Fun, free work­out chal­lenge

Auckland City Harbour News - - SITUATIONS VACANT - MARY FITZGERALD

A group of fit­ness fa­nat­ics want­ing to avoid the high cost associated with group ex­er­cise have come up with a so­lu­tion.

To­gether they have formed ‘‘Froot Camp’’, a play on the words ‘‘free boot camp’’ and ‘‘friends who boot camp’’. About a dozen of them meet twice a week in Auck­land’s Do­main to run their own drills and keep fit for free.

Froot Camp re­cruit Sarah Moore said it started after the friends de­cided they could meet up and or­gan­ise their own fit­ness work­outs as op­posed to pay­ing a per­sonal trainer. ‘‘A cou­ple of us were chat­ting and re­alised that while we weren’t per­sonal train­ers, after three or four years of boot camp train­ing we knew what made a good ses­sion,’’ Moore said. ‘‘We were up for the chal­lenge of do­ing it our­selves and thought why not’’.

Moore said the ca­ma­raderie was the best thing about the group. ‘‘The friend­ships that de­velop, see­ing oth­ers over­come chal­lenges, watch­ing those who are next-level fit com­pete in big races and just be­ing out­doors are the

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