02nd December 2021
Physically inactive people are most likely to take part in activities where they see other people who look like them already participating. And the same goes for the coaches – if a potential participant can see that the coach is able to understand and relate to them, they will have more confidence to take part.
Running Space, have recruited several run leaders from the people who attend their Running to beat suicide sessions in Bexhill.
“Its something that I never thought I would be able to do…”
Elizabeth Wilson, who suffered from depression and anxiety, took four years to build up the courage to join the Running to beat suicide group after never being very active. Elizabeth completed a Leadership in Running Fitness , and subsequently a Level 2 Coach in Running Fitness.
By recruiting coaches directly from participants, Running Space ensure that their coaches are relatable role models for potential new participants.