Ambassador of the Month – Natasha Potter

See below for our current Ambassador profiles, you will see that they are from a range of backgrounds and have an interest in a variety of sports and activities.

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    Our This Girl Can Essex Ambassadors have not been chosen because they are all elite athletes or that they excel at sport. They are ordinary yet inspirational women that I’m sure you can relate to in terms of everyday struggles to keep fit and healthy within their busy lifestyles. They are all passionate about taking on the challenge of being physically fit and healthy and are all real women who embrace their shape and size and they want to inspire you to join them!

    If you would like to find out more about This Girl Can Essex please contact Juliette.raison@activeessex.org.

Amber Bourne | Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

I am Amber. I’m 39 years old, Mum to two demanding toddlers, wife to a husband with a crazy work schedule, daughter to a mum needing full time care, part time PT and fitness coach and passionate believer in the mantra ‘healthy body healthy mind’. I don…

Angela Smith | Inspired to be better than yesterday!

I have made sporting activity become a central part of my fitness, health and wellbeing. My main choice of sport is running, I find a sense of release and freedom when I run. I have four boys which keep me very busy, my youngest was born profoundly dea…

Anna Hall | How You Do Anything, Is How You Do Everything

After growing up a keen athlete, equestrian and then in turn an aspiring dancer / performer I never thought at 21 years old I would be halted in my tracks. After combating glandular fever and various other viral illnesses in my youth, I became unwell e…

Bella Colafrancesco | Every Accomplishment Comes With The Decision To Try

At a young age, I wasn’t particularly skilful and certainly wasn’t the best at anything. I couldn’t run the fastest, couldn’t throw the farthest or jump the highest. But for whatever reason it didn’t put me off trying to be better and honestly, I just…

Elle Linton | This Girl Can, Then You Can Too!

I’m a 32 year old Fitness Professional based in Loughton, Essex. I live by the principle that if #ThisGirlCan, then you can too! Although I’ve been involved in sport and exercise for as long as I can remember, I’ve never found it easy to either motivat…

Ellie Loaring-Adams | Raising The Bar and Putting It Down Again!

I’m Ellie, 33, from Ardleigh. By day, I’m a Training Manager, but when I’m not training others, I’m busy training myself! I started powerlifting about 18 months ago, after joining Hamilton’s Strength Gym in Colchester. My personal trainer, Tiffany, is…

Kelli Clark | #ThisGirlCanSkate

My Name is Kelli Clark and I am 35 years old from Chelmsford. At the weekend however, my name is Clark SMASH and I am the captain and one of the directors of Killa Hurtz Roller Derby! Before finding this amazing sport, I was the furthest thing from Spo…

Laura Try | Rowing the Atlantic!

Hey, I’m Laura Try, or LT as most call me. I’m 34 and live in Kelvedon Hatch near Brentwood.  I moved here from Stamford, Lincolnshire in September 2016 after a change of career and a relationship break up and also to be near my training ground in Burn…

Liz Cox | Have The Confidence To Take Part In Sport Without Worrying What Others Think

As a brief introduction, my name’s Liz, I’m 36 originally from London but have lived in Basildon for 11 years.  My sporting passion is running, I love the freedom and the choice between having some ‘me time’ and running with friends and I’ve gone from…

Melanie Gould | One Step At A Time To Be The Very Best Version Of Me!

Hi ladies! I’m Melanie and I have a mental illness, I suffer with anxiety. It is a constant battle for me every day although now I am able to fight it more sufficiently, through a variety of exercises and running. I have had quite a journey these past…

Nicki Edwards | Bonkers Fitness

I am Nicki Edwards, 45 and single mum to three, now grown up, children 22, 20 and 18. I live in Braintree and I took up running 15 years ago, to lose some weight and got hooked after running the London Marathon in 2003. I have since run many races from…

Serena Woon | She Believed She Could, So She Did

My name is Serena; I am a married 42 year old mum of 1 from Purfleet. I haven’t always been particularly sporty or motivated, in the past I’ve tried 5K runs, Yoga, Aerobics, Pilates and Body Pump to name a few, but I’d get bored and fall out of the rou…

Valerie Elliot | Be Brave and Your Body Will Repay You

I am 60 years old and have 5 grandchildren.  I work full time in central London in IT but my true passion is in the fitness industry.  I qualified as a Level 2 fitness instructor 9 years ago when I was 51 and a Pilates instructor 4 years later.  I have…