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.

GM Active are seeking Strategic Business Partners

We have launched a search for Strategic Business Partners who are committed to helping us achieve our vision – which is to help people across Greater Manchester live healthy, happy, and longer lives. The Partners we select will be recruited based on the value they can bring to GM Active and our member organisations as well as ensuring they understand the commercial value of alignment with…

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Health and wellbeing training programme will empower new wave of transformational leaders

Key staff in Greater Manchester’s community leisure and physical activity sector are being selected to take part in our new Transformational Leadership programme. Our new programme aims to steer the transition from being ‘fitness and facilities’ managers to become future leaders of public health, wellbeing and communities. We want to inspire the region’s community leisure workforce to…

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World Cancer Day Zoom Workout Stream with Prehab4Cancer Exercise Specialists

Greater Manchester residents, NHS, care and cancer support organisations, charities and businesses are all invited to join a day of free online fitness sessions for people of all abilities on World Cancer Day, Thursday, February 4. The sessions are being led by our Prehab4Cancer exercise specialists who deliver fitness, nutrition and wellbeing programmes to help cancer patients prepare for…

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GM Active launches bespoke workforce training academy to meet future public health and sector needs

Employees working across diverse roles in Greater Manchester’s community leisure and cultural sector are to undertake a strategic transformational development programme to boost their understanding and skills surrounding the public health agenda and in turn, provide their communities with an innovative ‘health and wellness service’. We are launching the GM Active Skills and Training…

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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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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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