Put boot into camp for kids' sake
WHILE it might be hard to get out of bed on a cold morning and exercise, an upcoming boot camp leaves people with no excuses.
Funds raised from the camp on August 15 go towards supporting carers of children with cancer through the Clear Day charity.
Personal trainers from Shaw Fitness and Peak Fitness Queensland will be out in force putting people through their paces.
Nathan Wolff of Peak Fitness Queensland said anyone aged eight and over could participate.
“The camp will be a large scale circuit-based event,” Mr Wolff said.
“There will be squats, push ups, lunges, tug-of-war. It will cater to all levels of fitness.”
An estimated 80 people have registered so far from Brisbane, Toowoomba, the Gold Coast and Ipswich.
“The aim of the day is to get people out moving and doing something a little different,” personal trainer Sarah Shaw said.
“Our aim is to attract the hardcore boot camp enthusiasts, as well as the mums, dads and families who want to get out and have some fun.”
It's a cause close to her heart after her nephew Reid Capp was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Ewing's sarcoma in his right leg in May 2007, two weeks shy of his sixth birthday.
“He got diagnosed after he had run in a race at school and started complaining of pain in his legs,” Ms Shaw said.
“The next thing we knew he was in hospital with cancer.”
The charity was founded by his mum Jo Capp and aims to provide time out for the carers of children with cancer.
“I formed it with a girlfriend of mine who I met when our sons were diagnosed with different forms of cancer,” Ms Capp said.
“What we found is our whole lives revolving around a sick child.
“You might have been a mother, aunt, friend or wife - all those things, but when your child has cancer all you can do is just think about them.
“What Clear Day is, is 24 hours for people to remove themselves from the role and revisit who they were before cancer.”
Ms Capp said stressed parents could take time out for themselves without the guilt.
“When I first took 24 hours away I spent most of the time crying. It was a huge relief,” she said.
To sign up for the charity boot camp visit www.shawfitness.com.au.
The event kicks off at 10.30am on Timothy Moloney Oval (opposite St Mary's Church), with entries $30 per person.