"I really need to do something else besides just rely on medication [to treat my Type 2 diabetes]."
"I was quite active before I started getting sick and so once I got on that bike and my heart was racing, I felt good again just for that brief minute … I hadn't felt [that] for so long because I'd been sick prior to the operation and chemo."
"I was aware of the benefits of exercise to your health, but specifically to recover from an operation [for cancer], no, it wasn't front of mind for me at all. It was quite a revelation to me the benefits that it held."
"I've been doing HIIT [high intensity exercise] for over a year now, almost two years, and I found it really invaluable in helping me to manage my bipolar disorder … I've got all these intense emotions going on and it's a way of kind of channelling them that's less risky."