Case Study: Group Exercise

Thursday, 01 January 2015 Broadwood Venue News

Case Study: Group Exercise


The benefits of participating in group exercise classes have been brought to life in the past year by Broadwood Leisure Centre member Colleen Rae.

Colleen, 44, joined NL Leisure in January 2014 with the goal of losing weight and become healthier throughout the year. Twelve months later she has achieved her goals and more, losing 6.5 stone and becoming fitter and healthier in the process.

Starting off in the gym and adopting a healthy balanced diet, Colleen was determined to shed the pounds. Each time she visited the gym at Broadwood, Colleen would see the droves of enthusiasts heading to the gym studio for their various group exercise classes.

“I used to see the classes taking place and wonder what they were like. I started off with body attack and sometimes Legs Bums and Tums and then I caught the bug,” says Colleen.

She hasn’t looked back since. Keeping to a strict and dedicated fitness routine throughout 2014, Colleen would attend three fitness classes and fit in four gym sessions every week, as well as holding down a full time job.

“It was a bit daunting the first time I went along to the class but everyone at Broadwood was so welcoming and got me up to speed with everything really quickly. The first few sessions were really tough and I was drained after them but you get into the swing of it and I feel energised and rejuvenated after every class now.”

Over the past twelve months, with the help of group exercise classes with NL Leisure, Colleen has lost a considerable amount of weight, and this year she’s aiming to keep the weight off. Her life has completely changed as a result of becoming fitter and healthier.

“As a result of joining NL Leisure I’ve become more active in other aspects of my life, I’m cycling more, walking more and I’m looking at joining the Taekwondo club at Birkenshaw in the next few months,” she says.

“Last year was incredible for my health and fitness and I’m looking forward to more of the same this year at Broadwood.”

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NL Leisure is a registered Scottish charity, regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). The purpose of NL Leisure is to deliver sport, recreational, health improving and social welfare services to the community of North Lanarkshire. NL Leisure is a not for profit company (NPDO) which is limited by guarantee.

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