Broderick launches new workout

Fitness coach Tersh Broderick is launching a new workout focusing on hand-to-eye coordination through ball skills.

Maxathon workouts comprise of six disciplines for a minute each, in circuit training fashion.

They are shuttle sprints, floor-to-ceiling dumbbells reps, basketball shots into the hoops, football dribbling around cones and shooting into a mini goal, hitting tennis balls at a Maxathon target and throwing baseballs at the target.

“The premise is that the shuttle sprints provide the cardio, the dumbbells enhance strength and the ball sports are a mixture of enjoyment, improving skills and enhancing hand-to-eye coordination as well as general fitness,” Broderick said.

“It went down well at the first two Maxathon sessions and even people who had never kicked a football nor thrown a basketball competitively before loved it.”

Maxathon 3 is this Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Arts and Recreation Centre in Camana Bay, from 10-11.30 a.m. There will be a short demonstration then a Maxathon workout before it turns into a fun Maxathon competition with points in each discipline.

All the equipment is provided and there will be volunteers to help out.

The session is free and Broderick said he intends to introduce weekly classes in the New Year. Water and snacks will be provided.

Tennis coaches Thomas Neuert and Dale Avery were first and second respectively in Maxathon 1 last month and Betsy Smith who was top female and third overall in Maxathon 1 improved dramatically to beat her husband Ryan into second place at Maxathon 2 three weeks ago.

Budding triathletes Kendall Ebanks, Marlon Crowe Jr. and DJ Evans had a fun time at Maxathon 2 even though they had trained for three hours beforehand.

Triathlon champ Gill Comins also joined in after a grueling 60-mile cycling session. Others who enjoyed the session included Kevin Poole, Delia Slater, Marlene West, Robert Ibeh and Richard Pascal.

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