For most of us, just the idea of completing a kilometre of burpee jumps is enough to make our muscles ache, but one local gym is gearing up for the epic challenge, all in support of one of its members.
Caloundra’s StrengthCity gym is holding the kilometre burpee, a team challenge to raise money for mother of five Lisa Mitchell, who was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer.
Gym owner Chloe Kingsford says the morning will be a chance for the community to help support Ms Mitchell and her sons.
Ms Mitchell was made redundant from her cleaning job during COVID and is on the public waiting list for treatment, with no clear timeline on how long she will need to wait.
“Lisa has been with us for a while now, and we do a lot of charity bootcamps, but I really wanted to do something different for Lisa and blow this one out of the water,” Ms Kingsford says.
In teams, the participants will begin at the gym and complete a one-kilometre course, with the first team back named the winners.
“There will be four groups of five who will burpee and broad jump,” Ms Kingsford says. “Wherever they land is the place the next person will drop and do a burpee. There will be bidding on who will win the kilometre race and prizes for the winning team.”
Ms Kingsford is hoping the community will come down and bid on a team or donate to the fundraiser and has plans for a coffee van and jumping castle to be there on the day to keep spectators entertained. “It would be great to have a crowd cheering us on.”
The fundraiser is happening on October 24 from 7am at 10B Sydal Street, Little Mountain.