Core Endurance Strength & World Championships - Spice Fitness
Jun 29

Croquet Fitness - Core Endurance Strength & World Championships

Sheree: So, we have a wonderful lady here, Sue, who's a 67-year old. And she was picked in the Australian team as a croquet Australian representative for the 2015 World Championships in Nottingham England. I just wanna ask, Sue, why did you come to Spice Fitness to improve your croquet fitness?

the competition is more of a marathon, kind of, exercise where you can be playing up to eight hours a day. So, I needed to improve my croquet fitness – core endurance strength

Sue: Well, after being chosen to play for Australia, I thought I should get a little bit more fit. So, I was walking past here, and I noticed that you had a sign out for welcoming over 50s. And I thought, "That sounds like me!" So I signed up for Private Personal Training

Sheree: Right!

Sue: And I came.

Sheree: So, do you feel like you have achieved what your goals were?

Sue: Definitely.

Sheree: Yeah?

Sue: Yes. Yeah, I wanted to get fitter, and stronger. And...because it's croquet...the competition is more of a marathon, kind of, exercise where you can be playing up to eight hours a day. So, I needed to improve my croquet fitness - core endurance strength.

Sheree: Eight hours a day. And if you guys don't know croquet, it's taking this little mallet between your legs. And then you have to hold it for periods, when you line up balls.

Sue: I try, yes.

isn't your thing... but Sue's story inspired you!

Sheree: And you've even achieved some things while you've been here?

Sue: Yes, with my improved croquet fitness I've been able to do some strokes that I wasn't able to do before. Yeah.

Sheree: Awesome.

Sue: Taking two balls across, and the link. Yeah.

Sheree: Fantastic. That is so good. And what's good for Sue today, we've just gone through a band workout that she can take overseas with her. So from her hotel room, she can do a whole body workout, from legs right up to shoulders, chest, the whole lot.

Sue: Yeah.

Sheree: So you can take that away with you.

Sue: And incredibly light.

Sheree: Yeah?

Sue: So you don't need heavy weights or anything.

Sheree: Travelling light is good. And I must say, on my behalf, it's been a joy to train Sue, because she's come...she was already pretty good when she came in, but I can see the extra strengthening. And I can, basically, give Sue anything now. And you can pick up all sorts of weights, and fling them around, and under your legs, and... [laughs]

Sue: [laughs]

Sheree: And we've had a fun time together. It's been really good. So, Sue, I wish you all the best of luck, and we look forward to resuming our croquet fitness training when you get back sometime in September?

Sue: Thank you very much.

About the Author

Sheree, a Registered Nurse, Master Trainer, C.H.E.K. (Corrective Holistic Exercise & Kinesiology) certified functional exercise specialist & PN (Precision Nutrition) certified nutrition specialist, is passionate about empowering women all over the world to become their best selves. She brings decades of experience and expertise in training women, and together with big dreams and a big vision has created a unique fitness programs to transform everyday lives to empowered success.