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Local women encouraged to get active and ‘Beat the Pause’

October 15, 2021

15 October 2021 From next month (November 2021), local women aged 45-55, who are experiencing perimenopause and menopause, are invited to take part in a series of exercise classes to help manage their symptoms. Set in community venues across Christchurch, Southbourne and Kinson, the hour-long exercise classes will focus on functional fitness incorporating day to […]

Love Swimming

October 12, 2021

After being diagnosed with a chronic condition, Hampshire swimmer Rachel Jack feared she might never be able to have a normal day out with her children again – but swimming has transformed her life and been “a saviour for her mental and physical health”. Rachel, 39 from Emsworth, suffers from Chronic Vestibular migraine, which she […]

Contender Fest partners with BH Live Active

August 6, 2021

Contender Fest, Bournemouth’s newest festival of fun and fitness taking place this September, has partnered with BH Live Active to get Bournemouth active again after lockdown. The brand-new festival is taking place near Bournemouth Airport from September 10–12. It has a focus on fitness challenges, with festivalgoers set to challenge themselves on a custom-built 40-piece […]

BH Live joins forces with cycling powerhouses to boost participation across the city

June 8, 2021

This summer a free community cycling event, and a series of low-cost cycling activities for all, will be running in the city – thanks to a British Cycling’s ‘Places to Ride’ grant and Cycling UK’s grassroots funding. Starting in July, instructor led cycling activities and events will be running at Mountbatten Leisure Centre. Sessions include a […]

Leisure centres across Dorset and Hampshire to reopen

November 30, 2020

Public leisure centres, pools, gyms and sports facilities across Bournemouth, Poole and Portsmouth will begin to reopen from Wednesday 2 December 2020. Facilities include Littledown, Pelhams, Sir David English, Stokewood and Corfe Mullen in Bournemouth & Poole. In Portsmouth it includes Mountbatten, Pyramids, Charter, Portsmouth Tennis Centre and Portsmouth Gymnastics Centre. Swimming, tennis and gymnastics lessons […]

Charter pool reopens for community swimming

October 30, 2020

The swimming pool at Charter Community Sports Centre, Portsmouth is reopening for public swimming from Monday 2 November 2020. The centre’s gym and sports hall reopened to the public in September. The pool remained temporarily closed for essential structural work which has now been carried out by Portsmouth City Council’s contractors. Swimming lessons have already […]

Pyramids Centre to bounce forward with exciting new plans

September 24, 2020

Plans to create the south’s premier children’s play facilities have been announced as part of a £2.5million redevelopment of Portsmouth’s Pyramids Centre. Portsmouth City Council has agreed initial plans set to make the site one of the biggest and best attractions in the region, as a fantastic new Play & Bounce facility as well a big expansion […]

Get ready for National Fitness Day

September 10, 2020

Local residents across Bournemouth, Poole and Portsmouth are invited to try a new activity for free as part of an annual campaign to get the nation moving. This year National Fitness Day takes place on Wednesday 23 September 2020 – and is part of the Great British Week of Sport (Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 […]

Lottery funding helps to get Portsmouth moving

August 26, 2020

Residents across the city living with long term health conditions and disabilities can now access free fitness activities to help improve their health and wellbeing. The exercise sessions are specifically for people with autism, mental health illness, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Parkinson’s disease, and those who are on a healthcare pathway following a stroke or […]

Pools to reopen across BCP region from September

August 17, 2020

Residents in Bournemouth and Poole will soon be able to get back into the water as BH Live announces plans to reopen swimming pools in September. Updated Tuesday 25 August 2020 – Pool-based activities including lane swimming, Wet & Wacky fun sessions and selected aqua classes are set to resume at Littledown, Stokewood, Pelhams and […]

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