Nicola G

29 October 2018

I am 42 years old and was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism in June 2018.  I used to walk the dog before I joined Up and Active but hadn’t done any other form of exercise for years; I seemed to be getting bigger and bigger as the years passed by.  Weighing 92kg I started my Up and Active programme by attending a Weigh In and the gym and swimming each week.

I enjoyed the programme so much that I took out a leisure membership at the end of the end of the 12 weeks. I’ve been attending the St Peter’s Centre for five months and continue to use the gym and go swimming three times a week.

I am proud to say I have lost 10kg in weight and have more energy and I don’t get as many migraines as I used to.  I can run without feeling like I’m going to collapse!  My friends and family say I’m in better spirits and I’m wide awake at 6.30am in a morning.

I’d definitely recommend the programme to other people.  The instructor made me feel as if I was part of a happy group. The advice and encouragement each week helped me enormously - I would probably have given up if it wasn’t for the encouragement of the instructor and being able to attend a friendly group each week.  Thank you.