In April last year I set up Bounce Back Exercise to improve the provision of exercise for people with cancer, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and other long term conditions.
Last June, I delivered my first Bounce Back session. A year on, I am still working with this client and feel so happy looking back at how far Bounce Back has come. I have supported over 50 different people through 1:1 sessions and group classes. I have been working with face to face clients locally and online ones as far away as Scotland. I am working as a freelance trainer for Move Charity and Macmillan Safe Fit. I am an ambassador for the 5K Your Way Park Run in Rickmansworth and I have met and worked with some incredibly supportive people including Laura Sandilands who owns the Fit Well Studio where I deliver my classes and Chris Lewis, founder of Sim Pal.
Although things did not go quite as originally planned and I may not be working the way I first expected, setting up in lockdown has also brought so many new opportunities. Running online exercise sessions has allowed me to reach and work with more people than I would have possibly imagined a year ago.
I cannot say I have enjoyed the year in lockdown but I can say that I am incredibly grateful that I have been able to reach, meet and work with so many amazing and inspiring individuals.
The goals I set one year ago:
As things are opening up again, I am so excited to be going back to face to face work. I love working at the Fit Well studio and I can’t wait to provide more exercise support and group classes for people in the Croxley Green, Rickmansworth and Chorleywood area.
I have also chosen to continue with my online 1:1 sessions and group classes as I aim to reach and support more and more people around the country.
I am looking forward to another year creating inclusive and accessible exercise classes. ❤️💚💛
“Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits”