Local curlers plan fundraising blast

Team Andrews can be seen training at the Invermere Curling Club with their new coach, in the hopes of one day making it to the Olympics.

Composed of four local women, Team Andrews can be seen training at the Invermere Curling Club with their new coach, in the hopes of one day making it all the way to the Olympics.

Over the next two weeks, join Fitness 4 Life Body Blast workouts to raise funds for the World Tour and train with members of the team.

Led by skip, Jill Andrews, the team is composed of Holly Jones (third), Theresa Wood (second), and Stephanie Schroeder (lead). Team Andrews recently started training with provincial coach Terry Bublitz, who has 25 years of experience and led Team B.C. to the Brier in 2003. Although they do not expect an invite to the Olympic trials immediately, the main goal for Team Andrews this year is to focus on working with a coach and gain experience as a team. To do so, they plan on attending numerous provincial bonspiels, including two World Tour Events.

To develop their game, the team must travel all over British Columbia and Alberta to a number of bonspiels that can cost upwards of $800 each to enter. To help raise money for the team, Fitness 4 Life is offering two Body Blast classes by donation on December 1 and 8 from 5:30 to 6 p.m. at the Eileen Madson Primary School.

Body Blast is a 30-minute workout that combines resistance training, cardiorespiratory endurance, and flexibility to maximize time efficiency; perfect for busy lifestyles. All proceeds will be donated to Team Andrews to help them raise money for their travels.

For more information about Team Andrews, contact Jill Andrews at 250-341-5662. For more information about Body Blast workouts by donation, contact Hayley Wilson at 250-342-0503 orĀ  hayley@myfitness4life.ca.