Thurles – Anner Hotel – Operation Transformation

The Anner Hotel Leisure Centre here in Thurles; currently regarded as one of the best equipped gymnasiums in Munster, offers fitness programs, all especially tailor-made for each individual member. Their team of professional staff share a wide variety of knowledge, training and experience and to this end constantly strive to ensure that each individual resident and member receives the full benefits of all that this magnificent Gymnasium and Leisure Centre has to offer.

This venue also boasts an 18 meter swimming pool with separate kiddie’s pool, thus providing the perfect opportunity for not just exercise, but also time for members and residents alike to fully relax and unwind with easy access to Sauna, Steam room and Jacuzzi.

It comes as no surprise therefore that a great night of rejoicing took place here last weekend at this same wonderful amenity, when teams, led by Anner Leisure Centre staff professionals, all assembled to celebrate their major individual achievements, following eight weeks of “Operation Transformation“.


Thurles ‘Operation Transformation’ Winners

Pictured Above (Back Row): J. Ryan, C. Loughnane, T. Carroll, S. Callanan, C. Maher,  Y. Gilfoyle and M. Maher (Prop. Anner Hotel).

(Front Row:) A. Callanan, E. Coughlan, M.Cahill (Special Guest & Tipperary All Star), C. O’Connell and D. Dempsey.

Operation Transformation“, as our readers are possibly well aware, is an Irish Health and Fitness programme, supported and promoted through cross-media event broadcasting via radio, web and television on RTÉ 2fm, RTÉ.ie and RTÉ One.

This year, working with Anner Hotel Leisure Centre professional staff, namely Joe Ryan, Aksana Sidarchuk, Noreen Flanagan and Shane Butler, some 27 people took part in “Operation Transformation,” losing an amazing 35 stone in their overall weight. ‘Team Joe Ryan’ (Pictured Above)were the overall winners, demonstrating a total weight loss of over 12 stone. This amazing weight loss was closely followed by ‘Team Aksana’, with only 8 lbs dividing them from the overall team winners over the previous 8 week period. The individual winner was Eimer Ryan, latter a member of Shane Butler’s team.

Magnificent Prizes
Special Guest at this “Operation Transformation” prize night was hurling ” All Star,” three-time county club championship medallist with Thurles Sarsfield’s and current Tipperary player Michael Cahill, latter who presented certificates to all those participating.
The winning team received their prize of a 3 months free membership to the Anner Hotel Leisure Centre for each of their members, with the overall winner, Eimer Ryan, taking the top prize of six months free membership.

Congratulations and well done to all those taking part.


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