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USN Bolton Arena Hits The Mark

This January we will be launching a brand new primary school programme, with the aim to deliver sessions to primary school children across the borough, as part of being a Regional Player Development Centre.

To launch this new programme, we have been working together with Bolton Council to attain the Bolton Mark.

The Bolton Mark, is an accreditation to show that an organisation working within the Bolton area is safe, friendly and effective. It sits alongside governing body accreditations and can be used to complete the National Governing Body club mark, through County Sports Partnership or Ofsted.

It is a minimum standard any organisation working with children or vulnerable adults, would be expected to have in Bolton.

Communities & Partnerships Activator, Jennie Swarbrick commented “We are proud to expand our services and put ourselves in an extremely strong position, to be able to support and develop children in and around the Bolton Area. We pride ourselves on high standards of delivery, and the Bolton Mark has helped us to shape our primary school programme so, that we meet the necessary requirements, to be able to deliver safe and fun sessions.”

The new programme also falls alongside one of main beliefs of the Arena, which is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle across the community.

For more information on the Bolton Mark or to find out more about our new primary school programme please contact jennieswarbrick@boltonarena.com

What can you learn from your DNA?

Precision fitness: how unlocking your DNA can change the way to train and your diet

We’ve all been embarrassed by a relative as they’ve told us that we look  “just like your father when he was your age” or that we’ve “got your mothers eyes”. Statements like these are hardly surprising when you understand how DNA works. DNA is the molecule of hereditary – it is the biological information that we inherit from our parents that influences how we look, grow and develop.

Since the 13-year long project of mapping the human genome was completed in 2003, our understanding how can harness our DNA’s influence has grown exponentially. DNA analysis can be used to solve crimes, reconnect long lost relatives, or identify an individual’s risk of certain health issues. And now the same technology can be used to utilise exercise and nutrition.

Relating DNA and fitness

The primary function of DNA is to regulate for the production of proteins. You don’t just consume proteins through your diet, your body also creates them as they are required for a number of biological processes. Genes are specific regions of the DNA that hold the instructions for creating these proteins.

Whilst we all have the same number of genes, approximately 24,000, there are different versions of these genes that behave quite differently regards to their individual protein production. Through DNA analysis, you can get an insight into your own personal protein profile to understand what workout, nutrition and lifestyle strategies you should follow to maximise the effects of these proteins.

Traits influenced by DNA 

There are a number of exercise, nutrition and lifestyle traits that can provide insight into how to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your workouts and diet:

Muscle fibre profile

Are you a speed or endurance athletes, and how should your workouts reflect this?

Workout volume

Do you respond best to high volume, low intensity workouts or low-volume, high intensity workouts?

Tempo

How quickly should you perform each rep to elicit the desired and metabolic damage and growth?

Fibre requirements

How many grams of fibre do you need to consume per day to maintain a proper digestive health and insulin function?

Saturated fat

Do you have an increased sensitivity to saturated fat and need to limit your intake?

Protein timing

When should you consume proteins throughout the day to help control appetite and avoid overeating?

Sleep

How does your circadian rhythm affect the quality of your sleep?

Caffeine

Are you a fast or slow metaboliser of caffeine?

Craving sweet snacks

Is your sweet tooth a genetic trait that you’ve inherited?

Unlocking your personal DNA

All these questions, can be answered by further knowledge of your DNA. This will soon be available at the USN Bolton Arena. Keep a look out for further information.

 

Football Sponsor Announced For Monday Night League

Playing football with your mates has just got better at USN Bolton Arena.

All teams participating in the Monday 5-A-Side Men’s league will now be competing for some fantastic prizes as we reveal new league sponsors Bella Italia.

The restaurant which is on Middlebrook Retail partnership has agreed to become the sponsor of the Monday league for the next twelve months. League winning teams will receive Bella Italia a team night out including partners along with a ‘Player of the Month’, ‘Goalkeeper of the Month’ individual prizes being awarded monthly.

