Coast-based ‘twinjas’ eye off Ninja Warrior crown
Twins are notorious for their competitive rivalries, but when you are both Ninja Warrior stars it takes it to a whole other level.
Series four of Channel Nine’s Australian Ninja Warrior will premier on July 26 and Sunshine Coast based twins Matt and Luke Fillippi are raring to be let loose on the famous course.
Having both competed before, the affectionately named “twinjas” have been focusing on specific training in the lead up to the next series.
“I train a couple of hours each day,” Luke, who competed in series three, said.
“I do a lot of light weight training and rock-climbing at Kawana.”
Series two competitor Matt said the rivalry with his brother was extra incentive to perform well.
“I reckon it’s amazing, it pushes me further,” he said.
“As well as competing against everyone else on the course, I’ve got to prove to Australia that I’m the better twin as well.”
The twins have been meticulous with their food and drink in the lead up to the series.
“Since we started training for the new series, I have cut all sugar out of my diet,” Luke said.
“I got rid of red meat and I’m having plenty of fruit and vegetables.”
But for Matt, he’s still allowing himself the occasional treat.
“I had pizza just last week,” he said.
“I don’t mind a bit of Red Rooster or a Mars Bar from the servo every once and a while.”
To all the up-and-coming Aussie ninjas watching the show this year, the twins had some encouraging words.
“Start training now,” Matt said.
“I wish I got started when I was 12-years-old.
“There’s going to be some amazing ninjas in the future.”
Series four of Australian Ninja Warrior starts at 7pm on July 26 on NINE and 9NOW.