Seinfeld link to games

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times

Vasse Strength and Conditioning will be one of two WA gyms that will hold an international event for the fifth Festivus Games with competitors travelling from Bunbury and Mandurah to compete against Busselton members on April 27.

The international cross-training competition tests intermediate and novice athletes in the areas of strength, balance, co-ordination, endurance, power, speed, agility, stamina, flexibility and accuracy.

Some 8000-10,000 athletes will compete worldwide, all on the same day, in this one-day event from 8am-5pm. So far, 23 duo teams will compete at Vasse Strength and Conditioning.

According to Festivus Games, “Festivus” was created in a Seinfeld episode as a holiday “for the rest of us” and the competitive event “continues the tradition of a light-hearted spirit with feats of strength for the rest of us”.

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Vasse Strength and Conditioning recently competed in a “Getting It Done” cross-training competition in Mandurah receiving first place in the intermediate males, first and second in the intermediate females, and third in the beginner females.

The six to eight-minute workouts are designed to be short and achievable with four heats of work-outs to produce the winner.

Each heats placing is numbered with the winner receiving one point, second two and so on with the overall champion the competitor who received the fewest points after four heats.

Vasse Strength and Conditioning co-owner and head coach Scott Hook said the common misconception of cross-training events was that you had to be an exceptional athlete to compete.

“Competitors can expect a fun environment where they compete, relax and enjoy the atmosphere,” he said.

“Our community welcomes all competitors and there are no expectations for performance.”

Health freak cafe will provide food for the event and Yahava will provide coffee.

“Festivus games is a perfect example of being able to showcase some really basic skills and fitness in some high level intensity movement patterns, you don’t have to be good at the fancy stuff you just have to get the basics done right,” Hook said.

“It’s a mixed pair’s competition which shows anyone can compete and it’s all about consistency,” he said.

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