FOUR North Wales people will embark on a journey to improve their health, fitness, wellbeing and happiness in S4C programme.

The Welsh language FFIT Cymru has returned to the screen this week and over two months, viewers will be able to follow five members of the public, or ‘leaders’ as they are called, on their drive to fitness.

It’s been a long year since the pandemic struck, and the anxiety and change of lifestyle that has come with it has caused many of us to put on weight during the lockdown.

The four North Wales ‘leaders’ will be joined by a fifth from Porth in the Rhondda valley.

The North Wales four are: Bronwen Price, aged 20 from Bethel, near Bangor, who is the youngest member of the group; Lois Morgan-Pritchard, who is 33 years old, and from Y Ffôr near Pwllheli; Dylan Humphreys, who is 47 and from Rhosgadfan, near Caernarfon and Siôn Huw Davies, aged 50, from Prestatyn, Denbighshire.

The five leaders and their families will aim to transform their lifestyles for the better and share every step of their journey with presenter Lisa Gwilym. They will follow guidance and advice from a team of experts: personal trainer Rae Carpenter, dietician Sioned Quirke and psychologist Dr Ioan Rees.

Bronwen said: “I feel so uncomfortable in my own skin at the moment. I look in the mirror and there’s hate there. I want to feel more confident, and I want to be healthier and lose the lockdown weight.”

Lois runs her own beauty business and has two small boys. Twelve years ago she developed symptoms of the rare Guilliam-Barre Syndrome, which paralysed her from her waist down. She now weighs the same as when that happened, and is worried about her health. She said: “Losing weight is harder than learning to walk again! I’ve lost my self-confidence and I hide under baggy clothes and use negative words about myself. I want to be on FFIT Cymru because I want my self-confidence back and with the help of the experts, I also want to inspire other people.”

Dylan runs his own digger company. He is the father of three wants to lose weight for surgery, and wants to learn to cook and be able to run with his children.

He said: “I’ve lost weight before, but I had health problems because I lost it the wrong way.”

Siôn is Head of the Welsh Department at Flint High School, and father of three children under seven. He said: “I know I have to do something before it’s too late. I’m very good at making excuses...I’ll do it ‘tomorrow’, everything happens tomorrow. It’s about time I got the right mindset and that’s why I’m doing FFIT Cymru; it’s a golden opportunity to do it the right way.”

Viewers can follow the same fitness and eating plans as the leaders by visiting

A special competition for primary and secondary school children will also be launched in conjunction with the Urdd in the first episode of the series. The challenge will be to create a fitness session of up to five minutes long, and record it on video. The winner will be announced on the Urdd and FFIT Cymru website during Eisteddfod T week.