A GROUP of Colwyn Bay fitness fanatics have pushed their passion to the limit for St David’s Hospice.

Within the space of 12 hours, a five strong team from Commando X-Fit completed all 16 of the infamous T25 Beachbody workouts to raise more than £1,400.

The challenge was conceived by Commando X-Fit and former Royal Marine Dan Harrison to raise funds for the hospice in memory of Llandudno Jazz Festival founder Ed Burke who died in January 2019.

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Former Royal Marines Commandos Adam White and Dan Harrison run classes in Colwyn Bay

Mr Harrison said: “After witnessing the fantastic care that was given to a good friend of mine Ed Burke, last year at the Hospice I decided that I wanted to help support the charity in the best way that I know.”

Each of the are all 25 minutes of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), which progressively get tougher and were all followed by five minutes of stretching.

Mr Harrison added: “As a former Royal Marines Commando I still like to put myself through the mill as often as possible with physical challenges so thought I’d do something a little bit more intense than usual and do it as a fundraiser.

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A dizzying amount of reps to tick off before completing the challenge

“The challenge was tough at times but with the combination of the laughs, banter and coffee plus the memories of our good friend Ed made it easy for the five of us to stay strong until the end - despite the blisters, muscle aches and the weather. FYI we all burnt in excess of 6,000 calories.”

“We were also joined throughout the day by friends who completed some of the workouts and/or provided encouragement, snacks and drinks.

“We did of course adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times.”

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Mike Clarke, Dafydd Pritchard, Shane Myatt, Dan Harrison and Steve O’Brian

The group are planning to do a 100 mile challenge around the Great Orme on Sunday, July 26. For more information visit the 'Commando X Fit Wales' page on Facebook.