A FITNESS coach is on a mission to combat obesity in Huddersfield.
Lee Dyer, 22, is one of the first health trainers in the region to gain a specialist obesity qualification to help people with weight issues get active.
Lee, who works for Huddersfield’s Fit4Life project, completed his studies two weeks ago after handing in a 12,000-word dissertation.
The course – by the Wright Foundation company – equips fitness workers to take on obese people referred to them by GPs.
Lee hopes to work with local groups to tackle the problem.
He said: “There is a growing concern about obesity and it is costing the NHS millions.
“Rather than doctors dealing with it they can refer to people like me, who can deal with them on a one-to-one basis.”
Diet plans, physical activity and addressing low self-esteem are some of the issues Lee will be dealing with.
He now works as a health, fitness and personal development coach for Fit4Life, a scheme set up to encourage young people to get active.
He said: “It is about making them feel good about themselves by losing a bit of weight and getting them involved in activities they enjoy surrounded by people.”
For further information phone Fit4Life on 07747 846977.