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

Amber

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

Debbie

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

Ruth

"I'm slow but I go."

Deborah

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

Tess

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

Susanna

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

Lexie

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

Helen

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

Jo

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

Anoushé

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

Vicky

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

Katie

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

Carlie

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

Wanda

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

Sally

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

Anoushe

“Getting out and doing exercise is now an integral part of how I manage my depression.”

Jessica

When I started out climbing, I was really unsure of my abilities. But I surprised myself by discovering that I was really good at it.

Masha Gordon

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

Toni

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.

Amanda

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

Rookie Runners

There really is nothing to lose from trying something new

Jo

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

Becky Horsbrugh

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

Ella Masters

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

Hayley Keaveney

I’ve pushed past my fears with #ThisGirlCan

Kylie Nicole

I am an awesome swimmer.

Ruby

It’s just me, my feet and the road.

Sarah Marsden

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

Sophie Green

Running has honestly saved my life.

Megan Key

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

Alice Brazier