Next Wednesday, reality television gets fit as Maori Television debuts its new show School of Training, where eight personal trainers strive to become the best.
The format is the brainchild of Game of Thrones star Joe Naufahu, actor and owner of A List gym, Ludus Magnus, known for its gladiatorial style training.
The person who proves themself as the ultimate PT will win a fully funded scholarship to FIT College, a job with Ludus Magnus and a trip to China with the Ludus Magnus Roadshow.
The eight trainers must compete in physical, psychological and emotional challenges while inspiring, supporting and educating their client, with elimination hanging over their head.
Naufahu has pulled in some celebrity friends, who pop up throughout the show as trainer clients.
Couch potatoes can watch Paralympian Liam Malone, Shortland Street star Grace Palmer, singer Carly Binding and Goodbye Pork Pie actor James Rolleston put through their paces as well as Dead Lands’ actor Te Kohe Tuhaka.