Commando Steve has a legion of new Wagga fans

LEAVING WAGGA: Commando Steve held bootcamps and training sessions in Wagga while also giving motivational talks across the city.

LEAVING WAGGA: Commando Steve held bootcamps and training sessions in Wagga while also giving motivational talks across the city.

Commando Steve is in the business of making hearts beat faster, but he might not realise how successful his strike rate has been following his trip to Wagga this week.

Best known as a trainer on TV’s The Biggest Loser, Commando Steve Willis spent a whirlwind two days at events, including an evening bootcamp session at Mater Dei School Hall, a public meet-and-greet plus book signing, as well as seeing TAFE students from the Indigenous Police Recruitment program IPROWD.

Commando Steve at TAFE

Commando Steve at TAFE

Locals’ appreciation for Commando has been most obvious online, with many praising his infectious fitness ethic.

“For myself doing something like this, and the collaboration, it helps to inspire, it helps to motivate and give people reason to do things for themselves,” Commando said.