A group of local men are rising to the challenge in a weight loss charity fundraiser. The group of five men are competing to shed the most pounds during a 12 week intense weight loss programme coordinated by Bloomfield Health and Leisure Club. All of the contestants have the same goal: raise money for charity by losing weight and getting healthy.
They will each have a personal trainer from Bloomfield Leisure Club to encourage and motivate them. As well as the benefits of losing weight and getting fit and in shape, the contestants are raising funds for their chosen local charities.
Bill Collentine and Jimmy Kennedy will compete to raise money for their charities, Suicide Prevention Awareness and the Carers Association; Dave Farrelly has chosen St Vincent de Paul; Ger O’Connor will raise money for the Westmeath Hospice; while Martin Smith has chosen TEAM as his charity.
Bloomfield Leisure Club staff challenge the Mission Slim Possible participants to lose weight during the three-month challenge. They will have fitness assessments, full use of all leisure facilities, food tips, and a weekly weigh in. The professional and qualified instructors provide advice and motivation along the way to help them achieve their goals.
“At Bloomfield, there is every facility to help the participants lose weight, including a spacious, fully-equipped air-conditioned gym; a 20 metre deck-level swimming pool with hydro-pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room,” said Lisa Kenny, Bloomfield Leisure Club manager “However determination, hard work and, willpower are required and our team are here to encourage and motivate them along the way,” she added.
Each of the Mission Slim Possible team will collect sponsorship for their chosen charity. The management of Bloomfield House Hotel are donating €5 for every pound lost by each contestant. This combined amount will be donated to the winner’s charity.