'I cannot believe the difference this has made to my quality of life.’

By jadegriffin October 9, 2018

‘I cannot believe the difference this has made to my quality of life.’

Mark joined Everybody Leisure’s free, Active Lives programme at Sandbach Leisure Centre and, in just 12 weeks, Mark has improved his strength, stamina and most importantly his mental fitness.

Active Lives is a free 12 week programme, tailored to your individual needs, providing you with the tools, support and knowledge to achieve your goals and transform your lifestyle through becoming more active.

Mark suffers with many medical conditions, including osteoarthritis, chronic fatigue, claudication, neurological damage, depression and anxiety.

When he started the Active Lives programme he was very nervous of even walking up the stairs to the gym, let alone getting on any of the machines. Marks carer would drive him from Middlewich to Sandbach Leisure Centre and wait while he trained.

Now on completion of his 12 weeks programme, Mark takes the bus on his own, he even walks to another bus stop further away to keep himself more active. Mark was very dubious that exercise was going to help him in the beginning and had no confidence in himself, Mark shares, “I cannot believe the difference this has made to my quality of life.”

Mark now trains 4 to 5 times a week and he is thrilled with his progress. He says he ‘feels taller’, he does not hesitate to take the stairs or to walk anywhere.

Throughout your 12 week Active Lives programme, you will receive a dedicated Lifestyle Coach, 1:2:1 consultation, personal health plan, goal and target setting, follow up appointments and much more.

Everybody Leisure’s Lifestyle Coaches will help you to become more active through the activities you love, as well as having free access to try new activities, such as, led walks, exercise classes, swimming, gym, racket sports, walking football and much more!

If you would like to find out more about Everybody Leisure’s Active Lives programme, visit www.everybody.org.uk or call  01270 685589, email [email protected]


Notes to Editor

Everybody Sport & Recreation – Everybody Sport and Recreation is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. As a Health and Wellbeing Charity, Everybody Sport and Recreation aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by changing lives through healthy recreation. The charity operates 15 leisure facilities across the Cheshire East region as well as a range of Health, Leisure Development and Outreach programmes and the new Everybody Academy, providing local training and career opportunities. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.

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