East Perth woman back for fitness challenge with revised goals


Cassy McDonald with LA Fit owners Jaye Cuypers and Claire Chidgzey. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d468804
Cassy McDonald with LA Fit owners Jaye Cuypers and Claire Chidgzey. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d468804

AFTER a fitness challenge got Cassy McDonald out of an illness funk last year, she is tackling it for a second time.

Last year 50 people took part in the Megaformer Challenge at LA Fit in Highgate and Subiaco, with a loss of up to 9 per cent body fat.

Ms McDonald, from East Perth, was runner up, losing 5.1 per cent body fat, 1.2kg and 5.5cm across her measurements in the month.

“I had been unwell and for six months I had been out of the habit of exercising regularly,” she said.

“I thought the challenge would be the kick-start I needed to get back into training.”

She said she wanted to give it another go this year.

“Last time I didn’t do the full nutrition plan,” she said.

“I saw this as the next step to improve on what I achieved last year but I won’t focus on weight loss this time, more on body fat percentage.

“I won’t focus on coming first or runner up, but if I do, that would be a bonus.”

The challenge runs until May 31.