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Monthly blog round-up: July

Activity Alliance features a blog post every Friday – sharing the experiences of disabled people involved in sport and exercise at all levels, and those who support disabled people, on their journey to being more active. Today, we take a look back at our blogs throughout July and look forward to August’s stories.

Shona in her powerchair wheelchair - Photography credit: Maciek Tomiczek

Shona - becoming more active 

The start of July began with hearing from Shona in her sixth blog documenting her swimming journey from being inactive to active. 

"I knew that I’d lost a lot of strength during my break and that it would take me twice as long to build it up again, as well as building up my stamina but I felt the most motivated I’d ever been."

Read Shona's sixth blog post here

GB triathlete Lizzie Tench at the Commonwealth Games

Lizzie Tench - para-triathlete

Lizzie Tench wrote about how being active has enriched her life. 

"Sport keeps me fit and healthy, and training is a great stress reliever. I have met so many amazing people I would not have otherwise met had I not been involved with parasport and the triathlon."

Read Lizzie's story here.

Aimi Bullock at the Czech MastersAimi Bullock - golfer 

Mid-July saw us hear from golfer Aimi, who told us she gets a real buzz from being active. 

"I really enjoy being active, I get a real buzz being outside – it makes me feel alive. For me, there is something nice about feeling tired from being active, rather than being tired because I have MS."

Read Aimi's story here

Fiona with dance partner at Step Change StudiosFiona Musgrove - dancer 

Our last blog in July saw us hear from dancer Fiona, who told us how dancing has enabled her to take steps in boosting her confidence.

"I’ve always loved dancing. I love the feeling that music gives to dance, and having the confidence to dance alone or with a partner is so good. That’s why I love dancing at Step Change Studios’ dance classes."

Read Fiona's story here

That's all for our July round-up. August will see us hear from Shona and how she is getting on with her swimming journey, as well as plenty more blogs from active disabled people. 

If you're interested in writing a blog about your experiences of sport and exercise, please email news@activityalliance.org.uk or call 0161 228 2868.