Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Focus on the Finish Line; WITH Just Two Weeks to Go before Our Fit Factor Finalists Finally Cross the Finish Line, a Buoyant Spirit Is Helping Keep the Six Focused. Trainer David Fairlamb Tells How There Will Be No Let Up, Even When the Final Whistle Blows

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Focus on the Finish Line; WITH Just Two Weeks to Go before Our Fit Factor Finalists Finally Cross the Finish Line, a Buoyant Spirit Is Helping Keep the Six Focused. Trainer David Fairlamb Tells How There Will Be No Let Up, Even When the Final Whistle Blows

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Byline: Trainer David

Thursday, May 21 - Beach, Hills, sprints and stairs Nine weeks ago, this group of six struggled to do any exercise and never even contemplated running. Tonight's session, more than any other, proved with the correct diet, exercise and 100% focus how quickly you can turn your whole life around.

The workout was all based around the Tynemouth coast. First it was a warm up and running on the soft sand which is tough on its own, then up the stairs to exit Longsands.

After running up an incline toward the priory they powered for 10 minutes up and down the priory bank. To see them all running up the bank was mission accomplished for me because I told them they would be able to do this in a matter of weeks at the beginning of the Fit Factor - they certainly didn't believe it. They hadn't finished yet - next it was the incredibly long and steep stairs on King Edwards Bay, with their legs already very tired they kept going and conquered the full stairs not only once but four times.

An exhilarating and hugely confi-dence boosting workout which they all loved and wont forget.

Saturday, May 23 - Tynemouth Beach Bootcamp After Thursday's brilliant session they were still feeling tired in their legs before Bootcamp had even started. There was good news for the six because today's session was more strength based rather than running or ramps.

It was a stunning morning with quite an audience watching from the top of the stairs. The Saturday bootcamp is quite an event due to the large numbers we get and this has certainly inspired the six.

In fact a few people have come down just to watch how the team train, they have been motivated by reading their stories in the newspaper - this is great to hear and I know from the emails I receive many people are following their journey and indeed have made their own lifestyle changes as a result. …

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