Where Mermaids inspire Mermaids to Live Life and Make Waves
The Mermaid Club is an online global community for women who aspire to think big, make things happen, and gain a sense of accomplishment and achievement from the fitness activities we love. Why sit on your ass when you can be a badass?
We often have jobs, children or other responsibilities and we balance all of this with training and preparation for all kinds of races and events. We don’t always win and sometimes it’s hard, but we never give up and we have a bunch of fun doing it. So, we thought, why not share our journeys to help others to get out there to swim, bike and run and/or partake in any other form of fitness.
Founded in 2013 by British born Helena Redshaw, partly as a celebration of her own journey from being a spectator at the London Marathon to becoming a badass competitor in marathons and triathlons, the club takes its name from her nick name and also as a nod to one of her favorite play writers, Shakespeare. Helena learned to swim at the age of 40 after which she was christened the ‘Running Mermaid’. And the link to Shakespeare? Well, he’s British and so is she, and he was supposedly involved in a sixteenth century club that saw writers of the time ‘inspire’ each other which came to be known as The Mermaid Club. There is no doubt that he ‘Made Waves’ and this is exactly what The Mermaid Club seeks to do…inspire.
We are a club that reaches across the global to inspire women everywhere to get fit, stay fit and be happy. We publish stories; training, racing and nutrition tips; publish equipment and product reviews, organize virtual events and soon to be moving into organizing local events, and also use our growing network of ‘Ambassadors’ to spread the word and make bigger waves in their local communities.