A PERSONAL trainer from the Wee County is taking on a gruelling fitness challenge this month in a bid to support the NHS.

Clackmannan's Anas Nfaou, a familiar face at the Scottish Martial Arts Centre in Tullibody and at Alloa Boxing Club, has set himself the challenge to net funds for NHS Forth Valley.

A personal trainer at PureGym Stirling, Anas will be completing a 3,100 Challenge with colleague Ryan Griffin from Cowie.

It is hoped fellow fitness fanatics will also join in as the duo complete 100 repetitions of an exercise, every day throughout the month.

Not only that, they are also planning a grand finale.

For on the final day of May, they will perform all of the month's challenges within 24 hours, amounting to a gruelling 3,100 reps of 31 exercises.

The team of personal trainers is hoping to raise at least £1,000 to support the frontline workers and key staff who have given so much to help others throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

And if the duo smash their four-digit target, they will be roping their boss in too.

That is because gym manager Claire Robbins made a promise she would also take on the 3,100 rep challenge if the funds raised exceed the £1,000 mark.

Anas, who was Scottish Universities middleweight champion and had ambitions to step in the ring for Scotland, told the Advertiser he has always been keen to raise money for the NHS in Forth Valley, now more than ever.

He is no stranger when it comes to hard grafting, nor is Ryan who is a Scottish pro wrestler at night after a day of inspiring clients in the gym.

But the duo wanted to do something a bit more unique and so the 3,100 Challenge was born and will be livestreamed on the gym's Facebook and Instagram pages for people to see and follow.

Visit tinyurl.com/y8tgq7wa to support the fundraising efforts.