Hear from our members

Our fantastic member stories

We want to inspire you! 

We want our members to learn about health and wellbeing, like the benefits, and adopt the behaviours to live a healthier lifestyle.

Dawn C's story

"As a wheelchair user, I was anxious that I might get in the way of the equipment or other users, but I was so wrong, people have been nothing but kind and helpful... You have to go for it!"

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Gavin's story

"After starting my fitness journey, I want to push myself even further and prove that when you put your mind to something, anything is possible"

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Dawn W's story

"Swimming at the leisure centre has literally been a lifesaver for me...I feel so much better for going"

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Stephanie's story

"Being able to swim at a young age has helped me so much with being confident in the water."

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Tom's story

"Swimming lessons have been amazing for Tom’s confidence.  He can now do things in the water he never thought he would be able to."

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Elba's story

Elba’s story is proof that swimming lessons are about more than just the lifesaving skills that they teach.

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Luke's story

"Swimming has given him so much; improved his confidence, given him independence and improved his general fitness and flexibility."

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Su's story

"I'm still amazed that age 67 I could make this sort of improvement. Both physically and mentally, I have regained a zest for life."

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Olivia's story

"From being told Olivia may never walk or talk at birth, to see her in the water with a beaming smile makes me the happiest and proudest Mummy"

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Lynne's story

"Initially, I was adamant that I don't sweat and I don't run. It turns out I do both! It's the changes to both my self-esteem and confidence that had the biggest impact on my life"

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Andy's story

"The first weeks were hard but I persisted, when I saw my weight begin to drop. Weight training has helped my mobility and sporadic back pain"

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Henry's story

"Gymnastics is also great for burning off any excess energy and allows boys to be adventurous and daring within a safe environment"

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Laurence's story

"Even when I couldn't do anything else I still went to the gym and worked out. It was a lifesaver and a game changer. It was the one constant activity I stuck to when I couldn't do anything else.

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Heather's story

"My synchro lessons give me the opportunity to explore, develop and push my abilities within the sport"

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Ann's story

"I’ve been truly bitten by the fitness bug! I’m now 66 and feel better physically and mentally than I have for many years.”

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Freya's story

Freya has gained a lot of confidence in and around the water... she looks forward to her lesson every week".

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Aria's story

"Gymnastics is a fantastic activity for health, fitness and wellbeing. It builds discipline and resilience and improves confidence and self esteem”

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Anna's story

"For me, it’s the ultimate de-stress, when I am stressed, I go to the gym."

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Max's story

"The lessons have given him so much confidence and it’s great to see him enjoying it so much. I was so proud when he got his first badge and certificate, he told everyone he saw that he’d got a swimming badge”.

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