Week three train­ing peaks for the team

Northern Outlook - - OUT & ABOUT - KIM NUTBROWN

We are only two weeks out from the Heller’s Pe­ga­sus Fun Run and we have upped the ante in our train­ing.

This week as part of our 8 week chal­lenge at Snap Fit­ness, Shan­non, Emma and I em­barked on the ‘‘Tread­mill Chal­lenge’’ which in­volves a re­verse pyra­mid style chal­lenge.

We ran 1km on the tread­mill, fol­lowed by 100 body weight squats, then 900 me­tres on the tread­mill fol­lowed by 90 body weight squats and so on, down to 500 me­tres and 50 squats.

For those who share my maths abil­ity that is 4.5km and 450 squats!

We al­lowed our­selves an hour for the chal­lenge and en­gaged the sup­port of per­sonal trainer Ge­off Cal­len­der, to time us and en­cour­age us to the end. We sur­prised our­selves and no doubt him by fin­ish­ing well within the hour.

Fur­ther to our sur­prise, we weren’t even hob­bling the next day and Shan­non was straight back to the gym the fol­low­ing day.

Last week I also caught up with a bunch of fit moth­ers who work out with Mitzi Tay­lor in a group fit­ness class held at Swan­nanoa Hall ev­ery Tues­day, Fri­day and now Wed­nes­day.

The ex­er­cise was in­tense but fun, and it was all done within a care­free, non judg­men­tal en­vi­ron­ment. Tay­lor de­scribes the Tues­day and Fri­day ex­er­cise classes as car­dio based, to­tal body con­di­tion­ing- us­ing only your body weight for re­sis­tance, while Wed­nes­day morn­ing is a mixed mar­tial arts in­spired work­out.

Karly Flana­gan and Alana Len­nard at­tend the class and are both en­ter­ing the Pe­ga­sus Fun Run as well.

‘‘Th­ese classes are great for fit­ness and hav­ing friends, and Mitzi here to mo­ti­vate us is great,’’ Len­nard said .

She said they en­tered the fun run last year do­ing the 11km event.

‘‘It was great to have a fit­ness goal to keep mo­ti­vated and be­ing able to train and then run it with a friend was awe­some.’’

This week Shan­non, Emma and I will be at boot camp at Snap, fol­lowed by an­other per­sonal train­ing ses­sion on Fri­day – who knows what Ge­off has in­store this week? We’ll keep you posted.

Emma and I have also taken to walk­ing in our lunch hour; it’s an easy way to get those steps up dur­ing the day. We’re aim­ing to get to 10,000 steps ev­ery day as part of our Steptem­ber com­mit­ment.

I guess you could say we’re all just busy enough!


Emma Danger­field, Shan­non Beynon, Ge­off Cal­len­der, Kim Nutbrown

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