Congratulations to Carina Nea, our Essex Activity Hero from Tendring. Read and be inspired by their story below: 

It is quite clear that Carina Nea is passionate, kind, caring and inspiring.

In order to help keep Essex moving during a challenging year, Carina has helped motivate many though her online fitness classes, as well as several challenges and activities to raise awareness and money for various charities.

Carina Nea

She offered her daily home workout videos free of charge and instead, asked for a donation to be made to the NHS. Carina’s more recent live sessions are raising money for MIND charity and in doing this, she has created an online community that encourages health and wellbeing and has educated individuals on the importance of coming together for exercise. Her classes and Facebook group has provided a well-needed safe space for people to focus on something positive during this time and form new friendships. Carina has been able to use her knowledge and experience, her passion for health and fitness, and motivation to help residents achieve goals, get stronger, fitter and stay healthy.

One of Carina’s class participants said: “During these troubling times, her videos have been a light and something to look forward to every day, her energy is amazing! She always says that positivity fuels us…positive thoughts lead to positive actions.”

Not only has Carina been doing this for the good of those in her community, she has also been shielding to look after her vulnerable father. Instead of succumbing to sitting on the sofa, she has thought up innovative and enjoyable ways to help encourage others to stay moving. Carina’s infectious positive attitude has truly been a lifeline to many during 2020 and we are proud to award her as an Essex Activity Hero.

Thank you Active Tendring for choosing this story!

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