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What’s On 4 2014 Awards Winners Announced

November 21, 2014
What'S On 4 Me 2014 Award Winners

What’S On 4 Me 2014 Award Winners

Welcome to our What’s On 4 Me 2014 Awards! We are delighted to announce that the Winners and Runners Up for our 2014 What’s On 4 Me Awards were announced at the Awards Ceremony at Earls Court on 20th November 2014!

Our Awards celebrate the very best adult’s activity providers in the UK – in association with Ideal Weight brought to you by the team behind the Ideal Home Show.

2014 Award Finalists Announced Tomorrow!

October 7, 2014

earls courtOur 4th National Annual Awards in association with Ideal Weight are about to reveal over 20 Finalists in the 2014 Awards.

We have received thousands of votes for those companies, organisations and individuals providing the very best lifestyle and “Me Time” activities, classes, events and support for adults across the UK!

Our What’s On 4 Me 2014 Awards recognise the great work that your activity providers do, especially the ones who you feel go above and beyond the call of duty, and our Awards will give them the praise they deserve at our fabulous Awards Ceremony hosted on the catwalk stage at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas!

Jane Langston, The Amatsu Training School – What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Finalist

October 22, 2013

Jane Langston, The Amatsu Training School, Herts

What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Finalist

amatJane Langston has been practitioner since 2000, and a Teacher of Amatsu since 2003, working with Active Balance Training Ltd and Amatsu UK Ltd with the inspirational Dennis Bartram. Jane has taught in Hertfordshire (North West London), Hartlepool and Dublin, having been an assistant trainer since 2001.  The Amatsu Training School was formed in 2005 and Jane has a proven track record of teaching to a high standard. She was a founder member of the Amatsu Therapy Association (ATA), and acts as an External Examiner for  Amatsu Therapy International and is a Senior Practitioner with the Institute for Complementary and Natural Medicine. Jane is also a member of Amatsu Therapy International and the Institute for Learning, having completed the City and Guilds PTLLS at level 4.

AmatsuJane has a scientific approach to the teaching of the art of Amatsu, by virtue of her background as a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, specialising in Haematology.The school has produced award winning students, with Kim Holmes being awarded the Institute for Complementary and Natural Medicine’s Best Complementary Medicine Student Award 2011.

Jane will be assisted throughout the courses by Taz Faruqi, another qualified teacher.   Together they amass over 18 years of Amatsu teaching, and over 22 years of clinical practice. They will be ably assisted by Gina Croft , who has a keen desire to teach Amatsu, and will be participating on the Trainers’ Programme. Additional classroom and kitchen support is provided by Noura Abi-Chahine.
The Amatsu Training School Ltd  is proud to have been awarded the Institute for Complementary and Natural Medicine’s Award for Best Complementary Therapy Company 2012 – a tremendous accolade indeed!

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Activity Discounts and Freebies

April 24, 2013

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What’s On 4 Me have scoured the web to bring you all the best ACTIVITY DISCOUNTS & FREEBIES all in one place, and we’re adding more each day ~ so follow this Blog and check back again soon!


See here for National and Online Discounts or use the map to find your regional Activity Discounts!

Happy New Year! Win a Goodie Bag from Yakult to welcome in 2013!

January 7, 2013

YAKULT-corporate-master-2Turn over a new leaf with Yakult!

If you’ve overindulged during the Festive period & looking to turn over a new leaf and look after yourself in 2013 read on… and ‘Love Your Gut’ www.loveyourgut.comLR_Yakult Image5 LILACa campaign organised by digestive health charities Core and the IBS Network in association with Yakult – is offering 1 lucky reader the chance to take steps towards good digestive health by supplying a ‘Love Your Gut’ Pack worth £50.

It contains: a water bottle, gym bag, sports towel, skipping rope (that counts jumps & calories burned ), baseball cap and a pedometer along with a range of ‘Love Your Gut’ goodies

Simply click on our picture and comment and “share” with your friends to have a chance to win this amazing Goodie Bag!

Make Your 2012 Plan!

January 23, 2012

New Year Resolutions not working out?  How about instead of making changes why not make improvements? Be a better you? Start the journey of being the YOU you know you can be, and want to be? Wow – there’s a thought!

Be honest with yourself because you know deep down that in the logical part of our hearts and mind, making changes that you don’t really want to isn’t going to work. When you change doing what you want to and what comes naturally – you’re going to be miserable and feel bad! So, how’s this for an idea….what about this January, instead of making all the new year’s resolutions like going to the gym, giving up smoking/drinking/chocolate, etc. etc…  Why not try something a bit different instead? What if you spent time working out what you can do to improve yourself instead of what you need to change? Instead of beating yourself with a stick for being and wanting all the things you think are wrong (but oh so nice) what about thinking about how you can be good to yourself throughout 2012? What would it feel like next Christmas to look back on all the things you’d done and achieved personally throughout the year?

