Navy PT busts myths toimprove diet and fitness

A SAILOR has been putting people through their paces in a bid to get them in tip-top condition.

Monday, 21st November 2016, 9:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 12:06 pm
jpns-21-11-16-15 fare comm CREDIT THE PIC Collingwoods Healthy Lifestyle SARC STAFF AT THE START OF A HEALTHY EATING PROGRAMME CAPTION: AB Craig John and Kate Crean get stuck into Leading Phsyical Trainer Luke Steeles (centre) Healthy Lifestyle Programme.

When Leading Physical Trainer Luke Steele received his shore-based draft to HMS Collingwood, he decided to make it his mission to help individuals who wanted to improve their wellbeing and banish bad lifestyle habits.

With plenty of passion for the subject, LPT Steele created his healthy lifestyle programme and began to spread the word around the establishment.

Interested personnel, of all ranks and organisations, were invited to attend weekly interactive sessions.

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The first session was LPT Steele’s chance to share some of his knowledge of nutrition with the group.

He took them back to basics to dispute common health and diet myths.

This was followed by a weigh-in, which measured the participants’ health statistics, such as weight, metabolic age and BMI.

Luke, is currently looking to gain a degree in nutrition.

He said of his healthy lifestyle programme: ‘I really want to help people who want to make that change within their lifestyle. It’s all about breaking bad habits and forming new healthy ones.’

As well as nutrition, the programme aims to introduce a variety of exercise to suit the participants’ lifestyles.

The physical sessions include functional fitness, spinning, yoga and many more, allowing individuals to discover activities they enjoy and find beneficial.