I am Mum to two grown up daughters and now winding down from a successful career in the big smoke, I am taking time out to focus on my true labour of love fitness.
Like many of us, over the years I have found in times of chaos my inner peace and small slice of solace through a run in a countryside, a meditative yoga class or by pushing my body to its physical limits in a spin or hit class. I have reaped both the physical and mental benefits of exercise and for me its integral to my self-care and self-esteem.
It is great to see how society’s attitude is changing around women’s involvement in sport. Fantastic organisations such as This Girl Can – Hoola Hooping provides a national database of sport clubs across England to get women active and involved. Recent campaigns for women’s sports to receive the same television coverage as men’s (as seen in the FIFA Women’s world cup), will hopefully inspire women to have the confidence to be brave and be active.
When I see my six year old granddaughter involved in her kiddies Crossfit class, I see how she enjoys the simple freedom of moving around her limbs and testing her own strength. I hope exercise will always be this way for her and she will never see exercise as punishment for not having the perfect body.
That’s why at Brave Active we believe in exercise that makes you feel good and we have designed a range of clothing, that is durable, breathable, comfortable and suitable for all shapes and sizes; so all you have to worry about is getting on and doing just that.
But we want to be responsive to the needs of our customers and as we develop our local designer Danielle Jupp wants to hear from you; we need to know what you need from your sports wear and how you would like it designed (watch out for product polls on facebook).
So without further ado, I will leave you to peruse our new collection and I hope you enjoy.
As Ruth Gordo once said “Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use. So ladies, let’s flex those physical and mental muscles! Get those leggings, get that sports bra, don those trainers and get out there! Be Brave. Be Active.
All the best, Sue