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Meet Peter: The gym regular who never gives up on his fitness goals

Peter doing the box jump

Peter is a devoted regular at the Oakfield Rise Health and Wellness Centre. You can find him pumping iron, running on the treadmill, and pushing his limits to achieve his fitness goals. And boy, does he have some ambitious goals to conquer!

Recently, Peter set his sights on the 75cm Box Jump - a feat of athleticism that would make even the most seasoned gym-goer quiver in their sneakers. He approached Health & Wellness Promoter, the ever-supportive Megan Vickery, and asked for permission to attempt the towering jump. Megan tried to talk him out of it, citing the potential risks, but Peter was on a mission.

With unwavering determination and nerves of steel, Peter took a leap of faith and launched himself towards the 75cm hurdle. Unfortunately, the first attempt didn't go as planned, and he found himself on the wrong side of gravity. But did that deter Peter? Not a chance!

He hit the gym with renewed vigour, dedicating himself to a rigorous training regimen that focused on building strength, agility, and explosive power. Three months of sweat, tears, and relentless effort later, Peter was ready to take on the challenge once again.

On the day of reckoning, the tension was palpable as Peter sized up the imposing obstacle before him. With a deep breath and a fierce determination, he launched himself towards the box, propelling his body upwards with incredible force. And just like that, Peter had conquered the 75cm Box Jump - a remarkable feat that left onlookers in awe and himself feeling proud as punch.

Congratulations, Peter! Your perseverance, discipline, and unwavering spirit are an inspiration to us all. Keep up the fantastic work, and we can't wait to see what other incredible fitness goals you will smash in the future.

Active ageing is crucial for maintaining physical and mental health, forming strong relationships, and leading fulfilling lives. Our group therapy, fitness classes, and one-on-one health services can help you stay active and engaged, whether you're recovering from an illness or injury or just want to lead a more active life.

Southern Cross Care has services tailored to those aged 50+ at all of our Health & Wellness Centres.

➜ The Pines Health & Wellness Centre | SA

➜ The Philip Kennedy Centre Health & Wellness Centre | SA

➜ Carmelite Health & Wellness Centre | SA

➜ Goolwa Community Hub | SA

➜ Oakfield Rise Health & Wellness Centre | SA

➜ Darwin Community Hub | NT

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