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.

Julie

Julie

After experiencing a traumatic road accident, and then being diagnosed with blood cancer, Julie decided she needed to find a way to be more active that fitted her age and lifestyle. She’s also got three energetic granddaughters to look after, so she felt she needed to keep fit and active.

Des

Des

Initially, Des started playing football to help him keep fit but as time’s gone by, it’s become a way for him to relax, make loads of new friends and enjoy some of Liverpool’s great green spaces. Des has a hectic job and family life, with two young children Isaac, 8 and Olivia, 5, keeping him very…

Phil

Phil

Phil never really thought of being active as something that was important to him until he became unwell. Now Phil swims regularly, which helps him to feel better about himself and sleep better too.

Romina

Romina

When Romina was pregnant she tried Mamafit pregnancy classes as a way to relieve her back problems, fast-forward a year later and now she’s walking everywhere, her back pain has eased and she feels much happier.

Jennie

Jennie

After Jennie was diagnosed Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), she decided to start being more active to help improve her symptoms. Her journey began with her local pulmonary rehabilitation course, known locally as Breathe.

Dianna

Dianna

Dianna’s journey originally started as a way to lose weight, but it’s actually turned into so much more. Since she’s started running she’s lost the weight, made a lot of wonderful new friends, had more energy, feels less stressed and uses being active as a way of spending time with her kids.