Every January I set myself a challenge for the following year – and in the main I have achieved them – 2011 has been the year I learnt to swim underwater so I could be a proper swimming companion to my son. But now I want to take it one step further – this January I’m going to take the time and effort to make a detailed plan for 2012, something that will keep me focused, energised and motivated. I want to do something positive with my life every day, I want to be good to me, take care of myself and plan to achieve the things I know and believe I can, but as yet never have. There is no surprise that in the past I have
often not achieved my goals and dreams, generally because I’ve never gone about it in the right way.

I heard once about a lady who, through desperation, was forced to do something she never in her wildest dreams thought she could – her 4 year old Grandson got trapped under the wheels of her car when he was playing on the drive – no one’s fault, the handbrake cable just chose that moment to snap and a pleasant playtime with Grandma turned into a disaster. But you know what she did? She managed to lift the car just enough for her Grandson to free himself. In that moment of sheer emotion and panic she achieved more than she ever thought she could and happily her Grandson walked away with just a few bruises.  But, once she was over the shock and all the attention died down she began to think about all the times in her life when she had wanted to do something but hadn’t simply because she didn’t think she could. Maybe she wanted to do or buy something that was too expensive, time consuming, or difficult – that she wasn’t able because she wasn’t clever enough, brave enough, young enough, or old enough. She thought about how her life would have been different if she had applied that same negative logic when she tried to save her Grandson – the outcome didn’t bear thinking about.

But what if she had put half of that belief and determination into achieving some goals in her life – what might her life have been like? A journalist who had heard about the incident asked to interview her and he was interested to know why she seemed so subdued and reflective about her act of heroism. She explained that she felt she had missed out on so much in her life because of her limited belief in herself and her abilities. He asked her what sort of things she had wanted to do and she told of how she had always wanted to study for and achieve a degree and then lecture at university – the excuse she had for everything now of course what that she was too old, she was 70. The journalist said very simply to her that in 5 years’ time she was going to be 75, and that she could be 75 with a degree, or she could be 75 without a degree – the choice was hers.

And the same goes for all of us. This time next year when we’re getting ready for Christmas 2012 we have the choice now of being able to reflect on a year that has seen achievements, successes and positivity. We can achieve what we want to – everyone has the ability to reach their dream, but let’s not wait for an accident to happen for us to test our metal and show us what we are made of.

Let’s start planning now to realise those dreams, goals and ambitions. I know I want to look back on my life – when I am old and grey, and know that I have never let my limiting belief in myself or the limiting beliefs that others have, effect what I have done. To every problem or barrier there is a solution, it’s just a case of finding it.

Remember the 5 Ps – Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.
So be good to yourself, make a plan for 2012 that is the first step to achieving what you want to, that you know you are capable of and what you dream of.

To see my 2012 plan and to download my free report which include a template for your own New Year 2012 plan visit my ‘Girlie Gatherings’ website.
Bring on 2012!!!

Julie Hampshire


January 10, 2012

Orchid are calling on all cycling enthusiasts to join them on an epic London to Edinburgh 37 hour, 400 mile cycle ride challenge

Orchid, the UK’s male cancer charity, is organising an epic 37 hour unique relay charity cycle ride from Buckingham Palace, London to Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh to raise awareness for the 37,000 men diagnosed each year with a male specific cancer. So if you fancy a challenge of Olympic proportions for 2012 or just want to boost your fitness and raise money for a great cause, why not sign up and get cycling!

If you would like more information see What’s On 4 Me

Ian Michelson from Leeds, explains why he is already signed up and raring to go; “Having been diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2008, I found Orchid an invaluable source of support and information and I was able to find out the specifics what I needed to know without being overwhelmed with ‘too much information’ from the web. I am looking forward to this challenge and would also encourage all men to listen to ‘nagging’ wives and don’t be embarrassed to check themselves regularly.”

The Palace to Palace challenge begins on Friday 22nd June 2012, at Green Park, Central London where relay teams of two will set off from Buckingham Palace to embark on the 400 mile journey. The cyclists will take it in turns to alternatively pedal through night and day with each rider cycling up to 200 miles during this fast paced 37 hour challenge.

All cyclists will set off together leaving London via Hyde Park heading North. The route then skirts around Peterborough and Lincoln, across the Humber River and heads on towards York. Riding through the night challengers will cross the Scottish border via Galashiels on the Saturday and carry onwards to Edinburgh. The group will then reconvene on the outskirts of Edinburgh before entering the city together, arriving en masse at Holyrood Palace.

