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Shape Up PlanThe LC Shape Up Plan is a unique programme offered to all our members who are looking to shape up, lose weight and feel great. With nutritional advice, support and tailored fitness porgrammes our shape up 

team are dedicated to impact our members lives positively.

Each month we will be recognising the member who has made the most progress adn shown the best attitude to achieving their goals.

August Shape Up member of the Month


Telsa Christina Gwynne

Start weight - 02-06-14

Current weight - 04-08-14

Total weight loss 6kgs


How has the Shape Up Plan helped you?

Joining the shape up plan has helped me stick to a plan of healthier eating and exercise. It has encouraged me to try more classes with the convenience of working around me for my weigh-ins.

After a very difficult year and losing nearly a stone i now feel I am in control as opposed to things being in control of me. I am now looking forward to going on holiday and being active.

However as soon as I come back I will definately be continuing with the Shape Up Plan.

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raft raceOn Sunday 10th August a team of our intrepid LC lifeguards took on the famous Mumbles Raft Race.


They did all of us at the LC proud by not sinking and raised money for the RNLI along the way.


Well done Tommy's Rescue.


Left-right: Jake Plumley, Adam Cottam, Joe Tingle, Richard Brain, Alex Greenslade, Rhys Kilbuern, Jodie Johnstone



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Go Team LC!!

10599503 522479811186581 4747540813428981899 nToday was the day that Team LC took part in Battle of the Gyms for bragging rights over Simply Gym Gorseinon and Simply Gym Llansamlet.


The first challenge was a 10k treadmill run with our LC Cobra Running Club instructor Julie Wallis (centre)

heading the way. With a combined time of 3 hours 46 minutes and 9 seconds Team LC have laid the challenge down to the other gyms and we can't wait to hear their times!!


Well done Team LC.


Left to Right: Raul Reismann, Jonathan Beynon, Julie Wallis, Robin D'Arcy, James Holloway

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Is it true that some people naturally lose weight faster than others?     


Yes this is an unfortunate truth. Some people just have a faster metabolism, and burn calories more quickly. Age, gender and stress can also be contributing factors. In this busy world, stress plays a major role in body composition, and whether a person is a comfort eater or food avoider when stressed will determine their predisposition.

My advice would be to stay consistent with your exercise routine. Don’t be disheartened if the weight doesn’t come off as fast as you would like - the added benefits of exercising, such as increased cardiovascular capacity, toned muscles and overall health can be even more important than weight loss.

Exercise in hot weather

With the recent heatwave, lots of people have been taking to the great outdoors to make the most of the sunshine whilst exercising. I thoroughly enjoy going to the beach for a jog, as a refreshing change from the treadmill. But the risks of exercising in hot weather mustn’t be ignored. Here are my top tips for staying safe:

  • Stay hydrated – drink more water than you normally would, to ensure your body stays cool
  • Avoid midday sun – the hottest time of the day is between 12 and 2pm, avoid strenuous exercise during this time
  • Take it easy – don’t expect your body to give it’s best performance if you are used to working out in an air conditioned gym
  • Snack – ensure your body has enough energy to cope with the heat as well as the exercise. Stick to juicy snacks such as fruit for both energy and hydration
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Money Matters Event 12th August 11am-2pm                                      money matters
A fun day with a serious message is taking place at the LC as part of a drive during the summer holidays to help people in Swansea communities manage the hidden costs of summer and not get caught in the debt trap.Swansea Council is one of a whole range of groups who will be supporting the FREE FAMILY FUN DAY & MONEY MATTERS INFORMATION EVENT 
Children can enjoy activities such as Face painting, Balloon Modelling and Sports Activities provided by 360 with a chance to win a signed Swans Football; Two tickets to an Ospreys Match; and a Rugby Ball signed by the Ospreys Squad
Parents can find out more about balancing the budget with free advice and information stalls from: Communities First; Age Cymru, LASA Credit Union, City and County of Swansea, Passport to Leisure and the Benefit Take up Team, Designed to Smile, Care & Repair, Eastside Foodbank, Wales Co-operative; CAB; Dwr Cymru
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