Malcolm Clemmet, 66, joined the Just Beat It! programme in August last year. Since then his GP says his fitness has improved by a third, he has lost 10kg in weight, and his blood sugar and cholesterol levels have fallen.
Mr Clemmet, from Shildon, County Durham, credits the improvements to his health to the Just Beat It! programme.Hurrah! Well done!
Last month, The Northern Echo revealed that the scheme launched less than a year ago was to be cancelled after funding was withdrawn.Ah. Well, austerity, and all that.
Mr Clemmet said he was "astonished" at the decision to cancel the scheme.
"It cannot believe that this proven programme is having its funding withdrawn.
"I read that diabetes and obesity is costing the NHS some £50 million pounds in the North-East - I'm certain that this programme would help reduce this cost significantly."
Mr Clemmet has written to the scheme's managers to express his disappointment. He has also contacted his MP, Helen Goodman, asking her to get involved.Ummm, why not start up your own little group, Mr Clemmet? These secrets to losing weight aren't copyright, are they?