On Sunday 19th February, Graham Waugh and Simon Daize went along to the BBC 3 Counties Radio studios where they were interviewed by Nana Akua on her health show and spoke about the partnership between The Disability Resource Centre and BIG Health and Fitness.
Graham, who runs BIG Health and Fitness, is a GP Referral Approved Personal Trainer and specialises in obesity and diabetes as well as other health conditions that make exercising and maintaining a healthy weight difficult. Graham is offering his services as a personal trainer to people with limited mobility in addition to giving them bespoke exercise programs and dietary and weight management information.
During the interview, Graham explained what his impetus was in starting the company, which is an inspirational story in itself. Graham was one of the heaviest men in the UK weighing in at well over 50 stones and losing 34 stones since embarking upon his weight loss and fitness regime.
Simon Daize, The Disability Resource Centre’s Partnership Liaison Officer, after finding out about the initiative, enrolled onto the program and although he hasn’t lost any weight, says that exercising is making him feel a whole lot more flexible every day.
The Disability Resource Centre has a set of wheelchair accessible scales (the only one we are aware of in the county) and a gym which is fully accessible – which Simon also found an advantage.
You can listen again to the interview on BBC 3 Counties Radio if you missed it the first time.