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 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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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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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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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 ex-SAS…

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Oldham Community Leisure named Heart Heroes

Oldham Community Leisure’s Health and Physical Activity Team have been named as heart heroes by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) at a special awards ceremony held in Manchester. The charity’s annual awards recognise the exceptional contribution people make to fighting heart disease. Well done to the Health and Physical Activity Team at Oldham Community Leisure for this acheivment. For…

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Bolton Arena gymnastic coaching baton has been passed

Bolton Middlebrook Leisure Trust has a great achiever within their community. Kayleigh Scott is a gymnastics coach at the USN Bolton Arena who has been awarded the baton in the Pass On Your Passion initiative aimed at inspiring more women to get into coaching. Well done Bolton and the Pass On Your Passion Initiative, read more about this story…

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