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Personal trainer attempts Burpees world record for charities


WARRINGTON based personal trainer Andy Bretherton will try to beat the world record for 1 mile of Burpees Broadjumps tomorrow (Saturday) in support of Macmillan nurses and Duchene Muscular Dystrophy research.

Each Burpee broad jump involves a squat thrust, a press up and a broad jump and are one of the most difficult, strenuous excercises, dreaded by even very fit people. A very fit athlete would struggle to do 50 of them, Andy will need to do about 1500 of them to beat the record of 1 hour 20 minutes.

Andy will be tackling everyone’s dreaded exercise at Victoria Park athletics track at 11am.

The ex professional boxer who owns Fighting Fit Gym on the Palatine estate in Warrington said: “I wanted to really Challenge myself and take myself out of my Comfort zone by tackling everyone’s dreaded exercise and do something few people could do.

“My experience as a personal trainer is that we as human beings are a lot stronger than we imagine, and with hard work and dedication we can achieve most things in life. That’s my teaching philosophy for everyone who comes to Fighting Fit and it’s how top athletes succeed.”

“I’ve chosen these charities because I’ve personal experience of them. My Father passed away two years ago and the Macmillian Nurses were brilliant.

“They dont get the Credit or recognition they deserve. Now my friend’s nephew is seriously ill with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, a wasting g disease that only 2500 children in the UK have been diagnosed with.

“It gets little recognition and research is needed.”

Donations to Andys charities can be made on JustGiving and members of the public are invited come along to cheer him along.

To make a donation visit https://www.justgiving.com/teams/burpeebroadjumps

Andy in training


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