Norwich model launches free fitness classes as part of cancer recovery

PUBLISHED: 06:30 02 September 2014

Norwich model Kerri Parker after her brain surgery.

Norwich model Kerri Parker after her brain surgery.

Archant Norfolk.

A Norwich model, who is recovering from brain surgery, has launched two free fitness bootcamps as she continues her fight against cancer.

Kerri Parker was given the news in October that she had a brain tumour and had surgery earlier this year.

The 30-year-old, who runs a model academy, has launched sessions in Norwich and Dereham to help improve her fitness and the health of others.

Miss Parker launched the fitness campaign two weeks ago, and in four sessions have seen 200 people attend.

The former Dereham Neatherd High School student runs the sessions with qualified ex-army trainers and qualified nutritionists on hand to give people free advice about diet and lifestyle choices as well.

She said: “As part of my recovery from my brain surgery for me I have wanted to make myself as fit and healthy as possible, and so have developed these bootcamps for anyone who wants to do the same, whether it is for weight loss or just for health.”

“The press recently revealed up to 4,000 extra people a year will develop cancer from being overweight and poor diet, and for someone who had a good diet and was fit and healthy to get cancer. This sickens me, and I want to try and prevent people from going through this. They are free to everyone and will continue to be free for the rest of the year to try and do our part in getting the community healthy.

Miss Parker said the bootcamps were open to all ages. The sessions are held in Dereham on Friday nights at 7pm at Neatherd Moor and in Norwich on Mondays at Sloughbottom Park from 6.30pm.

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