Henry started working with Aspire's sports and physical activity project in October 2016 after being introduced to one of our Employment and Development Workers, Jamie, at the bail hostel he was living in. Henry instantly knew that this project would be perfect for him, as he was new to the area following his release from prison, and didn't know anyone.

Henry took part in regular boxercise sessions to help him keep fit, make new friends and create structure and routine. We then funded Henry to do a Personal Training course and he passed both Levels 2 and 3 to become a fully qualified personal trainer.

Training with Aspire's boxercise class gave me something to do, people to talk to, a structured routine and it has helped me to keep fit.  I had now been in the bail hostel for 11 months and I was about to be evicted. Jamie from Aspire supported me and found a place for me in ACT housing. I am now working as a full time personal trainer at Pure gym and Jamie is going to place me on a Level 1 England boxing course which will be perfect for my personal training. I would like to thank Jamie and Aspire for all of the support I have received since arriving in Oxford.