New fit­ness regime ready

The Timaru Herald - - NEWS -

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.

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