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It's not too late to be great!

Hello and welcome to ActiveU. My name is Mick Hurrell and I’m a man on a mission! I’m dedicated to working with the over-50s generation to help Baby Boomers get Fit to live your best life!


That goal means something different to each and everyone of us. It could be being fitter to spend more active time with children and grandchildren, or to go on the adventure holiday of a lifetime. Perhaps losing weight, tackling an illness or long-term condition, or realising the ambition to take up a new sporting activity. It could simply mean building your strength, energy and flexibility to keep doing the things you love for longer. 


So, tell me: what's your motivation? What's your 'Why'?

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1. Get moving now and put

more life into your years!

I’m a 50-something Functional Fitness Coach, plus a Nordic Walking, Boxercise, and Move it or Lose it instructor. I’m also a walking, running & cycling group leader.

Why so many different qualifications? Well, there’s overwhelming evidence that the combination of regular varied exercise and a healthy diet and has enormous benefits for our medical and mental health, fitness, happiness and length and quality of life. Variety and fun are the key to success!

2. It’s never too late to get started and enjoy the benefits

of a healthier lifestyle!

To slow, halt, or even reverse the inevitable physical and mental effects of ageing, and to combat many chronic health conditions, you don’t need to become a gym bunny to succeed! Not at all...start by committing to a healthier diet and getting more active! 

Sit less, move more and do more of the stuff you like. Why not try new activities, indoors and outside? Discover what works best for you…and have fun doing it!

3. Fun and friendly. 1-2-1, couples, small group & classes!

You’ve taken your first important step. Now why not get in touch for a free and informal consultation session with me?


It really doesn’t matter what your starting point is. We can work together to develop a fully personalised fitness and healthy nutrition programme for you – designed to exactly meet your goals and aspirations safely and effectively...and to be fun!

Contact me & let’s get moving!

Join me for effective, fun fitness coaching

  • At your home

  • In the gym

  • Outdoors

  • 1-2-1

  • Couples

  • Friends & Family groups

  • Classes

  • Online

Because we're different!

As 50-somethings, we have a different mindset, capabilities and insecurities, compared  to instructors in their 20s or 30s. That's just a fact, and I really get that – because I'm like you. Our bodies can start to change radically. Muscle and bone loss, menopause and hormone changes, aches, pains and chronic health conditions are all too real conditions facing men and women in Middle Age. Is that you? Now the good news:

  • Medical research shows us that, getting fitter and living a healthier lifestyle can add up to 11 more quality, active years to your life.

  • It's never too late to start to enjoy the benefits – 50s, 60s, 70s. Movement is medicine!


What are you waiting for? As a Personal Trainer and fitness coach, I understand that starting out at the gym, or starting jogging can be daunting for both men and women. We shouldn't let that get in the way of us getting fitter, stronger and healthier.

My philosophy is that we don't need to pump iron, or pound the treadmill staring at a TV screen,  wishing it was over! Getting fitter should be both challenging and fun! So, lets get creative. Indoors and outside. Circuits, flows, suspension, aerobics, jogging, boxing, team sports. Mix it up: with strength, cardio, flexibility and mobility. In 1-2-1, groups and classes! It should leave us wanting more, not thankful that it's over! Don't you agree?!!

Stimulate, not annihilate! Let's get moving!

With you for your personal journey

There's a bewildering amount of fitness resources out there on the internet. However, unless you know what you're doing you can be ineffective, or even hurt yourself. Besides, what's really the best fitness solution for you to meet your goals?


Only you really know that. It's your journey.You know how you feel, what you do and don't like and what will drive you to commit to and stick to changing the way you live and reaping the benefits for years to come!

That's where I come in. Working together, I'll help you crystallise your goals – to find your "Why".


Whatever your starting point, we'll carefully piece together a fully personalised, progressive programme for you to help you succeed. I'll be supporting you all the way, because non of us has an infinite amount of willpower, focus and energy! 


