Personal Stories

Inspiring Active Lives in The Workforce

Published: 25 May 2023

Kelly is a naturally energetic person who has always found fun in being physically active. She is passionate about sharing that love with others. This is how she helps keep the Energise Me team moving.

Fun, Friendship and Physical Activity

Published: 11 May 2023

Full-time wheelchair user, Hadley, loves sports. After struggling to find an inclusive activity, his parents found a wheelchair basketball team for him to join. Now he wants to let other children like him know that they can be physically active too.

Walk n Talk 4 Mental Health

Published: 19 April 2023

During lockdown, Jude was looking for a way to manage her own mental wellbeing. What started as walking while talking to friends on the phone, soon sparked a bigger idea. What if this was the essence of a walking group?

New Year, Same Me… Just A Bit More Active!

Published: 29 March 2023

By challenging herself to walk 15,000 steps each day, Helen has made small life changes to be more physically active. Since, she has seen her mood improve and her confidence grow. This is how she did it.

Alla teaching an outdoor yoga class in the summer.

Yoga For Ukrainian Refugees

Published: 16 March 2023

Before the war in Ukraine began, Alla and Dorota had never crossed paths. As refugees arrived in Hampshire, these two ladies were connected by the passion to help and make a difference. Together, they provided a yoga class spoken in Ukrainian.

Me, My Trainers and Determination

Published: 8 March 2023

After worrying about a fitness test at work, Amy decided to take matters into her own hands. So, she decided to start running. It wasn’t an easy journey, but with a bit of self-belief she now thinks: ‘bring it on!’

Country Walking – A Life-long Love

Published: 1 March 2023

Throughout her life, Emma has immersed herself in nature by walking. It is a love that she has since passed on to her children. Now, she hopes to encourage others to put on their walking boots.

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

Published: 22 February 2023

It doesn’t need to look perfect, it just needs to feel good. Julie shares details of her love of dancing despite her two left feet.

Finding Freedom on Two Wheels

Published: 31 January 2023

Recently named as one of Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling, Anne shares her journey with us. From little activity to active travel, she now hopes to help others gain the confidence to cycle every day.

Staying Active As A Family

Published: 12 December 2022

For some, being physically active can be a daunting experience. But when you’ve got your family beside you, activity can help to build your relationships while improving your health.

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