'In 2009, I had a run in with Breast Cancer. While it was very scary, I was lucky that my problems turned out to be minor and after an operation, I am fine. Following this, the hospital carried out thorough checks and I was subsequently diagnosed with IBS, underactive thyroid and osteopenia.'
'The Healthiness Ltd Boot Camp instructors are brilliant - they push you to achieve without being pushy or overbearing; they support you and appreciate your effort. I persevered through the winter months with dark nights and rain, and thoroughly enjoyed the wide variety of exercises. The camaraderie grew as the class grew, which was excellent!'
'I have completely changed my fitness, and whilst I am no Usain Bolt or Jessica Ennis, I enjoy exercising. It’s been hard work, but for the monthly fee and 3 sessions a week, I have rebuilt my bone density - that is priceless.'
Healthiness Ltd Boot Camp
'I’ve attended Boot Camp since it started and I’ve worked my fitness up to a really high level. My body and core strength is unbelievable, even my co-ordination. Last year I started jogging at the age of 66. The team organised a beginner’s programme for me to follow. Having never been a runner, I began by walking for 5 minutes, the jogging, which I repeated 3 times a week on top of the classes. I was surprised that before too long I was able to maintain an easy jog for 25 minutes covering 2.5 km. Since this I’ve now taken up swimming every day and jogging in the evening. If I can’t at least exercise once a day I don’t feel right. I had no trouble completing the Santa Dash at Christmas and recently did the Race for Life with a group of members from the Wednesday class.'
St Michaels & Lark Lane Community Centre/Boot Camp