FEEL THE BURN: Lisa Curry leads a fitness workshop at d’Arcy Doyle Place in the Ipswich CBD yesterday morning.
FEEL THE BURN: Lisa Curry leads a fitness workshop at d’Arcy Doyle Place in the Ipswich CBD yesterday morning. Rob Williams

Work that body, Ipswich!

ATHLETE and media personality Lisa Curry brought her fight against flab to Ipswich yesterday when she led a winter workout session and shared healthy habits.

The former Olympian revealed her secrets to weight loss, fitness and illness prevention at two free events as part of her nationwide One Life One Chance roadtrip program.

The beautiful weather attracted a crowd to the fitness workshop at d'Arcy Doyle Place and the health seminar in Ipswich City Square.

Personal trainer Kerri Tollhurst, from Raceview, took part in the group exercise session yesterday and said meeting her sporting idol had inspired her.

"I will defnitely be taking the tips I learn here back to my fitness groups," she said.

"Lisa is an idol of mine so it's been great to meet her."

Ian Gee, from Camira, was also excited to see Ms Curry taking an interest in the health of Ipswich.

"It's always great to see things like this happening in Ipswich," Mr Gee said.

"I attend group fitness sessions on Saturdays at Cameron Park, run by the Ipswich Hospital Foundation. I think there should be more of it."

Ms Curry hopes to address the nation's growing obesity crisis and help prevent heart disease.

She wants to take the tips designed in her online personal training business, the Keep It Simple Sweetheart Club, and bring them to regional areas.

"It's great to be in Ipswich this morning and I have been thrilled with the reception we've received here so far," she said.

"The goal is to teach everyday people how to exercise properly and educate them on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle."

Ipswich councillor Andrew Antoniolli said it was great to have Ms Curry in the city and he would be taking her fitness tips on board.

"Rates of overweight and obesity within Ipswich are approximately 10% higher than the state so it is fantastic to see people like Lisa taking an active interest in the area," Cr Antoniolli said.

Ipswich is the 23rd town on Ms Curry's list, with the former Olympian aiming to visit 100 regional areas in the next three years.



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