Lo­cal wins Mackay fit­ness com­pe­ti­tion

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

AIR­LIE Beach lo­cal Kieran Run­dle won the male cat­e­gory of Mackay’s ASN, Aus­tralian Sports Nu­tri­tion, 10 Week Body Trans­for­ma­tion Chal­lenge last month.

Drop­ping a to­tal of 10.3kg in ten weeks, Mr Run­dle was one of 246 en­trants in Mackay and was short listed to the top 50 na­tion­wide.

The Ex­treme Fit­ness Air­lie Beach gym in­struc­tor de­cided to par­take in the chal­lenge af­ter re­ceiv­ing a few in­jures which left him feel­ing un­fo­cused and un­sat­is­fied.

“I’ve al­ways wanted to do a chal­lenge, I was get­ting out of shape and needed the kick-start,” he said.

Mr Run­dle said he couldn’t have done it with­out the guid­ance and train­ing from Ex­treme Fit­ness owner Alex An­derou.

“He of­fered to train me for the ten weeks, hav­ing some­one like him and [with] his ex­per­tise [meant] I couldn’t knock that op­por­tu­nity back,” he said.

Mr Run­dle said he’s feel­ing bet­ter than ever. “[I’m] so happy; I’ve been smil­ing all day, ev­ery day. I didn’t think of it as a comp, just a chance to get su­per healthy and fit,” he said.

Part of the rea­son Mr Run­dle com­pleted the chal­lenge was to in­spire other mem­bers at the gym.

“Ob­vi­ously work­ing in a gym it’s good to look like I know what I am talk­ing about,” he said.

Mem­bers have al­ready come to Mr Run­dle want­ing as­sis­tance with up­com­ing chal­lenges.

Mr Run­dle trains once or twice ev­ery day and main­tains a very healthy diet.

“I don’t even want rubbish food any­more,” he said.

He en­cour­ages any­one to give a trans­for­ma­tion chal­lenge a go and said get­ting a per­sonal trainer is the key to suc­cess.

“If there is any ad­vice I can give, get a per­sonal trainer to as­sist in nu­tri­tion and ex­er­cise.

“Any­one can get a PT but look for some­one who has ex­pe­ri­ence, com­petes or has a port­fo­lio in trans­form­ing people,” he said.

FLAB TO ABS: Mackay's ASN 10 Week Body Trans­for­ma­tion Chal­lenge male win­ner Kieran Run­dle now weighs in 10.3kg lighter.

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