Megan's Story

"When I was diagnosed with stage 4b Hodgkin’s lymphoma , I felt like my whole wide had turned upside down."

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Vicky's Story

"My return to being active started with literally learning to walk again."

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Jyoti's Story

"The mental clarity and confidence that exercise gave me far outweighed the aesthetic aspects of looking more toned and fit."

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Emilia's Story

"I have learnt that girls and boys really can achieve the same things."

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Ellie's Story

"I really want more girls to try kickboxing."

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Sophie's Story

"I stopped swimming as the facilities were never very accessible."

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Paula's Story

"I decided I’d had enough of sitting and watching — I wanted to give it a try!"

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Olivia's Story

"I’m only 6 but I have been skiing for half my life."

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Manon's Story

"I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be very good as I had never sailed before."

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Elli's Story

"After three months of sleeping in a separate room and screaming at my husband I thought that would be an excellent time to try running."

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Hannah's Story

"I decided I needed to take control."

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Fiona's Story

"I realised it’s never too late to learn."

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Emma's Story

"A law student and single mum, I didn't have much time that I could really call my own."

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Helen's Story

"I had all those common misconceptions about lifting weights, I didn’t want to get big or look like a man, but I gave it a go. "

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Emma's Story

"I was so nervous - thought I'd be left behind, wouldn't be able to run etc."

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Kate's Story

"Surfing was never really something I thought my body was capable of doing."

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Lizzie's Story

"I wanted to salute my grandma for her bravery and I complete her journey."

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Grace's Story

"Football is so much more than just a sport."

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Rihanna's Story

"I wanted to push myself and try new things."

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Saltana's Story

"I had never been considered the sporty type."

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Laura's Story

"I wondered whether the gym was something I would stick with long term."

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Amber's Story

"I loved that as my strength built, people were more and more surprised."

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Debbie's Story

"I used to think that I didn’t have the time to exercise. Now, I’m an active mum."

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Ruth's Story

"Football has always been my outlet and my place where I feel at home."

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Deborah's Story

"I'm slow but I go."

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Tess's Story

"I’d turned up alone, no previous experience, not knowing what to expect. Would my inexperience stop everyone having a good session?"

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Susanna's Story

"I knew it was up to me to change something."

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Lexie's Story

"I was always having fun and that was all I cared about."

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Helen's Story

"I was worried that I wouldn’t be fit or strong enough to join a proper team."

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Jo's Story

"Having done very little exercise for decades, I could see it had been so beneficial."

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Anoushé's Story

"I was almost always the last one to be picked for any team sports. This made me feel quite isolated."

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Vicky's Story

"Do not allow one medical condition to stop you achieving your dreams or enjoying the sport of your choice."

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Katie's Story

"It’s about having great fun but also challenging yourself, falling and getting straight back up."

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Carlie's Story

"The feeling of catching your very first wave is indescribable."

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Wanda's Story

"Swimming has given me so much. I feel much fitter, so much better and so much more confident."

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Sally's Story

"I was so pleased and surprised to be cycling that I didn’t mind the stares. So what? I was cycling!"

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Anoushe's Story

"Life is no longer about what I think I can’t do, it’s now about believing that I can."

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Toni's Story

I learnt so much about myself: I can run, I am flexible, I can do the splits and boy can I punch

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Amanda's Story

Encouraging a teenage girl to have the confidence to participate in sport is not easy, convincing myself that I can do it has been even harder.

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Rookie Runners's Story

The encouragement from my entire group got me out of bed every Saturday morning

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Becky's Story

I've learnt from this experience that sport can play such a big role in giving people confidence if they are suffering from physical or mental issues

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Ella's Story

Taking up running has done a lot for my confidence, wellbeing and my peace of mind.

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Hayley's Story

Back on a bike after 10 years and feel better than ever.

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Kylie's Story

I’ve pushed past my fears with #ThisGirlCan

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Ruby's Story

I am an awesome swimmer.

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Sarah's Story

It’s just me, my feet and the road.

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Sophie's Story

I began to see the strong woman that I could become.

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Megan's Story

Running has honestly saved my life.

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Alice's Story

Getting in the pool after a long day really pays off for both body and mind

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