New fitness regime ready
A Timaru health club is getting ready to do battle with a lack of fitness by introducing a military fitness exercise programme.
The 45-minute sessions, conducted by Performance Training, will take place at Ashbury Park every Wednesday through summer and autumn from 7pm.
‘‘There have been a couple of trial sessions with our members and the response from those attending has been strong,’’ the Institute of Physique Management’s Timothy Bean says.
‘‘There’s no limit to the numbers we can take in any session, but realistically we would expect somewhere between 20-30 people at Wednesday’s launch.’’
He said their workouts consist of using what’s available – benches, tyres, ropes, own body weight and partner body weight.
Bean said the ultimate goal for participants will be the obstacle course at the Burnham Military Camp, which has about 20 obstacles, and run by army physical training instructors.
‘‘It is quite challenging but terrific fun. We’re anticipating scheduling this for late April/ May.
‘‘Once the sessions become established and regular attendees settle into the format, we would expect a natural segregation into two, or possibly three, grades: rookies, intermediate and advanced levels.’’
New recruits being put through a military fitness exercise programme.