Pete's story

Find out how Pete stays active and why he wants to encourage others to do the same.

Pete's story on staying active

I started being active as a child when my dad counted my press-ups and sit-ups and timed my runs around the edge of the sports and social club football pitches!      

Over the years to stay active I have taken part in gymnastics, judo, running, cycling, swimming, weight training, yoga, walking and gardening.   

I have always been active, so I think it just became part of my life. That’s why I think it’s very important to engage children and young people. Physical activity simply makes me feel better in body and mind. 

Being active has given me opportunities that I would not have had otherwise. Life comes with its ups and its downs. It has always been physical activity, especially outdoors that has helped me through life’s downs, and I have made lots of friends through it.   

I now work as a Social Prescribing Link Worker. The role is about taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. My role enables me to help other people become more active and find activities to suit them. 

I believe that whoever you are there are activities which will help you feel better physically and mentally.