Dane Mitchell prepares for this Saturday’s quest to find the fittest man and woman in the Clarence Valley.
Dane Mitchell prepares for this Saturday’s quest to find the fittest man and woman in the Clarence Valley.

A fitting challenge

COULD you be the Clarence Valley's fittest man or woman?

Well, if you'd like to try and claim the title, you'll have an opportunity this Saturday.

Yamba personal trainer Dane Mitchell came up with the idea of holding the ‘coastal throwdown' to raise money for this Saturday's Relay for Life event in Yamba.

“Instead of just walking laps this year, contestants in the coastal throwdown will run, jump, lift and carry their way through a work-

out, all to raise money for the Cancer Council,” he said.

Mr Mitchell said the event was a spin-off from the annual CrossFit games that is used to crown the fittest male and female on Earth.

He said the most famous CrossFit athlete in Australia was Steve ‘the Commando' Willis from The Biggest Loser, who had placed fourth in the world.

“With the popularity of CrossFit growing we thought it would be a great opportunity for local sporting clubs, gyms, individual athletes and everyday people to find out once and for all who really is the fittest man and woman in the Clarence Valley,” he said.

“The format we are using will incorporate all 10 fitness skills, including strength, stamina, flexibility, power, speed and agility.”

Although looking to find the fittest man and woman in the Clarence Valley, Mr Mitchell said there would be two categories for the event – elite and intermediate.

“Your fitness level isn't important. All that matters is your

willingness to challenge yourself and make a difference to a worthy cause,” he said.

For more information visit the Coastal Throwdown website www.YambaThrowdown.com or call Dane Mitchell on 6646 9546.



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