Push On Wellbeing (POW)
‘An amazing way forward for our wellbeing’
Push on Wellbeing (POW), a community interest company, based in Chelmsley Wood, provides fitness classes that aim to improve physical fitness, as well as mental wellbeing.
What is POW?
POW was founded by Teresa Farrell, who was growing increasingly concerned for the health and well-being of the people in her community. Combining her personal experience with her passion for dance, she developed the POW 10 week programme.
The programme looks to bring people from all backgrounds and ages together. POW students range from just 8 years old right up to 60! Each class consists of 45 minutes of dance and 15 minutes of quiet meditation and contemplation.
Charlene was referred to POW, after she was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Initially, she was nervous about meeting new people but after her first class, she was beginning to feel more like herself again. The POW classes helped her get fit and lose weight, whilst the meditation helped her to focus more on to clear her mind. Throughout the programme, Charlene has made friends for life and now volunteers as instructor herself, helping others on their wellbeing journey.
In the two years since it was founded, POW has grown from just a handful of students and has now helped a fantastic 133 people. Theresa now has 10 volunteer instructors who were all POW students. POW would like your help to reach out to more people across Birmingham and help them towards their ‘forever wellbeing’.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
There are many people in need of the services that POW provide but not all are able to afford them. £2000 would allow Theresa and her team to create 400 FitPOW class vouchers, which would allow people to attend sessions free of charge.
Where can people go to find out more about POW?
Contact: Teresa Farrell, CEO and Founder
You can also find out more about POW by following them on Facebook.