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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Top fitness guru Zander Urquhart is aiming to rid Coatbridge of its “unhealthiest town in Europe” label by launching a new sports and fitness facility for local people to use free of charge. 

The ‘Slim Scotland Centre of Excellence’ combines an intensive fitness programme with top-class nutritional advice in keeping with the ‘Pareto Principle’, which states that 80% of results come from 20% of causes.

Often branded as the ‘poor man of Europe’, Zander founded Slim Scotland with the objective of improving the health and lifestyle of every town, city and village in Scotland.

Taking a fresh approach to fitness, the new centre at Dundyvan Industrial Estate will feature a whole host of fun team-based activities such as dodge ball, as well as more traditional circuit-based exercises to ensure that whatever the level of fitness of the participant, there will be something for everyone.

With no membership fees, the Slim Scotland Centre of Excellence is designed to be accessible enough for the whole community to enjoy top of the range sport­ing activities without being tied in to expensive fees.

As part of the ongoing Slim Scotland campaign to eradicate obesity, all classes at the centre will be free of charge. Whether you want to firm up and get fitter, need a kick-start to a new life or simply just want to drop a few pounds and tone up for party-season then this is the ideal place to start.

Zander Urquhart, founder of Slim Scotland, said “The Slim Scotland campaign is aimed at improving Scotland’s general wellbeing and obliterating obesity. What better place to start than Coatbridge? Recently dubbed the unhealthiest town in Europe, Coatbridge was a natural location for the first Slim Scotland Centre of Excellence.

“Speaking to people their initial concern is the fact that gym memberships are so expensive, but with the introduction of these free classes there’s really no excuse. No matter what you are looking to get out of exercise – weight loss, muscle toning or building or just getting fit - the Slim Scotland Centre of Excellence will make a massive difference not only to your overall physique but also your self esteem.”

The team of ten experienced coaches and personal trainers who hail from varied backgrounds will be on hand to motivate you on every step of the way while giving you nutritional tips for going forward.

Zander added: “You will also have the opportunity to meet great new friends and take part in activities such as dodge ball, boxercise, circuit-based training, team building, kettle bell training programmes and so much more.”

With classes filling up already, those wanting to get into great shape are encouraged to sign up now to avoid disappointment.

For more information on Slim Scotland , to reserve a place at the Slim Scotland Centre of Excellence, or to find out about the services Zander Urquhart can provide, contact him on 07939 148 946 or e-mail slimscotland@gmail.com.

Slim Scotland Centre of Excellence, Unit 3/5 Dundyvan Industrial Estate, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, ML5 4AQ.



Issued by Beattie Communications (www.beattiegroup.com) on behalf of Slim Scotland

For further information please contact Lisa McCafferty on 01698 787849 / 07850 276323

Note to editor

Set up by eccentric personal trainer Zander Urquhart in his own hometown of Coatbridge, the very first Slim Scotland Centre of Excellence is aiming to rid Coatbridge of its “unhealthiest town in Europe” label.

Zander launched Slim Scotland in 2009 with the intention of eradicating obesity in every town, city and village in Scotland.

With experience spanning almost two decades, Zander has worked for some of the world’s biggest fitness companies ranging from Fitness instructor to club manager and onto lecturing in health and fitness at Coatbridge College.