WORLD-CLASS: US weightlifter Donny Shankle is coming to Rockhampton.
WORLD-CLASS: US weightlifter Donny Shankle is coming to Rockhampton. Contributed

Olympic lifter to teach local CrossFit enthusiasts at clinic

OLYMPIC lifter Donny Shankle is ready to challenge Central Queensland.

As part of his Australian tour, four-time US champion and Olympic lifter Shankle will treat Rockhampton Fitness Centre CrossFit enthusiasts to a four-hour intensive coaching clinic.

Rockhampton Fitness Centre trainer Naseeb Jeha was excited about the champion's visit and said Shankle's quality of lifting was probably something Rocky had never witnessed before.

"Donny is making his way up the coast and as a way to get back to grassroots level CrossFit has decided to drop in to Rocky Fitness Centre," Jeha said.

"Everyone is really excited about it and there has been a buzz around the gym.

"We've had a great response from the CrossFit regulars with 10 spots in the program already sold."

With only 20 spots available in the coaching clinic, Jeha said he was expecting a total sell-out by the end of the week.

Shankle will show his skills at the Rocky Fitness Centre from 5pm-9m on Tuesday, December 10 at a cost of $120 per person.



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