Changing Perceptions Across Generations

A recent report published by The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) examining attitudes to ageing has found that ageist views are held across the generations in the UK, and that they harm the health and wellbeing of everyone in society as we grow older. Medau works with EMD UK, the national governing body for…

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December 13, 2018

Exercise Inequalities Leave Millions of Women Inactive

This Girl Can returns with a new inspirational fit got real message to reach women of all backgrounds and ethnicities who feel left behind by traditional exercise. Women in lower paid and routine jobs are twice as likely to be inactive as those in senior managerial roles South Asian and black women are also more likely…

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November 13, 2018

Combatting loneliness with group exercise

One of the very best things about joining a Medau class is the social aspect. Group exercise isn’t just about getting fit and healthy – though you’ll certainly do that – but also about meeting people, having fun together, dancing, smiling, and laughing all the way. There’s been a lot of press coverage recently about…

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October 21, 2018

Why group exercise is better than any fad diet

Group exercise classes, like Medau, are on of the very best routes to getting active, improving your physical and mental wellbeing and realising an all-round healthier lifestyle. Indeed, it is only through a sensible diet and regular physical activity that the human body will achieve fitness, and, subsequently, the many health benefits that come with it.…

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August 5, 2018

Osteoporosis – Helping Hand

At the National Osteoporosis Society, we understand that fractures can have shocking effects on day-to-day life. We are committed to helping people with osteoporosis live the lives they want to lead and we work every day to prevent future fractures. As the only UK-wide charity dedicated to ending the pain and suffering caused by osteoporosis…

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July 11, 2017


  Whether using the phrases ‘blue rinse brigade’ or ‘over the hill’, the synonyms for older adults in our society are less than flattering. How often have you heard someone say “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” or “They’re a bit old for that” in relation to someone older than themselves. The problem…

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May 12, 2017

Coaching in an Active Nation.

On a cold and damp day just before Christmas when most people were busy shopping and anticipating  the holidays the Medau Team were asked to arrive early for their rehearsal.  We had been asked to take part in filming a short video for Sport England to support their Coaching Plan for England. Margaret Charlwood BEM…

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January 30, 2017

5 minutes with Margaret

  This is a guest post from the Exercise, Movement and Dance Partnership. We’re kicking off Women’s Sport Week by talking to Margaret Charlwood, Medau instructor and national display team choreographer, whose team are currently at the Golden Age Gym Festival in Slovenia. Hi Margaret. Thanks for taking the time to chat to us. So,…

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October 3, 2016

Rio to Portoroz

    Well Rio was far better than we expected and our Olympians ran faster, jumped higher, swam quicker, rode quicker  and aimed better than they had ever done before. Just when our time clocks had adjusted along came the Paralympics to make us burn the midnight candle once again.  What an inspiring lot of…

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September 29, 2016

Pandemonium + Four = #the road to Rio

During a summer of Brexit discord and terrorist attacks, it’s great to look forward to the imminent opening of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and the promise of the wildly exciting Samba rhythms, colours and extravagant costumes Brazil is renowned for. Rewind to the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony and my wonderful memories as one…

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August 4, 2016
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