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.

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…

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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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Tameside’s Sports Stars

Active Tameside are hosting an award ceremony for sports achievers, coaches, clubs and volunteers who have made a difference to sport in Tameside. The awards ceremony will take place on 22nd September at Dukinfield Town Hall; with 8 categories to run for there will be enough inspiration for making it possible to get people active for the rest of the year and 2018! Good luck to everyone who has…

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Life Leisure’s Houldsworth Village named UK Leisure Centre of the Year

Houldsworth Village, a Life Leisure sports and fitness facility in Reddish, has been name ‘Leisure Centre of the Year’ at the 2017 UKActive Flame Awards. The national awards, which cover the entire health and leisure industry, are the pinnacle of recognition for the UK fitness industry. The awards are shortlisted and decided based on independent member surveys, ‘mystery shopping’ to…

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Salford Declares Sugar-free Drinks Vending Machines Forever

Following a month-long trial to remove sugary drinks from its leisure centre vending machines and cafes, Salford Community Leisure has decided to remove drinks that contain more sugar than the government’s 5g/100ml sugar tax levy benchmark on a permanent basis. Salford Community Leisure attracts 1,357,225 visits a year. After the trial that removed full sugar drinks in March, the organisation…

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