SIS­TER ACT AIMS TO SET POS­I­TIVE EX­AM­PLE

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“We did so much to­gether as kids. We’re very close-knit”

TIFFINY HALL ON SIS­TER BRID­GET

When sh e was asked to bring her favourite work­out buddy to a spe­cial chal­lenge, TBL Fam­i­lies trainer Tiffiny Hall couldn’t go past her sis­ter.

From the mo­ment they could crawl, the pair were learn­ing the ins and outs of taek­wondo in their par­ents’ dojo, earn­ing black belts by the time they were 11.

They brought that mar­tial arts flavour to a “dou­ble the burn” day for con­tes­tants of the Net­work Ten re­al­ity show.

“The Hail­woods were shocked and freaked out when they walked in and saw Brid­get and I,” she laughs. “It was dou­ble trou­ble.”

Just two years apart in age, the two are ex­tremely close. They have the same friend­ship groups, travel to­gether and still hit the gym when they can.

“We did so much to­gether as kids. All dif­fer­ent kinds of sport, bal­let, mar­tial arts ob­vi­ously, mu­si­cal in­stru­ments ... you name it. We’re very close-knit.”

Brid­get helps run the fam­ily busi­ness — a num­ber of taek­wondo schools — and teaches classes along­side her mum and dad.

But up un­til a few years ago, she was liv­ing the glam­orous life as a prom­i­nent fash­ion de­signer, Tiffiny ex­plains.

“She was the head de­signer for Decjuba, she’s worked with Wayne Cooper, Witch­ery and Cot­ton On … she’s trav­elled the world.”

Given Tiffiny’s team con­sists of three sis­ters, she thought Brid­get could show what a pos­i­tive sib­ling dy­namic can achieve.

“Sylvia, Kayla and Sam have been en­abling each other’s bad habits for years,” she says. “But I wanted them to see that they could keep each other on track and be ac­count­able.”

TBL FAM­I­LIES, CHAN­NEL 10, SUN­DAY TO TUES­DAY, 7.30PM

Tiffiny (left) and sis­ter Brid­get.

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