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Gym Challenge: The Ultimate Member

Do you come to the gym often? Take part in a variety of different activities? Consider yourself  to be a gym hero? Well June could very well be your month.

Next month we will be running an “Ultimate Member” gym challenge where you’ll get the chance to accrue points taking part in a number of different gym activities.

Not only will you get the title of USN Bolton Arena’s Ultimate Member, but we’ve also put up some great prizes. We have a 1st place prize of £50 worth of shopping vouchers for the member with the most points and a raffle prize for everyone that completes four out of six activities.

The different activities include a studio class, an active session, an outdoor session, a programme review, attending the gym and liking us on Facebook. Once you have completed four, you’ll go into the prize draw for the chance to win £30 worth of shopping vouchers.

If you want to win it though, you’ll have to rack up the points by attending lots of activities. Here’s the break down of the points on offer:

Activity Points
Programme Review 2
Active Gym Session 2
Gym Visits 1
Boot Camp 15
Run Club 15
Tennis Court Booking 20
Walk Group 15
Zumba 5
Body Pump 4
Adrenaride 5
Body Combat 3
Yoga 8
Yoga/Pilates mix 6
Step/Body Step 4
Insanity 7
Circuits 7
Trim & Tone 4
Boogie Bounce 15
Clubbercise 9
Ab Blast 4
15 Minute Abs 3
Body Attack 3
Boxfit 5

 

Does it sound like a challenge that you would like to take on? If so all you need to do is speak to a member of the gym team to register. Don’t leave it too late though, as entry for the challenge closes on 31st May.

For more information call 01204 488118.

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Arena Football Player Profile: Christian McCrory

Arena Football Player Profiles

Player name:  Christian McCrory

Team/s: AFC Thatchers, Enjoy The Possession, FC Santos, (too many over the years)

Position: Attack

How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?

9 years, first in the junior format back in 2008.

What are your top 3 sports to watch and participate in?

Golf, Football, Table Tennis.

Which football team do you support?

Manchester United

From the wider world of sport, what’s your favourite sporting memory?

Tiger Woods chip in on 16, 2005 US masters.

Who are your sporting heroes/favourite players (3 names max)?

Paul Scholes, Michael Carrick, Xavi.

If you could choose to have scored any goal in the history of football, which one would it be? E.G. Beckham vs Greece.

Paulo Di-Canio bicycle kick vs Wimbledon. Fabulous technique.

Answering honestly, what are the strongest & weakest parts of your game (football)?

Strongest: Both Footed, Passing, finesse finish.

Weakest: strength on and off the ball, pace.

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Arena Football Player Profile: Carl Edwards

Arena Football Player Profiles

Player name: Carl Edwards

Team/s: It’s Going to Get Messi, Player pool, Special Ones, 99 Problems but a Pitch Ain’t One & Deane FC.

Position (GK, DEF, ATT): Attacking Mid’

How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?

13 years with a number of different teams and in a number of different leagues across 5s, 6s, 7s, MUGA & 11s.

What are your top 3 sports to watch and participate in?

Football, Boxing & Snooker

Which football team do you support?

Newcastle United

From the wider world of sport, what’s your favourite sporting memory?

England winning the Rugby World Cup 2003. It’s hard to match that in any other sport.

Who are your sporting heroes/favourite players (3 names max)?

Alan Shearer, Ronnie O’Sullivan & Floyd Mayweather

If you could choose to have scored any goal in the history of football, which one would it be? E.G. Beckham vs Greece.

World cup winning goal for England in 1966

Answering honestly, what are the strongest & weakest parts of your game (football)?

Strongest: Footwork, vision, playing the killer pass & strength of shot.

Weakest: Tracking my man, temperament, get too relaxed when amongst good players.

