TWO people from Ruthin have made the most of their time in lockdown by transforming their health with the help of an S4C series.

Despite living under restrictions, Elen Rowlands and Kevin Jones have been taking part in 'FFIT Cymru' and have made significant improvements to their health in the space of just seven weeks.

After signing up for the popular show to try and transform their health and wellbeing, the pair and three other 'leaders', have been filming themselves at home while following specialised food and exercise plans.

With FFIT Cymru reaching its finale on May 19, the final weigh-in revealed that the five leaders have lost a total of nine stone and 11 pounds. Medical tests taken at the start and end of the series have also shown a number of positive changes in their health.

Radiographer Kevin Jones, who is a father of four and step-father of four, has been living with type 2 diabetes, but his blood sugar levels have now decreased enough so that he no longer requires medication to combat the condition.

During the series, he lost one stone and 13 pounds in weight, and his blood pressure and visceral fat levels have also reduced, which have lowered his risk of heart disease.

He said: “Where do I begin? Finding out that I no longer needed medication for my diabetes has made all the hard work worthwhile.”

Meanwhile, Elen, who is a dentist, has lost one stone and nine pounds and her body fat percentage has fallen almost 10 per cent and her fitness age has reduced by 15 years, from 40 to 25.

She said: “The whole experience has been unbelievable and I can’t thank the experts enough for choosing me to take part.”