We’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with Motiv8 this Summer who offer a holistic based service to meet the needs of young people experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol. For obvious reasons we can’t share photos or the amazing stories we’ve been told about how we have impacted on their lives but we can share the feedback to us from Motiv8 below. We couldn’t be more proud of the guys and girls that took part, and hope that they continue to realise life itself is full of natural highs and by surrounding yourself with like minded people anything is possible ☺️
‘Young people aged 13 to 17 who use the Motiv8 service have engaged with a 6 week Crossfit programme this summer. They have all enjoyed it and has been described by some as ‘the best thing they have ever done’.
These young people are in the process of making changes in their lives and Crossfit UVA and Affinity Wellbeing has taught them that they do have the motivation and drive within them to push themselves and achieve goals, even when its tough to do so. For all of them, the gremlin inside them that tells them ‘I can’t do this’ has gone very quiet!
They’ve also learned they can have fun when engaging in something that is good for them and not everything healthy is ‘boring’.
Within the group, improvements in mental health, confidence, and reductions in substance use have been seen, with a percentage of the group abstaining completely from substances over the Summer.
Young people have said;
“Its given me more self confidence”
“It shown me that I can push myself”
“Its made me more active”
“I smoke less now and want to be healthy”
And… “its made me want to be ripped”