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February 14, 2024

Fallen out of love with working out?

We know the physical and mental benefits of getting active but sometimes it’s just hard to get going! Anthony Lawlor, a fitness advisor with getactiveabc, shares his advice to help you rekindle your love for exercising. Let’s get moving Working out doesn’t have to be sweating it out at the gym or being screamed at…

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February 09, 2024

Boccia – Disability Sport NI Schools’ Championships

South Lake Leisure Centre was a hive of competitive energy for yesterday’s Disability Sport NI Schools’ Boccia Championships for special schools and learning support centres. We welcomed pupils and mentors from Lismore College (Craigavon), Ceara School (Lurgan), Banbridge High School and Arvalee School (Omagh) for a fun-filled day of competitive Boccia – a target sport…

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February 07, 2024

Children’s Mental Health Week – Growing up can be tough!

Navigating life and all its ups and downs can be overwhelming for children. As parents, guardians, teachers and leaders, we want to support and guide young minds as best we can to promote positive mental health. Christie Mc Mahon, Physical Activity Coach with ABC Council delivers a variety of sports and physical activities across the…

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February 02, 2024

Get outdoors & explore with ABC audio trails

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough (ABC) Council has launched a new and exciting app which hosts six audio trails to ensure park users of all ages and abilities can learn more about nature, history and wildlife. The ExploreABC app allows visitors to connect to a series of self-guided walking tours across Lurgan Park and…

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January 31, 2024

World Cancer Day 2024

People across the globe will unite on World Cancer Day, 4 February, as a powerful reminder that we all have a role to play in reducing the global impact of cancer. This year’s theme, ‘Close the Care Gap’, is all about calling on leaders to eliminate health inequities to ensure that everyone has access to…

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January 29, 2024

Walking football – a new way to enjoy the beautiful game!

It’s game on at Gilford Community Centre as the next season of walking football kicks off on Monday 5 February from 1.30-2.30pm. The programme will run for 6 weeks until 11 March. As the name suggests, walking football is a game of football where players walk instead of run, offering a slower paced version of…

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January 24, 2024

New year’s resolutions starting to wane?

Did you ring in the new year with new fitness, health or lifestyle goals? Maybe you promised yourself you’d try new things or do more of what you love. We’ve all been there, done that and the struggle is real! In reality, things may not be going to plan or you’ve called it quits altogether?…

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January 19, 2024

Top tips to motivate yourself for a winter walk!

Let’s get you good to go for a winter walk. Sometimes taking the first step can be the hardest, and once it’s done, there’s no stopping you! Getting outdoors into the fresh air can do wonders for our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Here are some top tips to help motivate and inspire you:…

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January 12, 2024

Together, let’s conquer 2024!

Whether you’re working off the mince pies or committing to a healthier happier you, we are delighted to welcome so many new and familiar faces to our getactiveabc centres over the last few weeks. If you’ve returned after the holidays or joined us for the first time, you have certainly started the new year in…

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December 21, 2023

Make 2024 your year to move more

With the New Year comes a clean slate and an opportunity to get fit! Eight weeks is all it takes to complete the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s winter running programme – Couch to 5K! Taking up running can be daunting, particularly for beginners, but with the right support and guidance from qualified…

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