This week it is National Fitness Day on Wednesday 23rd September. Our Community Team have been hard at work over the last few days to gather some quotes from our Community Health Activity Projects and Fitness, Food and Friends communities about “What fitness means to them”
Question: What does fitness mean to me?
Fitness, Food and Friends Community:
“Just doing exercise for myself, to get out the house, fresh air and just enjoyt it.”
“Keeping myself going, otherwise I would be vegetating at home.”
“It means carrying on doing what I need to do from day to day but always being conscious of my hip problem.”
“To keep me as active as possible and to do the things I need to do.”
“Keeping well and active and having the energy to do what I do.”
“It means being able to go out when I want and not being anxious about leaving the house.”
“To be able to go out and join in with groups and social activities.”
“To do what I want to do without feeling pain or being exhausted.”
“Being able to look after and care for my wife.”
“Keeping myself active and busy in mind and body so I don’t start getting depressed and feeling sorry for myself.”
About our projects:
CHAPS – our Community Health Activity Project commissioned by T.E.D. in East Lindsey – provides free activities, support and opportunities to meet new people for local men over 50. Through this programme of innovative sessions, the Magna Vitae Community team aim to provide support and guidance; connect and empower individuals and ultimately reduce loneliness and isolation in Mablethorpe and Skegness.
FFF – Fitness, Food and Friends is a project commissioned by Talk. Eat. Drink. (T.E.D.) which is a Big Lottery funded project. T.E.D. is working with Magna Vitae to reduce isolation across East Lindsey and is designed to empower and connect individuals, helping to create sustainable change in communities. Fitness, Food and Friends will see people aged over 50 getting out and about, becoming more involved in social activities and feeling positive about their future.