Meet our Let's Get Moving Champions! Below you will find a wonderful range of stories on how moving more has helped so many of our champions with both their physical and mental wellbeing. From tyre flipping to forestry, we have some fantastic champion stories just waiting to be discovered.
The Let's Get Moving Champions will help us to share the message far and wide that physical activity and moving more is good for you. We hope that by telling their stories about how they stay active, including how they fit activity into their daily lives, what motivates them, and how they have overcome any barriers that might have stopped them from being active, will help show you that we all can move a bit more in our daily lives.
We hope that our Let's Get Moving Champions inspire you, your neighbours and your local communities to get out and move a bit more. However big your goals are, even if you are about to take that first step to moving more, we want to support you along the way. You will also find further tips, advice and local sessions that relates to each of our champion stories.
Amelia found freedom by getting out on her bike.
For Claire, running is like therapy.
Playing bowls has given Colin a positive focus away from his depression.
Katie found confidence in being more active.
Kevin has combined his love for the outdoors with being active.
Kimberley incorporates family-time with being active.
For Laura, being active means everything.
Palminder finds strength and balance from going to the gym.
Sam boosted his self-esteem with his new-found love for fitness.
Sam is inspiring other mums to make time for themselves.
Sharon is on a journey from the couch to 5k, and beyond.
Zee is empowering fellow women towards healthy lifestyles.
Our Let's Get Moving Champions keep us up-to-date by sharing regular blogs on how they are staying active and looking after their wellbeing.
We are advocates for being active in a way that works for you, so we hope that the personal stories of our Champions, and some of their top tips, might inspire you to try something new. Follow along on their journey to hear about their successes, challenges, and what they enjoy most about being active.
Posted: Sun, 05 Mar 2023 19:17 by Mrs Claire Potter
Trying something I’ve not done for years
I had an opportunity to join a new class- something I'd not done since my late 20's at nearly 50! Read More »
Posted: Mon, 06 Feb 2023 16:44 by Mr Colin Wagstaff
Tomorrow's another day with new opportunities so never give up.
From the big disappointment of not being selected for the England high performance squad to qualifying for the National England Indoor Bowls Association held at Nottingham IBC. Read More »
Posted: Fri, 23 Dec 2022 12:27 by Mrs Claire Potter
Taking a dip to support a friend
My friend signed up to do a dip for cancer research in cold water, I wanted to support her Read More »
Posted: Thu, 08 Dec 2022 17:43 by Katie Ricketts
Anything is possible
I can't believe how excited I am! I've got a place to run in the 2023 London Marathon in April.
For most of my life, doing something like this would have never entered my mind. Sometimes I still see myself as overweight and hampered by my asthma and not capable of exercising.
But over the last 16 years I have gradually moved more and got outside in the fresh air and slowly and surely reaped the benefits of this.
I just wanted to say that anything really is possible. Start slowly, do exercise that you enjoy, and your mental and physical health will really thank you for it.
I've got a lot of training to do over the winter before the run. I know sometimes I will not feel like doing it- but I will keep pushing on and keep reminding myself how far I've come and what a once in a lifetime opportunity this is.
Posted: Sun, 04 Dec 2022 20:22 by Mr Colin Wagstaff
The highs and lows playing in a bowls competition. Part 2
Playing in the DBE Maiden Singles Competition at Gedling and District indoor bowls club Nottingham. Read More »
Posted: Sun, 04 Dec 2022 18:44 by Mr Colin Wagstaff
The highs and lows in bowls competition. Part 1
Saturday 3rd December I played in the Disability Bowls England Maiden Singles Competition at Gedling and District indoor bowls club Nottingham. Read More »
Posted: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 21:21 by Mr Colin Wagstaff
It's a funny life
It's a funny life and how quickly it can change my life was going along not really anything special then 8 years ago it changed in a remarkably painful way. Read More »
Posted: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 10:52 by Mrs Claire Potter
Night 10km walk
Did something a bit different and enjoyed the challenge Read More »
Posted: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 21:28 by Katie Ricketts
Run Leicester 10k
I am feeling good this week!
Since I started being active at the age of 41, I've tried to enter some local runs to have a goal to aim for.
This year I've not been able to run much, as I've been ill with Covid twice and also had shingles and I felt very tired for a long time.
I was determined to do something by the end of the year, so I entered the 10km option in the Run Leicester event.
It was such a happy day for me. Despite only running very slowly (and walking up the hill towards the end!) -it felt so good to be running in an event again. All the spectators were so encouraging. The weather was perfect- dry and not too windy. It was great to run through the centre of Leicester.
As always, it was great to get a medal at the end, and it has inspired me to continue to be active over the winter and maybe enter another run in the spring.
I was 57 two days before the run. At 37 I wouldn't have been able to run anywhere, so I hope this encourages even one person to get out there and start exercising.
Posted: Sun, 25 Sep 2022 20:17 by Katie Ricketts
A day volunteering at the Nottingham Robin Hood half marathon and mini marathon
I've run in both these events before, but this year I decided it was time to give something back and volunteered to help marshal the race. Read More »
Take a look back at our 2020 Champions!
Matt found routine in running.
Debbie & Hollie, spending quality time together.
Exercise helped Angelica get through lockdown.
Reema gets her energy from being active.