Former 19st man now goes jogging in weight loss bid

PUBLISHED: 12:46 30 May 2012




An Exmouth father-of-two who has undertaken a charity weight loss and fitness programme has reached his first milestone

Richie Evans, 44, is following a programme of special training and healthy eating, guided by members of the team at Hands-on Health in Victoria Road with the aim of losing around 25 per cent the 19 stone 12 pounds he weighed in March.

He’s now lost more than a stone, weighing in at 18 stone 11 pounds n the week that the clinic celebrates its first birthday, and has started jogging too.

He is aiming to raise £1,000 for Woodbury’s Stallcombe House, a residential community for adults with learning disabilities - Hands-on Health’s adopted charity.

Most people are sponsoring him by the stone, to keep him motivated, and he will be joining Albie McMahon, partner at Hands-on Health, and representatives from Stallcombe House, at the Jubilee Celebrations in the Strand on Monday 5 June, to demonstrate his TRX training and invite more sponsors.

“Since embarking upon my very public fitness journey with Hands-on Health, I feel more body-confident, motivated and both physically and mentally healthy than I have done for some years, and all in a relatively short space of time. This is due in its entirety to the professionalism of Albie and his superb team, who clearly recognise that all aspects of their services are there to provide lasting benefits and not faddish short-term fixes. I truly believe that I will have an excellent chance of a lifetime of quality fitness and health as a result of the work that they have carried out with me.”

Richie has been posting updates on Facebook and the Hands-on Health blog page - including photos and video of his workouts. The Stallcombe House farm is providing him with some of its fresh produce as a contribution to his healthy eating.

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