Fit­ness group’s record at­tempt has char­i­ta­ble mo­tive

Townsville Bulletin - - News - Ryan Mathe­son

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.

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