Stomp On

June 29th, 2017
Stomp On
A fitness group from Evofit in the Adelaide Hills is raising money for charity through the Stadium Stomp fitness challenge at Adelaide Oval.

The event sees competitors stomp out over 6,000 stairs in a climb unlike other fitness challenges.

With rest stops, drink stations, and pump up music, Adelaide Oval plays host to this event, with fifteen people from the Lobethal based Evofit Personal Training Studio endeavouring to stomp until the end.

Mandy Napier, the head trainer at Evofit, said that this event, as with all of the fitness sessions run by the studio, is about inclusion and involvement.

“We’re approaching the Stadium Stomp with a real team attitude, we want people of different fitness levels and abilities to feel like they can take part,” Mandy said.

“It is a really great event to test your fitness levels, with a real challenge in the steps, but you can go at your own pace.

“For us, this event will be about completing the steps together as a team.”

Evofit is approaching this event with three different divisions within their entered team to ensure everyone can keep up.

“We’re splitting up into a group who will do the Stadium Stomp at a run, jog, and walk, to encourage people of varying fitness levels to take part,” Mandy explained.
“We have a real team atmosphere with everything that we do at Evofit, and we rally around each other for fitness events like this one.”

As with any fitness event, there will be some challenges, with Mandy noting that protecting participants’ knees and ankles is a priority in this legs-focused event.

“We’ve been doing leg-specific exercises to prepare for this challenge, so incorporating some lunges and squats into a circuit.

“And we’re training off location, using the Oakbank Race Course for some stair training.

“On the day, of course, we’ll be looking to warm up before the event, because with lots of stairs you have to watch the impact on the knees and ankles on the way back down.”

Evofit Personal Training Studio often incorporate fitness challenges into their training, giving clients of the studio goals to aim for, but also offering the opportunity to raise funds for charity.

For their Stadium Stomp, Evofit will be raising money for the Brave Heart Foundation.

The Brave Heart Foundation work to protect Australian kids from sexual assault through advocacy, education and training, and providing counseling and support.

Kylie Langbein is a member of Evofit, and will participate in the Stadium Stomp.

She said that the decision to support the Brave Heart Foundation was one that meant a lot to her personally.

“I have five kids and have been a supporter of Brave Heart in the past, and so being able to contribute in this way was really important to me,” Kylie said.

Kylie has been training at Evofit for just over six months, and said that she couldn’t speak highly enough about the professionalism of the fitness studio.

“They have a really inclusive nature, and trainers and challenges that suit all fitness levels.

Even with Stadium Stompers, Evofit are making sure that we start as a team and end as a team, and no one gets left behind.”

“And there is a real community focus too, with members of the classes going out to dinner and catching up socially outside of the fitness sessions, also.”

Kylie also owns a massage business, Knead Me, in Woodside, and said that Evofit has been supportive through a partnership in businesses.

“We have a mutual loyalty program, so that clients accessing the fitness sessions can access discounted massages and vice versa.”

The group will challenge themselves at Stadium Stompers on Sunday July 9, and you can find out more about Evofit by visiting http://www.evofit.net.au

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