Carole O'Leary

About me

I’m a Hackney Local, have loved living in the area for over 5 years now.
I use the local parks and green spaces as my playground and office, I’ve never been a ‘Gym Bunny’ (never looked particularly fetching in pink Lycra). So to keep fit, healthy and sane I have dabbled in different outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, touch rugby, netball, swimming, surfing, kite surfing, canoeing, cycling and running. Not all at once of course, and dependent on the country I’m in at the time.
Most importantly, I have always believed training with other people to be much more motivating and rewarding than training alone. Quite simply because it’s more fun and sociable that way, and so it doesn’t feel like a “work out” or a chore.
Personally, I’ve also found that having a challenge to work to helps, hence I’ve completed the 3 peaks challenge, numerous 5k’s & 10k’s, half marathons, and a marathon. The next challenge with be a multi-sport event I think. . .
Loving the great outdoors, London and not being chained to a desk, I decided to make a career change and have now become a qualified Personal Trainer with YMCAfit.
And now I’m helping to motivate and encourage people just like you to take up a challenge or enjoy exercise in a new way – not in the sweaty confines of a gym.

Why you love Hackney

Because its home and there is always something new to discover

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