Media releases

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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ukactive wins ‘Trade Body Campaign of the Year’ for Turning the tide of inactivity at the Public Affairs Awards 2014

10 December 2014

ukactive triumphed last night at the Public Affairs Awards 2014 with a win in the 'Trade Body Campaign of the Year' category for Turning the tide of inactivity. The campaign was up against strong competition from competition from the Airport Operators Association and R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals.

 

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Excellence in training and workforce development recognised as ukactive and CIMSPA announce Active Training Awards 2014 winners

 Excellence in training and workforce development recognised as ukactive and CIMSPA announce Active Training Awards 2014 winners

28 November 2014

150 of the industry's top training companies, employers, colleagues, higher education providers and commercial vocational providers gathered together last night at the inaugural Active Training Awards Ceremony at the Crowne Plaza in Marlow to recognise and toast exceptional performance and commitment to vocational training and development within the physical activity sector.

 

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800 years and at last, the first ever Parliamentary Debate on physical inactivity takes place at Westminster Hall

18 November 2014

MP's gathered together this morning in Westminster Palace for a historic parliamentary debate on physical inactivity, spearheaded by Nick Smith, MP for Blaenau Gwent.

 

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Workforce development takes centre stage at ukactive Summit

14 November 2014

The ukactive National Summit today played host to a landmark debate around the role of workforce development in meeting the needs and requirements of a changing sector.

 

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ukactive ‘Generation Inactive’ session fuels ambition for change in activity policy

14 November 2014

ukactive's National Summit in central London on the 13th of November ushered in a mood of change for children's physical activity policy in the UK.

 

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