Holland & Barrett man gets a taste of army-style training

Holland & Barrett’s online content manager Lee Constantinou went above and beyond the call of duty this week as he accompanied a marathon donation of protein bars to a National Army Base.

The bars were donated by the health food retailer which recently launched its own Natural Health Academy where employees can become qualified up to A-Level standard on health and fitness issues.

Constantinou, who works at Holland & Barrett’s headquarters in Nuneaton, visited the Army’s School of Physical Training (based in Aldershot, Hampshire) to train with the troops for the day.

He said: “I like to keep in shape and consider myself to be a fit person, but the army guys certainly put me through my paces! They really know how to push their bodies harder and it was certainly a very different day at the office to my normal 9 to 5.”

Phil Geary, group director of marketing for Holland & Barrett’s parent company NBTY Europe said:  “We’re committed to helping people achieve peak health and fitness, whether that’s training at the local gym or serving at the front line. From our work with Coventry City Football Club, we know that good nutrition is essential for performance and recovery, and we’re proud to support the British Army with products that help them achieve their goals.”

Picture: H&B man Lee Constantinou who accompanied the marathon delivery being put through his paces by some of the base’s trainees.