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Success Stories

With small steps and ongoing support, we offer free and friendly advice to make positive changes easy for you.

Competing against myself

"Completing my first 5k run felt brilliant. I soon realised my competition wasn’t the others in the group, it was myself."

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Alison's Story

“Being a busy working mum, it was important to set realistic and measurable goals.”

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Halina’s story

“I suffer from arthritis in my knee and was told by my GP that an operation would not be possible until I lost some weight. I knew it was time to make a change.”

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20 cigarettes a day

“My mother passed away due to smoking and I didn’t want my children to go through the same trauma.”

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Fiona's Story

“Cutting back on sweet treats did not seem to work. Neither did increasing the amount of exercise."

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Alan’s story

“I knew I was overweight, but I wasn’t doing anything about it. OneSmallStep’s support helped me stay motivated.”

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Roly's Story

“My coach gave me a new perspective. Instead of sitting and snacking I started walking.”

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Trust Couch to 5K and build up slowly

"I have never been a runner. I like cycling, swimming, walking — anything but running!"

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Peter's Story

"I used to go swimming four times a week and then I stopped."

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Andrew's Story

"I tried nicotine patches but I needed that extra support."

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Daniel's Story

"OneSmallStep helps me by finding social meet ups and activity groups."

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Andrea's Story

Small changes helped make a big difference to Andrea’s weight.

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Jo's Story

“I couldn’t have achieved what I have done without OneSmallStep.”

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Susan's Story

"I think differently about food now and plan my meals."

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From Couch to 5K

"I agreed to write this blog in support of all the ladies and men in Devon who think they don't have time or the the fitness levels to exercise regularly".

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Rally

What do you want to do?

I want to be smoke free

I want to be a healthy weight

get more active

I want to be drinking less

The image of Devon at the top of this page was taken  by professional photographer Gary Holpin. For more information about Gary’s work please visit his website www.garyholpin.co.uk