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    New Year’s resolutions waning?

    Posted by on Sunday, January 29, 2017

    Did you start off with good intentions and week by week your commitment and motivation have ebbed away? We all put on a few pounds in winter. Christmas overindulgence, long dark days and lack of sunshine can cause comfort-eating, SAD syndrome and a lack of energy. What motivates you? According to a new report by Psychology Today, we all have a different motivation profile and different ways of approachingRead More...

    Health and Fitness: Are We Stuck in the Eighties?

    Posted by on Monday, February 17, 2014

    The late 70s and 80s were a hugely popular time for bodybuilding, thanks to Hollywood superstars like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. As a result, active participation in improving one’s health and fitness became a societal norm. To this day, exercises’ popularity has been on the rise, and as we progress in to 2014, it feels as though health and fitness has never been as popularRead More...

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    Off Ride Bike Group

    Posted by on Thursday, January 10, 2013

    What do you do on a Sunday morning? Want to escape and see the local area? Come and join us on our social ride out on Sunday mornings. No pressure, no stress just a group of local off road biking enthusiasts with various ages and abilities who want to escape for a bit and chat along the way. We typically meet around 0900 at a predetermined location and go from there. We usually finish around 1200. AllRead More...

    Spin Places available in Stonesfield & Woodstock

    Posted by on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

    There are still places available in our Spin classes in Stonesfield (Mon PM) and Woodstock (Wed PM). If you would like to come and have a go the please let us know. Spin – the calorie killer Our spinning classes are a great way for all fitness levels to have a vigorous workout,        burning calories and keeping your muscles in shape! And you don’t have to wear a helmet! To ensure you getRead More...

    Winter’s Here – How Should You be Exercising When it’s Freezing Out?

    Posted by on Wednesday, December 5, 2012

    With many of us in the UK exercising freezing cold temperatures and snow, what should us fitness focused individuals do? Well, the cold temperatures shouldn’t stop you exercising outside, just make sure to wrap up warm. Yes, you’ll warm up considerably when running but not being sufficiently layered can be bad for your health and when exercising you can sometimes forget just how cold itRead More...

    Santa’s on the Run Oxford 2012 (in support of Helen & Douglas House)

    Posted by on Wednesday, November 21, 2012

    Come on People! Our team, Project Active, is participating in Santas on the Run in support of Helen & Douglas House. Sunday 9th December in Oxford  (2 miles)  – One for the family as me and Jack (4 year old son) have both signed up! Come join in the fun by clicking on the link below: http://my.helenanddouglas.org.uk/TeamPage.aspx?langPref=en-CA&TSID=25849  From ourRead More...

    Why and How Should You Monitor Your Heart Rate During Exercise?

    Posted by on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    When taking part in aerobic exercise, one of the primary goals will be to improve your cardiovascular fitness – i.e. improve the fitness of your heart. How quickly your heart is beating during exercise is an indication of how hard it is working. Your heart is a muscle, and like lifting a weight to work on your biceps, the intensity of your exercise will have an impact on the strength of yourRead More...

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    Organised Sports Night by Project Active

    Posted by on Monday, July 30, 2012

    A fun social evening organised by project active, the remit of the evening was to cater for a range of ages and physical abilities within a sporting context. The games played were modified versions of ultimate frisbee and 6 a side football. Rules and conditions were adapted to ensure everyone had fun and success! (with no injuries). A really good evening with lots of laughs!

    Project Active Events for 2012

    Posted by on Friday, January 13, 2012

    If you are still looking for some inspiration for your health, fitness and wellbeing targets for 2012 checkout the Project Active Events page. We have got something for everyone, all levels of fitness and interests. It’s always more fun going along to an event as part of a group; the first event is the Forest of Dean Half Marathon on 1st April – plenty of time to train for a half marathon!  

    Our New Website

    Posted by on Thursday, November 24, 2011

    Welcome to our new Project Active Website. We hope you like it and we want to make sure we offer what you need for your fitness, health and wellbeing. Over the next few months, we are planning new features and pages.  We want you to get the most from our website so your comments and suggestions for strengthening our communications are encouraged and welcome!


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