Category Archives: GM Active

Partnering with GM Cancer in a new programme to help cancer patients prepare for surgery and recover using local leisure centres

GM Active have partnered with GM Cancer to deliver a unique exercise, nutrition and wellbeing programme in community leisure centres to help thousands of cancer patients prepare for and recover from major surgery. This programme shows how innovative co-working between the leisure and healthcare sectors in Greater Manchester is creating better patient outcomes and NHS savings. Around 16,000…

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GM Active and Transport for Greater Manchester get wheels in motion for leisure centre bike parking

GM Active have teamed up with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to encourage a more active approach to travel among local residents. TfGM has awarded £30,000 in funding to GM Active partners Bolton Middlebrook Leisure Trust, Active Tameside and Inspiring healthy lifestyles to improve cycle parking around their leisure facilities in Bolton, Tameside and Wigan. The improvements include…

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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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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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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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