Olympian gives keep fit advice to over 50s

Chris Cook is pictured with Paul Fisher, Manager Age UK North Yorkshire and Leanne Dunning, Marketing Manager, Hambleton District Council.
Chris Cook is pictured with Paul Fisher, Manager Age UK North Yorkshire and Leanne Dunning, Marketing Manager, Hambleton District Council.

Northallerton residents were given tips on how to keep fit last week - by a former Olympian!

Chris Cook, Olympic swimmer and Commonwealth Games gold medal winner visited the market town to speak to people over the age of 50 about the benefits of swimming, the importance of staying active and how to enjoy keeping fit.

The event - organised by Hambleton District Council and Age UK North Yorkshire – aimed at encouraging the over 50s to keep active, also saw information on the Ageing Well project and the District Council Leisure Centre’s new 50+ Club handed out.

“I left the meeting feeling I could do anything - so I power walked home,” said Northallerton resident, Sheila Smith and member of the new 50+ Club.

“This talk is for everyone - if you are old it will inspire you to be the best you can be and look for the positives. If you are younger it will inspire you to achieve whatever you want to achieve.”

Chris will deliver his inspirational talk again next week – in Stokesley. The event takes place on Monday October 22 at Stokesley Town Hall from10.30am - 12 noon.

Free refreshments will be provided and Chris will be available afterwards to answer any questions.

For more information or to book a place contact Age UK on 01609 771624 or lesley.williams@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk