18 May 2017
Judith joined the Up and Active scheme to lose weight and get fitter. Here she reviews the service in her own words:
"My experience of the service was very good indeed. It is many years since I did any aerobic exercise, and I was unsure what to expect. I was given very clear instructions and a graded programme to help me start at an appropriate level with a progression option. I have followed that and have noticed a gradual improvement over the 12 weeks.
Initially I found 1 minute on the cross-trainer a challenge! I can now do 10 minutes and can increase the levels during that. It is very helpful to have the trainers around in the gym and I feel comfortable to ask them if I have questions. They are all approachable.
Hayley was very supportive in the weight management class and encouraged attainable changes to food and exercise regimes. I am very pleased that I have lost 6lbs in 12 weeks. I have more energy and am more conscious of what I eat, especially snacks.
Everyone at Mercer Hall is friendly and that makes a big difference, i.e. I want to come to the gym and swimming classes. I appreciate the relaxed atmosphere and the cross section of the community who attend the gym; it feels inclusive."