Triathlon rep of­fers clinic in Mata­mata

Matamata Chronicle - - Out & About - REXINE HAWES

A pas­sion­ate and ex­pe­ri­enced triathlon coach is com­ing to Mata­mata to host a one day triathlon clinic.

Triathlon and sport en­durance coach Ben­jamin Eitel­berg is hold­ing a Triathlon Clinic at Swim Zone on Oc­to­ber 8, ca­ter­ing for peo­ple of all fit­ness lev­els.

Ben­jamin is a 20 year veteran of the sport and rep­re­sents New Zealand at an age group level.

He coaches be­gin­ners and se­ri­ous ath­letes of all ages from through his coach­ing busi­ness Fit­ness Locker.

‘‘Com­pet­ing is a se­ri­ous hobby for me,’’ he says.

He has a pas­sion for triathlon and health and loves of­fer­ing oth­ers the chance to learn and en­joy the sport and get healthy through ex­er­cise and nu­tri­tion.

‘‘My ethos is reach­ing out to as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble and im­part the op­por­tu­nity to be ac­tive and live a healthy life­style.’’

This is the fourth clinic he has con­ducted in Mata­mata, each one at Swim Zone.

The first two were in 2014 and an­other one was held ear­lier this year.

Ben­jamin uses the clin­ics to coach and teach dif­fer­ent as­pects of the sport.

Some clin­ics he has run in other parts of the coun­try are two to three days, but this is one day only. He says it is jam packed, but does have a re­laxed flow.

The day will start at 8am, and each seg­ment runs for 90 mins till 4pm.

The whole clinic utilises the gym, pool and Mata­mata Do­main field and cov­ers swimming, strength mo­bil­ity, run­ning, cycling, the­ory and nu­tri­tion.

He en­joys us­ing Mata­mata as a clinic base be­cause its so cen­tral to many of the main cen­tres.

Peo­ple from Auck­land, Otoro­hanga, Te Awa­mutu, Ro­torua and Cam­bridge at­tend the clin­ics, as well as a few lo­cals.

Ben­jamin says he would like to have more at­ten­dees from the Mata­mata-Pi­ako.

He says the clin­ics are suit­able for peo­ple of any fit­ness level, in­clud­ing peo­ple train­ing for their first triathlon, or oth­ers al­ready se­ri­ously com­pet­ing.

‘‘No one gets dropped, you can be the slow­est swim­mer or run­ner. You learn off each other cause you are in same en­vi­ron­ment.’’

Peo­ple email­ing Ben­jamin@fit­ness­ or through the Mata­mata Triathlon Clinic Face­Book event page. can reg­is­ter by

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