Real stories from people like you

Sometimes it’s hard to believe how much being active can improve your life. Sure, it all sounds good but will it really work for someone like you? The answer is yes, just look at all the people who have already changed their lives for the better by being more active.

We invited local people from our community to tell us their stories and share how being active has changed their lives for the better. Their inspiring stories are living proof of how people of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities can join and in and feel good. It’s the right fit for them, it could be the right fit for you.

Jayne

Jayne

Jayne finds karate really helps with her anxiety, as it makes her feel stronger, more relaxed and in control. She’s also made some great new friends and now has much more belief in herself.

Patricia

Patricia

Patricia used tai chi and dance as a way to ease her recovery from stress. Doing these activities regularly helps her feel calmer, stronger and more alert. Plus, she didn’t start until she was 52, so it’s never too late to join in.

Betty

Betty

Betty hasn’t always been the positive and confident person that we see today. Being more active has taken Betty on a remarkable journey of empowerment, achievement and personal success. In 2014 Betty was very overweight. She was unhealthy and struggling with a number of other health issues.

Paul

Paul

Paul didn't realise how important being active was until his son was born and he had the responsibility of a young family to look after. Now at 38, he's feeling happier and more fulfilled than ever and can run around with his children without getting out of breath.

Tom

Tom

Tom had been active in the past, but recent ill health really affected his ability to keep fit. After having a cardiac arrest, Tom was nervous about being active. As he recovered, he realised he needed to do something to make him feel better.

Leila

Leila

Leila started being active to help keep unnecessary weight off during pregnancy and to have an easier birth. Now she takes part in pregnancy fitness classes every week. This makes her feel more positive and energetic.