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

Five ways for Essex families to get active this half-term!

Families in Essex  are encouraged to get active this half term, as the Active Essex Foundation prepares to launch its 30:30 Essex challenge, encouraging residents to take part in 30 minutes of physical activity for 30 days in the month of June. Regular…

Festival of fun and fitness coming soon to Thurrock

Women and girls in Thurrock are being invited to attend the first ever ‘Women Like Us’ festival being held on Saturday 22nd June between 10am and 1pm at the Civic Hall, Impulse Leisure, Grays. From Clubbercise, Pilates and racket sports, to cricket, he…

Schools take inspiration from London marathon at Essex Cross Country Finals

Over 1,200 pupils from local primary schools competed at the Essex Cross Country Finals, which included running distances of 1000m and 1500m, held at Hadleigh Park. The finals celebrated some of Essex’s finest young distance runners and was delivered a…

Inspirational fitness group helping more over-50s in Clacton get active

A free Tendring health group for people aged over 50 who want to get fitter and healthier has seen a dramatic rise in participants. More than 20 people now attend Let’s Keep Moving, a weekly community health group for Clacton residents aged over 50 who…

Essex, it’s time to get active with the 30:30 Essex challenge!

Essex residents are invited to kick start a healthier lifestyle by taking part in 30 minutes of physical activity every day in June. The campaign is run by the Active Essex Foundation – a charity that provides life-changing support to Essex communities…

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…

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…

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