A real woman is whatever she wants to be.

Today is International Women’s Day.   Last year I wrote a post on empowering women,  you can read it here.  Just under 12 months on and everything I wrote is still as relevant as it was then.  Society still bombards us with pressure to look perfect.  This is one of the reasons I’m so passionate about making women feel empowered.  I had a conversation with a … Continue reading A real woman is whatever she wants to be.

My Half Marathon Challenge Week 1

“New year, new me” or “This is my year” quotes that we have all said in the past and not followed through with. This year I have decided to put my words into action and book myself on my first ever fitness event. I have chosen to take part in a half marathon. Willians BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10k and Fun Run to be exact. … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 1

Rochdale Hornets relaunch Women’s Team

Sunday 27th January marked a historic day for rugby league in Rochdale, as Rochdale Hornets relaunched their women’s team. A group of women met at the Soccer Factory in Rochdale for the inaugural training session of the Rochdale Hornets Women’s Rugby League team, being put through their paces by former Rochdale Mayfield forward David Chrimes, who will serve as Head Coach, and Kirsty Crehan, a … Continue reading Rochdale Hornets relaunch Women’s Team

Rochdale Hornets Back Onside, starts January!

Back Onside is an initiative run by Rochdale Hornets RFLC, that will help men get back into exercise and to improve the health of men who have fallen away from sports and exercise, as well as helping to foster an environment that promotes positive mental health. Back Onside is primarily aimed at men aged between 35 and 64 but fixtures are open to all ages, and … Continue reading Rochdale Hornets Back Onside, starts January!

How to stay motivated over Christmas

We all know that Christmas is approaching and the dark mornings and dark cold evenings are here to stay, which means that you are likely to fall out of love with the gym and motivation levels will surely drop. With Christmas approaching fast this means slow morning starts and comfy warm nights in front of the box, not to forget the food. So to stay … Continue reading How to stay motivated over Christmas

Aquabears swimmers selected to represent the North West

Aquabears swimmers Lucy Cannavan and Amarai Hoque have been selected to swim for next year’s English Schools Inter-Divisional Championships held at Crawley Pool in March. Aquabears Swimming Club was formed in 1979 in response to the need for high level competitive club and as a local centre of excellence in Rochdale.  The club has had many successful years with a number of their swimmers achieving … Continue reading Aquabears swimmers selected to represent the North West

Rochdale Underwater Hockey’s Jack Midgley trains for Team GB trials.

We spoke with Rochdale Underwater Hockey player Jack Midgley about his trials for Team GB.  The British Navy invented underwater hockey in the 1950’s to keep their divers fit and improve their ability to move and work efficiently under water.   It has since evolved into a fast, dynamic sport played in more than 20 countries. Jack, 18, has been playing underwater hockey for 7 years and … Continue reading Rochdale Underwater Hockey’s Jack Midgley trains for Team GB trials.