Operation shed the pounds

Operation shed the pounds

By Hayden Moore

NOW THAT Christmas is all over and we’re looking for a way to shake off a few of the extra pounds we have put on, there it no better way then with the annual Operation Transformation programmes.

Operation Transformation (OT) hits our television screens on January 9 for another season and local groups are aiming to promote fitness and a healthy well-being to coincide with the hit show.

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Operation Transformation Walk in Griffeen Valley Park last year. Photo: Ben Ryan

There are nationwide OT walks taking place on Saturday, January 12 at 11am and the local leg of the walk will kick off in Corkagh Park, starting near St John’s Road – with registration at 10.30am.

South Dublin County Sports Partnership is urging local schools, sports clubs and community groups to take part in the programmes and is offering free volunteer walk leader training, banners and posters, and equipment for those who want to offer weight measurements to their programmes.

While offering indoor walking programmes throughout January and February, the Sports Partnership is also encouraging local groups taking part to get inventive with their programmes.

For those looking to register they can email info@sdcsp.ie for further details.

Also kicking off their OT is Round Tower GAA, who are aiming to make it easier for participants to achieve their New Year’s resolutions, and not only for their club members as the whole Clondalkin community is invited.

Running for six weeks, Round Tower GAA’s OT will start on Monday, January 14 in their clubhouse across from Scoil Mhuire, and will consist of two 5km walks a week, a couch to 5k group whilst providing nutritional information and topical talks.

Across in Lucan, Weston Hockey Club’s OT will begin on Monday, January 7 at 6.30pm with optional weigh-ins at that time too and the final walk leaving at 7pm.

Operation Transformation will also take place in St Anne’s GAA Club in Bohernabreena and Clondalkin Rugby Club.

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