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World’s most accomplished jockey AP McCoy to deliver headline speech at ukactive Flame Conference 2015

World’s most accomplished jockey AP McCoy to deliver headline speech at ukactive Flame Conference 2015

13 March 2015

The most successful jockey in the history of horse-racing, AP McCoy, has just been confirmed as headline speaker at the ukactive Flame Conference on 24th June 2015. AP McCoy has remained unbeaten in his field for two decades and is currently set to become Champion Jockey for a record breaking 20th consecutive year.

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ukactive invites applications for its Board, following independent governance review

04 March 2015

ukactive has completed a full independent governance review and is inviting applications for its new Board from today.

The formation of a new board comes on the heels of a nine-month independent consultation process to refine the organisation's governance structure and optimise ukactive's ability to deliver on its mission of getting more people more active, more often.

 

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New research challenges current evidence base of exercise as medicine and calls for ‘real world’ practices to underpin clinical practice

13 February 2015

A new academic paper by leading minds in exercise science, "Death by Effectiveness:  Exercise as Medicine Caught in the Efficacy Trap!", published today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, calls into question the methods we currently use to judge whether exercise is an effective prescription for clinical medicine and public health. 

 

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ukactive CEO David Stalker to step down

02 February 2015

ukactive has today announced that its long standing CEO, David Stalker, is to step down from his full time executive post over the coming months, after seven successful years at the helm.

 

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British Military Fitness is first outdoor operator to be awarded ukactive Outdoor Code of Practice certification

20 January 2015

British Military Fitness is the first outdoor operator to be awarded the ukactive Outdoor Code of Practice certification, it was announced today. Implemented last year as a part of ukactive's commitment to raising standards for outdoor fitness providers, the Code of Practice offers consumers a seal of approval that ensures that they are exercising in a safe, secure environment, with responsible instructors who have effective outdoor-relevant risk safeguards in place.

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‘Inactivity levels in Britain are even worse than the rest of Europe', reminds ukactive

15 January 2015

ukactive CEO David Stalker says

"This study cuts to the heart of the work that ukactive have been doing for years to underpin the fight against inactivity with a firm evidence base. It's a welcome piece of work on the European population, but if we look closer to home, a report we released recently Steps to Solving Inactivity showed that UK's inactivity rates are among the very worst in Europe, with around 30% of adults classed as inactive.

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Trailblazer News - Questionnaire

19 December 2014

In 2013 the Government announced significant reforms to the way apprenticeships are to be designed and implemented in England. New standard based apprenticeships will replace existing frameworks in 2015 as part of the Government's employer driven Trailblazer strategy.

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