To be your best, you need to raise your standards in other ways too. We'll look at nutrition as well as activities. There's an old saying: "You can't out-exercise a bad diet". It's true. Exercise is a stimulus – high quality nutrition and sleep are what really underpin transformation.

Prehab, rehab, exercise prescription, getting fit for life. Whether you're looking to Embark on your fitness journey, Elevate your current fitness levels, or Recover the fitness you once had, contact me and start your journey with me today. 

Contact me & let’s get moving!

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Discover the power of Nordic Walking

Turbo-charge your Walking!

Nordic Walking is a hugely popular outdoor fitness activity in Europe and it's really taking off the in the UK! It's easy to see why. Nordic walking –walking with special, ski-type poles – is a full-body aerobic and strength conditioning exercise that's easy on the joints and suitable for all ages and fitness levels!

  • It uses up to 46% more energy than walking and uses 90% of your muscles, compared to fewer than 50% when walking and jogging!

  • Walk intensity can be varied from gentle walks for people with health concerns, to workout walks – which are a great way to improve fitness, lose weight and tone your whole body. 

And like other forms of moderate activity, regular Nordic walking can lower your risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers. It can also be used as part of a weight-loss exercise programme.

Leamington Spa is an ideal location to explore and enjoy the inspirational parks and countryside on the door step. But I can run courses in south Warwickshire and the northern Cotswolds too!

Join me for a free taster session!

I'm a British Nordic Walking accredited instructor. I offer Nordic Walking introductions, skills coaching and organised walks for couples, friends-and family and turn-up-and-walk together groups. 


As a qualified fitness coach, I can also help to integrate Nordic Walking into a bespoke, holistic movement-based fitness and strength programme for you. 

So, why not come along – give it a try and see if its for you ! I run regular, free 45-minute taster sessions and I you with provide poles. See below for details of upcoming dates. Please contact me to book and for further details. Please note that numbers are strictly limited to a maximum of 8 per session:



When: Wednesday April 1: 9.30am and 2pm

Where: Newbold Comyn, Leamington Spa  

When: Friday April 3: 9.30 am and 2pm

Where: Newbold Comyn, Leamington Spa

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Contact me & let’s      get moving!

Play together, succeed together!

Want to get more out of being middle aged?! Being an Over-50 gains you exclusive entry to my wide range of ActiveU groups and gives you the opportunity to get active with people like you! 

Attend as many groups as you wish. Designed  and delivered with the 50+ generation specifically in mind, you'll find them challenging, safe and fun! Do something. Then try something else. Do more, get better, feel better! 

  • Working out in a "motivational pack" is an increasingly popular approach to exercise. Workouts with others improve consistency because they involve a commitment.

  • ‘No shows’ and cancellations get noticed by others and positive peer pressure can help curtail the urge to skip a session… or, perish the thought, quit!

Here's an idea for you...why not get together with your friends and family and have your own private group classes with me?

  You choose what's right for you

Whatever your current level of fitness and whatever your goals, there's a class for you. Find your ideal  starting point and work your way up! I've groups starting regularly. Just contact me for details

BOXERCISE: Fast and fun. Learn the techniques of boxing and combine with aerobics for a fun and challenging workout to music! 

CIRCUITS: Indoor and outdoors, come and build your functional fitness to get more out of life!

CYCLING: Pick from routes covering 20km to 50km in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside

COUCH TO PARK RUN: You'll be amazed at what you can achieve over just 10 weeks! Join a supportive beginners group and change your life!

MOVE IT OR LOSE IT: Specially designed for older adults or those in rehab who need to rebuild their strength, stability, mobility and confidence. A safe 60-minute full body standing, supported or seated routine to help support independent living.

Contact me & let’s get moving!

Join me for a group class session. Get social, get fitter!

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Contact me 

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Just drop me a line or call me to talk about anything you've seen

above that interest you. I look forward to hearing from you.

07775 818682

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