TWO instructors from LA Fitness had a real fight on their hands over the bank holiday weekend - staying awake for a 24-hour charity combat work-out.
Personal trainers Tony Henshall and Jon Towell organised and ran the flab-busting fundraiser at Northwich's Leicester Street-based health club starting at 2pm on Sunday.
They were joined by instructors from across the UK to lead the 24 one-hour body combat sessions, open to members and non-members alike.
Body Combat has become a big hit in clubs around the globe - its choreographed combination of moves and stances from a range of martial arts like karate, boxing and tae kwondo, combined with music provides an energetic whole-body work-out.
'I've woken up today and other than aches and the slight feeling of being dazed and confused I've come to terms with what we've done, and it was a bit surreal,' said Tony, of Wincham, who led 14 of the sessions.
'We had fantastic support and had about 100 people over the course of the 24 hours; 25 people did the session between 11pm and midnight, which is quite amazing.
'We had members of LA Fitness coming in at 5am to give support and everyone was right behind us. I'd also like to thank the club for letting us have access when the club would usually be closed.'
An estimate puts the amount raised at £3,500, which will go to local charity Marie Curie Cancer Care and Runcorn and Widnes Cancer Support.