To commemorate the completion of this gruelling challenge participants will spend Saturday night in Edinburgh in a 2/3* hotel and will be rewarded with well deserved celebratory meal in the evening.

If you would like more information see What’s On 4 Me

Rebecca Porta, Chief Executive of Orchid, comments: “Last year’s London to Edinburgh event was a great success raising £40,000 and we are keen to build on that this year and encourage all cycling enthusiasts to take part. Cycling from palace to palace in just 37 hours will be a tough challenge but it will be extremely rewarding and will not only increase awareness of the prevalence of mens’ cancers but the funds raised will also ultimately save mens’ lives.”

This demanding challenge is not for the faint hearted, high levels of fitness, stamina and mental determination will be a must for all participants. Cyclists will also need good road sense as the route will incorporate many ‘A’ and ‘B’ roads. Cyclists will be supported by experienced Discovery Adventure leaders/drivers, a cycle guide at night and mechanic support.

 The route will be marked and snacks and drinks will be available at the regular team swapping points.

To take part, each team of two will need to raise a minimum sponsorship of £1,900 per team of two. To register visit or contact or call 0203 4657 197/ 0203 4657 293.

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Take on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks and help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

June 22, 2011

Take on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks and help raise money for Macmillan
Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support is asking walkers to join them on Saturday 9 July 2011 for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge.

Peak 3 times in 12 hours!

This challenge starts in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and scales three mountains. Walkers will climb over 1,600 metres covering 25 miles up Pen-Y-Ghent, followed by Whernside and finishing with Ingleborough. Although this walk is challenging, the sense of achievement whilst crossing the finishing line is wonderfully uplifting. Not only will you gain a fantastic personal challenge, you will also be helping change the lives of those living with cancer.

The walk itself takes in some of the Yorkshire Dales’ finest scenery and will be a tremendous achievement for all who take part. The walk is managed and supported by Macmillan staff and a highly experienced team of guides and leaders to help you along the route. See more information on What’s On 4 Me. Places are limited so, don’t delay, register now!

2011 is Macmillan Cancer Support’s centenary. For 100 years Macmillan has been providing medical, emotional, practical and financial support to people affected by cancer. We want to continue to build on our achievements and need the help of supporters to give people the support they so desperately need.

If you would like to take on this challenge, see more information at What’s On 4 Me and please register on line at, alternatively email or call 01925 846740. Groups wanting to register please call this number also. Join us for an amazing experience and help improve the lives of people living with cancer.

2011 is Macmillan Cancer Support’s centenary. For 100 years Macmillan has been providing medical, emotional, practical and financial support to people affected by cancer.  For cancer support at home, over the phone, call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 8pm).

This Macmillan Cancer Support Event is support by South Yorkshire What’s On 4 Me

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Run for your life! Sam is…

May 24, 2011

** Guest Blog – Sam Willoughby, Founder & MD of What’s On 4 Ltd **

Until August last year my experience of running can be summarised as follows:  freezing cold cross country runs at school or 100m sprints where I always was last and don’t get me started on Sports Day!  I’m sure these are memories shared by many people who are not natural born runners.

But something happened 9 months ago to change this.   In May last year I’d started going to Body Combat classes and have done these ever since, I love these classes, but that is for another blog!  What Body Combat did was increase my fitness and confidence in my own ability to give running a try.  So I gave it a try.  I ran a mile.  That’s it.  I actually ran the whole mile.
A minor miracle for me.

Since then I’ve increased my distance and speed to now running 3 miles, with hills at about 11m 30s a mile.  I’m completely addicted to it.  When I’m in the middle of a run I still feel like dying of course but I don’t and I keep getting better.  I use my iphone and an app called Runkeeper to track my progress and this has really helped spur me on.

I’m in our karate centre (where I do Body Combat) Running Team for our local Race for Life 5k in June – who’d have thought! 

I’ll never be a natural runner but I do now understand why people do it and love it.  Running is also one factor that has helped me lose a stone in weight this year, along with Body Combat and using another app called MyFitnessPal.

So if you’re looking for a personal challenge this could be it?  And seriously, if I can do it absolutely anyone can!


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“Welcome to What’s On 4 Me”…

May 3, 2011

Well, I’m not normally a very creative type, but I have to give myself a pat on the back for this one!

I wanted to create a short video clip to give a flavour of “What’s On 4 Me” ( and the listings we promote – to inspire our visitors!  It’s not 100%, but it’s a big step on the road there!

I’d love to know what you think…!


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