Mayor on target for fitness goal 

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The Mayor of Bolton is half way through a personal fitness campaign to raise money for his Mayoral charities and is set to hit his target weight of 12 stone.

Councillor Guy Harkin has been working with a personal trainer at Westhoughton Leisure Centre over the last six weeks, aiming to lose weight and reduce his Body Mass Index (BMI), which is a way of calculating if a person’s weight is appropriate for their height.

He visited Westhoughton Leisure Centre on Tuesday 26 June for his first weigh-in and BMI calculation. At the time he weighed 13 and a half stone and was set a target weight of 12 stone. He is over half way towards his target, through following a diet and exercise plan including regular sessions in the gym, as well as doing other types of exercise such as running. He will return for a final weigh in at the end of September.

He is now looking for more people to sponsor him for the final half of his campaign and hopes to raise money for the Bolton Lads and Girls Club, Bolton Hospice and the Alzheimers Society.

The Mayor of Bolton said: “I hope that my fitness campaign will encourage people all across Bolton to try to get fit, especially those who have just retired and now have time on their hands. I’d like to encourage everyone to sponsor me and help me raise some money for some great charities.”

Sponsorship forms can be picked up from the Mayors Office and the One Stop Shop in Bolton Town Hall.


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