A health and fitness campaign combining exercise and healthy eating has been launched in Huddersfield – and organisers are seeking volunteers to take part.
Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL) and Gymfoods4u have teamed up to launch the New4U campaign, which will see one male and one female embark on a six-week challenge to get fitter and shed those surplus pounds by using the facilities at KAL’s Lockwood Park gym and eating free food from Gymfoods4u.
They will also get two one-hour sessions with a personal trainer and a specific training programme to follow.
Applicants who are unsuccessful will still get a free day pass to Lockwood Park gym and nutritional advice from Gymfoods4u as well as a free 30-minute taster of personal trainer sessions at Lockwood Park.
The successful applicants will have a weigh-in before they start and will keep people up-to-date with their progress on Facebook.
The campaign will be rolled out to other KAL sites over the next 12 weeks – including Holmfirth, Colne Valley, Stadium Health and Fitness and to Dewsbury, Spenborough and Batley sports centres as well as Batley baths and four smaller sites at Deighton, Scissett and Whitcliffe Mount – enabling more pairs of men and women to take part.
Ian Roberton, of Gymfoods4u, said: “Each applicant will put forward their case for why they should win the opportunity to take part in the campaign and the ones we feel have the best case will win.
“Our aim is to encourage people who do not attend a gym and have little education of a healthy lifestyle to make a difference and change for the better.”
Gymfoods4u supplies boxed calorie-controlled meals tailored to complement an individual’s fitness regime.
The boxes, containing a week’s supply of meals – including fare from local suppliers – are delivered to gym members to take home. The boxes also include daily meal planners, cookery instructions, recipes and menus which are different each week.
Gymfoods4u consulted Dr Sarah Schenker, one of the UK’s top nutritionists and dieticians, about the foodstuffs supplied to help people working to get fit or lose weight.
Mr Roberton said: “KAL are keen to take part in this campaign because it is all about making a difference to people. A lot of people are putting on weight due to lack of exercise and poor diet, but people can lose weight by eating the right food and doing some light exercise.”
To apply to take part, go to www.gymfoods4u.com
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