Carre’s gym member collects prestigious award

Gwen Lacey collects her award.

Gwen Lacey collects her award.

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Carre’s Grammar School Fitness Facility this week announced that one of their gym members has recently been awarded with the Active 4 Health award at the Lincolnshire Sports Awards.

Gwen Lacey, who was initially referred by her GP to complete a 12-week physical activity programme, was nominated for this award due to reducing her body weight by more than 8kg. In addition to reducing her weight, she was also able to stop all of her pain relief, which she took for chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis.

Almost a year on from joining up, Gwen now continues to attend the gym on average three times a week and feels much better for doing this, both mentally and physically.

Health, fitness and physical activity manager Nigel Stephenson said: “It is great to see the real positive health benefits that people can achieve from participating in regular physical activity.

“Many of our members have inspiring stories about the benefits that they have gained since joining the gym.”

Carre’s Grammar School was a finalist in the Active Workplace Category for encouraging both staff and students to engage in regular sport and physical activity. It offers all of its staff free gym membership and a range of exercise opportunities including badminton, table tennis, running, football and spinning sessions.

Students are offered gym membership at a reduced rate. As well as a range of activities during PE lessons, there are also clubs every lunchtime and after school most days.

Anyone who might be interested in improving their fitness can call 01529 308742 to book in for a free trial session.