Trainer lays down a challenge

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Te Anau based personal trainer Casey Brown who offered free workouts during the Covid-19 lockdown.

ABOUT 700 people from throughout New Zealand took part in Te Anau personal trainer Casey Brown’s exercise challenge during Covid-19 lockdown.

The free 30-day programme included 45-minute workouts.

“I was blown away by the number of people that partook in my free 30-day challenge. People were messaging in from all over New Zealand and even from Australia. It was great to follow people’s journey by their photos and experiences of the different challenges set.

“Overall, it was totally worthwhile putting effort into this resource as so many people have benefited physically and mentally from moving their bodies during a very strange period with still lots of really positive feedback floating in.”

Brown grew up near Te Anau, attending Mararoa School and Fiordland College, before heading away to study at the University of Otago School of Physical Education Sport and Exercise Sciences.

She felt she had found the field she was interested in after working as an undergraduate in an exercise clinic for breast cancer survivors. Brown then incorporated this area into her masters studies, looking into the effect of physical activity status on vascular health in breast cancer survivors.

As well as her personal training clients, Brown also ran a six-week bootcamp group and an over-60s group on Tuesdays at the Fiordland Community Events Centre as well as training those further afield through the cbPT Training App, she said.

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