Get inspired by these people whose lives have been changed by physical activity. If they can – you can!

Finding your Feet in Finchingfield 

This project was set up to support and encourage people who are less active to take part in regular local walks. Each walk was tailored to the participants, making it inclusive, whilst addressing social isolation, general wellbeing and inactivity. Read more


Project:Me was set up by Kate Nokes and Vicki Stavrinos as an early intervention well-being programme for young people to bring an awareness of their mental health as well as encourage physical activity.Read more

Barbara, 85 and still on the move!

85 year-old Barbara lost her mobility after a hip replacement last year…she needed a walking stick to get around and stopped attending her classes and walking her dog…(doing physical activity) has now given her her ‘life back!’ Read more

Essex Slalom Squad teamed up with This Girl Can!

The Essex Slalom Squad held This Girl Can canoeing sessions for women only. By engaging with the This Girl Can Essex programme, the Essex Slalom Squad provided a 6 week course that was fun, inclusive and build on skills week after week. Read More

Growing the Inclusive ‘Beautiful Game’!

The aim of Soccability is to provide coaching and competition tailored for disabled children and adults with wide-ranging football abilities and includes a variety of training drills and specialist equipment for different disabilities. Read More

Brentwood Tea Dance brings back great memories

 The Brentwood Tea Dance, initially set up as a dementia friendly session, has been set up to bring those with dementia and the elderly together to get them moving and keep them active. Read More

Box Smart

Colchester Borough Homes set up Box Smart. It was set up with Satellite Club funding from Active Essex and had the vision of instilling confidence and discipline within the young people and providing positive role models from the boxing coaches.  Read more

Thurrock Health Walks

Davy Down, Thurrock Healthy Walks have been running for a year and have had over 500 people attend. The project was set up to provide an opportunity for people who do not regularly take exercise to feel more likely to do so. Read more