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Kind words about Coach Jim

Posted by on Saturday, October 1, 2016

Some recent kinds words from our client Ian W, in regards to to his fitness journey – “I’ve always played sport, ever since school, whether it be rugby or cricket. I was lucky enough to represent my school and the county in both sports. My sixth form years were at Brecon High School and the rugby team 1st XV were formidable. In my last year there we recorded 17 wins, 2 draws and no losesRead More...

Project Active Tribe: Hadrian’s Wall Walk 2016. Watch the videos!

Posted by on Monday, August 15, 2016

In May 2016 the Project Active Tribe completed the Hadrian’s Wall Walk (east to west), 97 miles!  Captured on video, watch highlights from the walk below. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Interested in joining the Project Active Tribe and undertaking a similar challenge?  In 2017 the Project Active Tribe will be tackling the West Highland Way Walk, 4th-8th May.  Save the dates! If you are consideringRead More...

January Fitness Challenge 2016

Posted by on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

It fast approaching the end of 2015 and we are all now looking at fitness goals for 2016! A great way to start is to simply get competitive!! The Fitness Challenge this January is quite simply based on TIME who can run for most and who can ride for the most time throughout the month!! It will start on January 1st!!   The top person in each category will win either a pair of innov8 trainers ofRead More...

Why You Need a Coach

Posted by on Friday, December 18, 2015

There’s a reason why celebrities and other highly successful people use coaches and trainers:  IT WORKS. And that is why so many people are turning to personal trainers to help them move from mediocre to excellence in their pursuit of health, fitness and weight loss. The reality More than 91% of people who start an exercise program quit early—even before their new routine becomes a habit, andRead More...

Hadrians Wall Walk

Posted by on Thursday, September 17, 2015

  Hadrian’s Wall Walk Thursday 26th May – Monday 30th May 2016   October Update Thursday 26th May 2016 – travel to Newcastle / Overnight: Premier Inn Friday 27th May – start the walk. Walk Wallsend to Chollerford (approx. 30miles) Lunchstop at Dingle Deli/Tea Rooms, Heddon-on-the-Wall Overnight: Greencarts Bunkhouse nr Chollerford for B&B (pub nearby for evening meal) SaturdayRead More...

Darke & Taylor National Three Peaks

Posted by on Friday, August 7, 2015

  “Darke & Taylor have been working closely with Project Active for over a year now and the results have been really impressive.  All our employees are valued members of the team and we are very conscious of the hard work and effort they put in day in, day out. We like to provide support where we can that contributes to their health, fitness and general sense of wellbeing and the decisionRead More...

Audley Travel crack the Yorkshire Three Peaks

Posted by on Friday, July 17, 2015

  “Thanks to Ben and Project Active, 24 work colleagues have recently completed the 3 Yorkshire Peaks Challenge.  We had the most amazing weekend helped by brilliant weather, all of us finished within our target time of 12 hours.  It was an incredible weekend of walking – each Peak’s terrain was different helping to keep us going, along with the most spectacular scenery.  Ben madeRead More...

The Tribe attack the Yorkshire Peaks

Posted by on Sunday, May 24, 2015

// Brilliant photos courtesy of Spooner Studios Photography – Oxford UK Posted by Project Active on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 A review of our recent trip up north from our guest blogger, Mark Swadling “A quick note to say a big thank you to Ben and the team at Project Active for organising the Yorkshire 3 peaks walking challenge and weekend away.The first challenge a few weeks beforeRead More...

WALK TO D’FEET* MND Walk

Posted by on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

When: Sunday 3rd May Start Time: 0800 Where:  The Black Prince, Woodstock Walk to d’feet* MND is the signature national fundraising event and a fantastic ‘year-round’ opportunity for individuals, branches and groups to raise awareness and much needed funds through sponsored walks. It’s an event for the whole family to enjoy! The idea of this walk is that it should somethingRead More...

Don’t Stop Resistance Training IF You Want to Lose Weight!

Posted by on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Now that the weather is getting a little bit nicer and the day’s are getting a little longer, you may be tempted to forgo your resistance training and head outdoors for some aerobic exercise in the fresh air.  But beware:  if you give up your resistance training, you will be giving up more than you bargained for. Why resistance train? Resistance training is critical for true fitness.  WithoutRead More...