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Top Unusual Sports To Try in Sheffield

February 2, 2016 in Children & Play, Families & Children, Health & Fitness, Latest Articles, News, Opportunities, Sport, Uncategorized, Women

Sheffield is a sporting city. Some of us see the Olympic legacy working here, some don’t. It’s hard to ignore the rise in sporting opportunities for young people and children across the city and there’s lots going off within the universities and colleges. However, outside of educational establishments, some of us, usually parents with careers, children and heavy financial responsibilities, struggle to fit sport into our working week.

If you want to get back  into a sport of some sort – perhaps now the children are at school and you have more ‘free time,’ you might want to give some of the more unusual and fun sporting activities a try to really boost your confidence and bring some adolescent, free-feeling fun back into your life.

 

Here’s our list of new things to try this year:

 

Roller Derby

There’s a big team for women age 16+ in Sheffield called the Sheffield Steel Rollergirls. They’ve just started recruiting for new members and although you have to apply for the kit as to buy your own can be expensive, this sport looks to be growing hugely in popularity across Sheffield. The sport comprises of wearing roller skates – yes, not roller blades and lots of protection including a helmet, arms and knee pads. Videos and information can be found on their website: SHEFFIELD STEEL ROLLERGIRLS They also have a big Facebook page and are all over other social media channels, also on FunMeFit as a member.

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Baseball

Although it’s not Baseball season yet, Sheffield’s own Bladerunners have weekly training sessions. We’ve all heard of the American sport but have you ever tried it? There’s very little to fork out for apart from subs of a few quid a session and it’s great fun in the great outdoors that Sheffield is blessed with. The season starts in April 2016 and updated information and contact numbers can be found on their website: SHEFFIELD BLADERUNNERS. They are also on Facebook and you can find their profile on FunMeFit too.

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Kickboxing

We’ve all heard of kickboxing and probably associate it with big blokes kicking the crap out of each other in a ring. These days, it’s a growing women’s sport and a great way to keep fit and tone those wobbly bits. Powers Martial Arts Centre in Stannington is a city leader in its friendly, approachable and well-equipped gym. Offering classes, 1-2-1 sessions, group sessions, family sessions, children’s classes – you name it, they can offer it. They even do safety training and self-defence classes to help local women stay safe. It’s best to catch them on Facebook at POWERS MARTIAL ARTS CENTRE.

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Bouldering

No ropes, no fuss, just climbing up a rock with only yourself to rely on. Luckily for Sheffielders, there are a number of centres around Sheffield offering safer bouldering opportunities than tackling Stanage Edge. The Works in Sheffield is one of the largest bouldering centres in the world – it has everything you’d need to really explore this sport. Not only does bouldering work on just about every muscle in your body, it keeps you slim and keeps your mind active with problem solving tasks. It’s a great all-rounder for any age or ability. With the Mini Works for little ones where parents and children can climb together, there are no excuses. They also run courses and children’s classes. See THE WORKS website.

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If you’d like to stay updated about any new sporting opportunities across the city and further afield, check out our Facebook Page and send us your ideas, photos or events and we are always happy to share.

Welcomed in Wakefield

August 19, 2014 in Community Issues, Health & Fitness, Latest Articles, Opportunities, Sport, Uncategorized

FunMeFit is an innovative social media platform that helps grassroots sports clubs and professional clubs, community groups and businesses support each other in developing healthier and more vibrant communities.

Currently based in Sheffield, we have a growing membership and now Frickley Athletic Football Club – South Elmsall – has joined us, we are looking at getting more members in the Wakefield area.

 

The great thing about FunMeFit is it is totally free to join. What’s more once you have registered you can join online groups, forums and send messages to other members to share ideas and make new partnerships.

Not only that but you can register your sports club, activity groups or business in our directory and we will help promote you via our social media channels.

Want more? If you want extra marketing, we can provide this through our low-cost premium membership option. Or, we can provide specific support around sponsorship, funding, social media handling, newsletter and blog production and much more.

May be you are a business who wants to have an online presence but you don’t know where to start? Check our Business Services section as we can help. More importantly spread the word: Like, Share and Follow us on Facebook and twitter, or just talk about us to raise awareness. “Wakefield we are here to work together.

We look forward to sharing your profile.

Sir Steve Redgrave at National Sports Roadshow

August 13, 2014 in Community Issues, Events, Health & Fitness, Latest Articles, News, Opportunities, Products & Reviews, Sport, Uncategorized

National Sports Roadshow 2014 welcomes sporting hero, Sir Steve Redgrave as a supporter.

Following the success of last year, the National Sports Roadshow returns in October and with famous sporting names like Sir Steve Redgrave delivering the keynote speech, the event looks even more appealing for sports businesses and students alike.

Each roadshow provides a platform for employers, trainers and students to meet, talk and showcase their skills or opportunities with the first roadshow being held in London. Several other events will follow taking place around the country and in the north, cities such as Leeds and Liverpool will benefit from the sporting boost.

