“There are so many fitness programmes out there and so much thrown at people which actually gets them queuing up for the pills rather than the lifestyle change – I’m not saying medication is not the answer but there is so much to gain from including movement and indeed the connection with others (if you are in that place) into your weekly routine. Move Your Mood aims to get people moving but in a mindful fashion.
The vision is to create a space, either one-to-one or in a group, that’s for you. Where you get to exercise or move in your own way; where there is no judgement; where you can focus and be mindful of how your body is moving and take you out of your worries, anxieties, stresses; to set the physiological processes going and so releasing feel-good hormones; at ultimately to feel better than when you started.
My personal experience with mental health; the focus on mood and mental health in particular; using exercise as a tool to help this, and reaching those who are struggling; separates what I am doing from normal programmes. I also like to touch on mindset and finding ways to empower individuals which is all part of the motivation and inspiration.”