BBC Learning Centre, Eastgate Street, Gloucester
Friday January 28, 10am-4pm
It's FREE, it's FUN,
and it'll help you
Fat Nation TV show on BBC1 in the autumn kicked off The
Big Challenge by turning attention on a Birmingham street where
half the residents were overweight.
the end of the series they were all in far better shape thanks to
the support of the F-Team experts - fitness guru Efua Baker, psychologist
John Marsden and nutritionist Vicki Edgson, also known as Miss Chiplash.
three of the stars of the show are coming to Gloucester to inspire
others to follow their example.
junk-food addicts Joe Ward (right) and John Bradley,
new mum Sem Komurcugil, and one-time chip-loving, exercise-hating
school nurse Del Derrington will be at BBC Gloucestershire's
Feelgood Friday on January 28.
Read the Fat Nation stars' stories here
Feelgood Friday is a free, fun event at the BBC Learning Centre
with the message that changing to a healthier lifestyle can be enjoyable
Friday will turn the centre in Eastgate Street into a 'one-stop-shop'
with nutritionists, health, diet and fitness experts under one roof.
part of the fun BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Breakfast show with
Vernon Harwood will be broadcast live from the Learning Centre with
healthy breakfast served to listeners who come in and take part.
will also be trying out a rowing machine and some of the Big Challenge
exercise tips - including walking and buttock-clenching!
can also enter an online competition with the chance to win a one-to-one
session with Fat Nation's F-team. The prize includes a fitness consultation,
a nutritional overhaul and a mental wellbeing consultation.
can start getting fit the fun way right away on Feelgood Friday
by joining in our free dance demos.
if you think food that's good for you just isn't as nice as the
usual version, see if you can spot the difference in our 'healthy
versus high-calorie' taste test - we'll have loads of free grub
for you to try!
a health MOT - free blood pressure and body mass index checks
so you can find out your own health and fitness level, then talk
to local healthy living experts about feeling good by...
a sensible food plan you can stick to
exercise into your life
fitness trainer Graeme Hilditch
who visits Feelgood Friday can enter our prize draw with
loads of great 'healthy living' prizes to be won including a session
with personal fitness trainer Graeme Hilditch.
a former fitness coach with Brisbane Broncos, one of Australia's
leading rugby teams, will be at Feelgood Friday to talk about the
benefits of doing exercise you enjoy. Try his hi-tech rowing machine
where you can take part in a virtual race or put on the boxing gloves
and see if you can floor him!
that's too energetic for you let the stress and cares of the week
drift away with a relaxing Indian head massage.
Friday with GL1
leisure centre GL1 is also joining in the fun of Feelgood Friday
by running a range of FREE exercise class taster sessions
throughout the day, all suitable for beginners to the fitness game.
first come first served for both massages and exercise classes so
visit the BBC Learning Centre or call 01452 418180 to book your
- 11am11.45am: Forever Fit (Over-50s)
Exercise for over-50s to help improve your strength, stamina,
balance and posture
- 12.30pm-1.15pm: Below the Belt
Blitz the bits below the waist – thighs, buttocks and tummy
Legs, Bums & Tums
'Bottom line' toning session suitable for all fitness levels
- 3pm-3.30pm: AbSolution
Strengthening and toning exercises for tummy muscles and back
- 4pm-4.30pm: Simple Circuits
Complete workout for whole body, no fancy moves, suitable for
all fitness levels
of the fitness team from Horizons, the gym at GL1, will give guided
tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm and vouchers for
a free induction session will be available to anyone interested
a chance to win a year's free membership of GL1 worth £420
- free entry to Horizons, swimming and exercise classes - if you
enter the Feelgood Friday raffle. Tickets are £1 and all proceeds
will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee Tsunami appeal.
Parrack, BBC Learning Centre manager said: "The message of Feelgood
Friday and the BBC Big Challenge is simple: make little changes
to your lifestyle and you can make a BIG difference to your health.
"We're thrilled that the Fat Nation personalities can join us. Joe,
Sem and Del are ordinary people like you and me who have proved
that it IS possible to change unhealthy habits without drastically
changing your life.
are really looking forward to sharing their experiences with the
people of Gloucester."
miss out - join in all the fun of Feelgood Friday on January 28th
and meet the stars.
Big Challenge - be fit not fat
is in the grip of an obesity epidemic - and that's why the BBC has
launched The Big Challenge.
the Big Challenge is NOT about just putting people on diets. The
aim is to provide the tips and tools to help you make easy, achievable,
changes in your eating and activity habits to help you get healthier
and stay that way for good.
dancing is one fun way to get fit
focus is on simple, easily achievable lifestyle changes with a fun
example, sport and going to the gym isn't the only way to get fit
- why not go dancing instead? Salsa, jazzjive, belly and line-dancing
are all great ways to shake yourself into shape!
Big Challenge Roadshow came to Gloucester on Saturday 8th January
2005 . The roadshow featured one-to-one consultations with a dietician,
expert advice on adopting a healthier lifestyle, and fun exercise
the review of the day with picture gallery!
some of the features you may have missed in our
or get in touch at Gloucestershire@bbc.co.uk.