Our mission is to reduce the barriers that people face and to enable everyone to get moving
Receiving running shoes on his 30th birthday was the catalyst to Nick’s passion for exercise. Since then he has competed dozens of marathons, become a parkrun Run Director and a GoodGym Run Leader.
He loves combining running with volunteering. He knows exercise is key to a happy, healthy life and being a trustee of Move the Masses is a great way to pass this on.
John lost his motivation for sport and exercise after he retired. He became overweight, suffered back pains and was generally not in a good way. His family were worried, so in 2016 he took on a personal trainer. It transformed his life. He shed 15kg, is no longer dependent on prescription medicines, and feels fantastic.
His trainer was Egg. John is committed to Move the Masses quite simply because it worked for him. He knows first hand how easy it is to become a couch potato and he wants to ensure everyone has the opportunity not to.
At a young age Bec started walking the Lakeland fells and some 40 years later still finds hiking to be her favourite past time. In her 30s she found running. Exercise, Bec feels, simply makes you feel good.
Also a big fan of community, Bec combines her love of running with volunteering at GoodGym. Here she met Egg where they talked of creating a social business offering free exercise opportunities for the masses, regardless of ability, age or status. Move the Masses was born, and Bec naturally wanted to be a part of it.
A keen cyclist, Deborah leads women’s bike rides and enjoy helping others to find a love of cycling. She loves to stay fit, but finds motivating herself to go to a gym hard, and working out in them boring. She is always looking to find others ways to be active which doesn’t really feel like exercise and where she is inspired by others.
Deborah wanted to be involved in Move the Masses because she knows from personal experience the difference exercising outside can make, not only on your physical, but also your mental wellbeing.