North Inch by the Albert Monument Perth
Local fitness expert, Julie Cumming, is running a 6 week Hiit training course, which she plans to use to raise money for Macmillan.
- 6pm Wednesday nights
- meeting point at the Monument (Albert) North Inch, Charlotte Street
- free, donations welcome to Macmillan (Just Giving page >>>)
- Challenging for all fitness levels.
- Wear old clothes, bring water and a good sense of humour!
For those who dont know, High-intensity interval Training (HIIT) is a form of interval training, a cardiovascular exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods, until too exhausted to continue. These intense workouts typically last under 30 minutes, with times varying based on a participant's current fitness level.
HIIT workouts provide improved athletic capacity and condition as well as improved glucose metabolism. Research has shown that HIIT regimens produced significant reductions in the fat mass of the whole-body.
We spoke to Julie about her motivation behind this, and she told us this:
"My Dad is terminally ill with cancer, and I lost my mum-in-law just a few months ago to this terrible disease. It seems everyone you speak to knows someone that is suffering, and if there is anything we can do to try and help find a cure then I think we should.
I want to play my part, and I am hoping to raise as much money as I can for Macmillan. I truly believe that we should give back in all aspects of our lives, and as I’m a qualified fitness instructor and a great motivator, I would love to put this to good use. All aspects of our health is important: from our mental, to our emotional and to our physical. Fitness is my area of expertise – I’ve lived and breathed it all my life - and I’d love to help others realise what they are capable of by sharing what I know to be true."
Starting on 17th April, Julie will host a 6 week, 30 mins Hiit outdoor class on the North Inch at 6pm. Classes are free but donations would be greatly appreciated and can be made to her Just Giving page, which she has set up to fundraise for her particpation in the Edinburgh Half Marathon on May 26th.
Unexpected drop-ins are welcome but Julie has requested that you email her in order that she can guage numbers.