Football Manager Marcus Brown, commented ‘We’re pleased to have Bella Italia on board as our Monday Night 5-A-Side League sponsors. Having league sponsors is groundbreaking in 5-A-Side football, and we hope to have all our leagues sponsored with more announcements coming soon. We’re in a great location having Middlebrook Retail Park, on our doorstep. Local retailers and restaurants see the value of partnering with Arena Leagues as we have 800 players competing in the leagues throughout the week, players will now be able to win the chance to visit Bella Italia, it adds an extra incentive to come and play in an Arena League’.

Bella Italia is a family favourite serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Bella Italia’s menus are packed full of much-loved Italian classics. Including piping hot bowls of pasta, crispy pizzas, mouth-watering grills and a range of delicious desserts and treats! The Italian dishes are made with ingredients crafted with Italian family tradition, there’s something for everyone. To take a loot at the menu or to book a table click here.

For more information on Arena Leagues, contact the Football Department on 01204 488106 or email football@boltonarena.com

To join a league click here

Virtual One Month On……

Bolton Arena Gym

Virtual Classes …. one month on…

Bolton Arena, recently launched Les Mills Virtual classes to offer an alternative to the very popular instructor led classes.

Virtual classes offer flexibility for our members, whilst also widening the studio class options available. It allows members to attend a class almost whenever it suits them.

The class timetable doubled with the introduction of virtual Body Combat, Body Pump, Body Balance, CX Worx, SH’Bam and RPM.

Since the introduction in October Virtual Classes have been attended over 500 times.

The most popular programmes have been RPM & CX Worx both recording 150 attendances followed by Body Pump with 105 visits in the first four weeks.

Studio Coordinator Nic Seymour, commented on the success of The Les Mills Virtual system “Virtual has been widely accepted by the majority of class users, proving to be extremely successful through its launch in mid – October which is a recognised quiet time in the fitness calendar.

It has enabled us to introduce new programmes, maximise off peak studio usage and offer choice to new and existing members, vital for those people who struggle to fit exercise around their working day. It’s a very welcome addition to the Instructor led timetable”.

Take a look at what our members are saying about the Les Mills Virtual

Sam K – “I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoy the Virtual Classes. After attending many instructor classes in the past, I was concerned about being motivated enough by someone on screen, but I needn’t have worried, the classes are upbeat, exciting and consistently provide teaching points for you to ensure you get the most out of your workout”.

Julie J – “Loving the Virtual Spin. It works you really hard and great that I can do a class now really early over the weekend if I want”.

Andrea L C – “Really great, enjoyable and gives me more of a choice with the timetable”

Andy – “Brill! The classes are really good – loads better than I expected them to be”

Sam B – “Loving Virtual RPM”

Mark – “Really good classes and enables me to attend more sessions overall”

Carolyn S – “Love them”

Richard – “Loving Virtual! Sets the Arena above other local gyms”

Karen S – “Virtual RPM is great”

So, if you’ve not yet taken part in a Les Mills Virtual class, check out the below timetable and give it a try.

Studio Timetable 

New Commercial Partner Zooms In

USN Bolton Arena are delighted to announce a new commercial partnership with Nirvana Audio Visual.

Nirvana Audio Visual, are masters in audio, TV, lighting and home control systems. Using the latest technology, Nirvana can transform the most ordinary rooms into exceptional spaces.

Whether that’s implementing a full scale mood lighting system, creating your very own cinema experience or keeping you safe and sound with home control security systems.

Head Of Commercial John Ashley, commented “We’re delighted in be in partnership with an excellent local business in Nirvana Audio Visual. We’re hugely excited to be able to advertise their services to our customers and business partners here at USN Bolton Arena.”

For more information on the services provided by Nirvana, head over to www.nirvanaav.co.uk or email  sales@nirvanaav.co.uk

RRG Toyota Announced As Tennis Tournament Sponsor

RRG Toyota, Bolton announced as the ITF Seniors indoor tennis tournament sponsor.
RRG Toyota, Bolton have been confirmed as the title sponsor of the ITF Seniors indoor tennis tournament this October at USN Bolton Arena.
The prestigious event that takes place between 20th to 24th October inclusive, continues to attract over one hundred high level senior players from the UK and Europe.
As well as being title sponsor for the first time, RRG Toyota will showcasing some of their new vehicles inside and outside of USN Bolton Arena for the duration of the tournament.
USN Bolton Arena Head of Sport Stuart Kay said: “We’re genuinely thrilled to have RRG Toyota, Bolton as our title sponsor and look forward to working with them during the tournament.”
 
