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Moira Boot Camp helps local women shape up

Coach David Bradford, helps put 18 women through their paces in their endeavor to tone up and slim down.

Coach David Bradford, helps put 18 women through their paces in their endeavour to tone up and slim down.

WHEN most people are sleeping soundly at 6am in the morning, a group of local ladies are getting fit in Moira. Under the direction of fitness coach Irene McCaffery and her assistant David Bradford the 18 brave women are being put through their paces to help them tone up and slim down.

Coaches Irene McCaffrey and David BradfordIrene's Fitness and Weight loss Boot Camp is taking place in the Moira Demesne three times a week.

Irene explained: "The individual goals for the four week programme are, generally, five to 12 pounds of weight loss." She continued: "Six o'clock is a bit early but with the morning summer sunlight it really is the best time for exercise. We all struggle to find time to exercise. I know how a day can go - you have every intention of working out after work, but come 3 pm you are already tired. Then by the

time you pick up the children and cook dinner, you're done for the day.

"The boot camp workout lasts one hour which leaves you time to get the family ready for the day."

As an added bonus, Irene says the campers' metabolism and energy levels stay revved up for the rest of the day -and it's a chance to spend some time outdoors.

Each session is deliberately different, with light running, weight training, circuits, obstacles courses, core training, jump rope and team competitions. Nutritional advice and a healthy eating plan are also provided. Participants only need to bring a mat, hand weights and water. Everything else is provided.

�For details of the next boot camp email Irene at -, or call 9261 1053.

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