Tackling health inequalities and prioritising those who need our support the most are at the heart of our ‘We Move As One’ strategy. Working together, we encourage more people to become physically active which helps to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.
Our purpose has always been to help everyone from across the Greater Manchester region, live healthy, happy and longer lives. Our vision is to facilitate a network of innovative, resilient and high performing Greater Manchester leisure and community organisations that deliver transformational health and wellbeing outcomes through collaboration across our local communities.
The Pivot to Active Wellbeing is a far-reaching change programme to create sustainable public leisure services working collaboratively within Greater Manchester to support improvements in the health of the wider population through active wellbeing.
The aim is to change how local leisure centres, swimming pools, fitness facilities and services are perceived and used, ensuring active wellbeing becomes an integral and valued contributor to the wider health and social care system.
GM Active has grown from a collective of 12 amazing leisure and community organisations, to establishing itself as a Community Interest Company in December 2020.
We manage the majority of the publicly owned leisure and physical activity assets on behalf of 10 local authorities across Greater Manchester. We pride ourselves in putting our communities and our people at the heart of everything we do and are recognised by key local and national stakeholders as the comprehensive leisure and physical activity offer for the region.
We are a unique combination of organisations and people; pioneers in the health, wellbeing and physical activity sector.
United by an ambition to get more people active across Greater Manchester, our ‘We Move As One’ strategy will focus on helping people across Greater Manchester live healthy, happy, and longer lives.
Working in response to the GM Moving in Action strategy, we have a shared, simple objective – to get more people physically active and improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.
Our shared approach gives us a real opportunity to bring about change.
We deliver wide ranging leisure and wellbeing services for the 2.8 million people living in Greater Manchester and over 7 million working across the city region of Greater Manchester.
The GM Active group is collectively responsible for 99 leisure and sports facilities across Greater Manchester, with a combined reach of over 20 million visits every year.
GM Active was formed to harness the power of collaboration. Our work with our member organisations, together with other public bodies and agencies, covers a broad spectrum of health and wellbeing activity.
This ambitious project involving all local authority leisure operators across Greater Manchester is aiming to change how local leisure centres, swimming pools, fitness facilities and services are perceived and used, putting a greater emphasis on health and wellbeing instead of being purely focused on fitness.Read the story
Prehab4Cancer is the first UK integrated care service delivered prehabilitation and recovery programme for cancer patients, via a partnership between the GM Cancer alliance and GM Active.Read the story
Our Skills and Training Academy has been developed to give our collective workforce the skills to support and meet the needs of their customers, enabling a transformation in the culture, knowledge and behaviours of staff to address the challenges of inactivity in the region.Read the story
Ideas and projects are continuously evolving and progressing at GM Active. View our latest news stories below to find out how we are moving as one and contributing towards building the healthy, happy and prosperous Greater Manchester we all aspire to.