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Discussion: Skiing

Over the coming months Arena based business Summit Physio will be going over a number of common injuries and how to avoid them. This month they highlight the pressures of skiing…

The increase in the number of skiers has resulted in an increase in the number of musculoskeletal injuries requiring medical attention, not to mention muscular strain and soreness not requiring medical care. The chances of injury during skiing exceed football, which many people consider to be one of the most dangerous sports.

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Proper physical conditioning is important to prevent joint injury as well as muscular strains and soreness. Fatigue is a major factor causing ski injury. This is not surprising since “skiing is probably the sport in which the largest proportion of people who participate, especially adults, do not condition themselves.”

Skiing requires proper conditioning and may result in a number of musculoskeletal injuries. Injuries of this variety may be prevented by physical conditioning of the skiing enthusiast in a specific program. We have presented a program that may be useful in both clinical and training settings as a method to enhance muscular endurance necessary for increased enjoyment of the skiing experience and to condition the musculoskeletal system for the substantial demands required of it during downhill and cross-country skiing.

Information from: Morrissey et al., Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

Article: Summit Physio

 

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Arena Football Player Profiles

Player name: Will Caldwell

Team/s: “Celtics 2005-2007” “Boys2Men 2007-2010” “PMV 2010-Present” “Horwich RMI 11s 2015-Present”

Position (GK, DEF, ATT):  Attacking but started as a Keeper back in the day!

How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?

Coming up 12 years in the summer. I’ve played Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 5’s during my time!

What are your top 3 sports to watch and participate in?

Football, Pool & Tennis

Which football team do you support?

Bolton Wanderers

From the wider world of sport, what’s your favourite sporting memory?

As a Bolton fan, being at Birmingham away to see us win 3-2 injury time to make the FA Cup Semi finals.

Who are your sporting heroes/favourite players (3 names max)?

Roger Federer, Ronnie O’Sullivan & David Beckham

If you could choose to have scored any goal in the history of football, which one would it be? E.G. Beckham vs Greece.

Aguero vs QPR to win the league! There can’t be any better feeling than that as a player..

Answering honestly, what are the strongest & weakest parts of your game (football)?

Strongest: Pace, Strength, Right Foot
Weakest:  Temperament, Left Foot..

Lewis Shaw

Arena Football Player Profiles

Player name: Lewis Shaw

Team/s: Lostock FC 11s, Sevilla Constipation, AFC Badgers & player pool.

Position (GK, DEF, ATT): Attacker

How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?

Best part of 8 years in every league possible.

What are your top 3 sports to watch and participate in?

Football, Boxing, Tennis

Which football team do you support?

Bolton Wanderers

From the wider world of sport, what’s your favourite sporting memory?

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao

Who are your sporting heroes/favourite players (3 names max)?

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Jay Jay Okocha & Anthony Joshua

If you could choose to have scored any goal in the history of football, which one would it be? E.G. Beckham vs Greece.

Jay Jay Okocha scoring his free kick double vs Aston Villa in the Carling Cup Semi-Final.

Answering honestly, what are the strongest & weakest parts of your game (football)?

Strongest: Going forward and attacking

Weakest: Man-marking

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Kilgour

Arena Football Player Profiles

 

Player name: Tom Kilgour

Team/s: Thornleigh 11s, Sevilla Constipation, AFC Badgers, player pool.

Position (GK, DEF, ATT): Anywhere needed

How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?

I started playing at the Arena when I was 13, in the Junior Leagues. Played Monday 7s at 15 and have been playing across the adult leagues ever since.

What are your top 3 sports to watch and participate in?

Football, Rugby & UFC/Boxing

Which football team do you support?

Wigan Athletic

From the wider world of sport, what’s your favourite sporting memory?

Watching the streak being broken at Wrestlemania 30, Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar.

Who are your sporting heroes/favourite players (3 names max)?

 David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand & Paul Scharner

If you could choose to have scored any goal in the history of football, which one would it be? E.G. Beckham vs Greece.

