Opportunity – this represents having something meaningful to do. Whether this is education, leisure, recreation, volunteering or working, we know that meaningful activity is important to people’s sense of wellbeing and belonging. Read more about HOPE and how we work with you.

 

 

 

 

Creative ways to reach your daily step goal

The new year has begun and with that a lot of us have made resolutions. One of the most popular ones are to be more active, to exercise more, eat healthier or to lose weight. If you would like to be more active in the new year, an easy way to do so, is to … Continued

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Julie’s Taekwondo journey

This week’s post is written by Julie Rutherford (Quality Manager) who shares her journey of Taekwondo. I have never been a particularly fit individual and have tried a number of gyms and fitness classes throughout the years but nothing really stuck. That all changed in August 2017 when I was reading the fit150 blog and … Continued

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Kirsty’s fit150 journey

This week, Kirsty Stewart (North Area Administrator), shares her thoughts on finding motivation, forming new habits and appreciating her body and what it can do. “Before I started with Penumbra, I dare say that any physical activity, that didn’t result in me rewarding myself with some form of food, and I went together like a … Continued

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fit150 Halloween edition

Halloween is here. The shelves in supermarkets have been displaying scary Halloween costumes, creepy make up supplies and loads of delicious treats over the last few weeks. So, we have put together some workout and treat ideas to stay active and healthy.   If you are looking for a quick pre-or-post-trick-or-treat workout, we have found … Continued

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Nikki’s Smart Goal September

This week, Nikki Kilburn (Learning and Development Manager) reflects on her SMART goal September experience.   My SMART goal for September was to attend a hip hop dance class once a week for the month of September. My outcome for my goal was consistency. I chose consistency because sometimes I can struggle with keeping a … Continued

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My SMART goal September experience

This week, Nadine Weiland (Development Practitioner) shares her SMART goal September experience. When the SMART goal September event was first introduced I was unsure of what I would want to do. Earlier this year I had already made the decision to join my local gym to get healthier and achieve my fit150. Eventually I had … Continued

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Join us for ‘SMART goal September’

Who has ever set a goal to be more active and healthy, but struggled to see the plan through? We have previously explored some ways to stay motivated during summer, but sometimes even those little tips and tricks don’t seem to be helping. So, for the month of September we aim to set SMART goals … Continued

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10 easy ways to feel healthier and be more active

So, who would like to explore some easy ways to be more active and healthy without having to add an extra workout to their To-Do list? 1 Swap the coffee / tea / juice for water Coffee for breakfast, tea at work and juice for lunch. Admittedly, they might all taste good and we might … Continued

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Summer’s here: stay motivated in the heat

  Summer holidays, or any holiday for that matter, are a great opportunity to relax and catch up on everything that has been pushed back on the never ending to do list. Exercising might not be at the top of the priority list and let’s be honest, going for food with friends, spending time with … Continued

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Walking and talking

Since June 2015 we have run a weekly walking group for individuals we support and have previously supported in the Consortium project. We meet every Tuesday afternoon at our office in Tollcross and only then do we make a joint decision where we are going to walk. Decisions are based on the weather, how people … Continued

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