Derry woman Leona Connolly has said that the nerves are starting to kick in ahead of a mammoth charity challenge in Springtown this weekend.
On Sunday August 17th the Feeny native will take on a 5000 rep test, followed by a 5km run for two great local causes - Circle Of Support for families living with autism, and the Rainbow Rehoming Shelter in Eglinton.
The Fighting Fit Bootcamp regular has been training hard at the Springtown facility in the run up to the challenge.
The event will take place there on Sunday, beginning at 12.30pm and is open to the public.
“I hit 4000 reps last week in training,” Leona said.
“It was mentally draining. The doubt set in and I’ll have to say there were nearly a few tears at the end.
“The challenge I have set myself is 1000, 40kg deadlifts, 1000 press ups, 1000 16kg kettlebell swings, 1000 squats and 1000 sit ups finished off with a 5km run.
“Every rep has to be completed by myself but on the day, but I would love for the wider public to come down and join me with a few reps for support and to raise a greater awareness for both these fantastic charities.
“Feel free to bring your kids as there will be bouncy castles, face painting and lots of treats available.”
Leona thanked Fighting Fit owner Seamus Fox and the other trainers at the facility for their guidance throughout her training programme.
Anyone who would like to donate to the chosen charities can do so at Cafe Soul, Shipquay Street or Fighting Fit Bootcamp, Derry.