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Watch: Our Parks CEO Born Barikor outlines the future of grassroots physical activity participation

08 June 2017

Born Barrikor is the CEO and Founder of Our Parks, which runs free group exercise classes, led by fully qualified instructors, in parks across the UK in conjunction with local authorities. He was in the office yesterday and stopped to give ukactive his view on the future trends for physical activity at the community level.

 

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson spotlights ukactive Manifesto For An Active Britain in i Newspaper

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson spotlights ukactive Manifesto For An Active Britain in i Newspaper

07 June 2017

ukactive chair Tanni Grey-Thompson featured prominently in the i Newspaper on 6th June, setting out our manifesto for a more active Britain. The crossbench peer urged all parties to put a strong emphasis on physical activity from Friday – given its central importance to a range of issues discussed heavily during this election; the NHS, building cohesive communities and the impact of Brexit.

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Disruption and innovation in the spotlight as ukactive finalise Flame Conference speaker line-up

Disruption and innovation in the spotlight as ukactive finalise Flame Conference speaker line-up

01 June 2017

ukactive has today (1st June) announced the final line-up for the Flame Conference 2017, where a raft of expert speakers will shed light on the burning issues facing the physical activity sector.

Headline speaker and six-time Olympic Gold medallist Jason Kenny will be joined by pioneers of disruption, leadership and innovation for the event which takes place on 28th June at the International Conference Centre in Telford.

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Born Social's Callum McCahon urges a social media revolution in the physical activity sector ahead of Flame

Born Social's Callum McCahon urges a social media revolution in the physical activity sector ahead of Flame

30 May 2017

Ahead of the Flame Conference on the 28th June, we ask some of excellent speakers we have lined up for the event a few questions on their area of expertise. This week we spoke to Born Social Strategic Director Callum McCahon, a social media maven with vast insight into consumer’s online habits.

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Flame Speaker Jonathan MacDonald calls for a change in mind-set to get the inactive majority moving

22 May 2017

Ahead of the Flame Conference on the 28th June, we speak to some of the fantastic speakers we have lined up for the event. First up is Thought Expansion Network founder Jonathan MacDonald – a leading change advocate who has advised companies including Google, Apple, P&G, Unilever, Nestlé, Microsoft and IKEA.

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Expanded National Fitness Day 2017 to hit high streets and workplaces

Expanded National Fitness Day 2017 to hit high streets and workplaces

19 May 2017

ukactive has today (19th May) kicked off the countdown to National Fitness Day 2017 with the launch of a major new consumer social media campaign and renewed focus on taking activity into schools, workplaces and high streets as part of the event’s ongoing expansion.

ukactive will work alongside two brand partners – major retailer Argos and leading health insurance brand AXA PPP healthcare – ensuring this year’s event is more wide-reaching than ever. Argos will seek to bring the power of physical activity on to high-streets by utilising its large network of UK stores. Meanwhile, AXA PPP healthcare will work with its huge array of corporate partners to take activity into workplaces, ensuring even more people can share in the fun and enjoyment of National Fitness Day.

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ukactive media blitz puts physical activity in the spotlight

ukactive media blitz puts physical activity in the spotlight

17 May 2017

The power of exercise formed the basis of hundreds of headlines today (17 May) as ukactive helped to drive the physical activity agenda in the lead up to the General Election.

Building on the recent impact of the ukactive Manifesto for an Active Britain, CEO Steven Ward and Research Director Dr Steven Mann were quoted across a slew of national newspapers and hundreds of regional titles as they highlighted the paramount importance of being active following a series of new research findings.

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