Sir Redgrave is supporting to ensure that the event can be part of the 2012 Olympic Legacy Programme according to Careers in Sport, the roadshow organisers, “Steve is committed to ensuring the event provides a lasting legacy for UK sport in the future.”

As the winner of 5 gold medals in the Olympics between 1984 and 2000 and now a motivational speaker at numerous sporting events around the country, Sir Redgrave will have been a real boost to the National Sports Roadshow this year.

The organisers of the roadshow have been “delighted” to welcome the sports icon to its list of supporters, among other sporting heroes and businesses across the UK.

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FunMeFit are proud to be supporting The National Sports Roadshow this year. To read more about the roadshow and Careers in Sport, see their website or their profile on FunMeFit.

Watch The National Sports Roadshow’s Video:

Links:

The National Sports Roadshow

 

 

 

 

Get Noticed in 2014

March 5, 2014 in Community Issues, Latest Articles, News, Opportunities, Products & Reviews, Uncategorized, Website Updates

As many of you have heard, we’re now working alongside Sheffield-based design agency Foster and Scott to help businesses and organisations raise awareness, communicate with their audience and look good doing it.

Unfortunately, the times of putting a sign outside your shop as the only means to market yourself are long gone. Now more businesses, charities and organisations have to incorporate social media, a website, branding, events and so much more into their business strategy just to get noticed. If someone passes your shop in the car and they’re interested in what you’re selling but they don’t have the time to stop, where do you think they will find out more about you? You’ll be typed into Google and hopefully, your website and associated links/listings will pop straight up.

Some people might not look twice if your business doesn’t connect with them. Connecting with your audience is all about branding, good design and knowing how to attract your passers-by through good marketing i.e. events, offers and even some good flyers and posters. That’s why we’ve teamed up with another positive business that also works to raise the profiles of businesses in the community but who can offer services to compliment what FunMeFit offers its members.

For many FunMeFit members, listing on the directory and community is just one way to get noticed. Yes, we’re not the biggest website in the world but every little helps and if you Google your business, your listing on FunMeFit will appear – hopefully close to the top.

Although we mostly focus on promoting health, sport and well-being related businesses and organisations, by teaming up with Foster and Scott, we’re going to be able to help a wider range of businesses across the UK community.  Their portfolio is impressive and with services ranging from website design to branding, digital communications and photography, we’re looking forward to getting more businesses and organisations noticed in 2014, together.

www.fosterandscott.com

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There’s no time like the present to start communicating effectively with your audience, getting your website right, getting consistent branding for your services and raise your profile.

Get in touch if you’d like to chat about branding, websites, marketing, digital communications and more!

info@funmefit.com
info@fosterandscott.com
You can see Foster and Scott’s portfolio or read more about them here: www.fosterandscott.com

Basketball Anyone? It’s for Charity

May 15, 2013 in News

Our Member Katie Robson writes:

“The Rise Up Charity Basketball Tournament is back for a second year and this time it’s 3v3. Last year’s tournament saw Team BC battle with twelve other teams to lift the trophy and the event raised £900 in aid of St. Luke’s Hospice and Weston Park Cancer Hospital.

This year’s tournament will be on Sunday 2 June at Goals (All Saints School Basketball Courts). There will be an Under 18s tournament from 11am-1pm followed by an open tournament from 1-6pm. Both tournaments are mixed and open to all abilities, the emphasis is on fun and raising money for St. Luke’s.

St. Luke’s cares for people throughout Sheffield who have incurable illnesses by aiming to control their symptoms, alleviate pain and give them the best quality of life – all free of charge. To do this means that in this financial year alone they will need to raise more than £4.5 million of the £7.5 million total income required.

The cost to play in the tournament is £20 per team and all proceeds will be donated to St. Luke’s Hospice. A team must consist of four players, if you need help finding a team the Rise Up Facebook group might be helpful. Entry for spectators is free of charge but donations to St. Luke’s will be gratefully received.

To enter please email Katie Robson at riseupcharity-bball@yahoo.co.uk with a team name and the names of four team members. The deadline for entries is midnight on Monday 27 May though entry will close before this date if the maximum number of teams has been reached.

Entry fees must be paid on the day but other donations would be gratefully received at http://www.justgiving.com/charitybball

Date and time:

Sunday 2 June 2013. Under 18s tournament from 11am-1pm. Open tournament 1pm-6pm.

Venue:

Goals (All Saints School Basketball Courts),

95 Norfolk Park Road,

Sheffield,

S2 2RU”

We’re looking to put a team together for this. Last year we raised over £90 for this event so if you’d like to be part of the team, let us know info@funmefit.com! You don’t have to be a Basketball pro – just come and have some fun!

Hijinx Theatre – Positive Work in the Community!

