Share your story to help others to become more active!
Meet our Champions
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.
How our Champions are getting on
Author: Katie Ricketts
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. 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. Read More »
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 »
Posted: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 20:50 by Katie Ricketts
Out of my comfort zone!
I have always been a very anxious person and someone who finds it hard to try anything different, always thinking I will fail. Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 Jul 2022 21:54 by Katie Ricketts
Just keep on walking ….
In June I took part in two organised long distance walks, one with my daughter and one with my husband. Read More »
Posted: Fri, 03 Jun 2022 16:54 by Katie Ricketts
Get yourself a goal
I've been enormously proud to go out and about in my Active Together Champion hoodie. It's a visible reminder of the fact in the last 15 years or so I have transformed my mental and physical health by getting active in ways that I can and in ways that I enjoy. Read More »
Posted: Sun, 17 Apr 2022 21:47 by Katie Ricketts
Inspiration at home
Sometimes it's really hard to get motivated or inspired to exercise. It always helps me to have someone to exercise with. Whether it is meeting a friend for a walk, or going to the gym with my husband- not wanting to let the other person down means it is far more likely that I will go out and exercise. Read More »
Posted: Fri, 25 Mar 2022 21:59 by Katie Ricketts
Trying something new!
I've been thinking about trying Pilates for ages having heard so many good things about the benefits of it. Read More »
Posted: Sat, 05 Mar 2022 18:27 by Katie Ricketts
I've just been ill with Covid for a fortnight and have been feeling totally wiped out and the temptation has been to have a sleep every afternoon. Read More »
Posted: Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:12 by Katie Ricketts
Being the best version of yourself!
Before I hit 50 I think I was blissfully unaware of problems I might face being a woman in her 50s and entering the menopause. I think there is still so much stigma attached to this time in a woman's life and it is difficult to discuss it with even your closest friends. Read More »