Walking warriors

Julie Clegg leads the way as set up a new walking programme to help reisdents lose weight. Picture: Andrew Roe
Julie Clegg leads the way as set up a new walking programme to help reisdents lose weight. Picture: Andrew Roe

A group of determined women have put their best foot forward and seen their fitness go through the roof as a result thanks to a new health programme.

Walking Warriors, created by Julie Clegg, is a 14 week course currently taking place in Scawthorpe aiming to help residents lose 14lbs of fat, over 14 weigh-in sessions, with 14 different body measurements, 14 different walks, 14 exercises and a 14 day half detox.

Julie Clegg (second left) has set up a walking programme with Scawthorpe Social Club owner Ryan Morling who donates a room for free to allow them to have their meetings. Picture: Andrew Roe

Julie Clegg (second left) has set up a walking programme with Scawthorpe Social Club owner Ryan Morling who donates a room for free to allow them to have their meetings. Picture: Andrew Roe

The course, held three nights a week at Scawthorpe Club, is at the half way point and already participants are seeing amazing results.

Julie says: “People have been overwhelmed by the results.

“The aim of the course is to go on a walk with 14lbs of weight on your back, this is approximately 15 tins of beans. The aim is to get rid of one tin of beans a week.

“I’ve been doing fitness classes for 15 years all over the place but to see people in my local community doing so well from this programme means more.

“The results have just been amazing. I have one woman who in seven weeks has lost ten inches from her bust and lost nearly two stone.”

Speaking about the idea to start the class Julie, from Scawthorpe, adds: “At Christmas I kept having local people asking me to help them get fit, and to lose weight.

“I approached Scawthorpe Club and asked if I could use a room for the weigh-ins and the owner Wayne Maulin said, we could have it for free and all work together and help the local people in the community.

“This is what I aim to do, it’s my mission to get them motivated, to make them feel good, to get them fitter, to lose 14lbs of fat, to tone up, to meet people and most of all to have some fun.

“I think people have really responded to this because it’s also a good way for people to make friends and have a catch up.”

Maggie Stevenson, who has been attended the course for the last seven weeks, adds: “My fitness has gone through the roof.”

The course is held on a between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on a Monday and Friday and on Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm.

Julie has been so impressed with the feedback that she has started introducing new sessions.

To find out more contact Julie on 07827 017 206.

Captions:-

ndfp-06-03-14-ar20.JPG: Julie Clegg

ndfp-06-03-14-ar24.JPG Julie Clegg (second left) has set up a walking programme with Scawthorpe Social Club owner Ryan Morling who donates a room for free to allow them to have their meetings. Picture: Andrew Roe

ndfp-06-03-14-ar25.JPG Julie Clegg (second left) has set up a walking programme with Scawthorpe Social Club owner Ryan Morling who donates a room for free to allow them to have their meetings. Picture: Andrew Roe

All other pics: Julie Clegg with her Walking Warriors