At Home With Lorraine Kelly 2017 - 107
REAL LIFE ▲
set u affordab e
exercise classes for
stressed-out u s
LIZ EVANS, 44, IS MARRIED TO ANTHONY,
39. THEY LIVE IN LIVERPOOL WITH THEIR
CHILDREN WILLIAM, 18, AND LILY, 13.
LIZ SET UP A FITNESS CLUB WITH A
CRÈCHE FOR NEW MUMS
er had i ia
went to see y
doctor not knowing why e t so sad
and one y. e t use ess scared gui ty.
had no con dence. he doctor
said had ostnata de ression and
needed to get a hobby and do so e
exercise. ut there was nowhere you
cou d do that with a baby
exce t a very ex ensive
gy with a cr che that
cou dn t afford.
ew years ater sti
suffering de ression set
u a grou with a ew
u s ro
i ia s
schoo ca ed at riends.
Not very o itica y correct but we
were friends and we were all a bit
at! ed have a weigh in say Never
ind you ve ut on a ound and
eat so e biscuits.
t wasn t rea y about weight oss it
was a socia thing. e et regu ar y
aid oney to get weighed which we
saved and every ew onths wou d go
out or a chi d- ree ea . ere we
cou d have a chat and cou d ust be
i not i ia and i y s u .
'So it was great or y enta
health, but rea ised it wasn t doing e
any good hysica y. e did at riends
or two years during which ti e
met with a health trainer who started
taking the grou on wa ks. ro that
decided wanted to set u an exercise
grou with a cr che or u s.
'I'VE MET AMAZING
WOMEN AND SEEN
A SLOW START
t took e two years to set u
sa eguarding training estab ishing it
as a co
unity grou and ooking
or unding. t was di cu t because
have dys exia and writing stuff takes
e onger. ut did it and anaged
ro a co
interest und to get it started.
t y rst u
y s nd
itt e unnies c ass six years ago we
had two mums, two babies and four
staff. was so disa ointed no one
turned u . t was very disheartening.
ut it grew by word o outh and
acebook and since then ve had
u s co e to exercise c asses. have
c asses every uesday and riday
and u s a ro different
backgrounds co e to each c ass. hey
er session and can see
their babies being ooked a er through
g ass windows in the church where we
ho d c asses. a so do sewing c asses and
there is a running grou too. have
regu ar undraisers to kee it a going.
y s nd itt e unnies
you can nd us on acebook has been
great or e. t he s e every day
as sti have under ying de ression
Believe in yourself. If you have an idea, you can
make it come true. It took me a long time but I got
there in the end. Most people in this world are nice,
and they'll help you. Don't be afraid to ask.
Do a dream board. I did mine six years ago, before
the group started and everything except one thing
has come true. It really makes you focus.
You can do anything you put your mind to. I was
terrified of talking in front of people but recently had
to do a talk for college lecturers - it went really well!
and through this ve et so any
a a ing wo en and orged ove y
riendshi s. ast year was no inated
in the Merseyside o en o the ear
wards. won the ea thy iver oo
ea th are ero o the ear ward.
was tota y overwhe ed.
have any ore ans or the
grou inc uding con dence-bui ding
and arenting c asses. ust want it
to grow and grow.
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