Training program to produce fighters
FIVE regular guys from across the Whitsundays have signed up to be involved in a gruelling training program that will culminate in a fight at the next Airlie Fight Night in November.
The Airlie Fight Night experience is being put on by Whitsunday Martial Arts and Airlie Fitness and will involve an intensive 12-week program where its participants will train, think and eat like a fighter. Whitsunday Martial Arts (WMA) coaches Dan Zealand and Anton Zafir will run the program, which kicks off this Monday afternoon.
“It’s something that hasn’t been done in the Whitsundays before and it gives people from different backgrounds an opportunity to try something completely different,” he said.
“All of the participants will be guided through a strict training program and diet and we will work with the staff from Airlie Fitness to tailor workouts and measure their progress throughout the 12 weeks.”
Zafir said that finishing the program with a fight at Airlie Fight Night will allow family and friends to witness the positive changes they have made to their lifestyles. During training participants will learn the basic skills of boxing or mixed martial arts by training at WMA and will also be under the guidance of Airlie Fitness trainers for weekly strength and conditioning classes where they will get fitter, faster and stronger.
For more information phone WMA on 1300 766 082 or visit whitsundaymartialarts.com.
IN THE FAMILY: Father and son combination Brodie and Darren Jackson will run out for the Whitsunday Sea Eagles in finals football this weekend, with Brodie playing for the under-13s and 15s and Darren for the reserves.