2 August 2019
Co-host of Seven Network’s Sunrise, Port Adelaide chairman and avid sports fan David Koch is trading in his business suit for active wear as the official ambassador for the 17th Australian Masters Games happening in Adelaide.
The Australian Masters Games is Australia’s best multisport festival and will be held 5-12 October.
Kochie, as he’s affectionately known, has entered in the indoor rowing competition taking place on Tuesday 8th October at the Adelaide Convention Centre – right in the middle of all the action at the Games Village.
“I prefer the rower for my cardio sessions at the gym over a bike or treadmill,” Kochie said.
“I like to mix between intervals, 1km and 5 km sessions. It's easy to benchmark progress on a rower which I find motivating.”
Even though he rises before most Australians, the busy TV personality finds time when he can to keep up with his fitness and the Australian Masters Games will be a great way to show off his hard work.
“I have a 9-minute workout routine every morning when I wake at 3.47am.”
“Then a resistance session with a trainer at the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays when I finish Sunrise, plus I try and do at least one cardio session by myself.”
The 63-year-old is looking forward to being a part of the week-long festival of sport with the over 8,000 weekend warriors set to descend upon his hometown.
“I am most looking forward to the camaraderie of a bunch of people doing something they love,” Kochie said.
The Games are just as much about the party and enjoying the week away with mates as it is about the sports. With nightly entertainment and plenty of activities in and around Adelaide participants are set for an incredible event experience.
Kochie’s advice to those heading to the Games from out of state this October, “Go your hardest at the Games but then reward yourself by seeing the best of South Australia.”
“The wineries in the Barossa, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale are stunning with some great restaurants… The Flinders Ranges - you have to visit the Parachilna Hotel for a unique country pub experience - and Kangaroo Island are so close and absolutely stunning.”
You can join Kochie at the Games at a discounted early bird rate until midnight tonight, Friday 2nd August. The Games are open to anyone as long as they meet the minimum age requirement, which for most sports is 30 years old.
Participants can enter at AustralianMastersGames.com.
The Australian Masters Games is proudly sponsored by the South Australian Tourism Commission through Events South Australia.
We're heading west! The next Australian Masters Games will take place in Perth in 2021.
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