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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson confirmed as ukactive Chair as she sets vision for an active Britain for all

28 April 2015

Crossbench Peer Tanni Grey-Thompson was today announced as the new independent Chair of not-for-profit health body ukactive.

Baroness Grey-Thompson will turn her seasoned campaigning voice to the crucial issue of turning the tide of physical inactivity over the coming years and ensure that the next government turns rhetoric into action on the inactivity crisis.

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Former Managing Director of low cost airline bmibaby David Bryon and motivational speaker Debra Searle, MBE, join speaker line-up for ukactive Flame Conference 2015

24 March 2015

ukactive today announced that business leader David Bryon, former Managing Director low cost airline bmibaby, will address this summer's Flame 2015 conference of more than 900 delegates from across the physical activity sector. He will be joined by adventurer, author and leading motivational speaker, Debra Searle, MBE.

 

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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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