Hello, I'm Kanndiss Riley, founder of NBE FITNESS.
The name stands for Notorious Big Energy Fitness. I created NBE FITNESS, intending to provide space for those living with chronic illness or disabilities to join in Wellness sessions.
Since 2016 I have always been community-focused running events for women and children on Mental and Physical Well-being. The events were run via online streaming services, and I've had the pleasure of participating in many in-person events.
During Covid, NBE FITNESS organisation birthed bringing regular services from 1:1 sessions, webinars and 30-minute Chair fitness sessions to help people keep fit, support mental well-being and give designated space for people living with chronic illness and disabilities to enjoy improving their wellbeing.
I am running this campaign to build a community and platform for everyone to enjoy all the work NBE FITNESS provides. The platform will provide space for those living with a disability to join in wellbeing activities, use the website and app platform with confidence, watch videos, use forums and access interactive mental health programmes.
I want NBE FITNESS to redesign fitness platforms to cater for our clients who are parents or looking to get back into fitness, making sure our costs are accessible. So they can find sessions on-demand to fit around their lives and tailor their well-being journey to benefit from Mental Health services that instil optimism in their lives to continue investing in their wellbeing.
How will the £20,000 be spent?
It will help fund accessibility resources to provide an inclusive platform; this includes captioned videos, BSL for event videos, and voice-over content. In addition, your funding will support embedding software into the website, an app that ensures it's easy to navigate for those with accessibility measures.
We know this is important for disabled or parents of people with accessibility needs to know they can use a platform with ease and feel independent & included when doing mental and physical activities. We have found that these accessibility features will improve their time spent in session and outside of session interacting on the platform for mothers and women with limited time.
NBE FITNESS are doing this work because we know that so much of the well-being sector starts without disabled or chronically ill people being supported; during covid as an organisation, we saw more people wanting wellbeing services and feeling overwhelmed by content that didn't meet their needs or just was hard to navigate.
This investment will mean when we run our sessions in person, those who want to stream will be able to take part knowing there are measures in place to keep it accessible.
Who will you be helping?
The impact of your pledge means that it will help us ensure that NBEFITNESS can build a community organisation that is financially accessible and help us provide opportunities for future members from all walks of life.
Your donations will help all of these people:
- People with chronic illness progress in their wellbeing journey through mental health programmes, fitness sessions and community events.
- Young adults and adults across the neurodiversity and abilities can participate in online and physical well-being classes to build friendships with other like-minded people at the same stage of their well-being journey.
- Online programmes for everyone to get healthy gain skills to keep practising a healthy lifestyle.
- Young children are looking to get into the dance, helping us run regular events for children to enjoy exercising.