GM Active News

Things are continuously moving forward and progressing at GM Active. View our latest news stories below to find out how we’re making it possible for individuals across Greater Manchester to take charge of their health and wellbeing.

Urban Revolution Launches Greater Manchester Obstacle Race

GM Active and Urban Attack are staging their first obstacle course race, Urban Revolution, in just over a week’s time, at Haigh Woodland Country Park, Wigan. The race, staged over a choice of 5 or 10km, will be the start of a series that is planned throughout the Greater Manchester boroughs over the next few years. The aim is to ensure that each of GM Actives’ member organisations…

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My week at GM Active- By Bethan Hunt

How it came about As a Graduate Development Officer at Stockport Council, I was offered the opportunity of shadowing in a different organisation within Greater Manchester. Through North West Employers, I was paired up with Sarah Broad from GM Active- The Association of Greater Manchester Leisure and Cultural Trusts. Whilst I had experience of partnership working through the health and social…

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Oldham half marathon runners conquer hills for the Milltown Races 2017

Oldham Community Leisure held the Milltown Races last weekend and it was a great success. The Oldham Half Marathon saw hundreds of runners take part in the UK’s toughest run with it’s steep hill climbs and descents. This didn’t stop the athletes on Sunday. Well done to everyone who took part, we are all looking forward to next year! For the full press release please click…

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Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles design leisure services for over-50s

GM Active partner organisation Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles are working on new leisure services for over-50s in the Wigan area as part of their 'Strong and Balanced offer' project. The project is looking for local volunteers in two age groups, from 50-65 years and over-65s, who want to get involved with shaping the new leisure centre programmes and services for older people in…

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GM Active’s National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day took place on Wednesday 27th September, as a collective, GM Active had lots to offer across the region. Our 13 organisations had free sessions, virtual lessons, new activity launches and much more! National Fitness Day is the largest physical activity celebration in the UK. UK active headed the day with a campaign on social media #Fitness2Me. Many of our organisations…

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Urban Revolution Launch Day. We had a blast!

Together with Urban Attack, we held a media and public taster day to unveil our new race series called Urban Revolution, last Friday at Salford Quays, Manchester. The event showcased a selection of the 30 obstacles that are planned for the main event at Haigh Country Park, Wigan in a couple of months’ time. Ex-SAS celebrity TV Trainer and presenter of ITV’s Biggest Loser, Rob Edmond, led the…

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Salford brings innovative FloatFit classes to the North West

As part of its ongoing commitment to bringing the most interesting and creative group exercise classes to its eight gyms, Salford Community Leisure has invested in FloatFit classes which start in September. Find out about this floating fitness craze and Salford's plans for this fun new way to keep active here, or watch the video to see what it's all…

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Urban Revolution Launches this Friday

GM Active and Urban Attack are holding a media and public taster day to unveil their new race series called Urban Revolution, this Friday at Salford Quays, Manchester. The event will showcase a selection of the 30 obstacles that are planned for the main event at Haigh Country Park, Wigan in a couple of months’ time. Led by ex-SAS celebrity TV Trainer and presenter of ITV’s Biggest…

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GM Active partner up with obstacle course specialist Urban Attack

GM Active is excited to announce that in collaboration with Urban Attack, the obstacle course racing specialists, we are bringing a brand new, accessible and fun race series to Greater Manchester. Our vision is to bring obstacle course races which have over 30 obstacles to many of our organisations facilities over the next few years. Partnering with Manchester based Urban Attack, led by…

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