JACKSON THOMAS writes: Chris Kanuta is inspiring others to do aqua aerobics after losing 25 per cent of his 240 kilograms.

After losing 25 percent of his 240 kilograms, Chris Kanuta, 42, is attempting to inspire others to get active.

Two years ago, the Avondale resident was almost a quarter of a tonne and couldn't walk more than five steps without a rest. He was also living with type two diabetes.

Then he found aqua aerobics and Jumpstart, an exercise, nutrition and lifestyle education programme for people with diabetes run by the YMCA.  

He is now down to about 180kg, and is half way through his journey to reach his goal weight.

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Last updated 17:46, September 27 2016