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Inspire me

Begin the journey to a healthier, fitter you

Inspire me is a chance for our members to share their incredible health and fitness experiences. They demonstrate how vital exercise is and how it has helped them beat the challenges that life throws at us every day. Let these inspirational stories energise your lifestyle today. 

Anna's story

Open water swimming in the Plymouth Sound!

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Alison's story

Take the plunge and learn more about Alison's wild swimming adventures.

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Vicky's story

Be inspired by Vicky's passion for running.

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Matt's story

Find out how Matt beat injury to represent his country.

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Sally's story

Discover how running is helping Sally overcome cancer.

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Sarah's story

Taking the stairs to beat depression.

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Joey's story

Follow Joey as he smashes his exercise goals.

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Gail's story

Gail's love for running helps her stay fit, happy and healthy.

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Roger's story

A passion for parkrun helps Roger combat cholesterol.


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Shane's story

Shane is taking on the biggest sporting challenge of his life so far and is raising money for Prostate Cancer UK in the process.

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By setting myself challenges I am improving and now regularly run over 60 miles a month which I could never have imagined doing before. I don't think I could have lost as much weight if it wasn't for the running as seeing those improvements has been fantastic. I would encourage anyone to do it.
However, the real achievement for me is how exercise and eating healthily makes me feel. I can’t completely control whether my cancer will return, but I can make healthy choices and that makes me confident that I am doing what I can for my own cause.
My advice to anyone at the start of their own journey is don’t worry if you make mistakes or have tough days, just try to remember you are starting at the beginning and you are in competition with no-one but yourself. You are writing your own story and this is something to feel proud of.
I was the child that didn’t get picked for sports, grew up feeling inadequate because I wasn’t slim or fit and never having any belief in myself and now I will give anything ago, I am no longer frightened of failure. I have been more successful this time because I found an activity that I truly love, I get so much back from it, I have slimmed to run rather than running to slim.

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