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.

Our Pass (16 – 18 year olds)

From Sunday 1st September 2019, Our Pass cardholders will have access to lots of opportunities, experiences and benefits. The purpose of the Our Pass card is to give young people (16-18-year-olds) greater access, through free bus travel and discounted Metrolink travel, to educational, leisure, social and cultural activities. GM Active has decided to support “Our Pass” by offering access…

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Time to get active for National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day 2018 falls on Wednesday September 26th, and it's the perfect time to get active whether you already participate in sports and fitness activities, have a lapsed pastime you'd like to get back into, or you're keen to improve your physical health and wellbeing. In truth, there's never a bad time to increase your exercise levels, but many of us leave it until New Year's, when…

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OpenActive Champions assemble: 10 advocates embrace local transformation with open data to get people active

The OpenActive Champions programme is a peer-network supporting ten advocates in the sport and physical activity sector responsible for driving physical activity locally. From Yorkshire to Sussex each champion is at various stages of their open data journey ready to progress change. Read the full article…

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Stockport stroke survivors get active with Stroke Association’s new Moving Forward programme

The Stroke Association launched its new Moving Forward After Stroke programme in Stockport on Tuesday 06 February, to help local stroke survivors get more active. Working with partners GM Active, the charity has developed a free 12 week exercise and education programme for stroke survivors across various locations in Greater Manchester. Starting in Stockport, the programme will see…

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Swim record smashed in Oldham pool

A new European record has been set by a swimmer in the pool at Oldham Leisure Centre (OLC). Julie Hoyle of East Leeds Swimming Club set a new LEN European Short Course* backstroke record over 50m, in the 55-59 age category. The record was broken in the 25m pool at Oldham Community Leisure’s flagship site on Sunday 12th November 2017. Hoyle swam 50m in 33.15 seconds. Hoyle, who is a…

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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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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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