After having problems with her memory, my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. This has been quite traumatic for her and our family and I feel it is my duty to help raise awareness about Alzheimer's as well as support others who find themselves in the same situation, I wanted to become a Fitness Ambassador for CHeBA so that I can help raise money to support research in to Alzheimer's and dementia / ageing brain research so we can improve the quality of life for elderly people in the future. I love to get outdoors, be active and encourage others to do the same, as there is nothing more important than your health and fitness.
What does "Healthy Brains. Positive Ageing" mean to me?
I feel there is a very strong connection between a healthy body and a healthy mind, and I have seen this impact on my clients that I have trained. People who are regularly active and are constantly achieving small goals and improving their fitness show signs of being more positive and confident in all walks of life. When people exercise they are teaching their brain to move all the muscles, joints and tendons throughout the body which keeps the mind active. An active brain is a healthy brain, so keeping people moving into their retirement age will keep them positive.
Hailey (also known as Hails or Napster) runs her own mobile personal training business. In her spare time she likes to keep active with yoga, wakeboarding, volleyball, running, cycling and has taken on the challenge of ultra marathons. We couldn't be happier that Hailey has become a Fitness Ambassador for CHeBA!
The CHeBA Champions are Fitness Ambassadors for the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing. These fitness professionals and enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s are championing healthy brain ageing through healthy lifestyles from a young age.