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Seaham Leisure Centre supports member in a bid to lose 7 stone in 7 months

Local woman, Michele Snedden, an ex-dancer and national fitness presenter, is undertaking an ambitious challenge to lose seven stone in seven months to raise money for mental health charity MIND.

  • Michele has previously battled with stress and depression in response to a painful divorce and redundancy
  • Determined Michele said enough was enough with emotional eating and set about this fantastic challenge
  • Seaham Leisure Centre is now supporting Michele in her bid to lose weight, and she will be training at the centre five days a week
  • Starting with a tailored, gentle exercise programme suitable for her current weight and fitness level, Michele will be recording her experiences in a daily diary
  • She will also be combining the exercise program with a diet compromising of 100% natural juices and raw foods, having trained as a Raw Food Chef
  • MIND is a mental health charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem


Michele commented:

For many years I was at the top of my game so to suddenly realise I was seven stone overweight was a real shock. I never thought this would happen to me but now I am determined to reach my goal and finally step out of the fat suit I seem to be wearing. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences with the local community to hopefully inspire others to get fit while raising money for such a worthwhile charity!

Phil Evans, Business Manager at Seaham Leisure Centre, said:

The whole team at Seaham are supporting Michele in her bid to lose weight – she is a true inspiration. We wish her the best of luck over the next seven months!


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Leisure centre challenges local community to transform their bodies in 30 days

Peterlee Leisure Centre has challenged local people to transform their bodies in just 30 days. Lee Kennedy, Health and Fitness Manager at the centre has personally developed a 30-day simple and healthy eating plan to be carried out alongside regular physical exercise, which both members and non-members can take advantage of. More than 80 people […]

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Leisure in the Community donates £7,740 to community fitness initiatives

Leisure in the Community (LiTC), the not-for-profit organisation that manages two leisure facilities in the Easington area on behalf of Durham County Council, has joined forces with Sporting Chance and donated £7,740 to support children from the local community in developing their confidence and health through sport. The donation will fund Sporting Chance, a new […]

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