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  • ActiveAbility Solent | Christmas Party

    On Wednesday 19 December we will be holding our ActiveAbility Solent and Special Olympics Solent Christmas Party at Pavilion on the Park! Read more

  • World Disability Day | Peter Hull MBE

    To celebrate World Disability Day on Monday 3 December, our very own Peter Hull MBE will be giving a talk at Sunrise of Bassett, Southampton about his amazing life. Read more

  • ActiveAbility Solent | Aaron Phipps

    In October 2018 we met up with Paralympic Team GB Wheelchair Rugby athlete Aaron Phipps at the Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre to hand over a specialist Quickie Shark hand bike that was donated by our friends at Millbrook Healthcare. Read more


  • 31 Exercises in 31 Days

    Whether the kids run you ragged, making ends meet each month doesn't quite allow you to stretch to a gym membership or you just fancy becoming a little healthier as part of your 'New Year New Me' efforts... our 31 exercises in 31 days will be sure to help! Read more

  • Peta's Story #ThisGirlDoes

    "At nearly 64 years old I feel happier, more settled and balanced than I have for years. I get to walk every afternoon, so, as well as my sessions at Active Nation Boutique Fitness, I'm also feeling fitter than I have for ages!" Read more

  • Taking Part - ParkLives Intermediate Running

    On a chilly Tuesday evening in November, I tried out ParkLives Intermediate Running for the first time. If, like me, you are someone who has been wanting to advance your running, improve and push yourself a bit harder, this is the session for you! Read more