Latest News


Ideas and projects are continuously evolving and progressing at GM Active. View our latest news stories below to find out how we are moving as one and contributing towards building the healthy, happy and prosperous Greater Manchester we all aspire to.

Princess Anne at Prehab4Cancer

Prehab4Cancer Scheme Expands

News | 09/02/2022

Delighted to announce Prehab4Cancer cancer prehabilitation and recovery programme receives a royal visit and expands into Mid and East Cheshire.

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Our Strategic Business Partners 2022

News | 24/01/2022

We are delighted to announce our 12 new GM Active Strategic Business Partners aligned to our new strategy!

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Our Strategic Business Partner Programme

News | 29/10/2021

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…

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Our Transformational Leadership Programme

News | 02/08/2021

Key staff in Greater Manchester’s community leisure & physical activity sector are being selected to take part in our new Transformational Leadership programme which aims to steer the transition from being ‘fitness and facilities’ managers…

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Kirsty from Prehab4cancer with patient in the gym

World Cancer Day Zoom Workout with Prehab4Cancer

News | 02/02/2021

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 2021.

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Our Bespoke Workforce Training Academy

News | 19/01/2021

GM Active Launches bespoke workforce training academy to meet the 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…

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Jack from Prehab4Cancer with 2x Prehab patients in the gym

Partnering with GM Cancer in a new programme to help cancer patients using local leisure centres

News | 14/09/2020

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…

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Our Work

GM Active was formed to harness the power of collaboration. Our work with our member organisations, together with other public bodies and agencies, covers a broad spectrum of health and wellbeing activity.

Pivot to Active Wellbeing

This ambitious project involving all local authority leisure operators across Greater Manchester is aiming to change how local leisure centres, swimming pools, fitness facilities and services are perceived and used, putting a greater emphasis on health and wellbeing instead of being purely focused on fitness.

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Prehab4Cancer is the first UK integrated care service delivered prehabilitation and recovery programme for cancer patients, via a partnership between the GM Cancer alliance and GM Active. 

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Skills and Training Academy

Our Skills and Training Academy has been developed to give our collective workforce the skills to support and meet the needs of their customers, enabling a transformation in the culture, knowledge and behaviours of staff to address the challenges of inactivity in the region.

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Interested in working with us?

We are actively seeking new partners, opportunities for collaboration and innovative ways of working.  We can’t do this alone. If our plans, purpose and intent chime with you, please do connect with us and be part of our transformational movement.