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.

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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Salford Community Leisure launches This Girl Can Salford 2017

Following the success of Sport England’s inspirational This Girl Can campaign that captured the hearts and minds of the UK, last year Salford developed its own This Girl Can campaign following the news 63% of women in Salford did not partake in any sport. The scheme saw ten women se-lected as ambassadors who have been inspiring females aged 14 and over of all abilities to lead a more active…

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