Trainer gets set to tackle first boxing challenge
A HEAD trainer at a Congresbury health club is to get in the ring for his first ever boxing challenge.
Tom Horton, 30, of Yatton, has now embarked on a 10-week training Zero to Hero programme that will culminate in him taking part in his first fight on March 23 in Bristol.
Tom, who works at The Club, Cadbury House, is now making the most of the health club's facilities which he hopes will give him an advantage as he prepares for the big night.
The Zero to Hero signs up people from all walks of life taking them through an intense 10-week training programme.
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They are then 'matched' against people of similar ability, weight and height culminating in a fight-night extravaganza which is taking place at the City Academy.
The training is overseen by experts from the boxing and martial arts scene including Jake O'Hagen and Andy Cleeves.
Tom said: "I've never done anything like this before so it's quite a challenge but I'm looking forward to getting through the 10 week programme.
"I often take the boxercise classes here at the health club and usually I'm the one giving out the instructions so I imagine there will be a lot of wry smiles as I get a taste of my own medicine."