Commando Training For Kids

A former marine has told Radio Clatterbridge how he's bucking the obesity trend by getting youngsters fit.

Tom Tranfield came into the studio to talk about the first year of his Wirral-based commando fitness firm.

Tom Tranfield in the studio

The ex Royal Marines physical training instructor told Coffee Club presenter Phil Rostance how he has been working with several Wirral schools on a range of programmes.

He hopes it will also instil discipline in the youngsters and promote comaraderie and well-being.

Tom's classes have helped many people, young and old, lose stones and not just pounds.

He told listeners how his motto, "hard, fast and aggresive", is the best way to shift calories by burning fat.

Scroll down for an idea of what is involved.

Hundreds of people have now benefited through Tom's 18 years' experience.

He offers a range of sessions, including the popular Insanity class, incorporated with Royal Marine techniques he has learned over the years!

He's also introduced a ladies' self defence class called Pink Commandos.

The next major fixture is Granite Warrior Wirral at 9am on Saturday 16th May 2015 on Thurstaston beach.

"This truly is no ordinary fitness day. You will meet new friends, meet new challenges and have one hell of a day! Fun, fitness and challenges like no other fitness day in the country." - Tom Tranfield, fitness coach

Tom and his team are very much active in their community.

They have supported ex-colleagues who have returned home without their limbs.

His class recently carried out 96 burpees (a tough, full body exercise) in memory of those who died in the Hillsborough disaster.

 

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