A team of 31 grade six students from Jells Park Primary School have been training since the start of the year in preparation for this year’s RACV Energy Breakthrough.
This will be the sixth year that Jells Park Primary School has entered the event and their 2012 team is largest yet. The team has been training before school and after school, with training sessions have been run by parent and personal trainer, Mel Cheney.
Mel has introduced the team to new ways of improving their fitness and strength, working through physical training such as push ups, sit ups, squats, lunges, sprints, endurance runs, boxing and circuits.
“I have been working with the team of students with the aim of improving their general athletic performance and specifically targeting area of strength, speed, agility, endurance and flexibility. All of these elements are essential in helping them achieve their long-term goals for racing in November,” said Mel.