A FITNESS organisation in Redditch is planning a 24-hour workout in order to raise money for two charities.

Crossfit Redditch has organised the WOD-a-thon to raise money for Sport Relief and Tillytots, a charity that helps care for sick and premature babies and the neonatal units that support them.

The WOD or Workout of the Day is a daily fitness regime given out by Crossfit, which is based around getting people to their ultimate fitness level.

The workouts range from a few minutes long to an hour, with benchmark workouts designed for beginners, and ‘hero’ workouts, which are named after fallen soldiers.

Philip Blundall from Crossfit Redditch, said: “We are planning to train for 24 hours continuously to see how many of the workouts we can complete starting at A and working our way through the WODs. There are 10 of us who will be enduring the whole 24 hours with other members and friends and family passing by with encouragement. During this period the box will be open to anyone who wants to drop in and have a look at what we are doing, answer any questions and maybe get them to do a WOD.”

Two of the coaches from the company are also planning to run a 38-mile ultra marathon on Sunday, March 2 to raise money for Tillytots.

The WOD-a-thon will be taking place from 3pm on Friday, March 21, through to 3pm on Saturday, March 22, at the Crossfit venue in Victor Street, Lakeside, with all money raised going to the charities.

For more information on the Workout of the Day, visit crossfit.com.