ALMOST 200 people participated in Bendigo's Biggest Workout at the weekend.
The 60-minute group training session was a fundraiser for the Bendigo Health Foundation.
The event was hosted by Refind Fitness and Contours Women’s Fitness at the Epsom Huntly Recreation Reserve on Sunday.
Contours Women’s Fitness owner Sue Walton has her fingers-crossed Bendigo's Biggest Workout will become an annual event.
"It went really, really well," she said.
"We were very, very chuffed.
"The youngest person there was about four or five right up to people in their 60s.
"They had a ball and said it was all achievable and they were more than happy to do it again next year."
Ms Walton's number one fitness tip is "you have to believe you can".
"You have to stop eating crap food and move - that's what every exercise and diet regime is about," she said.
"But people also have to believe they can.
"I've got women who come here who have lost 40kg, 50kg, 60kg.
"Sometimes people give up too easy and they don't really think they can but they just have to stick with it and believe in yourself.
"A lot of people just think it's too hard.
"It is hard but if you give up, you're dead."
The Bendigo Health Foundation is dedicated to improving the health care of central Victorian residents by raising money for Bendigo Health.
Donations from individuals and businesses ensure patients receive the best health care possible.
Foundation director Jane Anderson said Bendigo's Biggest Workout further cemented Bendigo Heath's healthy communities vision.
“This event is not only a great fundraiser for the foundation, but is also strongly aligned with an aspect of Bendigo Health’s new vision – healthy communities,” she said.