Easy one this…….Ben Watson’s last minute header, in the FA Cup Final, vs Manchester City, for Wigan. Reminiscent of Wimbledon’s late winner against Liverpool in 1988.

Answering honestly, what are the strongest & weakest parts of your game (football)?

Strongest: Strength, Passion, Finishing.

Weakest: Slow, Over Commit, Easily Annoyed.

 

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Job Opportunity: Casual Health & Fitness Instructor

We are seeking a motivated, reliable and hardworking individual to join our Health & Fitness team. Responsible for delivering excellent customer service you will provide coaching, motivation and advice to members, helping them to identify and achieve personal goals.

You will work well as part of a team, be an effective communicator with colleagues and customers alike and have a ‘can do’ attitude as well as a personal passion for Health & Fitness.

In return we offer free gym membership, uniform, free parking and a great place to work.

Hours: To provide shift cover as and when required

Shift times: Hours of work will include weekdays, evenings and weekends and examples of shift times include: –
0545-1345/1445-2245/1030-1830/1200-2000/1730-1530

Applicants must hold a minimum Level 2 qualification in Health & Fitness Instructing and ideally have recent demonstrable experience of working in a Health & Fitness Suite. Desirable applicants will also hold other relevant qualifications in areas such as studio cycling, boxing/padwork and kettle bells, etc.

For further details and application form please contact:

Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Officer

Email: kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com

Closing date: 30th April 2017, 12 noon

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Easter Camps – Don’t Miss Out!

Don’t let your kids get bored this Easter. We’ve a range of Holiday Camps taking place at the Arena. Gymnastics and trampolining, Dance and Multi Sport camps!

Dance Camp

Age 5 – 8 Years

Wednesday 12th April & Tuesday 18th April

1.30pm – 3pm

£10.00 per class

8 Years+

Tuesday 18th April

3 – 4.30pm

£10.00 per class

Gymnastics and Trampolining Camp

General Gymnastics Camp

Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th April.

12.30pm – 3.30pm

Age 6 years+

Mini Gymnastics Camp

Wednesday 12th April

1pm – 3pm

Age 4 – 6 years

Parent must stay in the room during session

Trampolining Camp

Wednesday 19th, Thursday 20th and Friday 21st April

1.30pm – 3pm

Age 6 years+

Holiday Camp

You can find out more about our multi sport camp here.

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Job Opportunity: Receptionist

We are seeking a motivated, reliable and hardworking individual to join our Reception team. Responsible for delivering excellent customer service both face to face and on the telephone, you will play a vital role in the operation and promotion of the arena’s facilities and products providing an efficient reception and information service to all visitors.

You will be friendly, work well as part of a team, be an effective communicator with colleagues and customers alike, have a flexible approach to your work and possess a ‘can do’ attitude.

In return we offer enhanced holidays, pension scheme, free gym membership, uniform, free parking and a great place to work.

Job title: Receptionist (start date, April 2017)

Salary: Starting salary meets national living/minimum wage

Hours: 19.25 per week. Permanent contract.

 

  Week1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Monday 1300-2000
Tuesday 1530-2245 0645-1315 1530-2245 0645-1315
Wednesday 1530-2245 1545-2245
Thursday
Friday 1545-2215 1545-2215 1545-2215
Saturday 0900-1200
Sunday 1530-2015

 

In addition to the above shifts overtime may also be available and you will need to be flexible and able to work evenings and weekends.

Previous reception experience would be advantageous, however full training will be given.

 

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

 

Essential

·         Diplomacy and interpersonal skills

·         Excellent verbal communication skills

·         Good telephone technique

·         Customer care and customer focussed operations experience

·         Flexible approach to working hours

·         Smart appearance

Desirable

·         Receptionist experience

·         Computer operations/keyboard skills

·         Till system and cash handling

·         Experience of leisure facilities operation

 

 

For further details and application form please contact Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Officer on 01204 488115 or email
kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com

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