April 5, 2013 in Children & Play, News, Uncategorized

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We’re proud of the wonderful things that our members are doing across the UK. Whether they’re getting people more active in sport, helping people develop skills and confidence or offering services that really benefit their local community, we’re always promoting their work and helping to raise awareness via social media.

One of our newer members – Hijinx Theatre is really making a special contribution to their community across Wales. Not only is Hijinx Theatre one of the leading theatre companies in Wales but they’re advocates for the inclusion of people with learning difficulties in the arts.

Watch the video that they sent us, it really shows how vital their work is to help more people feel included in their community. We think that if we applied their ethos to all activity groups, sports clubs, organisations and community networks, the community would benefit so much from the imagination and creativity of people with learning difficulties.

Let’s make our work inclusive to all! Thank you Hijinx! @HijinxTheatre

Healthy Fun at Halloween (Read if you dare!)

October 27, 2012 in Regular Updates, Uncategorized

FunMeFit Love Halloween! We’ve got a few ideas to make Halloween extra fun and scary too – a bit of scaring is great for kids and their overall health and well-being!

Remember, Halloween should be a time of fun and play for the kids as well as a time to eat lots of sweets!

Here are some great scary play ideas for you to plan:

1. Play ‘Monsters in the Dark’ – turn all the lights off in the house, capture one of the kids and keep them in one room with you and pretend to sleep – the other kids have to quietly rescue the prisoner without waking you up! If they wake you, chase them! It keeps their hearts & yours beating fast!!

2. Trick or Treat Football – When you’re out with them Trick or Treating, take a football too and have a scary costume football game with others who are out! Use your sweetie bags as goal posts!

3. Have a fun Halloween Dance Off – with family and friends. Play classic tunes like Micheal Jackson’s Thriller and see who’s got the best and most Zombie-like moves! This may be dad’s chance to shine with some embarrassing ‘dad dancing!’

Tell us your fun healthy Halloween Tips! On FunMeFit, Facebook or Twitter.

Have a super scary and ghoulishly healthy Halloween!

FunMeFit Article in Today’s Telegraph!

April 26, 2012 in News, Uncategorized, Website Updates

Our first real bit of media coverage thanks to the Sheffield Telegraph. Let’s hope we get more members and more fun things for families to do!

http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/health/kate-branches-out-to-help-families-keep-fit-1-4485992

Let us know what you think on the Discussion Forums!

Big thank you to all of our Supporters!

Kate

100 Days till the Olympics – Dance Fit to Classical Music!

April 21, 2012 in News, Uncategorized

Last week the Fun Me Fit team saw a spectacularly interesting and unique event at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield – an opportunity for members of the general public to dance themselves fitter to classical music, thanks to Music In The Round and Ensemble 360!

http://www.musicintheround.co.uk/news.php

What on earth…? Getting fit to classical music!? We thought.

On 18th April, watching a large group of regular (non-dancing) people learn and follow a physically challenging 20 minute-long dance routine with only an hour and a half to practice was something I thought could never be pulled off for the final event in front of a local camera crew.

Feeling nervous for them as the clock struck 8pm, I watched the little gaggle of children – mainly girls but one brave little boy, some senior citizens and a few enthusiastic ladies follow what had just been learned to an excellent and moving standard. With the relaxing but enlightening music performed by the live orchestra, Ensemble 360 – the beautifully choreographed routine was carried out innocently and lovingly by each member. Even when mistakes in the routine were made, it didn’t seem to matter because the music just made it look fun!

A great achievement by all and Fun Me Fit couldn’t wait to get blogging about it! We are glad that we supported the event.

Classically dance fit for a bit of fun:

Something to try if you’re bored on afternoon – play some nice classical music and teach yourself (and your kids) a few physically challenging steps to a routine of your own design – practice, practice, practice then surprise someone close to you with a great performance! You’ll definitely feel the physical benefits.

Music In The Round are an active member on the FunMeFit website so check them out and connect with them for more information about future events!

http://www.funmefit.com/members/musicintheround/

A truly Rounderific Event!

April 7, 2012 in News

The FunMeFit team attended South Yorkshire Mixed Rounders FREE Event in the park on Thursday evening and what a great job the Rounders club did!

Laurianne was in charge of running the event on the day and through a bit of shouting a whistle-blowing (with a real whistle), she managed to get everyone running around like kids again in the park with rounders bats.

It’s much more fun than I remember it being at school and there was a great turn out with around 40 people turning up for an evening of exercise and fun. FunMeFit was there to support and promote the event but upon the event finishing, it was obvious that the South Yorkshire Mixed Rounders gang don’t need much help as the game and the people speak for themselves.

What a lovely bunch and I just wish I could have gone to the pub for a drink with the lively lot after the game.

Check out the pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/65311140@N07/

Big thank you to Nina for your marketing work and all of you FunMeFitters who came along and made the effort to run round a big field!

Thanks for reading,

Kate (wishes she had the energy of a 12 year old again!)