Although the closing date for applications on Friday 12 January 2018 is looming, there’s still time to apply to join Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s ‘Biggest Loser’ health and wellbeing programme.
Starting at the end of January, the Biggest Loser is a 12-week programme that offers participants the opportunity to get fitter and healthier whilst raising funds for this important local charity.
Biggest Loser participants will have access to gym facilities, exercise classes, personal trainers and nutritional advice, in return for raising sponsorship to support Rennie Grove’s vital services to the local community. The charity provides care and support for adults and children diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illness and their families through its responsive 24/7 Hospice at Home service, Family Support services and range of Day Services at Grove House.
The Rennie Grove Biggest Loser will be the person who loses the highest percentage of body fat by the end of the 12 weeks. Past winners include Sonia Workman, who has maintained a healthy weight and Wendy Smith who is signing up again “as I have such fond memories of taking part previously.”
Says Wendy: “Not only was I successful in losing weight and improving my health, I also made friends who I am still in touch with now.
“I maintained my weight loss until January 2016 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. A combination of the drugs I was on during my chemotherapy, and a certain amount of comfort eating, led me to gain approximately 3-and-a-half stone.
“The commitment to fitness, which I developed during the biggest loser programme, has remained with me. However, I need the support of a group to get my eating habits back on track.”
She hopes that participating once again in the Biggest Loser programme will help her rebuild her confidence and sense of control as well as support a cause that is close to her heart.
The programme includes:
- 12 week free gym membership at one of three Places for People sports centres – High Wycombe, Marlow and Princes Risborough
- Access to personal trainers
- Regular weigh-ins to monitor your progress
- Nutritional advice from Holly Miles Nutrition
- Fundraising tips and support from the Rennie Grove team
- Prizes – including spa treatments, annual gym memberships and more
It’s free to apply and participants must raise a minimum of £500 sponsorship for Rennie Grove.
“If you've been trying to get fitter and healthier but have been struggling to motivateyourself, this could be the programme you need,” said Gillian Barnett, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Rennie Grove.
“What better incentive than the knowledge that your success will also make a huge difference to local patients suffering from life-limiting illnesses and their families? We also have some fantastic prizes on offer for our most successful losers.”
If you're looking to transform your life in 2018, application forms are available to download from the charity’s website at www.renniegrove.org/biggestloser or by calling 01442 820740. Completed applications should be received by the closing date of Friday 12 January 2018.