The latest news and updates from Active Essex and our partners.

New video to help healthcare professionals support disabled people to be active

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mh_Tuwt_PY Disabled people are currently the least active group in society, and twice as likely as non-disabled people to be physically inactive. Healthcare professionals are an important point of contact, and system of…

Active Lives Survey

Active Essex is working with schools across Greater Essex to roll out the new Active Lives: Children and Young People survey. This will be a world-leading approach to gathering data on how children engage with sport and physical activity. This will giv…

Cancer patients benefit from more active lifestyle

Following Macmillan’s Cancer Awareness Day on the 4th February, a new activity programme has launched in Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock that will support over 200 cancer patients to live healthier, more active lifestyles. The Active for Life programm…

Fresh opportunity to become an inspirational This Girl Can Essex ambassador

Women and girls across Essex are being invited to join the successful This Girl Can Essex ambassadors programme to help inspire and motivate others to get active by showing them how exercise can be fun and sociable whatever their age or ability. The pr…

Essex MPs meet with Fibromyalgia campaigner to improve local care

MPs from across Essex met with local Fibromyalgia campaigner, Billy Ray Mansell, to discuss what more can be done throughout the region to improve care for patients. Southend resident and fibromyalgia suffer, Billy Mansell, told MPs and NHS officials a…

Inaugural Fitness Festival for Basildon women hailed a success

Women and girls enjoyed a fitness-filled day at the first-ever Women Like Us Festival in Basildon which has been hailed as a success by organisers Active Essex. From BODYPUMP and Zumba to walking hockey and walking netball, the free festival offered ta…

Inaugural Fitness Festival for Halstead women hailed a success

Women and girls enjoyed a fitness-filled day at the first-ever ‘Women Like Us Festival’ in Halstead. From karate and boot camp to walking football and netball, the free festival offered taster sessions for a range of activities and sports with the aim…

Inaugural Fitness Festival for Uttlesford women hailed a success

Women and girls enjoyed a fitness-filled day at the first-ever ‘Women Like Us Festival’ in Uttlesford. From Zumba and aqua aerobics to yoga and netball, the free festival offered taster sessions for a range of activities and sports with the aim of enco…

Harlow Fitness Festival for women hailed a success

Women and girls enjoyed a fitness-filled day at Harlow’s ‘Women Like Us Festival’ which returned due to popular demand following last year’s successful debut. From yoga and Pilates to boxercise and circuit blast, the free festival offered taster sessio…

Essex schools showcase sporting talent at Active Essex Winter Games 2019

Almost 700 pupils from primary and secondary schools across the county have been competing in a range of sporting activities during the Active Essex Winter School Games at the University of Essex and Colchester Garrison. The competition is open to both…

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