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Whether it's social, physical, or mental, everyone has their own motivation for being active. We speak to members from across our community to hear more about their fitness journey and the positive impact exercise has had on their lives.

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Whether it's social, physical, or mental, everyone has their own motivation for being active. We speak to members from across our community to hear more about their fitness journey and the positive impact exercise has had on their lives.

    Perri Shakes Drayton - Better Stories

    Perri Shakes Drayton - Better Stories

    This week we’re at home with former athletics World Champion turned social influencer Perri Shakes Drayton (and baby Matthew). We talk about her road to international sporting success, her retirement, marriage and re-invention as part of #MikeAndPerri with her own MTV show.

    • 22 min
    Jake Sheaf - Better Stories

    Jake Sheaf - Better Stories

    Champion Beach Volleyball player Jake Sheaf talks about his plans for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, overcoming injury, resilience and his return from retirement aged just 30yrs.

    • 26 min
    Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson - Better Stories

    Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson - Better Stories

    Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of the UK’s most successful Paralympians.  Now a member of the House of Lords she discusses personal motivation, Paralympic medals and her wish to ‘give back’ as an active campaigner on disability rights and access to sport.

    • 35 min
    Mountaineer Geoff Gilmore - Better Stories

    Mountaineer Geoff Gilmore - Better Stories

    Geoff Gilmore combines managing Keswick Leisure Pool with volunteering at Keswick Mountain Rescue.  Geoff talks about some of his most challenging rescues, the impact of Covid-19 and training his air scenting dog Jake.

    • 24 min
    The Lido Ladies - Better Stories

    The Lido Ladies - Better Stories

    Midlife, social influencers Nicola Foster and Jessica Walker are known as the Lido Ladies. During 2020 they became widely recognised as campaigners for outdoor swimming; renowned for their extravagant, retro swimwear. 

    • 27 min
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5 Ratings

captaincolin ,

Inspirational stories

Really enjoyed listening to these people’s stories, inspired me. Looking forward to getting back to my local leisure centres soon

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