KEEP fit fanatics at a Holme Valley gym are boxing clever when it comes to healthy eating.
Members of Warehouse Gym at Honley can get a week’s supply of calorie-controlled meals individually tailored to complement their fitness regime following a link-up with local company Gymbox.
Two more gyms – Energy Fitness in Huddersfield and Escape Health Club in Skipton – have signed up for the service in the new year, when many people make a resolution to get in shape by joining fitness clubs.
And local suppliers are providing the nutritious fare, which includes specially-prepared breads, meat and dairy products.
Gymbox surveyed gym users about why they go to the gym and whether or not they would welcome being able to get a box of food at the gym with everything they need for three meals a day, seven days a week.
The company reported an overwhelming interest in the idea.
The gymbox, which is delivered to the gym for members to take home, also includes daily meal planners, cookery instructions, recipes and menus, which are different each week.
By providing the right foodstuffs in the correct quantities, Gymbox says there is less waste – while the cost to the customer compares favourably with supermarket prices.
The service was welcomed by Andrew Peacock, of Warehouse Gym, which has been operating for the past eight years and was a finalist in the National Gym Awards 2012.
Andy, a personal trainer, who runs a number of gyms, said: “There is an obvious link in providing high quality health and fitness facilities and information about healthy eating. Now we can back up that advice with the products that will make a difference.”
Gymbox has consulted Dr Sarah Schenker, one of the UK’s top nutritionists and dieticians, over the foodstuffs supplied to help people working to get fit or lose weight and is working with Huddersfield Jobcentre to provide work experience for unemployed young people.