Fitness group’s record attempt has charitable motive
KEEPING FIT: Julianne Reiners, front, with Olive Thompson, Shirley White, Leanne Alexander, Helen Gillespie and Megan McDonald WHETHER you’re a female fitness fanatic or a girl who just wants to have fun, Raelene Nish is calling on you.
The local fitness guru is determined to see Townsville girl power stand strong in a national event designed to raise money for charity.
Curves Kirwan will be one of about 350 official sites across the country to participate in a world record attempt for the largest simultaneous fitness class.
Participants will be asked to make a gold coin donation with all funds set to go towards supporting Ovarian Cancer Australia.
Ms Nish, the local organiser and Curves owner, said the event provided a rare opportunity.
‘‘ People have the chance to take part in a world record attempt right here in Townsville,’’ she said.
‘‘ It also provides an opportunity for people to get fit on the weekend while raising money for a worthwhile cause.’’
The event forms part of the third annual Sport for Women Day, designed to promote unity through fitness. The day, which will be televised live from sports arenas in Sydney and Canberra, aims to attract up to 35,000 women to simultaneously participate in group sporting health and lifestyle activities for an hour.
To register for the world record attempt visit www. sportforwomenday. com. au or contact Curves Kirwan or Curves Townsville.
The local event will be held at Curves Kirwan in Sunland Plaza at 8am on Sunday.