Tag: ukactive

The FitPro 5: News bites

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Every Tuesday we’ll bring you five short bursts of news from the world of health and fitness to keep you up to date with what’s going on. This week, we offer you a new professional standards matrix, a project that aims to help disabled people work in the industry and a huge six-day challenge for [...]

Make activity a ‘national religion’, insists ukactive

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson will today call on the government to help make physical activity a ‘national religion’ in her keynote address at the ukactive National Summit in Westminster. Grey-Thompson, chair of ukactive, will call for urgent action to tackle the UK’s mounting physical inactivity crisis, which reportedly costs £20bn each year and causes 37,000 deaths. [...]

Sweat conference showcases boutique fitness

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On 2 March, FitPro attended  ‘Sweat’  – a one-day, London-based workshop aimed at educating and empowering all those in the boutique fitness sector. The event was hosted by not-for-profit health body, ukactive.  Almost 250 fitness experts listened intently to multiple headline speakers to explore what has driven the boom in boutique fitness across London and [...]

Charting the future of fitness

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The ukactive summit on Thursday 5 November set out its blueprint for an active Britain. Team FitPro attended the summit and analysed what the leading industry experts said. ukactive’s November summit on Building an Active Britain was a crucible of ideas and policy making for the fitness industry. What was said (and also perhaps unsaid) [...]

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson sets vision

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With the formation of a new government this month, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has said there “has never been a better time” to voice ukactive’s ‘more people, more active, more often’ message following her appointment as independent chair. As one of the most successful British athletes ever, Baroness Grey-Thompson will turn her seasoned campaign voice to [...]

ukactive invites applicants to its board

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Following the completion of a full independent governance review, ukactive is inviting applications for people to join its new board this month. The decision to restructure the board follows a nine-month independent consultation process, seeking to restructure the organisation’s governance structure and help to optimise ukactive’s ability to deliver on its mission of getting more [...]

Bid to save youths from inactivity

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Children under the age of five are set to benefit from stimulating physical activity sessions as a result of a new qualification launched by Active IQ. The UK’s leading awarding organisation in active leisure will be providing youths with a Level 2 certificate focused on delivering behaviour management and physical activities to children under the [...]

Industry’s finest at Active Training Awards

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A serious evening of industry insight took place last month, as 150 of the industry’s top training companies, employers, colleagues, higher education providers and commercial vocational providers gathered at the inaugural Active Training Awards Ceremony at the Crowne Plaza in Marlow. Exceptional performance  The aim of the awards was to recognise and toast exceptional performance [...]

ukactive National Summit leaders revealed

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The shadow secretary of state for health Andy Burnham and Professor Kevin Fenton, director of health and well-being at Public Health England, will deliver headline speeches on Thursday 13 November at the ukactive National Summit. Inactivity tackled by ukactive The summit, Steps to Solving Inactivity, will deliver an agenda focused on defining the tangible next [...]