Donegal groups join in RTE’s Operation Transformation

first_imgA number of groups are joining in RTE’s Operation Transformation which was broadcast last night.There are many groups across the county taking small steps but in large numbers so everyone is involved.Operation Transformation – ‘One small change – maybe two!’Finn Valley Men’s Project The Finn Valley Men’s Project has linked in with RTE’s Operation Transformation for the men here in the Finn Valley area. Starting early January 2017 the Finn Valley Men’s Project’s focus will be on ‘One small change – maybe two!’ for the eight weeks of RTE’s Operation Transformation. Our operation transformation will focus on two strands:• Weight loss – with an easy target aim of losing 7lbs in 8 weeks. (If small change is adopted this could lead to a weight loss of over 3 stone in a year!)• Getting active – 30 minutes 5 days a week. (It is well documented the health benefits of walking for just 30 minutes a day. Information can be provided.).Local Finn Valley Councillors will act as leaders for the 4 central locations of our program, The BASE Stranorlar (Wenesday 7pm), Castlefinn CPI (Thursday 9.30am), Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre (Tuesday 9.30am)& Sion Mills Parish Hall,(Monday 9pm) These locations are where the dietician/nutritionist and fitness experts will be based weekly for expert help and guidance. We invite all men from the Finn Valley area to join their nearest centre. Leaders and/or outreach worker will meet for planned walks in locations that suit them.Each man will on deciding which strand they wish to follow be given a weekly walking and/or diet plan*. You decide if you want to make one small change by getting active or lose half a stone or indeed you might try the two! For the more adventurous men support will be given to follow RTE’s Operation Transformation program through RTE’s online support with the assistance of the outreach worker. We will record various activities during the 8 weeks and hopefully we will appear on RTE’s program!This is a great chance to make a small change or two that could have a long term benefit on your health, a chance to get out and have a bit of craic. Give Mary a call – 0860414972 or Kathleen – 0877763401 for more information. You can also email us at [email protected] or check us out on Facebook Valley Men’s Project is a cross border/community project funded by International Fund for Ireland supporting the development and sustainability of men’s groups/sheds in the Finn Valley area covering Lifford/ Castlefinn/ Ballybofey/ Stranorlar and Sion Mills .* Walking and diet plan will be about small changes and will be advised by a nutrition and fitness expert. Health check analysis will be carried out on the first week by Donegal Sports Partnership.Operation Reformation in Killybegs! We’re back in action with Operation Reformation 2017! Registration and health screening will take place on Thursday the 5th of January in the ballroom in the Bayview Hotel from 5-8pm.Exercise takes place from Tuesday the 10th of January with a walk and Thursday the 12th with an exercise class with John Conwell in the tech gym! This will continue for 8 weeks with weigh ins every 2 weeks. You will need to wear hi-viz for walking and an exercise mat and water for the exercise class.Charge is €5 per week and we would hope, if possible, to collect half of this at the registration night and the other half at week 4.The funds this year will be split 2 ways between CLG Na Cealla Beaga’s new Fitness Centre and the Patients Comfort Fund in Killybegs Community Hospital. We hope this will be as big a success as last year and that we smash our previous 45 stone weight loss!Looking forward to seeing you all!Donegal groups join in RTE’s Operation Transformation was last modified: January 10th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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