Kimberley's Story | Leicester City
Kimberley has always had a keen interest in running, and wanted to carry on doing so after becoming a mother. Trying to fit in exercise into a busy work and home life schedule was difficult, and so Kimberley decided to incorporate physical activity into family time.
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.
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!
Thinking about having a go at walking, running or cycling? It's a great way to get out in your local area and move a little more.
Whether you're walking to work, stepping out at lunchtime, walking to the shops or local park or taking the dog for a walk, walking can be simple to fit into your daily routine
Want to be active as a family?
Get active together! Do you need some family time? Why not get out with your family and spend some quality time together whilst being active!
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