Kimberley from Leicester City
Following the purchase of a running buggy, Kimberley was able to rekindle her passion for running, as well as introduce the importance of exercise to her children. Now, Kimberley and her family often spend quality time together on group runs and bike rides.
Being active is an important part of Kimberley's life, as it has not only improved her physical health, but also her mental wellbeing. Moving more has helped Kimberley reduce her anxiety levels, allowing her to feel happier and more confident in herself.
Kimberley recently completed her first marathon, the Rutland marathon. She isn't fast but she enjoys challenging herself and making her two daughters proud and believe they can achieve anything.
Who is your biggest inspiration/role model?
My biggest inspiration is my mum, who began running as a single parent. She initially ran in plimsolls as she could not afford trainers. I am now inspired by many people in my life, and so pleased to see Women's sport being recognised!
Where is your favourite place to be active and why?
My favourite place to be active is outdoors and in the park. It means I can exercise with my children and the whole family gets a little work out. I hope to inspire my 2 girls to be healthy and active.
For you, what is the best by-product of being active?
It allows me to feel calm and have more patience in my life generally. It is a huge boost for confidence and self-esteem as you see yourself improving all the time.
What is your one top tip for others looking to be more active?
My one top tip is honestly, just do it, walk/jog/stretch and just move your body. You don't need all the fancy gear or a gym membership. Financially times are really difficult for many, so getting outdoors can really help in these stressful times!