Active Change Award Finalists
Active Change Award
sponsored by One You Lincolnshire
This award is for an individual who has used sport or physical activity to make a positive change to their own life. This may be a personal transformation, a change in attitude towards physical activity, starting a journey by discovering a new sport, or a change in routine to build in more activity or change in mental health and personal wellbeing.
- Bev Barker
During a 12 week work-based activity challenge (Miles Better from One You Lincolnshire) Bev went from from completing 14 miles to 122 miles per week! She has now lost over 2 stone in weight and also improved her diet. Bev bought an exercise bike so that she could fit in additional home-based activity around life and work. As the challenge was group-based, Bev was so positive and went out of her way to encourage fellow challengers to participate and increase their activity levels too. Bev continues to use every opportunity to increase her activity levels and get her family involved too.
- Annemarie Lucas
Anne joined the One You Lincolnshire 12 week Group Physical Activity Programme after being referred by her GP. Initially a reluctant exerciser, she felt limited by multiple physical conditions, pain and feelings of social anxiety. With the support and encouragement of her fellow group members she quickly overcame her reservations and blossomed in the group setting, going on to support and encourage others. By the end of 12 weeks she was reporting up to 450 moderately active minutes per week, and had booked her first walking holiday in years. Since the end of the programme she continues with both group and home exercise, and has achieved significant weight loss, improving her general health, wellbeing and confidence.
- Kevin Stow
After signing up for MAN v FAT Football following a meeting regarding his heath Kevin completely changed his diet and increased his active minutes. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer after starting the programme. The weight he had lost on the programme meant the operation he required was easier to perform, and his recovery much shorter than it otherwise would have been. Kevin has used his success to help others by becoming a player facilitator. Through this role Kevin has helped support the other members to improve their lifestyle through physical activity.