PHIL SPENCER CHOOSES VERSACLIMBER FOR ‘EVEREST IN THE ALPS’ CHALLENGE
Posted on: January 25, 2018 by VERSACLIMBER UK LIMITED
The Versaclimber has been chosen by TV-presenter Phil Spencer as his core training tool while preparing to take part in the four-day ‘Everest In The Alps’ challenge in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity.
Beginning 28 February, the challenge will see 30 volunteers take to the Swiss Alps to scale the equivalent height of Mount Everest, 8,848 metres, to raise vital funds for the charity.
After gearing up in September 2017 with hourly personal training sessions, housing expert Phil chose to partner with Versaclimber UK to aid his training and take advantage of the machine’s full-body, low impact workout.
When asked about the Versaclimber, Phil, said:
“Training on the Versaclimber is very intense. I’ve used rowing machines and treadmills to train for previous events, but using the Versaclimber has been ideal preparation ahead of the trip to Switzerland. The challenge will undoubtedly be the toughest task I’ve ever endured, but I’m confident that I’m fully prepared.”
Commenting on the partnership, managing director of Versaclimber UK, Neil Kelford, adds:
“We’re thrilled to have our machines be put to use for such a worthwhile cause and we’re delighted that it was selected by Phil; it’s a real testament to the machine’s performance.
“With its wide range of motions and interval training options available, we believe it’s an ideal piece of equipment to prepare him for the gruelling challenge ahead. We wish the team the best of luck on their winter endeavour.”
To increase his cardiovascular endurance and prepare for the high altitude, Phil underwent a series of interval training sessions on the machine with timed deadlines to reach certain heights – starting from 1,000 metres in one hour, with the hope of climbing the height of Everest on the machine within two days.
Using the frame of the Versaclimber to his advantage, Phil can recreate the leg movement required for ascending the mountain in long skis. Working his legs independently against the Versaclimber’s 75-degree tilt will also help to develop core and leg strength.
To support their challenge in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity, visit www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/thebraintumourcharity/everest2018 to sponsor the team.