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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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Local woman on the road to national rowing championships in London

After months of training at Peterlee Leisure Centre, local woman Lesley Wright, aged 45, has recently qualified to compete in the National Rowing Championships at the Olympic Park in London next February. Lesley from Peterlee entered her first competition in 26 years at Manchester Velodrome after less than six months of training with her personal […]

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‘Clubbercise’ classes a hit at Seaham Leisure Centre

Seaham Leisure Centre launched its news ‘Clubbercise’ classes this month, to offer a new type of exercise for those who refuse to leave the dance floor! The new aerobic sessions, which take place on Wednesdays at 7.15pm and Thursdays at 5pm, are set to classic 90s dance floor anthems and modern day hits. The studio […]

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Peterlee Leisure Centre to host a fun filled Festival of Fitness!

Peterlee Leisure Centre is hosting a free, action packed festival of fitness on Monday 30th March to celebrate the unveiling of its all-new class timetable, which will launch on April 30th. The three-hour festival will kick-off at 5.45pm, showcasing the wide variety of classes available at the centre Current members and non-members alike will be […]

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