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Selwyn Times: September 12, 2018

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28 Wednesday September 12 2018 JONES ROAD ROLLESTON Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES Personal experience prompts new gym opening Since opening almost three months ago, the F45 gym in Jones Road, Rolleston has quickly established the welcoming, fun and hard-working F45 family, managing director Xanthe O’Carroll says. And as she explains, her reason for launching the gym sprang from personal experience. “My fiancé Kerry and I were avid F45ers in the city and successfully completed an eight-week challenge, losing a combined 19kg. “We were so passionate about the way F45 changed our lives that we wanted to bring that to our local Rolleston community.” So, what is F45? Xanthe explains: “F45 is team-based circuit training focused on functional movements (F = functional, 45 = 45 minutes) alternating between cardio and strength/resistance sessions.” At F45 Rolleston no programme is ever repeated, Xanthe says, making every workout a unique experience. “We have two to three personal trainers (PTs) instructing, and the workouts are displayed on TVs around the studio so you can see the movement and what you are moving to next. The PTs are there to assist and alter the exercises to suit, so F45 is suitable for all fitness levels.” What is the 8-Week Challenge? The F45 8-week fat-loss challenges are designed to take your body through a process of detoxification, lean muscle building and fat stripping. Delicious daily meal plans designed by nutritionists are all available on an app on your phone. The app also acts as a goal-tracking device and gives access to educational video blogs and articles to keep you motivated and on track every step of the way. As an incentive to take part, there are thousands of dollars worth of prizes up for grabs for studio winners. The next 8-week challenge starts on Monday, October 8. To enquire about joining the gym and/or taking part in the challenge call into F45 at 854 Jones Rd, Rolleston, email rolleston@ or contact Xanthe on 022 051 4230. F45 Training rollesTon Team training, life changing Jones Road Auto ALL YOUR MOTORING NEEDS › While You Wait WOF’s › Courtesy Cars › Diagnostics › Repairs › Servicing › Batteries › Tyres If you are looking for that extra push in your training or wanting to try something new then F45 is for you! • 45 minute sessions • Functional movements FREE 2-week trial Download the F45 Training App to secure yours today • A different workout everyday! F45 Training rollesTon 854 Jones Road, Rolleston F45 Training Rolleston Phone 347 4020 851 Jones Rd, Rolleston Is your vehicle not running to it’s full potential? Is it lacking power or blowing black smoke? Diesel Fix can give you a no Fuss assessment • Specialist in fuel injection and efi injector repairs • Diesel and Petrol Injectors repairs • Diesel injection pump repairs • Large selection of service exchange pumps and injectors available • Vehicle scanning and diagnostic • Compression testing DIESEL FIX DIESEL SPECIALISTS Mon to Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm 821 Jones Road, Rolleston Phone 0274 368 154 or 03 3477108 Mon-Fri 6.45am-6pm Sat 8am-12 noon (WOFs only) 3 TRUCKS 3 CARS 3 LUBES 3 SERVICING 3 FLEET WORK 3 BOATS 3 DIESEL INJECTOR 3 & PUMP SERVICING 3 ENGINE TUNING 3 BRAKES 3 MAXXIS TYRES 3 WHEEL ALIGNMENTS 3 BATTERIES 3 WOFs 839 Jones Road, Rolleston P.O. Box 16 Rolleston Phone Simon on 347 7110 or Mobile 027 272 9213 3 CAMBELTS AND MUCH MORE! Award winning Before & After School Care & Holiday Programmes OSCAR approved CYF approved WINZ subsidies (03) 347 3031

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday September 12 2018 29 Motoring Upgrade to Toyota Hilux range should win back market share • By Ross Kiddie WHEN I have a ute/pick-up to evaluate I at least try to make some effort to put it to some work. There’s a lot foliage on the Kiddie-family property, so I intended to spend a weekend clearing shrubs and a few tree branches that were overhanging the house. However, rain put paid to that plan and other than disposing a load of lawn clippings from the week prior, the totally refreshed Toyota Hilux didn’t do a lot of work during the time it was in my care. Incidentally, the test ute was a cab-chassis double-cab model fitted with a New Zealandmade flatdeck, the entire range receiving mechanical and specification upgrades. Toyota introduced the new shape Hilux in late 2015 and it arrived with a fresh engine courtesy of its stablemate, the Prado. I’m a big fan of the new engine, even though it is smaller in capacity than the previous unit – down to 2.8-litre from 3-litre, but it is stronger and more economical. In terms of figures, the Hilux is rated at 130kW and 420Nm. In line with modern trends, the power outputs are developed wonderfully low, the turbocharged diesel develops most of its torque between 1400rpm and 2600rpm, almost meeting the point of maximum power at 3400pm. Toyota have covered all bases with the new generation models. There are a total of 21 variants if you take into account special edition models that have just been released. It would be fair to say that if I was a Hilux buyer I’d be opting for a two-wheel-drive model, but for those who need the benefit of drive to each corner there are 16 models to TOYOTA HILUX: Cab-chassis model offers many deck variations. choose from. Even with the appalling weather, I did take the time to travel most of my normal high country route, clocking up around 250km in total. I usually travel west, and my journey this time took in the scenic roads of State Highway 72 to Glenroy and back home through Hororata. The Hilux travels quietly at open road speed, just a slight hum from under the bonnet reminding the occupants that a big compression ignition engine lurks there. However, the ride is wonderful, one of the upgrades included creating greater occupant comfort and it certainly shows. It’s hard to get your head around the fact that the suspension harks back decades, the load bearing live rear axle is still located by leaf springs, although the front • Price – Toyota Hilux double cab 4WD, $54,890 • Dimensions – Length, 5265mm; width, 1855mm; height, 1825mm • Configuration – Four-cylinder, fourwheel-drive, 2755cc, 130kW, 420Nm, sixspeed manual. • Fuel usage – 9l/100km suspension is an independent double wishbone system. Sure, there is a bit of a jiggle over uneven surfaces, all utes do that and it is to be expected, you can’t have a go-anywhere chassis behave with the refinement of a sedan. That statement comes with a reminder that the Hilux is a workhorse and its primary role is to do all those things that utes do in a daily role. I didn’t take the test car offroad, but I did tackle a short cross-country track near Hororata. It was an old forestry road which ends through a small ford which was no match for the test car, I didn’t have to use low ratio or any other of the Hilux’s comprehensive drive and electronic grip enhancing systems. For the record, it gets hill descent control and hill assist control while for safety there is also vehicle stability control and trailer sway control; the latter, incidentally, can account for a up to 3500kg on the new model. A few of the major on-board specification items include central screen display graphics, cruise control, eco and power mode engine/transmission selections, central locking and rear view camera. That’s a good level of kit for a ute, and some may argue that at $54,890 the Hilux in this form needs to be well specced. There’s a lot of competition, and although the Hilux by reputation has an enviable record for longevity, buyers like to have all the bells and whistles on all purchases these days. There’s a huge battle in the light commercial market place. Toyota will be a little disappointed their grasp on the top selling ute spot has long since fallen to Ford and its Ranger. Nevertheless, Toyota is doing everything it can to claw back market share in a time when there’s a plethora of utes flooding the new vehicle market. The upgrades will certainly help Hilux in that respect. 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