Future Leaders 2018
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ukactive leaders set for active nation debate at Elevate

ukactive leaders set for active nation debate at Elevate

23 April 2018

ukactive has revealed plans to drive the debate next month at Elevate, the UK’s largest cross-sector fitness and physical activity trade show.

As part of its ongoing backing for the annual event, this year ukactive has been named Lead Supporter of a seminar stream called ‘Strategies for an active nation’. The seminars will help to build momentum behind the agenda outlined by Sport England’s 2016-2021 strategy ‘Towards an Active Nation’.

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Watch: Baroness Grey-Thompson calls for collective effort to tackle childhood inactivity

19 April 2018

ukactive chair Tanni Grey-Thompson addressed the Lords on Tuesday evening to call for Government action to tackle childhood obesity.

In a debate on childhood obesity in the House of Lords, Tanni urged the Government to take a holistic approach to children’s health, noting that physical inactivity was just as detrimental to children’s life expectancy as obesity.

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ukactive CEO Steven Ward: Fit-Tech can be the cradle to grave game-changer for public health

ukactive CEO Steven Ward: Fit-Tech can be the cradle to grave game-changer for public health

19 April 2018

ukactive CEO Steven Ward has championed Fit-Tech’s vital role in improving health outcomes “from cradle to grave” – easing pressure on a stretched NHS.

Speaking at the launch ukactive’s start-up accelerator programme ActiveLab on Tuesday night (18 April), he said the latest cohort is capable of integrating activity at every stage of life, from youth to old age.

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Women fuelling the boutique fitness boom

Women fuelling the boutique fitness boom

12 April 2018

The extraordinary rise of boutique fitness over the past five years is being driven by strong demand among women, a new report has found.

The research, conducted by ukactive in conjunction with Fit-Tech software platform zingfit, found that the vast majority of boutique fitness customers are female, making up 83% of classes booked in London.

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Olympic cycling champion Laura Kenny joins Active Uprising

Olympic cycling champion Laura Kenny joins Active Uprising

11 April 2018

Britain’s most successful female Olympian, Laura Kenny, has been announced as a keynote speaker for ukactive’s Active Uprising in Manchester this summer.

Kenny, who said she was “delighted” to join Active Uprising, became a four-time Olympic champion after winning team pursuit and omnium gold medals at both London 2012 and the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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