Exercise Professionals - ukactive consultation looking to shape policy on children’s physical activity...
22 Sep 2018 Exercise professionals: News, jobs and training
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

20 Feb 2018

ukactive consultation looking to shape policy on children’s physical activity
BY Tom Walker

The consultation will lead to a report, aiming to offer a wide-lens view of the opportunities to improve children’s health

The consultation will lead to a report, aiming to offer a wide-lens view of the opportunities to improve children’s health
photo: PAImages

A consultation launched earlier today by not-for-profit health body ukactive will look to shape future policy for children’s sport and physical activity in the UK.

The consultation will seek written evidence from anyone involved in children’s fitness – from health experts, activity providers, government stakeholders and education professionals to parents and children themselves – and chart the way physical activity could be better delivered across the nation.

The responses will feed into a new report – to be published at ukactive’s National Summit in September – which will offer a wide-lens view of the opportunities to improve children’s health.

Launching the consultation at the 2018 Kids CEO Forum today (20 February) at City Academy Birmingham, ukactive chair Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson called for submissions from across the children’s activity sector.

“Children’s health is key to their happiness and wellbeing, and healthy children are more likely to grow into the healthy, productive adults our society needs,” Baroness Grey-Thompson said.

“It takes a whole community to raise a child and that is why ukactive needs your help to build the evidence base and shape the physical activity landscape for young people.

“By sharing your success stories from our playgrounds, activity centres and communities, you will be telling the UK – and those operating in the corridors of power – what really works for our kids.”

She added that she hoped the new report will have the same effect as the publication of Generation Inactive had in 2015.

The ground-breaking report laid bare the physical inactivity crisis facing Britain’s children. ukactive’s findings and recommendations led the debate in the media and Westminster, generating momentum behind the children’s activity agenda.

“Ukactive’s Generation Inactive report provided a stark wake-up call for anyone who cares about our children’s health, and our next report will take us from the playground to policy,” she said.

Members and stakeholders will be contacted with details of the submission process, which is set to open on 5 March.




Connect with
Exercise Professionals
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
EXOS founder Mark Verstegen: 'gym operators need to realise the landscape is changing'
EXOS founder Mark Verstegen: 'gym operators need to realise the landscape is changing'   21 Sep 2018

Mark Verstegen, founder and CEO of human performance specialist EXOS, has said that health clubs and gyms need to become better at delivering results, .... more>>
Myzone secures Snap Fitness partnership deal
Myzone secures Snap Fitness partnership deal   21 Sep 2018

Fitness tech firm Myzone has signed a deal with Snap Fitness which will see the franchise operator's clubs in the US, Australia and New Zealand .... more>>
PROMOTION: Les Mills offering 'opportunity of a lifetime' in New Zealand to experienced club manager
PROMOTION: Les Mills offering 'opportunity of a lifetime' in New Zealand to experienced club manager   21 Sep 2018

Global fitness company Les Mills has launched a search for an experienced manager to lead its flagship club in Auckland City, New Zealand. As well .... more>>
Core signs tech deal with Motosumo – will 'transform' its Schwinn indoor cycling offer
Core signs tech deal with Motosumo – will 'transform' its Schwinn indoor cycling offer   21 Sep 2018

American fitness giant Core Health & Fitness has signed a strategic partnership with Danish tech firm Motosumo, with the aim of "revolutionising" .... more>>
Boom Cycle to open fifth London site in early 2019
Boom Cycle to open fifth London site in early 2019   20 Sep 2018

Boutique fitness operator Boom Cycle will launch its fifth site next year. Scheduled to open early 2019, the new indoor cycling club in London's .... more>>
DLL to roll out Blaze format across 49 clubs following pilot success
DLL to roll out Blaze format across 49 clubs following pilot success   20 Sep 2018

David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) will invest more than £15m in rolling out its new hi-tech, studio-based Blaze concept across 49 health clubs. Blaze .... more>>
Company profile


Crown Sports Lockers

We design, manufacture and install bespoke timber furniture, including lockers, vanities, bench seating, treatment rooms, washrooms, cubicles, bedroom furniture and reception desks.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

 Elemental Herbology launches  new Coconut Shell Cream Body Scrub Treatment

Elemental Herbology launches new Coconut Shell Cream Body Scrub Treatment

Elemental Herbology is delighted to announce a new, full-body exfoliating treatment designed to gently buff and polish, for healthy, glowing skin. More>>




in this issue

• PHE: prevention key to NHS strategy
• Jetts Fitness targets further UK growth
• GNH merges with Hotel Partnership



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Operations Manager
Salary: Circa £22,000 dependant on qualifications and experience
Location: Thetford, UK
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Personal trainer
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Location: Glasgow, UK
Company: énergie group
Apprenticeships
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Qualified Gym Consultant
Location: Battersea, London, UK
Company: Stars Gym
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




24 Apr - 26 Nov 2018

MAPIC Russia

Expocentre, Moscow, Russia


22-23 Sep 2018

World Wellness Weekend

Worldwide,



Health Club Management magazine 2018 issue 9
Health Club Management
2018 issue 9

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Promotional feature: Myzone
Voted IHRSA Associate Member of the Year 2018, Myzone is the brainchild of Antipodean entrepreneur Dave Wright, who set out to find a way of making everyone feel good about exercise More>>
  IHRSA update: European Congress
The IHRSA European Congress 2018 takes place next month in Lisbon, Portugal. IHRSA explains what delegates can expect at the event More>>


Health Club Management magazine 2018 issue 8

Health Club Management
2018 issue 8

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Cycling: Cycling revolution
Indoor cycling has been around a long time, but new tech and design innovation mean this market is white hot More>>
  Events calendar:
Check out these upcoming events  More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd