Weigh forward

Tavistock Leisure director Jonathan Graham with personal trainer Steven Smith
Tavistock Leisure director Jonathan Graham with personal trainer Steven Smith

ARE you determined to get into shape? And do you need a helping hand to develop that physique you have always wanted?

Well, now’s your chance thanks to a new competition launched today by the Hartlepool Mail in conjunction with Tavistock Leisure and personal trainer Steven Smith.

Our weight-loss challenge is the perfect opportunity for people in the Hartlepool area to shed the pounds with expert help – and stand a chance of winning a top prize at the end of it.

Just think of it, you could be a step away from tip-top fitness and win a hotel stay and one-to-one personal training for two months.

And for one runner-up, a month’s supply of personal training is the fantastic offer.

Our Weigh Forward competition starts now and we want to hear from at least eight people interested in changing their life for the better – all in Olympic year.

There are no restrictions on people entering – just get your name in. We want to hear from everyone, whether you are a couple or entering on your own.

It doesn’t matter what your reason is for wanting to lose weight and get into shape. We want all your stories.

Our competition will run for eight weeks and will feature up to 10 contestants split into two teams.

They will be offered training from the experts including Steven Smith, who already provides personal training in Hartlepool. He will keep a close eye on every entrant and personally shape their exercise regime.

Steven said: “The aim is to get people fit and they will be hand held by us all the way through the experience.

“It’s great that they want to change their lives. We want to be the ones to help them.”

One client who has already felt the benefit of his training is Jonathan Graham, a director at Tavistock Leisure, which owns the Grand Hotel, in Swainson Street, Hartlepool.

Jonathan said: “I have worked with Steven and I know how good he is.

“We are delighted that people are thinking about getting in shape for the summer and should feel confident in themselves.

“Best Western Grand is delighted to get behind this competition so that we can hopefully change people’s lives for the better.”

The prize awaiting our winner is a great reward for all that weight loss.

They will receive personal one-to-one training from Steven for two months as well as an overnight stay at any Tavistock Hotel.

And for the runner-up, there will be a month of personal one-to-one training from Steven.

So what are you waiting for? Read the entry details below, get your trainers on and start that first step to a whole new you.

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