Lifestyle challengers Kent Murray (WIN News), Brad Carter (Mayor) and (far right) Michael Bailey (4RO) go for their first run with Rockhampton Fitness Centre’s Naseeb Jeha yesterday.
Lifestyle challengers Kent Murray (WIN News), Brad Carter (Mayor) and (far right) Michael Bailey (4RO) go for their first run with Rockhampton Fitness Centre’s Naseeb Jeha yesterday. Chris Ison

Local personalities shed weight

MAYOR Brad Carter needs discipline, 4RO’s Michael J Bailey admits he’s a lazy sod and Win News’s Kent Murray wants to get rid of his food belly.

Those are the motives driving our high-profile Rocky blokes who will be straining until the end in the DC Motors Hyundai Lifestyle Challenge which starts on February 27.

And late yesterday The Morning Bulletin’s new motoring advertising director, John Lowry, put his hand up on behalf of The Bully to give the 12-week challenge a go.

The challenge, presented by Rockhampton Fitness Centre, is in its third year running.

Rocky Fitness Centre is looking for 80 contestants to get involved, and the person to lose the highest percentage of their body weight will win a Hyundai i30 SX.

Michael said he decided to take part in the challenge after Cr Carter called to say he wouldn’t do it on his own.

“I didn’t want him to get out of it that easy, so my better half (wife) and I decided to do it together with Brad and his wife,” Michael said.

Michael admitted he would rather read the sports section of the paper than play sport, but his wife was prepared with a cattle prod.

“I will have to drag myself to the gym because I have been a lazy bugger for the last eight years,” Michael said.

Michael is foregoing his penchant for chocolate.

Cr Carter said he had taken on the challenge to improve his health and well-being.

“I have blown out in the last 10 years. I need a discipline program; otherwise I find it hard to get into a fitness routine,” he said.

He admitted that he was now the heaviest he’d been and wanted to get down to the 100kg mark.

Kent wants to lose weight to keep his blood pressure down so he can watch his kids grow up.

“The minute I eat junk food during the competition, the kids will remind me that I’m eating a part of the car we could win,” Kent said with a laugh.

Kent said his problem was portion sizes.

“I don’t drink (alcohol) or smoke; my problem is opening my mouth too much and eating big portions.”

The main focus of the lifestyle challenge is exercise and nutrition.

Entry Forms are available in The Morning Bulletin and entrants need to return them to The Bully, Rockhampton Fitness Centre or DC Motors.

Full terms and conditions are available from www.dcmotors.com.au.



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