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A full-body, intense exercise, which is at the top of the average gym-goer's “love-to-hate” list, is in the spotlight on Saturday when LifeThyme CrossFit's 1,000 Burpee Challenge gets under way.

The event has been launched to raise money for the Toys for Tots campaign, held each year by Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty.

Taylor Smith and Henry Adderley, the LifeThyme CrossFit trainers, are looking for individuals or teams of up to four people to do 1,000 burpees as quickly as possible for the cause.

Mr Adderley said: “The exhausting move is considered the ultimate full-body exercise.”

He explained that the LifeThyme CrossFit team came up with the idea when Amy Adderley, the co-owner, wanted to find a way for the gym to help contribute towards the gift-giving charity event that is run out of Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty, where she is the business's controller.

Toys for Tots is an annual partnership between Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty and The Coalition for the Protection of Children. The realtor collects toys from the Bermudian community to give to underprivileged children for the holiday season.

The Coalition particularly needs gifts for older children, Mr Adderley explained, and the funds raised will go towards buying gift certificates for them.

The 1,000 Burpee Challenge is being held at LifeThyme CrossFit on Dundonald Street in Hamilton on Saturday, December 6.

Anyone interested in getting involved as a competitor or sponsor should contact info@lifethymecrossfit.com or visit the gym's website at www.lifethymecrossfit.com.

LifeThyme CrossFit trainer Taylor Smith demonstrates a burpee. He is looking for individuals or teams to do 1,000 of them to raise money for the annual Toys for Tots campaign. (Photo by Mark Tatem)
How it's done: Smith, the LifeThyme CrossFit trainer, demonstrates a burpee (Photo by Mark Tatem)

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Published December 03, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated December 03, 2014 at 9:10 am)

Fundraisers jump to it for a good cause

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