Valley gym-goers match it with the best

DERWENT Valley gym enthusiasts have taken out top rankings in a recent competition that tested strength, endurance and mental fortitude.

Members of Burn Functional Fitness competed in the GRIT Fitness Partner Competition in Moonah. The 16 everyday gym-goers competed against some of the fittest in the state across five gruelling events.

The day was a great success with Jamie Hill and Rhiannon West taking out first place in their division with Josh Mason and Megan Campbell taking second and Mandy Richardson and Ellie O’brien also taking second in their division. “It wasn’t just the placings that were the highlight,’’ Josh said.

“We saw a group of people from our gym in the Derwent Valley competing against each other while also supporting each other, coaching each other and enjoying getting outside of their comfort zone.

“The way that we train in our sessions is to have fun and give members every opportunity to become more capable and have the ability to pursue any physical activity they wish to outside of the gym. “Whether that be keeping up with kids, playing sports or competing in fitness competitions.’’