This Girl Can - Meet Natalie
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Meet Natalie.

“I find exercise is a mental release…it’s now more for mental health and keeps me motivated.”

Natalie has lived in rural Victoria all her life. Being kilometres away from the closest neighbour, to over 30 minutes away from town, the tyranny of distance can have big impacts of physical and mental wellbeing.

Since moving to Manangatang in Northern Victoria, Natalie has used physical activity as a way to bring women of all ages together.

The birth of her first child 15 years ago left Natalie feeling quite isolated and craving human interaction. What started as a walking group has evolved into a social group that not only get active together, but has built a strong community despite being kilometres apart.

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