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Elevating Northumberland’s Health & Fitness 

Thousands of Northumberland residents are healthier and fitter thanks to a new fitness programme that was introduced by Active Northumberland just one year ago  
Leisure Centres across the country have seen over 4000 customers take part in Active Northumberland's Elevate fitness pathway which provides a specially tailored personal fitness plan with expert one-on-one support and guidance. 
Some of the fantastic results include lower body weight, lower blood pressure and resting heart rate, improved bone density, increased muscle mass and improved mobility and flexibility. 
To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the Elevate 3 step fitness programme, Active Northumberland is offering five lucky residents the chance to be selected to get a FREE 12- month Active Anytime Plus membership. All you need to do to be in with the chance of being selected is fill in the following form by June 21 
Mark Warnes, chief executive of Active Northumberland said: 
“Everyone’s journey is different, and we all have varying health and wellbeing goals at different stages of our lives. 
The beauty of our Elevate programme is that it is open to all ages and abilities and is designed to support everyone – whether you are currently inactive and wanting to start your health and wellbeing journey, or if you are an athlete striving to progress to the next level. It is run by expert fitness teams across our centres. Participants receive a specially tailored exercise programme and instructor support to keep them motivated so that they can achieve their personal fitness goals.” 
“We’ve had some amazing results from the programme which has set participants on the track to a healthier and fitter future.” 
Elevate is a three-step pathway: Get Started: with a health check and some fitness goals, Get Active:  You are walked through your plan, shown your kit and learn how to track your workouts on your Active Wellness App. The third step of the plan is to Stay Focused: You’ll receive ongoing support to keep you motivated along with new exercises to maintain your focus on helping achieve your goals. 
Elaine Cusack signed up for the Elevate programme at Blyth Sports Centre. She said: 
“Every time I go to Blyth gym, I’m heartened to see a range of users aged from teens to over 60s keeping fit and having fun. Blyth Sports Centre has an inclusive atmosphere and is the perfect place for someone trying to get fit. 
“I found my trainer Bethany to be approachable, honest, inspirational and funny. She factored in my weight and existing health issues in order to set an exercise programme based on realistic, achievable targets.  
I tell anyone who’ll listen about the special weighing machine used in these one-to-one sessions. As well as weighing you, it calculates muscle density and even tells you how old your body is. I was gratified to be told that my body is 37 years old. Not bad for a 53-year-old! 
Danielle Richardson joined the Elevate programme in February and is achieving fantastic results. She said: 
“I had previously been using the gym without a proper structure or programme so joined the Elevate programme with the goal of losing some body fat and gaining muscle. I was given a programme by my instructor that was manageable, enjoyable and achievable and we worked on exercise technique to get the most out of my sessions. 
“Fast forward four months and I have achieved my fitness goals. I now have a new set of targets and Kayleigh my instructor continues to mix up my programmes to keep exercising fun and interesting. It’s been fantastic for both my physical and mental health and I would recommend the elevate programme to anybody.” 
If you would like to find out more about how the Elevate Programme could benefit you, speak to a member of the reception team at your local sports centre, ring 01670 620200 or go to  
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