Surrey Human Performance Institute features on new Sky 1 Series
06 January 2012
The Surrey Human Performance Institute (SHPI), based within Surrey Sports Park, is currently featuring on Sky 1’s ‘Obese: A Year To Save My Life’ as several individuals look to lose weight and improve their lifestyles.
The programme follows nine people that have been diagnosed as morbidly obese as they take on a life change or risk serious health implications and even death.
SHPI provided health and fitness testing for the individuals as well as valuable advice and support during and after their boot camp, which features as a part of the programme.
Commenting on the experience, SHPI Manager Karen Williams said: “Working with the TV crews was surprisingly easy as they wanted to capture the true responses and emotions of the participants.
The series provides an insight into how the individuals end up in the difficult situation of morbid obesity and how step by step, they turned their lives around over the course of the year. The contributors are real people and this documented the highs and the lows of the life changing nutrition and exercise plans.
It also highlights the importance of a balanced diet and exercise program which we at the SHPI can provide support with.”
First episode of the series, which is repeated on Sky 1 this evening (Thursday), followed Julie who, with the help of SHPI, has maintained a healthier lifestyle since completing the programme and is continuing to work towards a suitable weight.