FATHER'S DAY FITTIES: Vinnie Bradley and Damien Hammermeister working hard at the MAX Fitness Father's Day challenge.
FATHER'S DAY FITTIES: Vinnie Bradley and Damien Hammermeister working hard at the MAX Fitness Father's Day challenge. Kate McCormack

Fathers work out to the 'Max' at iron man challenge

SEVERAL dads toughed it out on Saturday to be named MAX Fitness' top dog in their Father's Day iron man challenge with a number of weird and wonderful tasks to conquer.

Participants had to battle it out in an intense egg and spoon race, monkey bar challenge and scoff a dry Weet-Bix in order to be named Chinchilla's fittest dad.

Daniel Gawne came out on top with Jamie O'Loughlin a close second while Damien Hammermeister, Dan McCrackan and Vinnie Bradley also received honourable mentions for their impressive efforts.

There was an added level on anticipation in the air as Max Fitness announced the winners of their eight week body transformation competition.

"The challenge was a huge success for us,” Max Fitness manager Cheyenne Kennedy said.

"We had 147 people sign up initially and over 50 complete the challenge and receive their week eight progress photograph,

"The top 18 participants lost a combined weight of over 200 kilos so we are stoked with everyone's efforts.”

Damien Hammermeister came in at third place, scoring himself a six month gym membership and Cindy McGregor nabbed herself a $500 Flight Centre gift voucher for coming in second place.

Personal trainer and coach to both Damien and Cindy, Jess Gawne said she was beyond proud of the pair's efforts throughout the challenge.

"The eight week transformation challenge wasn't all about how much weight you could loose or how many dress sizes you could drop, this was really about encouraging our members to change their lifestyle and overall outlook on health and wellbeing,” she said.

"In saying that we are incredible impressed with the efforts of all the participants, everyone who stuck it out for the full two months did exceptionally well.”

Taylor Osburn was the overall transformation winner earning herself a and a friend well deserved return flights to Bali.

Stay tuned for the interview with Taylor regarding her work out regime and incredible transformation coming soon!

For now take a gander at all the action from the Father's Day iron man challenge in our photo gallery below: