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We want our community to thrive so Getactiveabc is passionate about promoting everyone’s health and wellbeing. Follow our blog as we try to help you stay physically active, emotionally engaged in fitness and sport, and mentally strong and resilient. Let’s Go!
April 16, 2024 Stress awareness month

APRIL: STRESS AWARENESS MONTH

We all feel stressed or worried from time to time. We’ve all been there with certain life situations or decisions such as choosing important subjects at school, going for a job interview, planning a holiday or organising an event, and whilst a bit of stress is normal and sometimes a good thing to help us…

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April 11, 2024 Sarah Heron Couch to 5K

Once you start, there’s no stopping you!

The beauty of the Couch to 5K programme is that everyone is starting out in the same boat! This is something that appealed to Sarah, who like everyone else, was a complete novice in running. Sarah says: “I wanted to get fit and enjoy the benefits that go along with being fitter. I loved the…

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April 10, 2024

FROM COUCH TO HOOKED ON RUNNING!

Anthony was spurred on to do the Couch to 5k when his wife signed them both up for the Sea to Summit in Westport Co Mayo, an adventure race which involves road running, cycling and a hike up and down Croagh Patrick! This was quite a challenge for Anthony who had recently taken up cycling,…

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March 16, 2024

ROWING MACHINE FULL BODY WORKOUTS OFFERING COUNTLESS BENEFITS

A rowing machine is a piece of cardio workout equipment that simulates the movement of rowing. Our machines come equipped with performance monitors to track distance, time, speed, stroke rate and calories burned. Why incorporate it into your fitness routine? ✔️ Offers a full-body workout – you’ll be using your upper body, lower body and…

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March 13, 2024 Gene Fitzpatrick

Gene’s remarkable recovery with the help of PARS

After having a stroke in 2021, legendary local comedian Gene Fitzpatrick has been on a mission to be more active. Almost immediately after being given the green light by doctors to get moving, Gene was determined to get back on his feet. He started walking outside around home and joined the gym at Banbridge Leisure…

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February 1, 2024

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS STARTING TO WANE?

Did you ring in the new year with new fitness, health or lifestyle goals? Maybe you promised yourself you’d try new things or do more of what you love. We’ve all been there, done that and the struggle is real! In reality, things may not be going to plan or you’ve called it quits altogether?…

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January 29, 2024 Craigavon Lakes

TOP TIPS TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF FOR A WINTER WALK!

Let’s get you good to go for a winter walk. Sometimes taking the first step can be the hardest, and once it’s done, there’s no stopping you! Getting outdoors into the fresh air can do wonders for our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Here are some top tips to help motivate and inspire you:…

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January 3, 2024 Conquer 2024

TOGETHER, LET’S CONQUER 2024!

Whether you’re working off the mince pies or committing to a healthier happier you, we are delighted to welcome so many new and familiar faces to our getactiveabc centres over the last few weeks. If you’ve returned after the holidays or joined us for the first time, you have certainly started the new year in…

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