The Get Active Awards were back for 2013!
Take a look at all of the 2013 winners below:
Get Active Instructor of the Year
Awarded to Rebecca Gerrard- Zumba and Fitness for Fun instructor. Rebecca makes everybody feel very welcome to her classes and ensures everyone has a fun and enjoyable time whilst exercising. Her enthusiasm and reliability was recognised by the many people who nominated her.
Winner- Rebecca Gerrard: “I am shocked and flattered, it is really nice that my class nominated me, I feel so appreciated.”
Get Active Volunteer of the Year
Awarded to Clive Brooks who has been leading the weekly Hulton Lane Health Walk for the past 5 years. He is held in high regard by all those who attend the walk.
Winner- Clive Brooks: “I enjoy walking, and it has so many social and health benefits.”
Get Active Class of the Year
Awarded to Jog Bolton, a Wednesday evening beginners running class at Leverhulme Park. The friendly atmosphere and encouragement and praise received throughout the sessions ensures that everybody comes back week after week.
Get Active Venue of the Year
Awarded to USN Bolton Arena which was consistently mentioned as being a friendly and welcoming environment by people accessing the Inspire2Action sessions and the Get Active referral pathway. The friendly reception staff and fantastic Gym Instructors mean nothing is too much trouble.
Get Active Health Improvement Award
Awarded to Dave Fleming who was referred to Get Active by the Specialist Weight Management team. 6 months on Dave has lost over 7 stone, feels stronger and has more energy.
Winner- Dave Fleming: “The instructors support, encourage and push you, I love it. I would say to other people make that step and you will be supported. It has made a massive difference to my life.”
Get Active Commitment Award
Awarded to Sheila Greenwood who, since joining line dancing sessions at Hulton Lane Community Centre, has steadily grown in confidence and has made many friends through attending the class.
Winner- Sheila Greenwood: “Had it not been for Get Active I would be at home staring at the four walls. I am overwhelmed to have been given this award and I would say to others to get out and join the classes.”
Public Health Wellness Award
Awarded to Lesley Heyes who works for Bolton at Home and promotes wellbeing across the organisation. She utilised the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ to make improvements to her both own lifestyle and to her colleagues.
Winner- Lesley Heyes: “When Bolton at Home said I should go for counselling I thought it wasn’t for me, that’s how much in denial I was. Now, I want to help others and maybe become a mentor, to give something back to the organisation which helped me so much.”
Get Active Special Recognition Award
Awarded to Anthony Sykes who was referred to the Phase 4 Cardiac Rehab scheme following a heart attack and quadruple coronary artery bypass graft. After accessing the Cardiac Rehab Scheme his fitness improved dramatically, he was quicker, stronger and taking on harder challenges.
As a result of his cardiac rehab experience Anthony was extremely keen to give back to others. He signed up to be a Volunteer and now helps at the cardiac sessions. He gives up his personal time to volunteer and has not only changed his own life but he has given back so much to many other people too.
Winner- Anthony Sykes: “I’m over the moon to have been given this award, it was a big surprise, I did not expect it at all.”
Garmin eTrex Venture HC GPS System
A GPS is a device similar to a satnav that uses sattelites to pinpoint location. GPS is used by walkers, cyclists and lots of outdoor people.
Anyone who needs to keep track of where they are, to find their way to a specific place, or know what direction and how fast they are going will find a GPS a very useful tool.
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