Isle coach fit for gladiator challenge

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Young mum Kelly Halsey will morph from fitness coach to gladiator this weekend as she tackles a challenge that could push her to the very limit.

Kelly, 38, of Bawtry, is an instructor at Epworth’s Isle Lose It fitness camp. But her own stamina will be tested in the Yorkshire Warrior competition that begins at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, on Saturday.

As she faces the daunting 11-miles obstacle course, Kelly aims to raise cash for cancer charity TeamVerrico. Any sponsorship is welcomed.

The mum-of-one moved to the area 18 months ago and joined Isle Lose It originally to shed her ‘baby weight’.

She lost four-and-a-half stone with the routines and is fitter than she has ever been, said Kelly who coaches at boot camp three mornings a week while working full time in Leeds. She is also a certified insanity instructor and teaches clubbercise, taking life at ‘100 miles per hour’.

Kelly added: “ I love to challenge myself and have taken part in many muddy obstacle races . So this year my aim was to complete the Yorkshire warrior which is an 11 mile obstacle race that involves electrocution, muddy hills and swimming through lakes.

“Having taken part last year, my goal is to complete in under three hours. Never did I imagine I would be doing stuff like this 18 months ago.”

Her companion in the Warrior in 2014 was Caroline Chisnall (pictured with Kelly who is in pink with black top).