Good Reads

3 Underused Spaces Which Are Now Thriving Places

Published: 19 July 2023

Physical activity doesn’t always need a state-of-the-art new build facility, sometimes it just needs a change of perspective. These individuals or organisations saw a forgotten space as an opportunity for activity…

Opening Facilities During Teacher Strikes

Published: 13 July 2023

When teacher strikes began earlier this year, Winchester based boxing coach, Rocky, decided to open the gym to young people who couldn’t go to school. He created a safe space and an opportunity to get some physical activity in their day.

Inspiring Young People To Be Active

Published: 23 June 2023

The Hampshire School Games took place on Thursday 22nd June with 1300 pupils attending from 120 schools across Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

The Power of Bold Leaders

Published: 21 June 2023

A kundalini class, hosted by Alla for Ukrainian refugees, made such an impact on four women’s lives that they have stepped forward to become instructors themselves. This is the story of how one person can make a difference.

A speaker stood at the front of a room, with a presentation behind them. People are sat at round tables watching.

Momentum Over Perfection

Published: 8 June 2023

We celebrated two years of the We Can Be Active Strategy with three inspirational stories from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

A Step in The Right Direction

Published: 31 May 2023

May is National Walking Month, and one Hampshire resident, Colin, has been walking at least 15,000 steps every day! Now, he's sharing what his motivations were and how he achieved this.

The Energise Me team on team walk

Inspiring Active Lives in The Workforce

Published: 25 May 2023

Kelly is a naturally energetic person who has always found fun in being physically active. She is passionate about sharing that love with others. This is how she helps keep the Energise Me team moving.

How To Get To The We Can Be Active Event 2023

Published: 17 May 2023

The We Can Be Active - Pause to Propel Event in Winchester on the 7th June is approaching quickly. To answer any of your questions about getting to the venue, here are a few videos so you know what to expect.

Fun, Friendship and Physical Activity

Published: 11 May 2023

Full-time wheelchair user, Hadley, loves sports. After struggling to find an inclusive activity, his parents found a wheelchair basketball team for him to join. Now he wants to let other children like him know that they can be physically active too.

Walk n Talk 4 Mental Health

Published: 19 April 2023

During lockdown, Jude was looking for a way to manage her own mental wellbeing. What started as walking while talking to friends on the phone, soon sparked a bigger idea. What if this was the essence of a walking group?

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