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Bumper Family Fun Day at Littledown Park is back!

4 July 2022

BH Live is excited to be planning the return of another bumper family fun day on Sunday 31 July 2022 between 11am and 4pm at Littledown Park. Full of fun and laughter – there really is something for everyone with many activities, games and displays taking place inside Littledown as well as outside in the […]

Teaching swimming one of nation’s most rewarding careers

30 June 2022

New research has revealed that teaching swimming is one of the nation’s most rewarding and fulfilling careers. Swim England and 10 leading operators, including BH Live, have joined forces to showcase the benefits of becoming a swimming teacher, as part of a major recruitment drive combatting national shortages that are resulting in many missing out […]

Improving accessibility for people with Parkinson’s disease

14 June 2022

Mountbatten Leisure Centre in Portsmouth is one of the first leisure centres in the city to install floor markings (known as cue markers) – helping local people, living with Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonism, to be more active. The markers, placed around the centre’s foyer, gym and café, provide a visual cue to aid walking. This […]

England Swims when we speak up

1 June 2022

Swim England has launched a national campaign which is appealing for those from ethnically diverse communities to give their views and experiences – with the aim of helping to make water-based activity more accessible and enjoyable for everyone. This includes those who can swim but may choose not to, those who cannot swim, those who […]

Exercise scheme delivered by charitable trust shortlisted for national award

27 May 2022

Exercise classes, which help people across the city living with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), have been shortlisted for a UK Active healthy communities 2022 award. BH Live is a charitable trust which operates the Mountbatten, Pyramids and Charter leisure centres in partnership with Portsmouth City Council. Working alongside organisations such as Breathe Easy Southsea, […]

Building sustainable foundations for Green Change

24 May 2022

  Social enterprise and charitable trust BH Live has partnered with Green Mark to boost its green activity and credentials across Dorset, Hampshire and London. Green Mark, a sustainability accreditation, helps leading brands and organisations such as Laurent-Perrier UK, Samsonite and The British Academy to identify and implement environmentally focused and sustainable business processes that […]

Unveiling a ‘Jersey of Champions’ to inspire next generation cyclists

18 May 2022

Portsmouth North End Cycling Club’s ‘Jersey of Champions’ is being unveiled this week at Mountbatten Leisure Centre to inspire the next generation of competitive cyclists. The Jersey has been signed by famous cyclists such as Dame Laura Kenny, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Sir Chris Hoy. Signatures have been collected by Portsmouth North End Cycling club […]

Call out to back local fundraising hero at national awards

12 May 2022

Portsmouth’s leading charity fundraiser, Paul Smith OBE, has been hailed one of the UK’s physical activity heroes in UK Active’s annual awards. And city votes are needed now to back him all the way. How we can support Paul Get behind Paul to win The Physical Activity Hero Award at the @ukactive Awards. Find out […]

Egg-cellent Effort! Customers donate Easter Eggs to local hospices

4 May 2022

Bringing chocolatey smiles to children’s faces, BH Live collaborated with customers over the Easter period to collect hundreds of chocolate eggs for life-limited and life-threatened children in the region. Children at Julia’s House, Naomi House and Jacksplace have been treated to a super sweet donation this Easter thanks to the generosity of BH Live’s customers and employees. […]

Learn to Lift at Pyramids

4 May 2022

This month, a brand new course aimed specifically at  females is launching at Pyramids in Southsea. During the six-week course, participants will work in a small group and get a dedicated training programme which includes: A 20-minute Physical Preparation Assessment with Up & Running for each attendee at the beginning of the programme. (to be […]

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