We are proud to support Mission Christmas for another year as an official drop-off point. 1 in 3 Manchester Children are living in poverty. You can help Cash for Kids make sure they have presents to open on Christmas morning. When you donate your gifts, Mission Christmas will make sure they get to disadvantaged children near you. All gifts should be new and unwrapped, and … Continue reading Mission Christmas is back for 2019!
Gareth Rhodes, Duty Manager and Personal Trainer, ran the Rochdale Half Marathon on Sunday 6 October. Gareth, along with a group of our gym members running as ‘TeamOHLC’ raised £900 for Springhill Hospice, Well done! A big thank you to everyone who sponsored Gareth. TeamOHLC is still active, currently GFM Lifeguards Beth Harrison, Lucy Adderley and Joshua Pickup, plus some of our regular customers … Continue reading Team OHLC raise £900 for Springhill Hospice
Aspire Channel Swim – 9 September to 2 December 2019 Discover your inner champion and swim the distance of the English channel this autumn. 22 miles, 12 weeks, 1416 lengths. Fundraising helps Aspire change the lives of people who have been affected by Spinal Cord Injury. If you want to join in: SIGN UP here! Join Team OHLC: Once you’ve signed up, make sure you join Team … Continue reading Team OHLC take on Aspire Channel Swim
Tiegan Alexander, 18 and Ella Tomlinson, 15 have been selected for Team GB’s women’s under 19s squad. Both Tiegan and Ella joined the Rochdale Underwater Hockey Club at ages 10 and 9 respectively and have played for Rochdale’s junior teams, and also the Manchester C team and Lancashire Ladies in recent years. Isaac Rhodes-Dawson, 17 has also been selected for the men’s under 19s squad. … Continue reading Rochdale Underwater Hockey players selected for GB Team
On average 40 to 50 children drown per year in the UK, around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites. Many of these accidents occur due to lack of knowledge and understanding of open water safety, basic open water knowledge and understanding of the hazards can significantly reduce the number of incidents that occur each year. During the school holidays when the hot … Continue reading Do you know the water safety code?
Anyone who has been to our centre will have seen our lifeguards during their visit, but do you know what it takes to be a lifeguard? All our lifeguards hold the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification as a minimum. Before anyone can undertake this qualification, every candidate must be able to; Jump / dive into deep water Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds Swim … Continue reading What it takes to be a lifeguard
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, 13-19 May 2019. The theme this year is Body Image – How we think and feel about our bodies. For too many of us, our bodies are sources of shame and distress. I’ve written before about self confidence from a female perspective, and my on-going battle with it, read it here. We know girls and young women are … Continue reading #BeBodyKind
The last few weeks has been mixture of highs and lows. I have had a couple of PB’s on shorter runs and then other runs I felt like I have been hitting a wall and not getting any progress. I have kept consistent and I am seeing the rewards of putting the miles in and focusing on specific training styles rather than just getting out … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Weeks 4-9
As promised, I would keep up to date with the blog and post what I have been doing in the early weeks of my half marathon training. I have picked up a niggle in my left calf after going full steam ahead in the first week and doing to many miles to early on. I’ve stepped back a little over the last 2 weeks to … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 2 & 3
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.