Edward was supported by Surrey Choices to visit Donyngs gym each Friday because he was interested in fitness and looking after his mental and physical health. He fell in love with exercise and became no stranger to the gym and going swimming with his Dad in his spare time.
When lockdown came in 2020, it was important for Edward to find a way to maintain his physical health and consequently his mental health through fitness during the pandemic.
“I have always enjoyed exercise, particularly walking, swimming and attending the Donyngs gym each Friday with Surrey Choices. Last year when we went into lockdown, exercise became even more of a priority for me.
As a family, we walked each day, but then I started to do the Joe Wicks YouTube videos with my Dad. In September, I joined my Mum’s Fitsteps dance class, which I incorporate into my Future Choices Wellbeing’ Day.
I am the only male, but I do not mind! Exercise has now become part of my daily routine. I think it is good for my general health, including mental health. I am also sure it helps me to sleep well. Exercise is definitely something I will continue with. I can’t wait for the swimming pools and gyms to re-open!” – Edward
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