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Fit for purpose: Crossfit Airdrie session

Photo: Graham Robb

By GREGOR HYNDS 

NEWMIANS UNITED were pushed to the limit during an intense workout at Crossfit Airdrie. 

The West League Two side were put through their paces by trainer Mark Wallace at the Excelsior Stadium.

Former Hamilton rugby player Wallace was impressed with the players’ determination – and reckons it’ll leave them fighting fit for the season ahead.

Wallace said: “The session they did was probably one of the hardest conditioning sessions that we do.

“It is a sweat-fest for us and the boys certainly stepped up to the mark.

“The workout is continually varied in everything that is done. It helps you to not be as surprised when something is thrown in front of you.”

Player co-boss Craig Gupwell and goalie coach Mark Bisset also joined in. As well as benefiting their fitness, Bisset believes it also helps build morale.

He said: “I think it helps to bring the team closer together. It brings out the enthusiasm and it shows the standards the staff expect.

“I think doing activities like this breaks up the schedule for the boys and brings in something a wee bit different.

“The tempo never dropped. If anything the boys actually stepped things up in the second half.”

New signing Brandon Fallon believes the squad will reap the rewards of their hard work.

The former East Kilbride player added: “It was really tough but I think it will set us up for the season fitness wise.”  

For more details go to www.crossfitairdrie.com