“I never thought I would go but I really enjoy it.”
Jill has lost an incredible one stone, her BMI has reduced from 31.6 – 29.6, her waist measurements have reduced by 12cm and her resting heart rate has reduced from 89 to 76 beats per minute since joining Everybody Leisure’s free 12 week weight loss and activity programme Re-shape.
Jill was referred onto Re-shape after a recent health check at her local health centre, Jill wanted to feel better about herself and has struggled to lose weight in the past.
She explains that, “I always wanted to lose weight, I tried other methods and thought the gym wasn’t for me but I wanted to make a change.”
Jill found that Re-shape offers a lot of support in group from the Lifestyle Coaches Kevin, Wendy and Chris as well as the people you meet in the classes. Without the Lifestyle Coaches encouragement Jill explains she would never have taken part in the classes that she now enjoys going to weekly.
“I was always healthy but my fitness was shocking, I got out of breath very quickly when walking, I feel much fitter, I feel better, I have less aches and pains. I have a lot more energy now that I do classes. Before taking part in the Re-shape programme I wouldn’t have wanted to go to any fitness classes”.
Having tried other programmes Jill was apprehensive about going to Re-Shape. “I felt terrified to come, I thought I would be made to feel hopeless, but that was not the case. I didn’t feel out of place at all and would encourage others to take the brave step and come!”
Jill’s advice to anyone considering joining Everybody Leisure’s Re-Shape programme is; “Just do it! It is brilliant I was on the verge of not coming but once I got here there was nothing to worry about! Wendy was so friendly and welcoming, I am really glad I went.”
Despite Jill’s 12 week programme ending she is still supported by the Re-shape team through the regular drop in sessions.
Re-Shape is available at Crewe Lifestyle Centre, Macclesfield Leisure Centre, Nantwich Swimming Pool, Knutsford Leisure Centre and Holmes Chapel Community Centre. This is a free programme for Cheshire East residence, aged 18+ years, who are overweight with a BMI of 25 and over.