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Off Road Bike Ride

Posted by on Sunday, November 4, 2012

In preparation for the upcoming trial series event on Dec 1st, I will be holding 2 training events which is open to everyone. The first one will be on Sat 10th Nov @ 1200 and then on Sun 18th @ 1000. Mountain bikes  & helmets needed. Both events will be based from Audley Travel in Witney and last around 2.5 hours. Loads of parking etc. Let me know if you are coming along as should be great funRead More...

Saturday 1st December – Project Active enters the trail series….

Posted by on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

On Saturday 1st  December, project active will be taking around 25 of our clients up to the midlands for the adventure challenge of trail running, mountain biking and kayaking. the simple remit being ‘start as a team of 3, finish as a team of 3’.  If you and a few friends are keen then please join us ? If you don’t think you are quite ready then please come along on our trainingRead 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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Why is Staying Active so Important?

Posted by on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

To improve your quality of life, you can do much worse than staying active! Although diet is one of the key ingredients to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, getting outside and warming your muscles is also incredibly important! Flexibility One of the major afflictions that many of us suffer from as we grow older is general aches and pains. A great way to combat this is to regularly stretch and exercise;Read 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!

How To Calculate Your BMI (Body Mass Index)

Posted by on Thursday, June 28, 2012

As a species, we couldn’t be more obsessed with our weight. Health stores (and even supermarkets) are stocked with shelves filled with slimming tablets; magazines and newspapers are all too ready to report on the new ‘celebrity diet’; an incredibly common (read: popular) style of ad on the internet is the sort that goes: “Lose 3 stones with this one weird old trick!”. This obsession withRead More...

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Fancy trying a Duathlon?

Posted by on Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Come and join us at Woodstock Primary School DUATHLON on Sunday 20th May 9.30am. Its a great, relaxed event for those new to duathlon or for those who fancy a run out ahead of the Blenheim Tri. All for only £5 in advance or £8 on the day. The format is run 5k bike 12k run 3k and if you don’t fancy doing it on your own then you can enter as a team of 2 or 3. What’s more Ben will be leadingRead More...

Three Peaks – claim your places now

Posted by on Saturday, March 10, 2012

We are now ready to start to book places for the Three Peaks Challenge in 2012. Costs will be between £260-£300 for an all-in weekend, including flights, accomodation, travel and main meals. We leave Friday morning returning mid afternoon on the Sunday. If you are interested and so that we can secure the cheapest flights we need £100 deposit by the end of March. The minibus fills up quickly.Read More...

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!