WARM UP: Trixie James is expecting a good turnout for Sunday’s Bundy’s Biggest Bootcamp at Alexandra Park.
WARM UP: Trixie James is expecting a good turnout for Sunday’s Bundy’s Biggest Bootcamp at Alexandra Park. Mike Knott BUNCMP

Working to boot out ‘fat’ tag

BUNDY'S Biggest Bootcamp organisers are set to stick the boot into Bundaberg's unenviable "fat" tag and also help put an end to women's cancers.

Sunday's early morning workout is the innovation of Bundaberg friends Allayne Mimi, Shennan Baillie and Trixie James, who came up with the bootcamp idea as a local fundraiser to support "The Weekend to End Women's Cancers".

The event will benefit the Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital.

"We're taking part in the 60km walk in October and wanted to do something locally to fundraise," Mrs James said. "We're all mums who do our own bootcamp together and we know there are so many people out there really motivated to keep fit so the Bundaberg obesity capital tag irks us."

Mrs James said the hour-long bootcamp on Sunday morning at Alexandra Park would include six different stations plus a warm up and cool down run by a range of Bundaberg gyms and personal trainers.

"It's an opportunity for people to be introduced to a variety of trainers and gyms because everyone has their own style," she said.

"We've got Crossfit trainers, which is quite intense, to Curves gym, which is for women only. All levels of fitness will be catered for."

Mrs James said they hoped to attract up to 300 people on Sunday, with the hope of making Bundy's Biggest Bootcamp an annual event.

To register to take part, head along to Dare Beauty at 114 Takalvan St on Saturday. Those who have already registered online also need to get there to pick up their registration packs. Registration is $25. Participants then need to be at Alexandra Park on Quay St from 5.30am Sunday for a 6am start. For more details contact Trixie James on 0447 552 787.



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