Everybody #getactive

A collection of interviews with our members celebrating how getting active is for everyone!

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Aditha – Get active Junior member

An interview with Get active Junior member Aditha


How often do you get active and at which venue?

Normally I get active 3 times a week and normally I go to Get active @ Sheddocksley

Who do you get active with?

Normally I book a badminton court and play badminton but sometimes I go to the gym as well. I play with my friends when I play badminton

When did you join Sport Aberdeen?

I’ve been with Sport Aberdeen for about a year and a half

What inspired you to join Sport Aberdeen?

I was playing a lot of badminton before but I realised I needed a way to book the courts, so I got the membership and now I can play badminton whenever I want!

How does getting active make you feel?

It makes me feel good, good that I’ve worked out, that I’m fit, and I get to play badminton regularly which is great! It’s good fun

How does getting active improve your wellbeing?

I think playing a sport and working out is always a good thing. It’s good for your brain and it’s great for your body as well!

How would you encourage others to get active?

They definitely should get active! There is a large variety of sports to choose from, whether you’re working out or just having fun you can do what suits you.

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Vanessa – Fitness member

An interview with Vanessa, a Fitness member.

How often do you get active and at which venue?

Northfield is my most local venue, so I go there, Jesmond and Sheddocksley. I come about three or four times a week. I’m really pushing myself to meet my fitness goals.

Do you go to classes or go to the gym?

Sometimes I get up early before work, but I haven’t been able to do that recently, so classes really help me keep to a routine.

Which classes do you normally do?

I started off with abs and core, and then I built myself up to doing pump and then doing pump a couple of times a week. Now I’m doing circuits a couple of times a week. I’m getting really fit and strong, so I’m really happy about that!

Who do you get active with?

I normally come to the gym on my own because I see it as my me time, but my sisters in law and my wife come to Northfield as well, so we often do classes together.

How does getting active make you feel?

I feel really great, I put on some weight in lockdown, and I wanted to just get myself in a bit better shape, and now I’m seeing results. It’s only been a few months, and I’m feeling happy and confident. It makes me feel really good!

How does getting active improve your wellbeing?

It definitely helps after a stressful day at work, being able to let out some stress and get the endorphins pumping. Then seeing results make me feel good as well, it builds my confidence and determination.

Do you have a favourite venue?

It depends. All the classes are so good. I book my classes way in advance so I know what I’m doing. I do a mix of cardio and strength, so it really just depends on the availability.

When did you join Sport Aberdeen?

Only in March! It’s not been very long

What inspired you to join Sport Aberdeen?

I used to go to a different gym but I took some time out and wanted to get back into it

What would you say to encourage others to get active?

If you have something you want to do for yourself, you should! Come along, it’s a really friendly and welcoming place, everyone has always got a smile on their face.

Do you have any feedback about our instructors?

Only positive feedback! Everyone is really friendly, always there to help, and really welcoming.

A huge thank you to Vanessa for taking the time to talk with us!

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