A 'flipping fun' way to exercise

PUBLISHED: 11:00 01 July 2011

(click on image for larger view)Military fitness traning at castle batch. Worle.

(click on image for larger view)Military fitness traning at castle batch. Worle.

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FOR those who are bored with treadmills, a new type of exercise in Weston could help you stay in shape.

Innovative Ollie Perkins has started a new fitness regime that is sure to get your pulse raised.

Ollie, aged 30, from Worle has been running unorthodox fitness sessions for the past month in parks across Weston in an effort to get people exercising outdoors. The unusual sessions include flipping giant tractor tyres and hurling medicine balls.

Ollie, who recently ended a 10-year career in the RAF, said he wanted to offer some military-based training techniques to the people of Weston.

He said: “I base the sessions around everyday things that you would do like picking things up and putting them down.

“I want to get people exercising without them really realising it. As well as a bit of running in a warm up I do focus on group activities to help make them work together as a team.”

Sessions last an hour and are on Monday and Wednesday behind Herons’ Moor School in Bransby Way in Locking Castle in Weston, and Tuesday and Thursday at Castle Batch in Magdalen Way in Worle at 6.30pm.

There is also a session on Saturdays in Clarence Park in Clarence Road South in Weston at 9am.

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