March member spotlight: Mel Lewis


Each month, we feature one of our amazing Weekly Workout Club members here in our wellness and lifestyle area.

If you’re a member, you’ll know that its really important to Jo that we are all in this together and supporting one another on our fitness journeys.  This is the reason why Jo always refers to the club as the ‘Weekly Workout Family’

We thought it was time for members to get to know each other a little more and to share some stories and experiences.

Our March spotlight features the wonderful Mel Lewis. Over to you Mel…


Mel’s story

Hi, my name is Mel, I am 55 years old and I live in Winchester. I have been married to Steve for nearly 33 years and we have 2 sons, Harry who is 26 and Edward who is 23.

I volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Support, plus Simons Says, a local Child Bereavement Charity, and I am also in the middle of a degree in Humanistic Counselling, so I am quite busy but I also have 2 dogs so I enjoy a lot of walking around the Hampshire countryside.

What do you enjoy about the Workout Club?

I discovered Jo and her weekly workouts at the beginning of the pandemic and haven’t looked back since!

I love the fact that I can do the classes as and when I have the time (and also wearing whatever I like – even PJs sometimes!!) and I love the humour Jo brings to the classes.

“I always find myself laughing at the screen which often takes away the awareness that I am doing numerous repeaters and my legs have gone to jelly!!”

Nearly 2 years down the line I am still engaged with the classes, I find them really enjoyable, varied and educational and would highly recommend them to anyone (and I often do!)

Your three favourite online classes?

Well this is a difficult one as there are so many. I think it has to be:-

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Favourite food and drink?!

Natural yoghurt – I simply love this and it would be the one food item I would have to take on my desert island, along with rooibos green tea – I can’t function without either of these!

And what about books, films or TV?

I love a good murder mystery – so anything along those lines and I’m happy!

Film wise, About Time as it is our family film, Bridges of Madison County if I fancy a weep, and Love Actually because I love howall the stories intertwine.

Thank you so much to Mel for her wonderful spotlight article. We’ll feature another member next month and if you’d like to be featured – drop us a line!