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.

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.

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.

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.

Phil

Phil

Phil never really thought of being active as something that was important to him until he became unwell. Now Phil walks and cycles regularly and completes a number of home activities that helped improve his physical and mental wellbeing.

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.