Can you fit in charity class?

Mark Westley Photography'Fitness instructor Tim Wilson at Newmarket Leisure Centre. ANL-150118-205229009
Mark Westley Photography'Fitness instructor Tim Wilson at Newmarket Leisure Centre. ANL-150118-205229009
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Fitness levels will be tested to the maximum at Newmarket Leisure Centre next month during the staging of a charity circuits class with a difference.

Personal trainer Tim Wilson is to push brave souls through the pain barrier at the Exning Road centre on Saturday, February 14, in a military themed class to help raise cash for soldiers’ charity Combat Stress.

The class, which starts at 9am, can cater for up to 60 people and will be carried out in military fancy dress.

“I did a similar thing for Help for Heroes a few years ago and I decided to do another one as a number of people come up to me and said how much they enjoyed it,” said Tim.

“I decided to choose Combat Stress as it is not such a well known charity. Basically it helps those who have suffered with mental health issues after leaving the forces.

“While you can see when someone has lost a limb you don’t know what goes on in people’s minds and the problems it can cause them.”

While not wanting to give anything away about the day, which will also see a recruiting team from the Royal Anglians first and third battalions have a stand in the reception area, the former jockey has stressed it will be punishing.

“I will be a lot stricter than usual and basically those on it will be treated like recruits for two hours,” said Tim.

“People will be put under a lot of pressure and it will be very intense.”

Entry costs £5 and places must be pre-booked. Places can be booked at Newmarket Leisure Centre from Monday.