Be Inspired Latest Edition – Steve Leng
In the latest edition of our Be Inspired campaign, we speak to Steve Leng.
Steve has been a member at Bolton Arena for the past 5 years. An avid sportsman in his day, after playing Rugby to a high level, Steve joined after recovering from a stroke whilst on holiday in Thailand, which left him in a serious condition in hospital for a number of weeks. After suffering the stroke he was looking for a way to get fit again.
Steve said that he felt Bolton Arena was a comfortable place to train with the major benefit being the one-to-one sessions. These sessions had everything he needed in order to regain his fitness after his stroke.
After initially losing 2.5 stone, the one-to-one sessions with a fitness instructor helped him keep his weight off in the form of a variety of different exercises in order to ensure that the programme never got boring and repetitive.
When asked what advice he would give to people who may be apprehensive about returning to the gym after an illness, Steve said he uses his own journey to inspire others. The fact that he can regain his fitness, lose weight and keep it off is evidence that others can get themselves back on track too.
Keep a look out for our next Be Inspired story.