achievements

145

addicts into athletes

 

£33K

raised so far

 

97%

participants are abstinent

25

participants into volunteers/ employment

 
 

Testimonial Tuesday…

What’s your 180...?

The sense of achievement through The 180 Project is phenomenal and allows people to see their own potential and #BeTheBestYou! Check out the testimonials….

Meet Lewis…

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Why did you need a 180 turn around?

I’d been clean and sober for 7 years and was overweight, out of shape and was lacking purpose and drive in lots of different areas.

Three things that have changed since you came to 180?

  • Waistline

  • How important it is that eat well and exercise

  • Helping and caring for others

What has been your highlight?

Seeing the amount of people coming through 180 as I’ve been here from the start. It saves lives – and it all happens in a gym. I’ve got new great friendships – positively influencing 

 

What would you say to someone who needed to make a 180 shift?

It’s not the best thing I’ve done in the past three years, it’s the best thing I’ve done in my life.  It’s helped me with my mental health, diet, social skills. Its become a new way of life! 

 

 

Meet Russ…

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“I had been in addiction for years and tried to get clean a couple of times but always hated myself, I was 1 month clean and was introduced to CrossFit, that was 3 months ago since then I have found a purpose in life, made real friends, I actually like myself today, I have got the fittest I have been in years and even lost 2 and half stone.

I love coming down the gym now even when not training I help out and cheer the other lads on.

A big thing for me was my mental health I suffer with PTSD from military service and was on all sorts of medications I am now off all of them, my mental well-being has improved so much I feel like a new man, this has been the biggest change in my life thanks to 180 project and CrossFit, I have also learnt a lot about myself and got that fighting spirit back I used to have.”

 
 

Meet Darren…

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Why did you need a 180 turn around?

My life was a mess. I couldn’t stop drinking and tried everything.  I was losing my family, my life and my will to live.

Three things that have changed since you came to 180?

I was disgusted in myself and I got to a point where I just didn’t want to carry on. 18 months ago I was driving down the motorway and I’d run out of ideas and didn’t know where else to turn. I wanted it all to end. I was crying, and for the first time I cried out to God. When I got off the motorway I rang my friend who I hadn’t spoken to in 10 years. I told him that I needed help and he was more or less waiting at my house when I got home. He then took me to the 180 project and said that they could help me and it was there that I met great friends.

What has been your highlight?

18 months ago I was in hospital… my liver and kidneys were shot at, and just a few weeks ago I came 4th in the UK in the CrossFit open competition for my age category. I would never have been able to do this without the encouragement from friends and peers down at 180. They encouraged and pushed me to do things I never thought I could do! This has translated to all areas of my life.

What would you say to someone who needed to make a 180 shift?

There’s nothing else like this. Believe me I have tried!

 
 

Meet James…

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Why did you need a 180 turn around?

I couldn’t see any other rational way out of the internal pain that i was suffering other than suicide - because of my addiction.

Three things that have changed since you came to 180?

physical, mental and emotional strength.

belief in myself.

resilience and coping with everyday living.

What has been your highlight?

Thanks to 180 I’ve qualified as a level 1 CrossFit coach. and now a 180 CrossFit coach training all the lads who come to the programme.

What would you say to someone who needed to make a 180 shift?

come with me and experience the 180 project!