I’m Nicola and you can Find Your Active with me, in and around Chelmsford!

I wanted to become a Community Connector because I find great enjoyment working on the ground and getting actively involved within the community. I appreciate taking the time to talk to different people in the local area and find ways to help make a difference to people’s health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally.

I believe that in order to become active, you need to enjoy the activity you are doing; be that walking, gardening, netball, golf or even running a marathon! There is something out there for everyone and connecting people into that right group or activity is how they will succeed their goals. With the help of Find Your Active we can achieve this.

In this role, I hope to be able to inspire more people to be active by finding and creating activities that are both enjoyable and accessible for everyone. I understand that one size does not fit all, and it is important to find the right activities that will fit your lifestyle and needs.

Truthfully, I have always had a love/ hate relationship with physical activity. I used to be a trained dancer teacher, but after having children I gave it up. Throughout my life I have always tried to be active, however I am not a natural “gym goer”. I must push myself to find time and energy to be active, which I know many others can relate too. When I am committed and take part in activity, my mind and body feel brilliant and I now make the time each day. My biggest achievement was running a half marathon and I’m very proud of reaching that goal that I worked hard for. In the last couple of months, I have developed a passion for Yoga and I’ve found it is an activity that I love to incorporate into my daily routine.

My favourite activities that keep me moving are spin, dancing, yoga and walking my dogs. Not only do they keep me healthy, but I thoroughly enjoy each of them. It puts me in a positive mindset and I feel accomplished once I have finished a session or got back from my lovely dog walk.

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