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