Louise from Lowestoft
Get fit, stay fit, save lives
Activity: Surf Life Saving
I take part in Surf Lifesaving Sport through my local Surf Life Saving Club in Lowestoft. I attend 3 training sessions a week which are held at the beach! I take part in beach running, paddle boarding and swimming which all incorporate Lifesaving techniques!
although I have always been a competent swimmer I was always fearful of the sea and open water. Joining this club has given me confidence in the water and increased my knowledge of water safety and I now want to pass that on to others. I am a qualified beach lifeguard which I do voluntary as I am a registered nurse full time.
I love being a part of the club and the 'this girl can' campaign has always been my prompted me to keep going with my goals.
I compete in Lifesaving sport and would love other girls to be involved as this has so much to offer.
Maxine from Southwold
Fit to flat and back up again
Activity: Running, Cross country, Walking, Pump, Boxercise
From fit to flat and rising again...
I went from being a very active marathon running mum who took part in many running events and walking too, i then suffered a major setback in my personal life and as a result suffered from depression and anxiety, this had a huge impact on me physically as well as mentally as I withdrew from everyone and everything and also started binge eating as a result I piled on pounds and lost more confidence as well as my running buddies, three months ago I took the plunge and signed myself up for a hiits class and slowly began to regain my fitness, I now do fight Klub, bag box, body pump, as well as run again and am signed up for framlingham 10k in September, lowestoft half in October and will then start my training for my London marathon place I had deferred because of my depression. I'm a work in progress and loving life again thanks to being active again.
Sarah from Lowestoft
Excuses don't burn calories
I joined a local beginners running group in January 2017. When I started I couldn't run to the end of my road! Everyone that joined that night were all in the same shoes as me. As the weeks went on we all progressed and became more confident.
I started running as I wanted to keep fit and get a hobby.
Sometimes I feel useless and don't feel like I'm doing well but with others guidance, support and encouragement it really helps
Georgina from Lowestoft
If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you
Activity: Climbing, Running & Aquacise
I have first-hand experience of how easy it is to stop being active, especially after leaving school. As a teenager I was a keen footballer, playing and training at least three times a week until I injured my knee, twice! To stay involved in the game I became a coach, but I grew less confident in my ability to play and to exercise in general. I left for University and studied Sports Science. Despite learning all about how brilliant exercise is for health and wellbeing; I didn't have the courage to try something new. It wasn't until my last year of Uni and some persuasion from a friend that I took the plunge, we went to Boxercise classes, and they were great! I started to become fitter, happier and healthier. Since graduating I am trying to take on a variety of new challenges. I started climbing and I love it, every week I work a little harder and push myself further. I have also just started a new job, to encourage, facilitate and inspire college students to become more active. Hopefully we can inspire a new generation of females.