When Anne Massie retired from the work she loved, she was left with a gap in her life and that began to lead to anxiety.
She knew that change was needed and so, along with her husband George, they took the plunge and decided to get fit and lose weight together.
The couple, who live in Sutton-on-Sea, spotted a story on retired policeman Nev Roberts in the Mablethorpe Leader and the fitness journey he had been on at the town’s Station Sports Centre.
“When we saw what that man had achieved, we decided to give it a go ourselves and we are really enjoying it,” said the couple.
Anne, 65, and retired lorry driver George, 69, came to live by the sea six years ago.
While they are both active and enjoy walking their two dogs, they knew they wanted to improve their health. George wanted to control his Type 2 diabetes and had suffered from high blood pressure. Meanwhile Anne had left her job at Tesco in Ingoldmells.
“I do suffer from stress and anxiety and when I finished work I didn’t want to stop at home and I knew I wanted to feel better in myself.”
The couple were accepted onto the GPs’ exercise referral programme and are delighted by their progress since joining Station Sports Centre. With days when she would feel a little ‘on edge’ Anne realised that her gym exercise really helped.
“We feel so much better and happier in ourselves and there are some lovely people here, both the staff and the other members,” said Anne and George, who celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary in 2019.