WAKEFIELD TRINITY players gave back to the community last week by teaming up with their local health club to teach members how to train like a pro-rugby player.
Partnering with Total Fitness Wakefield, rugby centre Ryan Atkins and prop David Fifita took to the gym floor with Total Fitness trainers Adam Bott and Richard Hodgson to deliver a high-energy functional fitness workout to members of the health club.
Using state of the art Synrgy 360 training rigs, the rugby pros and personal trainers implemented two 30-minute circuit based workouts using battle ropes, prowlers, slam balls and more, to deliver an all-encompassing workout.
After demonstrating the correct use of equipment for each activity the professionals coached the club members on their form, offering advice on how to get maximum results from each exercise.
Amongst the health club members was schoolboy and die-hard Trinity fan, Joe Hurdus, aged 12, who jumped at the chance to meet his rugby heroes. Joe comments: “When my mum told me that Ryan Atkins and David Fifita were doing a free training session at our health club I was so excited. I love rugby and I have been to loads of Wakefield Trinity matches with mum and dad, so getting to meet the players and actually workout with them was amazing.”
Adam Bott, fitness manager at Total Fitness Wakefield, says: “Everyone involved had a brilliant time – Ryan and David are great guys and are both in fantastic shape, so it was a real pleasure to teach a functional fitness class alongside them.”
Atkins, adds: “The boys have been training at Total Fitness for a few years now, so it’s been great being able to give something back to our local community. We’ll definitely be coming back to do more sessions at Total Fitness in the future, too.”
Total Fitness is the leading mid-market health club in the north and provides more ways to get fit, stay in shape, and more support to keep members focused. With 17 health clubs across the North of England and Wales, Total Fitness provides a full-service fitness offering; guided by knowledgeable and supportive fitness teams, the brand works hard to meet the individual needs of its members.
For more information, please visit: www.totalfitness.co.uk