Meet Cally Adam, one of the latest members of the Magna Vitae Fitness and Swim teams.
Cally, 18, has just started an apprenticeship at Horncastle Pool & Fitness Suite, initially taking his qualifications in lifeguarding and swimming instruction before hopefully progressing within the fitness areas.
However, in his spare time, he cannot stay away and is a familiar face over at the Skegness Fitness Suite in his home town.
The former pupil at Spilsby’s King Edward VI Academy, explains why he is now keen to keep fit: “I was keen on playing sport, but at the age of 14 I suffered a bad break of my collarbone and without being active, I reached around 16 or 17-stone,” he said.
“It got to the Christmas of that year, and I just said to myself ‘enough is enough’. I had wanted to go into the RAF as a personal training instructor, so I knew I had to sort my fitness out. Unfortunately, that did not work out, but I have kept the training up and now have a new career starting,” added Cally.
Encouraging other young people to keep fit after leaving school, he added: “You feel much better about yourself and much more confident. Young people must remember how important it is to keep active, it is good for you mentally and physically.”