Inspire Blog

Welcome to the Inspire Blog. Here you will find all the latest stories from you - our members, and top tips to help you get where you want to be. 

Our members inspire us everyday - if you have a story you would like to share with us, we would love to hear it! Get in touch at enquiries@lincsinspire.com

"I've got my life back."
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"I've got my life back."

A member who regularly attends our new Wellness Hub talks about how a degenerative disc and a bulging disc left her unable to walk. After visiting the Wellness Hub she has turned her life around.

Houseplant Week
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Houseplant Week

To celebrate UK Houseplant Week, Grimsby Health & Wellbeing Centre have brightened up the Creative Hub with a range of plants bringing a number of benefits to the wellbeing of customers and staff.

Active Ageing
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Active Ageing

Nancy shares her experiences of how much younger she feels after keeping fit and healthy at the Wellness Hub. She also shares how much enjoyment she gets from being able to meet new people.

Grief Awareness Week
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Grief Awareness Week

As part of National Grief Awareness Week (December 2-8), Health Improvement Coordinator Ian Shorley-Harlow shares his story around the loss of his parents in the hope that it will help others who may be suffering grief in silence.

Architect sets out vision for Lincs Inspire
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Architect sets out vision for Lincs Inspire

Architect and champion for North East Lincolnshire joins Lincs Inspire's board of trustees and talks about his ambitions for the chaitable trust.

Strength to Inspire
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Strength to Inspire

Lesley has been a Lincs Inspire member for four years following a 20-year battle with alcohol addiction. In that time she's built up her physical and mental strength whilst using Grimsby's power-assisted exercise equipment. A delight to have in the centre, Lesley is happy for us to share her story of determination and strength.

Armistice Day in Grimsby, 1918
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Armistice Day in Grimsby, 1918

Using the resources at North East Lincolnshire Archives, Archivist Adrian Wilkinson paints the scenes of Armistice Day in Grimsby on 11th November, 1918 in this moving account of the day unfolding...

Exercise is Medicine
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Exercise is Medicine

Grimsby Health & Wellbeing Centre has recently opened its brand new Wellness Hub. In this short video we show you around and hear from our wellbeing team. We also feature four members who are benefiting from the power-assisted equipment.

Support for Breast Cancer Patient
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Support for Breast Cancer Patient

Dawn Day has recently been referred by her GP to Lincs Inspire's Active Forever programme after chemotherapy treatment left her with chronic fatigue following her battle with breast cancer.

Exercising for Mental Health
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Exercising for Mental Health

Exercising is a powerful medicine for the mental health challenges that people face. From improving sleep patterns, relieving stress, having a positive mind-set and aiding relaxation; exercise can be used to help you feel better and improve your wellbeing.

David & Vespa's Fitness Journey
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David & Vespa's Fitness Journey

David recently joined us via our 12 week GP referral programme Active Forever. He has Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and is legally registered as blind. He has gone from strength to strength by working with Vespa the Guide Dog and our fitness instructors.

Active Together with Active Forever
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Active Together with Active Forever

Grimsby couple Jean and Edgar Gibbins have been married for 57 years and have both recently found a new shared hobby exercising at the toning suite at Grimsby Health & Wellbeing Centre.

Taking a breath is using time effectively
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Taking a breath is using time effectively

We’ve loved welcoming back all our class members over the past fortnight. Over 600 of you have already joined us for our revised timetable since reintroduction! One of the many classes we offer is Yoga with Christine on Thursday mornings at Grimsby Health & Wellbeing Centre.

Charlie's Continuous Improvement
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Charlie's Continuous Improvement

Charlie Greenwood is 28 years old and has been playing roller hockey since the age of 10. He has represented the England national team at the European Championships and World Games and trains at Grimsby Leisure Centre.

Bringing Colour to Cleethorpes
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Bringing Colour to Cleethorpes

Cleethorpes Library are celebrating the beauty in the world around us by recognising the work of sketcher, artist and seller - Sarah Palmer and her business - The House with the Blue Door.

Family History Research From Afar
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Family History Research From Afar

At Lincs Inspire Libraries we help many local people in their quest to research their family history, putting pieces of a jigsaw together through various online resources, reference materials, maps, photographs and local knowledge.

Judith's Dedication
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Judith's Dedication

Judith is the toning suite's longest serving member. Proud of her longstanding commitment to fitness and the role she has played in the evolution of the suite over the years, she met with us to share her story.

Active Forever Success
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Active Forever Success

Since childhood, Christina has been managing a medical condition called Scoliosis. She was keen to join a supported gym programme and when discussing this with her GP, was referred on to Active Forever.

Forming Positive Habits
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Forming Positive Habits

Leanne Stephen and her friend Jodie Hogarth are both half way through the Gym Shark 66 Challenge, a 66 day event that challenges those taking part to make a pledge that will change their life in some way.

Determination, Positivity and Fitness
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Determination, Positivity and Fitness

Matthew Bloomfield met with us to help raise awareness of Guillain-Barré syndrome and share how our Leisure facilities are helping to improve his wellbeing.

Perfect Pass Rate
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Perfect Pass Rate

A pass rate of one hundred percent has been awarded to Lincs Inspire following an annual assessment from the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK).