Gym trainer aims to do more than 2000 burpees for charity


Power Fitness Maddington owner Chris Winter with Levi Kissick-Ponga and his daughter Harlow.  Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d452335
Power Fitness Maddington owner Chris Winter with Levi Kissick-Ponga and his daughter Harlow. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d452335

The 24/7 Power Fitness Maddington gym trainer will do one burpee for every dollar he raises for the Cancer Council WA at an event on May 5.

He currently has more than 900 dollars raised and is hoping to raise more than $2000.

The 28-year-old has had several family members who have been affected by cancer, including his brother, aunty and grandfather. Burpees combine a squat, kick back, push-up and jump into a sequence of moves performed in quick succession.

Mr Kissick-Ponga said having family members who have been affected by cancer would give him an increased motivation to get them done.

“It is a bit of a tribute to my family,” he said.

“I have been wanting to do something like this and it has been on my bucket list for a while.

“The only way to train for them is to just do them. No one likes doing burpees.

“I think a lot of my clients get used to doing them after a while because I make them do so much.”

On May 5, the gym will host a ladies night ahead of Mother’s Day, where Mr Kissick-Ponga will do the burpees.

“It should be a good night,” he said.

“It is a good exercise and you are guaranteed to have a good sweat.

“I will just chuck my headphones on and go for it.”

Several of the gym’s trainers and other participants are planning on jumping in and doing some of the burpees with Mr Kissick-Ponga as motivation.

He will also be doing the HBF Run for a Reason on May 22 to raise funds.

To donate and see Mr Kissick-Ponga do more burpees, go to https://hbfrun-2016.everydayhero.com/au/-powerfitnessfundraiser