Keeping fit for charity: Hurricane Studios’ Mario Abdel-Sayed, front, with local business people, from left, Monique Mullens, Roger French, Mary Abdel-Sayed, Phillip Grueff, David Hogan, Aaron Tyres, Bernard Fehon, Betty Bond and Jenni Hicks. Picture: Gary WarrickLOSING weight or distance running for charity may be a noble and healthy cause but it might require a personal trainer as well.
Each year Mario Abdel-Sayed, the operator of South Penrith gym Hurricane Studios offers free or discounted training to those exercising for charity.
“Participants choose a goal, losing weight or running a marathon and a charity they want to donate to,” Mr Abdel-Sayed said.
“He would tell people, say, that he wants to lose 10 kilos.
“My job would be to train him to get him to achieve that goal.”
Phillip Grueff, owner of ARCS Building Group in Jamisontown, was a recent charity client.
“I lost 27 kilos over three months,” Mr Grueff said.
“Mario demanded I show up and do the training and he didn’t take any excuses.
“He also took me through my diet.”
Mr Grueff donated to Foundation Five Dollars, a charity he helped to create .
He still exercises at Hurricane Studios because he appreciates how much healthier he became.
Bernard Fehon, the managing director of Penrith financial firm Tactical Solutions, has been training with Mr Abdel-Sayed for several years.
Two years ago, Hurricane Studios training helped Mr Fehon to raise money for the Penrith Valley Fund by kayaking from Wallacia to Penrith.
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