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'Try It' with Halifax Panthers Wheelchair RLC

Friday 3rd May 2024

Originally developed by Frenchmen Wally Salvan and Robert Fassolette as a form of rehabilitation, Wheelchair Rugby League is unique amongst wheelchair sports in its faithfulness to the rules of its sport of origin. It is also one of the most inclusive as it can be played by teams of mixed sexes, age groups, the able-bodied and those with a range of disabilities.

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Positive Impact Sports in Mixenden

Friday 26th April 2024

Positive Impact Sports (PIS) led by CEO Leah Greig, aims to make physical activity accessible to everyone, regardless of age, gender, or culture, in a fun and educational way. They also aim to reduce obesity and promote mental health awareness, ensuring that staff, students, and families in Mixenden, North Halifax are well-informed about healthy choices.

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Community Keep Fit with IMT

Tuesday 16th April 2024

Inspire. Motivate. Transform (IMT) is a feel-good lifestyle brand focused primarily on older adults, promoting the improvement of physical and mental wellbeing through dance, movement and connection with the mind.
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Fighting Fit - Ian's Story

Monday 8th April 2024

Halifax Boxing, Sport & Fitness Club is a community-based club which supports people from all backgrounds. They run on a not-for-profit basis as a social enterprise, meaning any surplus is ploughed back into the club and their work. They aim to include people from all parts of the community in activities at the gym to help promote health, wellbeing and community engagement. Below, club member Ian gives his account of how joining the over 60's circuit training has positively impacted his wellbeing.

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Creating Affordable Leisure Provision

Wednesday 27th March 2024

One of the barriers to being physically active can often be the cost, particularly at a time when the cost of living is rising. Exploring ways to reduce such inequalities is a high priority for Active Calderdale particularly when concerning our priority groups.

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Stepping Stones to Fitness

Wednesday 21st February 2024

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many aspects of people’s lives suffered greatly and access to physical activity provision was no exception. That was the case for a group of ladies from Stones Methodist Church, who used to attend a keep-fit session there before the Covid lockdown drastically affected their daily routine.

More recently, however, interest had been growing in setting up a new fitness class and in December 2022, Stones Methodist Church was supported to enable a tutor to provide 13 weeks of gentle exercise classes.

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