When living in Worksop, the leisure centre I attended was a nice, community-based facility. It was great and I knew everyone. After the stroke my confidence was knocked, and I had low self-esteem. I wanted a leisure centre that felt more like a family, where I could fit in and get the same type of feeling I got from my previous centre in Worksop.
After years of no exercise, one day when using the seated machines, I could feel my muscles working again. My muscles were saying ‘hi!’. It was a wonderful feeling.