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Macmillan Walks

Whether you’re living with or after a cancer diagnosis, physical activity can help you make a positive change to your life. Walking is an easy, cheap way of getting active and can be a positive step towards increasing wellbeing whilst … Continue reading

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Chair Based Exercise Training

On Wednesday 23rd Aug the Get Active team delivered training to staff at Serco to enable them to lead Chair Based Exercise classes within leisure centres across Bolton.  Following the training, some instructors aim to adapt the course to deliver chair based … Continue reading

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Calling All Volunteers……

The Get Active Team rely on a number of volunteers to deliver some of our programmes of work.  We are always looking for enthusiastic individuals to lead short local health walks as part of our weekly programme.  In addition we … Continue reading

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Get Companies Active Triathlon

A great new event is coming to Bolton this autumn. Get Companies Active is a new concept encouraging workplace health. On Sunday 8th Oct 2017, employees of Bolton businesses are asked to take on the Get Companies Active Triathlon.  If you … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester Walking Festival 2017 – A Huge Success

The third GM Walking Festival took place throughout the whole month of May 2017. This year’s festival included walks from a variety of themes such as travel, health, leisure, culture, history and heritage. They were delivered by range of established … Continue reading

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Couch to 5k…

Are you someone who has tried running but not made it to the end of the road?  Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks. Grab your trainers and follow … Continue reading

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Volunteer Walk Leader Training

A provisional date for the next Volunteer Health Walk Leader Training has just gone in the diary.  Providing there are enough people booked on the course it will take place on Tues 26th Sept 2017 at the Castle Hill centre, … Continue reading

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Ride this Way Update…………..

  The Get Active team would like to update you on a few changes to the ‘Ride this Way’ programme. Following the results of a recent evaluation of the existing bike rides and a reduction in the Get Active budget, … Continue reading

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NHS Fun Tri with Bolton Council 2016

Sunday 5th June 2016 saw the 5th annual NHS Fun Tri with Bolton Council take place.  The Get Active team along with 75 ‘race crew’ made up totally of volunteers put on the event which saw 93 individuals and 43 … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester Walking Festival 2016

May is National Walking Month.  To celebrate this, Transport for Great Manchester have developed the Greater Manchester Walking Festival which includes 200 free, guided walks in and around Manchester and districts throughout May. Whether you’re a seasoned walker or a … Continue reading

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