CARLYLE - It is that month called Movember, when men proudly grow the biggest moustache in search of donations for a worthy cause.
Carson Brady is taking this Movember fundraiser seriously, by not only growing a moustache, but for every dollar in donations that he receives, he will do a burpee.
Brady and his wife, Amy, are the owners of the Living Skies Strength and Conditioning fitness centre in Carlyle, located on the north side of Highway 13. They each have their own clients and programs that they run. Brady said that they work well together and do their own thing at the fitness centre.
They have owned the business for seven years and are both highly active in it, with classes beginning at 6 a.m. Their clientele ranges from eight years of age to over 70.
Brady was not always into physical fitness in his younger days, but as he grew older, he began to love working out and now loves what he does.
Over the years, Brady had watched family and friends struggle with cancer, so he decided to do a fundraiser this month for men’s health.
Each day he receives donations, he will total the money up, and the next day he will do an equal number of burpees.
On Nov. 12 he received $250 in donations and the next day he did 250 burpees. The burpees are done in a row.
A burpee involves starting at a standing position, dropping to the floor, and doing something similar to a push up. Then one jumps up to a standing position and starts the process all over again. This exercise is great for strength building, cardio and for endurance, and it will also help a person work off calories.
Since Brady is running a gym, this vigorous exercise is easy for him.
Brady wanted to give back and help others and he felt this was a terrific way to get involved and stay in shape at the same time.
Since he began his quest for donations at the beginning of Movember, he has done 1,995 burpees, and he is only halfway through the month.
His goal is to reach 3,000. Anyone wishing to help him reach his goal can do so at the gym.
Brady is thankful for all the support he has received so far.