Businesses pumped for bootcamp
ARE you ready to work up a sweat in the name of charity?
After the success of last year's inaugural event, Bundy's Biggest Bootcamp will be held on Sunday, March 22, at Alexandra Park.
Eight local gyms and personal trainers will guide participants through an all-over-body workout, with all funds raised going to Global Care.
Organiser Trixie James said the bootcamp would suit people of all fitness levels.
"Everyone will get to experience a range of personal trainers as they are guided through a series of stations," Ms James said.
"This bootcamp is open to all levels of fitness and is a great opportunity for friends and colleagues to get together and show support for this unique event.
"We are encouraging people to take up the challenge, invite some friends and come along and join in Bundy's Biggest Bootcamp."
Many local businesses are supporting the event, with major sponsors including Subway Bundaberg, Bundaberg Broadcasters and Coral Coast Pharmacies.
"Gyms and personal trainers are donating their time to facilitate this event as they are passionate about advocating for a healthier lifestyle for all Bundaberg residents," Ms James said.
"SNAP Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Crossfit Drift, Bella Bliss Studios, Curves, Babybods (and) Hills Fit have banded together to design a workout that will cater to lower-level and higher-level participants.
"Bundaberg has been unfairly branded as a city with very high levels of obesity.
"This is unfortunate and not true as many residents are health conscious and eager to continue to maintain a healthy existence."
Ms James said Global Care helped people cope through times of devastation and hardship and participants could be confident the money raised was going back into the local community.
She said her immediate family had been recipients of Global Care's support when her sister's house had burnt down.
"I can't praise them enough," she said.
"They did what was needed and they asked nothing in return.
They just got in and did it." Registrations close on March 20 and event numbers will be capped.
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, at 7am
WHERE: Alexandra Park