Activate You, 261 Fearless’ 12-week personal jump-start program, guides women living an inactive lifestyle on a journey toward a happier, healthier life through regular exercise. 261 Fearless launched the program in 2021 and it has had a major impact on past participants. Becky, one of those participants, says:
I enjoy exercise.
What is Activate You?
It’s a 12-week program designed by 261 Fearless to help women start exercising on a regular basis. Women are supported, every step of the way, as they grow from not exercising at all to establishing a consistent workout routine. With the help of local 261 Coaches, participants identify and work to overcome the barriers that keep them from exercising. The first step to a new active lifestyle can be quite daunting. But the non-judgmental, non-competitive Activate You group offers women a safe, supportive, and motivating environment to thrive in. With every session, women grow mentally and physically stronger, changing their lives in the process!
What impact has Activate You had on participants?
Survey results show that women participating in the 12-week program report feeling more confident about their ability to exercise, their activity level increased, their overall mood improved, and they’ve created new connections within their community. In specific case studies of participants, women who completed the 2021 Activate You program were asked to share their personal accomplishments. Here is what they said:
How did you feel about exercising before joining?
For the last couple of years my lifestyle had been completely sedentary. I had also put on a lot of weight. Because of this I was very intimidated about trying to start into exercise.
What was it like going to the first session?
I was terrified about going to the first session. I didn't know anyone else who would be there, and I was very self-conscious about how I looked. I also felt like this was my last chance. If this didn't work, then nothing would. Once the session started, I felt much better. The leaders were all very nice and helpful, and I realized that most of the women were in the same position I was. After the session, I was proud of myself for completing it and very much looking forward to the next session.
What have you learned about yourself?
I am more capable than I thought I was. I really enjoy exercise.
What advice would you give someone who was thinking of taking part?
The advice I would give is to definitely take part. Taking part has definitely changed my life for the better.