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Fitness expo raises money for junior surf lifesaving



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Joe Fepuleai takes a circuit coaching class.

A health fundraiser helps individuals get into form, in addition to serving to future lifeguards.

The New Plymouth Old Boys’ Surf Lifesaving Club is internet hosting a health expo on the membership’s Oakura base, elevating cash for its junior surf division. 

“Our membership’s growing and they’re going to be our future lifeguards,” mentioned fundraising committee member Maria Townsend. “We wish to make sure that they’re going to have the correct tools.

Peter Pratt in action.
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“A lot of our people are into training or beach running but we’re trying to get them to think about other ways of fitness as well.”

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The actions this weekend  vary from power and conditioning lessons, to pilates, boxfit, yoga, tai chi and holistic well being workshops. 

People are put through their paces at a fundraiser for the New Plymouth Old Boys' Surf Lifesaving Club in Oakura.
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People are put by their paces at a fundraiser for the New Plymouth Old Boys’ Surf Lifesaving Club in Oakura.

“It’s not just for club members; we wanted it to be supported by the local community. We’ve got a mixture of members and non-members here.”

All of the trainers offered their time freed from cost, she mentioned.

“It’s an opportunity for these guys to become wider known in the area as well, so hopefully it’s a win-win.”

They additionally wished a mix of various issues so there was one thing for everybody.

“We tried to seek out lessons that will work for various age teams as nicely.

“This morning it was chocka for pilates and it was great. There were a lot of people who had never done pilates before.”

They are taking a look at turning it into an annual occasion.

Fellow fundraiser Heather Horo mentioned it was a great surroundings to check out a category.

“You’re not turning up to a class where they’ve been doing it for two years and you feel uncomfortable,” she mentioned. “There’s lots of new people.”

Joe Fepuleai, aka Joe the Body Transformer, mentioned it was all about serving to the group get fitter and more healthy.

“It’s all about that transformation, transforming people’s lives, helping kids.”

Spaces are nonetheless out there for Sunday’s Tai Chi class, from 9.30 to10.30am, and the holistic well being workshop from 2.30pm to four.30pm. Tickets are $10 for tai chi and $20 for the workshop. Call 027 281 6126.


 – Stuff



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