Maddie Brock - Devon Girls Can Ambassador

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Maddie Brock


Devon Girls Can Ambassador


“It is important to stay active and to just feel better in your own skin.”

I used to dread the moment P.E came around as I was embarrassed about my physical ability (or lack of) and didn’t like the fact that I was with boys. We had to wear shorts and I always felt judged about my body shape and was very self conscious. Since the beginning of year 9, and thanks to the Girls Active Committee, we have been able to wear leggings and have a huge range of activities to chose from as well as being in groups of similar ability. When Girls Active came to my school I immediately jumped at the chance to participate in the activities, one being Boogie Bounce. Taking part in Boogie Bounce got me into after school activities. When it ended I started taking classes at my local gym. I now do two classes a week and swim as well and go to the gym.

For a few years I have been uncomfortable about my body and fitness. Girls Active gave me the confidence to do something about it and realise that This Girl Can. I would love to encourage others like myself to take up fun fitness activities in the hope that they will realise that This Girl definitely Can!

Why Did You Want To Get Involved In This Girl Can? I think it is important to stay active and to just feel better in your own skin.

Who Inspires You? My Aunt Trisha because she is fairly old but she still runs classes at the gym.