5.15pm, so 15 min­utes ear­lier.”

The classes are held be­hind the Bap­tist Church at 73 Le­ichardt St.

“Fit­ness is im­por­tant as it al­lows us to do daily ac­tiv­i­ties and im­proves all el­e­ments of the body,” Hansen said.

“With boot­camp, it’s a sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment and you tend to have a con­nec­tion with the group as they all have sim­i­lar goals to you.”

If in­ter­ested in Body N Barre, you can phone Erin Hansen on 0409 848 722.

❝ It’s a great as­set to the com­mu­nity and has been op­er­at­ing for the past two weeks. — Erin Hansen

PHOTO: PHILIPPE COQUERAND

FIT­NESS: The Body N Barre has launched in Mun­dub­bera with a good turnout from the com­mu­nity.

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