Why Real Active?

A note from our founder...

Hello lovelies,

So excited you’ve found us! I think it’s important to share my story and why Real Active is so close to my heart.

I’ve always wanted to start my own business. I am one of those people with notebooks filled with countless ideas. But nothing ever stuck. I always knew that one day, when the right idea came along I would be compelled to make it happen.

2016 was a really tough year for me - I struggled with the loss of my Nan who I was very close to, along with many other challenges. My anxiety was at an all-time high and my mood at the lowest of lows. But with such a challenging year comes reflection, and a reminder of just how short life is.

Anxiety and depression is something I’ve always struggled with. I remember having my first panic attack while sitting an exam at school when I was just 16. As I have grown older and more connected to myself, I have discovered how much my lifestyle affects my mental health - what foods I nourish my body with, how active I am, who I choose to surround myself with and how much love I show myself and others.

I started to dream of ways I could make a living doing what I am passionate about and help others suffering with their mental health. And so the seed of Real Active grew. I know how amazing I feel when I have new workout gear and I’ve always wondered why active accessories (especially towels and drink bottles!) don’t reflect the awesome active-wear out there. So I went on a mission to design and source the coolest towels and drink bottles possible.

I also wanted to find the best mental health charity partners and those that would really benefit from our help – not only from the money we raise (10% of the proceeds from all Real Active sales go towards these charities), but from the time spent volunteering with them and the awareness raised within our awesome community. I’m so proud of our partners and can’t wait to see how much we can achieve together.

Thank you so much for your support. I hope you love Real Active products as much as I do.

Carlie xx

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