Have the Olympics inspired you to get into shape?

Posted on in Services

Health improvement specialists are hoping the Olympics will have inspired men on Teesside to get into shape this summer.

Specialists from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are offering free cycling, walking and healthy cooking sessions for men as part of a new “Waist Removal” weight MANagement programme in partnership with Middlesbrough Council, the Retired and Senior Volunteers Programme and Middlesbrough Cycle Centre.

Health improvement specialist Richie Andrew said: “We all enjoyed watching Team GB’s success in this year’s Olympics but we are hoping it will have inspired everyone across Teesside to get active and think about their health.

“We offer various NHS weight management sessions across Middlesbrough, Redcar and East Cleveland but we do need to encourage more men to attend which is why we have launched these men only sessions.

“The Waist Removal programme offers free cycling and walking with qualified guides, free healthy cooking classes and expert advice from NHS health trainers – and it’s a great excuse to socialise too!”

To register come along to the North Ormesby Trinity Centre in Middlesbrough on Thursday 16 August at 5pm. Further sessions will be held every third Thursday of the month with registration between 5pm and 5.30pm.