|It took a bit of encouragement and ‘discussion’ to get her on a bike, but now she’s started, there’s no stopping Jeanette.
She was a bit shy at first but House 44 Coordinator, Tash did some
‘nifty’ persuading and Jeanette has gone from just popping in for a
cuppa, to getting really active at the house.
“I was just sitting at home bored - and I was hesitant about physical
activities, but Tash persuaded some of my friends to come along too and
that was very motivational,” Jeanette says.
She started off going on a bike ride with Upcycle, then went on to
swimming, then did a ‘move-to-lose’ class: “It was so much fun, now I
enjoy walking to the park and around Stoke; and I have my own bike.”
Jeanette says initially she thought she couldn’t do exercise because she
had a pre schooler, or because it was expensive, or because she didn’t
have a car, but the Way2go team at House 44 helped sort out the barriers
and now she is really motivated.
Starting off slowly was the key to Jeanette’s success but she‘s walking
further everyday now, and has made some great new friends.