New classes not for the faint hearted

Whitsunday Times - - LOOK GOOD FEEL GOOD -

ANY­ONE want­ing to take their fit­ness to the next level is in­vited to get in­volved in the new LesMills Grit Se­ries train­ing ses­sions at Air­lie Fit­ness.

Launch­ing next week, the in­tense sci­en­tif­i­cally­backed struc­ture of­fers a vig­or­ous work­out with one-on-one sup­port from highly trained cap­tains to help you achieve re­sults fast.

Co-owner of Air­lie Fit­ness Wendy Whi­b­ley said the 30 minute high in­ten­sity, in­ter­val train­ing ses­sions aimed to im­prove the health and fit- ness of al­ready fit adults.

“Grit Strength classes are not for ev­ery­one and def­i­nitely not for peo­ple with in­juries or car­dio vas­cu­lar dis­eases as they are de­signed to as­sist peo­ple who are reach­ing their peek phys­i­cal per­for­mance and want to get to that next level,” she said.

The short sharp de­mand­ing ex­er­cises com­bine weightlift­ing, run­ning and ply­o­met­rics for a full body work­out that in­creases aer­o­bic ca­pac­ity, strength, mus­cu­lar en­durance, me­tab­o­lism and power.

Ms Whi­b­ley said they would also be look­ing to ex­pand into Grit Car­dio classes if the ses­sions proved to be a hit.

Ms Whi­b­ley re­cently in­jured her left leg dur­ing a warm-up ses­sion out­side of the gym in her per­sonal time.

“When I was do­ing a ver­ti­cal jump just for fun I landed in­cor­rectly and my left leg took the whole im­pact, crack­ing my left fibula,” she said.

“As a fit and strong in­di­vid­ual you don’t al­ways re­alise your own lim­i­ta­tions and that’s why it is so im­por­tant for peo­ple to learn the ap­pro­pri­ate tech­niques when work­ing out.”

Air­lie Fit­ness will be tri­alling the Grit Strength train­ing ses­sions on Wed­nes­day at 10.15am and Thurs­day at 5.30am for the first two weeks be­fore in­creas­ing class op­tions.

The Grit Strength classes will be con­ducted in group train­ing ses­sions, capped at eight peo­ple per class, to en­sure in­di­vid­u­als de­velop the right tech­nique.

IM­PROV­ING FIT­NESS: Co-owner of Air­lie Fit­ness Wendy Whi­b­ley and Grit Strength cap­tain Teena Pet­ti­grew are look­ing for­ward to launch­ing the new Grit Se­ries group train­ing ses­sions at the Cannonvale gym.

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