As Mental Health Awareness Week unfolds, the team at InsideOut is embracing the theme of movement as a powerful tool for enhancing mental well-being. With a diverse array of exercise challenges set for the month of May, our staff members are aiming to lead by example, demonstrating the profound impact that physical activity can have on mental health. From Glasgow to London, our team members are committing to ambitious goals that reflect their individual passions and preferences.

Fraser’s 10K Challenge: In the bustling city of Glasgow, our Chief Technology Officer, Fraser, is lacing up his running shoes and hitting the pavement with a goal to complete a 10K run by the end of the month. With determination and dedication, Fraser is not only prioritising his physical fitness but also reaping the mental health benefits of regular cardiovascular exercise. His commitment serves as a reminder that setting ambitious goals can fuel motivation and resilience in the face of challenges.

Laura’s HIIT Classes: Meanwhile, in the heart of London, our CEO and Founder, Laura, is embracing the intensity of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). With a goal to complete 20 HIIT classes throughout the month, Laura is channeling her passion for fitness into a powerful form of stress relief and mental rejuvenation. By incorporating structured workouts into her busy schedule, Laura is setting a precedent for prioritising self-care amidst the demands of leadership.

Stephanie’s Daily Runs: Joining Laura in London, our Sales Executive, Stephanie, is pounding the pavement with a commitment to run at least 30 minutes every day. Recognising the therapeutic effects of running, Stephanie is harnessing the rhythm of her footsteps to clear her mind and cultivate mental clarity. Her dedication serves as a testament to the transformative power of incorporating daily movement into our routines.

Kyle’s Strength Challenge: In pursuit of physical and mental resilience, our Customer Success Manager, Kyle, is challenging himself to complete 30 pull-ups and 150 press-ups in one go by the end of the month. With a focus on strength training, Kyle is harnessing the mind-body connection to build confidence and perseverance. His ambitious goal reflects the belief that pushing beyond our limits can unlock untapped potential and foster a sense of accomplishment.

Setting Your Own Exercise Goals: As Mental Health Week approaches, we encourage all InsideOut users to follow in the footsteps of our team members and set their own exercise goals for the month and beyond. Whether it’s committing to daily walks, trying a new fitness class, or embarking on a personal challenge, the key is to find activities that resonate with your interests and lifestyle. By prioritising movement, we can nurture our mental well-being and cultivate a greater sense of balance and resilience in our lives.

As we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, let’s harness the transformative power of movement to prioritise our mental well-being. Whether it’s running, HIIT, daily walks, or strength training, the important thing is to find activities that bring joy and fulfillment. Together, let’s embark on a journey of self-discovery and self-care, one step, one rep, and one stride at a time.