The Founder/CEO of Street Fit Scotland recognised a gap within the homeless system when she started to take homeless people to a local gym through working in the homeless sector for over 15 years as a front-line worker. She realised that this was more than just engaging in physical fitness they were making a positive lifestyle choice and at the same time re-integrating back into society. Michelle went on to win a place on the Social Innovation Incubator Award programme based at the Melting Pot in Edinburgh and developed Street fit Scotland from there on in. She then went on to win an award through speaking at the Senscot Ceilidh which gave coaching through the Social Enterprise Academy. Michelle was then asked to speak this year 2016 at the Power of sport conference and the Homeless World Cup in Glasgow.
Research has shown that exercise can improve not only your physical health but your mental and emotional well-being. It has been evidenced that exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and cancer. Exercise also relieves depression and anxiety. Our programme was researched and evaluated by Edinburgh University (Scottish Collaboration For Public Health) They produced an accurate report that shows and give evidences of the inportance of this programme and the help that gives to the the socially disadvantaged people improving their quality of life.You can read the full reportHERE
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