WAES Tutor Breaks Weightlifting Record

Denise Ramsay-Overall, a fitness tutor at Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES), broke the British Snatch Weightlifting record at the GL Senior Weightlifting Championship held at Crystal Palace on Saturday 27 October 2007.

Denise set the new snatch record, unbroken since 2000, by lifting 86kgs in the 75kgs body weight category.

While working her way towards her ultimate goal, the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Denise, a former British and English champion, also promotes fitness through teaching at WAES.

For over seven years Denise, 35, has been working with WAES to empower elderly people with exercise. Her fitness courses promote healthy living, exercise and social interaction allowing elderly people to live independent and longer lives. She teaches Chair Based Aerobics, Fitness for Women with English Support and Summer Power Walk Club at WAES.

Denise’s coaching role first inspired her to start bodybuilding and weightlifting. Her devotion to fitness is evident in her working life as well as her personal life.

Shiralee Wakeham, Course Team Leader for Sport and Fitness at WAES shared her encouragement for Denise, “We all wish Denise the very best in her selection bid for the Beijing Olympics. It looks very likely that she will be selected.”

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Date: 29th October 2007

Enquiries:
Irene Watt
Marketing Manager T: 020 7641 7848
E: iwatt@waes.ac.uk

Editor’s Notes

1. Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) is one of the most diverse and dynamic communities in Britain. WAES reflects that diversity and dynamism. We are one of the largest adult education providers in the country.
2. The service is part of the education department of the City of Westminster. It is funded by the London Central Learning and Skills Council. Our board of governors includes student representatives, elected members of the city council and members from the community and local organisations.
3. We have strong roots in the community, running courses where they are needed through partnerships with the local authority and other community and education bodies.
4. To ensure the quality of our courses and support for students, WAES is inspected by the Adult Learning Inspectorate. On courses leading to national qualifications, we must also meet the high standards required by examination bodies.

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