By Silverfit Member and Director Marjorie Barnes
I started Nordic Walking when I joined Silverfit in April/May 2017, a friend suggested I join Silverfit and try it as I have a longstanding back problem. I have a scoliosis in my lower spine, prolapsed discs and a short left leg, I also use a walking stick and receive treatment to manage. I took early retirement primarily due to my back problem. I never thought I would be able to take part in a Half Marathon let alone walk the whole route of the Big Half Marathon in 2018. I had back surgery toward the end of 2018 to address some of my pain issues. I recovered and entered my second half marathon in 2019 and cut 30 minutes off my first time.
Joining Silverfit has changed my life for the better, I have made new friends, gained confidence to try different exercises. I’ve got my freedom back and am looking forward to the next half marathon in 2020.
I want to see more people given the chance to turn their lives around too. Head over to the donation page on Just Giving to help the wonderful Eddie and her team reach more people like me.