Projects

Global Boutique Trends

Global Boutique Trends

The ukactive Research Institute has collaborated with zingfit on a new boutique report, examining the latest boutique trends, both in London and further afield.

By starting to explore the wealth of data that is being collected within the boutique space we can deepen our understanding of who is engaging with boutique fitness, and how they are doing this.

 

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Fit For Sport's Engage to Compete 3

Fit For Sport's Engage to Compete 3

Fit For Sport’s Engage to Compete programme has been developed from the first two iterations to provide insight into a child’s behaviour change and how their parents/family, school, and wider community engagement can support this, with a particular focus on a child’s ‘Journey to Sport’.

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Physical Activity - A Social Solution

Physical Activity - A Social Solution

Drawing on data from over 1.8m people across 651 leisure facilities over the past two years – this document takes an unprecedented look at the impact of public leisure on wider society, including calculating the social value of specific activities including football, swimming and group workouts.

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Moving Communities: Active Leisure Trends

Moving Communities: Active Leisure Trends

The ukactive Research Institute is pleased to present the Moving Communities: Active Leisure Trends Report 2018, looking at the broad trends and themes that we are witnessing across the public sector leisure landscape.

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Moving at Scale - Promising Practice

Moving at Scale - Promising Practice

This report provides practical guidance and support to those delivering physical activity interventions across the UK on how to effectively evaluate their work and shares learnings from the experience of others, focusing on the assessment of the quality of evaluation, not intervention.

 

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Exercise Referral

Exercise Referral

The ukactive Research Institute is working with ReferAll to understand what works in local exercise referral schemes.  

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Active Bucks Evaluation

Active Bucks Evaluation

Active Bucks was a two-and-a-half-year programme developed and commissioned by Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) that used a community engagement approach to get residents engaged in physical activity.

Click to read the full report. 

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Physical activity counselling augmented with a social action intervention

Physical activity counselling augmented with a social action intervention

The project examined the effectiveness of the Let’s Get Moving Back Into pathway with the addition of a social action intervention. 

Participants were randomised based on the surgery they attend. Control surgeries delivered the Get Moving programme as advised by the Department of Health. Intervention surgeries delivered the Let's Get Moving programme with increased social action and peer to peer interaction. 

 

 

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Coca-Cola Great Britain ParkLives Evaluation

Coca-Cola Great Britain ParkLives Evaluation

Parklives aims to get more people active through a series of free outdoor activities being run in parks. The ukactive Research Institute is the measurement and evaluation partner of Coca-Cola ParkLives - their flagship CSR programme.

 

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Augmented clinical evaluation of physical activity counselling on cardiovascular risk factors

Augmented clinical evaluation of physical activity counselling on cardiovascular risk factors

This project examines the effectiveness of a brief intervention delivered by community exercise professionals in GP surgeries in Luton. The aim was to encourage participants to enter a community sports pathway comprising of 12 exercise sessions, and to go on to sustain increased levels of physical activity.

 

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Physical Activity Promising Practice Collation

Physical Activity Promising Practice Collation

Read the report "Identifying 'what works' for local physical inactivity interventions".  The project was accomplished in partnership with The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) in Sheffield on behalf of Public Health England.

 

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Feasibility of fitness testing in primary schools

Feasibility of fitness testing in primary schools

The purpose of this investigation was to test the feasibility of delivering cardiorespiratory fitness testing in a primary school environment. All testing was completed by existing service delivery staff.  Children’s cardiorespiratory fitness was assessed at four points through the year.

 

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