Auckland cemetery visitor slams exercise group running a loud fitness boot camp next to graveyard

Rest in beats: Mourning son paying his respects to his late father at a cemetery is interrupted by a fitness boot camp playing loud music

  • A man visited an Auckland cemetery to mourn his dead father on his birthday 
  • His sacred silence was broken by a loud exercise boot camp blaring pop music  
  • He asked them if they thought it was appropriate and they ‘seemed astounded’  
  • The man filmed the group and sent the clip to the Purewa Cemetery Trust Board
  • The board manager said the exercise group was ordered to stop months ago

A mourning son has spoken of his anger after being interrupted while paying his respects to his father at a cemetery by a fitness group working out to loud music. 

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, visited the Purewa Cemetery in Auckland, New Zealand, on Tuesday to visit his dad’s resting place.

But the sacred silence was broken by a fitness group blaring loud pop music, shouting instructions and jumping up and down.  

Speaking to the New Zealand Herald, the man said the work out session should not have taken place there.

‘I go there on his birthday and the day he died every year. Suddenly I’m hearing music and these people are jumping up and down and someone yelling out, “one, two” and on further investigation I found these people having their fitness class,’ the man said. 

‘I walked up to them and asked if it was really an appropriate place to be doing what they were doing. They seemed quite astounded that someone would be upset.

‘If you saw people hooning around and driving up and down playing loud music you’d say that wouldn’t be acceptable behaviour so I don’t see why running a fitness club in a graveyard is.’         

The man decided to film the fitness group, which was made up of up to 15 people exercising outside of the chapel – just metres away from his father’s grave. 

In the video, the group can be seen squatting and jumping to the tune of ‘If I Can’t Have You’ by Shawn Mendes while an instructor shouts: ’10 seconds, push it!’ 

In the video (screenshot pictured), the group can be seen squatting and jumping to the tune of 'If I Can't Have You' by Shawn Mendes while an instructor shouts: '10 seconds, push it!'

In the video (screenshot pictured), the group can be seen squatting and jumping to the tune of ‘If I Can’t Have You’ by Shawn Mendes while an instructor shouts: ’10 seconds, push it!’

He sent the video in an email to the Purewa Cemetery Trust Board demanding that something be done about the workout group.   

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, board general manager Alastair Crombie said the group had been ordered to stop working out at the grounds months ago.  

‘Historically, many years ago they were given permission by previous management to exercise under cover during winter but it was rescinded,’ Mr Crombie said. 

‘Four or five, maybe even six months ago even, they were told they wouldn’t be able to continue

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Trudeau debunks COVID-19 ‘internment camp’ misinformation and rumours; Ontario’s daily case count jumps up over 800

For more on today’s top stories and the spread of the novel coronavirus across the country, please refer to our live updates below throughout the day, as well as our COVID-19 news hub.

PM addresses disinformation, misinformation around COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commented on the amount of misinformation circulating about COVID-19 and the government’s response, including claims that there will be coronavirus internment camps in Canada.

The rumour began during Question Period on October 7, when Ontario MPP Randy Hillier asked if quarantine sites meant for incoming travellers who have no other place to quarantine were to be turned into “internment camps.”

Buzz spread of the false allegation, which was debunked by Trudeau today.

“We’ve seen over the past number of years a rise in concerted efforts around misinformation and disinformation on a broad range of subjects, designed to undermine people’s confidence in their institutions, in their democracies,” Trudeau said. “Some are foreign actors trying to disrupt successful democracies, others are people with extremist agendas.”

“As a government, we need to continue to stand strong, particularly during a public health crisis where the best thing Canadians can do is listen to experts, listen to doctors.”

The prime minister added that there is a “tremendous amount of noise and harmful misinformation” on the internet but Canadians need to continue to look to trusted sources of information, like Canada’s chief public health officer and regional health authorities.

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, said misinformation and disinformation does not help public health officials and the collective system has tried, through various means, to provide credible information to the public.

“I think there’s a part for almost everyone,” Dr. Tam said. “There’s a part for journalists who are in this room to help reveal the sort of tactics and measures that are at play, including bots and other aspects of what’s actually happening in the social media space.”

She added that there is also a role for social media platforms, who have put some measures in place like directing people to credible sites if people are using certain searches and taking down some “outrageous” disinformation.

Dr. Tam stressed that when individuals are looking at information, they need to ask themselves where it came from and if it’s credible.

“Be media smart as well as science smart,” Canada’s chief public health officer said.

In advance of a viable COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Tam indicated Canada needs to “immunize the population against [misinformation and disinformation] before the vaccine arrives.” This includes providing information on the safety measures and rigorous processes of regulatory authorities.

She added that getting a better understanding of why people spread misinformation and disinformation is also important.

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The Importance of Boot Camp Fitness Program

Boot camp fitness programs are scientifically designed workouts to suit a wide range of people who value physical fitness and are serious about remaining physically agile and trim. The fitness programs may vary in style, rigor and intensity to meet individual needs. Boot camp techniques and exercises can burn the extra fat and calories and also initiate you into a different lifestyle.

Losing weight and getting into shape seems nearly impossible for a lot of people and the only way to achieve results is through enforcing discipline and the fitness boot camps just do that. Understanding what needs to be done to make you physically fit and trim is winning half the battle and fitness boot camp trainers know what you need to do.

Boot camp fitness participants are made to perform a wide assortment of strengthening, stretching, and cardiovascular drills, so the entire spectrum of bodily fitness – anaerobic, aerobic, and mobility – is trained with every session.

Not long ago, boot camp fitness programs were terribly excruciating and you almost killed yourself with workouts that largely resembled the rigorous military training imparted to soldiers. Things have changed a lot and in a fitness boot camp, you need no longer train like a soldier to lose weight and get into proper physical shape. But still boot camp fitness programs are challenging and you need a lot of self-discipline.

Boot camp workouts are productive because you work your entire body-nerves, tissues and muscles-through successive exercises one after the other with no respite in between. The workouts involve jumping jacks, crunches, body-weight squats, push-up with rotation, single-leg straddle, step jumps, explosive push-up, running, bicycling and lot more.

In boot camp, the challenge is to test your physical endurance and to take your body to its farthest limits. They are are aimed at:

• Effectively burn out a lot of unwanted calories leading to shedding of excess fat

• Making you work your entire body within in a short span of time and increase your powers of endurance and enhanced muscle strength

• Having each exercise differently so that you are not bored and remain enthusiastic

• Keep you motivated as you will do the workouts in the company of peers

• Easy to perform exercises that you can do anywhere with little equipment

• Boosting your levels of self-confidence and achieving overall body fitness

Some select fitness programs for free fitness assessments to determine the type of workout you will require and also supply participants with nutrition booklet including guidelines & tips to speed up results.

Each person’s program is individualized to make it result-oriented – from the type of food and nutrition and the physical workout program design and behavioral education and changing of lifestyle. Before enrolling in fitness programs, please verify if they are reliable and whether they have qualified nutritionist, therapist, trainers and other health care professionals.

Make sure the trainers at these fitness camps also undertake to build a program for you to pursue even after the …

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