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13 Apr 2018
Olympic cycling champion Laura Kenny named as keynote speaker for Active Uprising

Britain’s most successful female Olympian, Laura Kenny, has been announced as one of the keynote speakers for ukactive’s Active Uprising in Manchester this summer.

Kenny, a four-time Olympic champion, will share her success story with guests at the event which takes place from 21 to 23 June.

ukactive CEO Steven Ward said: "Laura’s passion for sport and physical activity is clear for all to see and she has an incredible story to share with delegates."

ukactive has also announced two headline speakers from the world of human performance for the event – Mike Collier, the man behind McLaren Applied Technology’s Human Performance Centre of Excellence and EXOS founder and human performance expert Mark Verstegen.

The duo will share their experience in applying performance-based methodology, nurturing talent, performance improvement and delivering personalisation at scale to impact population health.

Active Uprising will combine a conference and the ukactive Awards and will culminate in the Active Uprising Weekend – a festival of physical activity across Greater Manchester.

The conference will bring together five major streams, spanning the breadth of the physical activity sector – SWEAT North, ActiveLab, Community, ukactive Kids and Ignite.

The ActiveLab strand includes ActiveLab Live, which represents the climax of ukactive’s 12-week start-up accelerator programme, showcasing this year’s cohort as each company presents their project in a live forum.

Speakers joining the ActiveLab strand include Philip Newborough, CEO of Bridges Fund Management; Jim Graham, managing director of Nonlinear Thinking; and Jason Worthy, VP fitness solutions and innovation at Life Fitness.

Steven Ward added: “The wider agenda for Active Uprising has been built in collaboration with our members and partners to represent the very latest thinking shaping the future evolution of our sector.

"Active Uprising will have an unrivalled agenda with clear take-homes for every attendee.

“Together, we’ll explore the rapid pace of innovation, the future trends in fitness, community-level partnerships, the health of the next generation, and cutting-edge learning and development opportunities."


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19 Apr 2018
Black Diamond Award finalists hail from five countries
The finalists for this year’s Black Diamond Award, which honours the best spa manager of the year in Europe, have been announced.
19 Apr 2018
ISPA to Present Visionary Award in memory of Lori Hutchinson
The International SPA Association (ISPA) will present the 2018 ISPA Visionary Award in memory of Lori Hutchinson at the 28th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, US., from 24-26 September.
19 Apr 2018
Carlo Ratti explores the effects of climate change at Milan Pavilion
Carlo Ratti has created a climate-controlled garden pavilion with green spaces curated by Patrick Blanc and Flavio Pollano for the 57th annual Salone de l Mobile in Milan.
18 Apr 2018
Agenda for ATM wellness symposium to focus on transformative wellness travel
The agenda for the 2018 Arabian Travel Market’s Spa and Wellness Symposium is set, and the Global Wellness Institute-organised event will feature 16 tourism and hospitality experts presenting new wellness tourism trends globally and across the Middle East and North Africa.
13 Apr 2018
W Hotels launches wellness weekends
W Hotels has announced the next iteration of the brand’s take on fitness and wellness with a new programme, Fuel weekends by W Hotels.
12 Apr 2018
Personalised nutrition pioneer Neil Grimmer to keynote GWS
Neil Grimmer, founder and CEO of personalised nutrition company Habit, will keynote at this year’s Global Wellness Summit, set to take place 6-8 October in Italy.
11 Apr 2018
Gainsborough Bath Spa expands wellness offering with new wellbeing education sessions
The Gainsborough Bath Spa in Bath, UK, has launched a trio of wellness events, taking place between April and June, that are designed to provide guests with a more rounded wellness offering.
06 Apr 2018
World of sport celebrates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
A number of activities and campaigns are taking place across the world today as part of the fifth International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
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