Active Families CIC was established to tackle the current high levels of inactivity across the region in addition to reducing the number of health related issues caused as a result of leading a sedentary lifestyle.
The three company directors Kelly, Amy Ashleigh joined forces in an attempt to make positive changes to local communities, particularly those that have fallen on harder times in recent years. All three directors are experienced health and well being practitioners with a real passion for what they do and have a firm belief that bringing people together to be active can lead to a whole host of other individual, social and economic benefits to people and the wider community.
We are committed to inspiring, enthusing and invigorating local people and communities to become more active, to improve their physical and mental well - being, to eradicate social isolation and improve community cohesion.
We love working with everyone - young, old, big, small - in fact we just love getting active, but getting active together!
Hi I'm Ashleigh and I'm one of the Directors for Active Families NE! I think it's a rare thing to enjoy your job every single day but I'm pleased to say I genuinely do. We work with all ages and abilities and that is an amazing thing to be able to do. We aim to make people healthier and happier and I believe that myself and the rest of the team strive to do that to the best of our ability every day. From Buggy Bootcamp to Active Forever I think we have created programmes for every body. I first jumped into the fitness world in 2012 when I was physically dragged to a Zumba Fitness class by a friend. I had always been a dancer but the ability to drive had made me less active and I had put on a bit of weight. Long story short, I loved Zumba so much that 5 months later I trained and became and instructor. The rest is history. Since then I got myself licensed to teach a variety of classes, completed my Level 2 Exercise To Music qualification and together me and the girls created Active Families NE. This has allowed us to work with a wider range of ages and abilities and recently I completed my Level 3 Exercise with Older Adults qualification and currently in the middle of my Level 3 Pre/Post Natal qualification also. 2020 brought us Covid-19 and it forced us to do things differently but we have managed to cope and adjust to the new normal. I can't wait to see what 2021 has in store for us.