October 2010, Chloe Mills, 15, signed up to Inspire Suffolk's Healthy Lifestyle course based in Ipswich to get fitter in time for Christmas. Having successfully completed the course Chloe now acts as a mentor for other young people taking part in the programme.
"It made me realise exercise can be fun"
Activ8it plus offers support, guidance and advice to young people looking to make a real difference to their health by not only teaching them the importance of exercise and a healthy diet but also how they can realistically achieve it.
Chloe said: “Before I joined Activ8it plus I would come in from school and just sit and watch TV, but taking part in the Activ8it plus sessions made me realise exercise can be fun and that I could do it outside school with friends.
“But it wasn’t just exercise challenges we had to do, it was also water challenges and food challenges to help us improve our diet” added Chloe.
Chloe now encourages other young people to make the same changes she did to her lifestyle.