Bury Free Press Editor Barry Peters has become the face of the latest Inspire Me poster at Abbeycroft Leisure.
Barry shed an amazing four stone and dropped six trouser sizes during his keep fit regime last year. And at the same time he has raised £500 for the Bury Free Press Beat It appeal.
A magazine style cover poster featuring Barry and his trainer Helen Bye, known by Barry as the ‘Smiling Assassin’, will take pride of place at the leisure centre as part of the poster campaign. The ‘Active Bury St Edmunds’ campaign, supported by Suffolk County Council, NHS Suffolk, and Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, aims to inspire people to increase their physical activity to improve their quality of life.
Barry’s health and fitness plan began last February and he said: “I feel so much better. If anyone is thinking of losing weight I would wholeheartedly recommend giving it a go. I have far more energy now than I used to, I’m less lethargic and I can now run for eight minutes without stopping. I’m the Duracell bunny!”
Helen said: “Barry has done incredibly well. He really took ownership of his goal and that is why he has succeeded. It just proves that you can fit in time to get active despite having a busy schedule and responsibilities. Barry deserves to be an Inspire Me cover star because what he has achieved will inspire many others to do the same.” See http://www.acleisure.com/active-campaign/inspire-me-cover-stars-acl.html