Shaping up for the future

OVER the past six weeks nightclub owner Mick Ingram has transformed his lifestyle in a bid to shape up for the future.

Back when he first applied to join Fit Club Mick told how he had struggled with his weight for the past 20 years and wanted to make a change after turning 50 in January.

Now he's a regular in the gym at Batley Sports and Tennis Centre and his customers are starting to talk.

Mick said: "You don't always notice the difference yourself but people are saying they can tell I've lost weight. I'm still not drinking and I've been able to focus myself quite easily.

"I've been sticking with the gym and I'm still playing squash three times a week.

"I've not had a chance to go to any classes but I might try the boxercise or spin classes. I've done those at other gyms in the past but it's just a matter of fitting them in."

Last time Fit Club heard from Mick, his toughest challenge had been finding the motivation to get himself down to the gym and it's still not easy for him.

Mick said: "I find it's a struggle getting there but once I'm there and doing it, I enjoy it.

"The hardest is getting out of bed and setting off to the gym but once you've been to the gym you feel focused on what you're eating and things for the rest of the day.

"I'm just doing my own thing. I usually do and hour, mainly on the rowing machine and the stepper. What I want to do in the next few weeks is have a bit more of a go with the weights.

"I''m going to be splitting my time between the cardio and the the weights. I'm going to try to get there four times a week.

"I'm 99 per cent sure I'll be joining the gym after Fit Club ends because I've really enjoyed it."