Media releases

Fitness sector walks the walk on activity

Fitness sector walks the walk on activity

15 December 2015

ukactive teamed up with its Strategic Partner MYZONE throughout the month of November to deliver the sector-wide 2015 ukactive Physical Activity Team Challenge. 70 teams of 7 from across the leisure and activity sectors in the UK entered into the challenge- with the end goal of achieving at least 1,300 MYZONE Effort Points (MEPs) each throughout the month and a team total of at least 9,100 MEPs.

 

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Trailblazer gains momentum as three new standards announced

02 December 2015

The Active Training Workshop and Awards 2015 marked a milestone step forward in the sector's skills and workforce development agenda, with detailed discussions as to next steps and a timeline for the development of the sector's skills framework. Significantly, the day also marked agreement on three new sets of apprenticeship standards to be developed by the Physical Activity Sector Trailblazer group.

 

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ukactive and CIMSPA celebrate excellence in skills and training as they reveal winners of Active Training Awards 2015

ukactive and CIMSPA celebrate excellence in skills and training as they reveal winners of Active Training Awards 2015

27 November 2015

Over 200 delegates from the sector's top training providers, employers, higher education providers and commercial vocational providers gathered together last night at the second annual Active Training Awards Ceremony at the Crowne Plaza in Marlow delivered by ukactive and CIMSPA, sponsored by Active IQ.

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Put personal trainers in every surgery and Jobcentre

Put personal trainers in every surgery and Jobcentre

10 November 2015

Coalition of health experts calls for cross-government strategy to tackle UK's multi-billion pound physical inactivity problem. Personal trainers should be on hand in every GP surgery and Jobcentre as part of a multi-pronged plan to tackle the UK's physical inactivity pandemic. The call comes as part of the first ever joined-up strategy for tackling lack of exercise across society, estimated to cause 37,000 deaths annually and cost the economy £20billion per year.

 

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson Challenges the Department of Health To Walk the Walk on Physical Activity by putting it in its Priorities

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson Challenges the Department of Health To Walk the Walk on Physical Activity by putting it in its Priorities

21 October 2015

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Chair of ukactive, has today called on the Department of Health to make Turning the Tide of Inactivity one of its main priorities for the upcoming year.

The challenge was made in the final section of her keynote speech at the Everybody Active, Every Day: One Year On conference earlier on today, when she highlighted "the letter setting out Public Health England's Remit for the year, sent by the Minister for Public Health, is yet to include physical activity as a standalone issue. This has to change next year."

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Finalists announced for the Active Training Awards 2015

Finalists announced for the Active Training Awards 2015

15 October 2015

ukactive today announced the finalists for the Active Training Awards 2015. Delivered in partnership with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), and sponsored by Active IQ, the Active Training Awards celebrate exceptional performance in education and training within the physical activity sector.

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ukactive announce ‘biggest and best’ Summit 2015

ukactive announce ‘biggest and best’ Summit 2015

12 October 2015

ukactive today announced what it calls its 'biggest and best Summit yet' with over 30 expert speakers, a new, larger venue to accommodate increasing demand, and the launch of a new 'forward vision' for the activity sector in its Blueprint for an Active Britain report.

Held on November 5th at the Emirates Stadium in London, ukactive's National Summit sponsored by eGym, the leading networking and scene-setting event for the physical activity sector will this year be chaired by former Health Secretary Andrew Lansley and feature keynote speeches from Jane Ellison MP, Minister for Public Health, Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport, and many more.

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ukactive responds to today’s article in The Times

09 October 2015

The below has been sent to the Editor of The Times in response.

We write in relation to your story 'Fizzy drinks giant pays millions to diet experts'. The article implied that because we work with Coca-Cola GB as a sponsorship partner, we have changed or softened our position on obesity, or sought to downplay its significance. This is categorically not the case.

 

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ukactive supports drive to get more people registering to donate blood this autumn

ukactive supports drive to get more people registering to donate blood this autumn

05 October 2015

ukactive is partnering with NHS Blood and Transplant to support their #BleedForEngland campaign to increase the number of people signing up as new blood donors.

Between England's first warm up game and the end of the world's biggest rugby tournament, NHS Blood and Transplant is looking for 100,000 people to register as new blood donors. New donors are needed to replace those that can no longer donate and to ensure there is the right mix of donors to meet patient needs in future.

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NCT and ukactive announce dynamic partnership to get mums moving

NCT and ukactive announce dynamic partnership to get mums moving

02 October 2015

NCT and ukactive have announced an exciting new partnership to deliver a specialised physical activity pathway for postnatal mums in North Bedfordshire.

In collaboration with NCT staff, volunteers and local mums, ukactive have specialised Let's Get Moving, a flexible evidence-based service that supports people to be more physically active, to address concerns new mums may have about becoming active. Funded by Legal and General, this new free service is open to both NCT members and non-members and babies are welcome too.

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