Category: Inspirational buddyboosters

Matt – an inspirational buddybooster

Matt Clifford, Accountant St Jame’s Palace Age 26. At the end of the St Jame’s Place buddyboost challenge, we caught up with Matt to find out more about his experience of the challenge. A bit of background on what your life was like before you started to exercise / have you always been active?I have always tried to be as active as possible. I was always active as a child, but starting my career and working around my professional exams meant I became hindered when trying to squeeze in my daily activity. Despite this, I’ve always tried to remain as

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Paigey – an inspirational buddybooster

Paige Farrell (‘Paigey’), Bus Driver, Stagecoach, Birkenhead. Age 30 At the end of the Stagecoach buddyboost challenge, we caught up with Paige to find out more about her experience of the challenge. A bit of background on you and what exercise means to youI was never really an active person and over the years a bit more weight creeped on and on and on. What made you start exercising?During the first lockdown I tried a weight-loss challenge with colleagues in Stagecoach – I felt sluggish and slow and generally out of puff doing any exercise. But, that started my journey.

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Toom – an inspirational buddybooster

Simon Tramalloni (‘Toom’), Stagecoach Operations Manager, Preston & Chorley. Aged 45. At the end of the Stagecoach buddyboost challenge, we caught up with Toom to find out more about his experience of the challenge. A bit of background on you and tell us about you and exercise! I joined the army straight after school at 16. In the military, physical activity is part and parcel of the job but also the structure of the days lends itself to doing physical activity. I did tours in Bosnia, Kosovo & 2 tours to Iraq. On the second Iraq tour in 2003, three

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Dave – an inspirational buddybooster

Dave Hunt, Stagecoach. Aged 32. After 8 years of doing no exercise, eating too much and doing sedentary jobs, Dave’s weight had gone from 13 ½ stone to over 19 stone. During the pandemic, his family situation changed and, in his own words, he ‘was in a pretty bad place physically and mentally.’ He knew he had to do something, but kept putting it off. Dave’s employer Stagecoach signed Dave and his colleagues up to the buddyboost challenge in May 2021, Dave’s enthusiasm and motivation shone throughout the challenge so we caught up with him to find out how he

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