Record weight loss at South Yorkshire summer camp

Daniel Allen is one of 30 young people from Rotherham to have lost an impressive amount of weight after attending a four-week summer weight management camp at Rotherham Leisure Complex.
Daniel Allen is one of 30 young people from Rotherham to have lost an impressive amount of weight after attending a four-week summer weight management camp at Rotherham Leisure Complex.
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Youngsters shed a record amount of weight at a South Yorkshire summer camp.

Daniel Allen was one of 30 young people from Rotherham to have shed pounds after attending a four-week summer weight management camp at Rotherham Leisure Complex.

The group of youngsters, aged seven to 17, lost an impressive 11.8 stone – the equivalent of 75 bags of sugar – in total.

Health Living programme manager Hayley Mills said: “In its third year, this year’s camp has been our most successful, with more weight loss, and more inch loss achieved during the four weeks.

Daniel, aged 15, who lost 6.4kg, said: “I’ve really enjoyed camp, and had lots of fun trying new activities. I’ve loved the healthy food-making session and it’s made me think about the things I eat at home.”

The camp taught the children how to make tasty healthy food and gave them the opportunity to be active.

Hayley said: “They even got to make smoothies at the same time as riding an exercise bike!

“At first the kids were terrified of coming into an unfamiliar setting with people they didn’t know, but after the first day their confidence soared. It was a pleasure to watch.”

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