Get Active

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Normally an urge to throw myself off a tall object would be a cause for concern.

Barking Sporthouse will open London’s first trampoline park next month.

Despite not being able to run one mile without wheezing last year, a councillor on Sunday put 100k between himself and inactivity.

The borough’s elderly began dancing and fighting their way to fitness on Older People’s Day.

A married dance duo on a mission to beat childhood obesity hip-hop, popped and stomped their way into Green Lane on Monday.

Get active and help tackle homophobia at the same time during a football fundraiser raising awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

National Fitness Day landed at Abbey Leisure Centre and Becontree Heath Leisure Centre as free classes offered body-shocking workouts.

More than 300 people packed into Jim Peters Stadium for a two-day sport festival on Saturday and Sunday.

Expense is no longer an obstacle to getting active thanks to a leisure industry insider bringing free fitness to the borough.

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s hippies.

“Hit them like you mean it – they can take it!” is probably the last thing I thought I’d ever hear booming across a library.

Free-running set to fire, percussion and song would normally be considered a problem if seen in Heath Park Estate.

Inclusion isn’t always possible in sports and all too often disabilities affecting motor skills can mean the precise opposite: exclusion.

If you’re like me and have no coordination, getting active in any meaningful sense is a problem.

It’s time to stop sleepwalking to inactivity and make a change – according to the borough’s cabinet member for adult social care and health.

Being an avid thrash metal fan as a teenager, I inevitably spent most evenings cruising culs-de-sac on a skateboard to sounds of Slayer.

Combat specialists want you to get active for a good cause by kick-starting an £80,000 bid to reverse a two-year-old’s disability.

“Do you fancy trying that new foot golf thing at Golf Kingdom for the Get Active campaign?”

For some, getting active means joining a gym and popping in at the weekend.

When I arrived at Box Up Crime, I anticipated boxing rings, punch-bags and lots of muscle.

Over the past few months, the Post has been speaking to people getting active for good causes by entering the London Marathon.

Six-time marathon runner Sam Rahman is taking on the London Marathon to raise cash for brain injury victims after his training partner fell off a ladder cleaning windows.

Being 6ft 2ins and rather gangly meant my only experiences of dancing were doing so very badly in nightclubs as a student.

Body Attack is the hardest class going at Abbey Leisure Centre. Our brave apprentice Jacob Ranson was up for the challenge – but did he end up living to regret it?

From my first watch of Rocky to the moment Carl Froch’s right hand sent George Groves tumbling at Wembley, I’ve always seen boxing as a tough sport, and respected the fitness and bravery of anyone willing to step into the ring.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

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