For more information on RRG Toyota Bolton, click here.

Job Opportunity: Cleaner

Cleaner – part time, permanent

USN Bolton Arena are looking for suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent customer service skills to be part of the Operations team.

Ideally, we are seeking individuals with first-hand experience of working in the Leisure Industry, who enjoy working as part of a team and have excellent communication skills and a good understanding of service delivery. Duties will include general cleaning and housekeeping tasks. Full training will be given and each of these tasks requires a high level of interaction and communication with colleagues and customers. You will be required to work shifts including evenings, early mornings and weekends with a commitment to working flexibly to meet the needs of the service.

Salary: meets National Minimum wage,

Hours: 18.75 per week

Overtime may also be available as and when business demands arise, to cover sickness, holidays, etc

Benefits: include enhanced holiday entitlements, free gym membership, uniform provided, café and retail discounts, free/discounted use of Arena facilities (pitches, courts, etc)

WEEK 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  0630-1130 0630-1130     1600-2000 0730-1200  
WEEK 2 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  0630-1130 0630-1130   1100-1600 0630-1030    

To request an application pack, please email Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com, or telephone 01204 488115

CV’s are accepted in support of applications, but must be accompanied by a completed application form. Closing date: 31st October 2018, 12 noon.

USN Bolton Arena & Bolton Kia Become Commercial Partners For October

USN Bolton Arena are pleased to be in partnership with Bolton Kia throughout October. Bolton Kia, will be promoting their brand on the new fully integrated digital advertising platform around the venue.

They will advertise their products and services alongside new and existing commercial partners, throughout the Arena wide digital system. In addition to this, lookout for the KIA Sportage edition 25 placement in the USN Bolton Arena main reception. Plus there’s also a chance to win an organic goodness healthy natural hamper and a £25 next gift card.

Kevin Howard, Dealer Principal, Bolton Kia provided this statement; Bolton Kia are proud to partner with Bolton Arena. Bolton Kia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kia Motors UK, the only one in the UK in fact and are proud to be Europe’s No.1 Kia Dealer located right here in Horwich, just a stone’s throw away from USN Bolton Arena.

Bolton Kia are proud to support local grassroots football and are looking forward to our partnership with Bolton Arena, including sponsoring the gym challenge and offering visitors the chance to win healthy goodies in October!

All new Kia models come with the industry leading 7 Year / 100,000 mile Warranty. Visit kia.co.uk/bolton to see all the latest offers or visit the showroom on the Middlebrook Retail Park.

We hope to work more closely with Kia going forward, benefitting our customers here at USN Bolton Arena.

Job Opportunity: Health & Fitness Instructor

Job title: Health & Fitness Instructor

Contract: Permanent, part time.

Hours: 24 hours per week. 5-week shift pattern as detailed below.
Applicants must be available to work evenings and weekends and have a flexible approach to working hours.

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4 WEEK 5
MONDAY 1030-1900   1030-1900    
TUESDAY   1030-1900   1030-1900 1030-1900
WEDNESDAY     1445-2245    
THURSDAY 1515-2245 1445-2245   1030-1900  
FRIDAY 1030-1830     0545-1345 1030-1830
SATURDAY          
SUNDAY   0730-1530 0730-1530   1200-2000

 

Salary: £8.29 per hour

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 be working towards a Level 3 Health & Fitness qualification and hold other relevant qualifications in areas such as studio cycling and kettle bells, etc.

Benefits:   

Free gym membership, discounts on Arena facilities and courses, pension scheme, uniform provided, free parking.

For an application pack please email:

Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager

Email: kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com

Closing date: 21st September 2018, 12 noon

Les Mills Virtual Classes – On The Way

USN Bolton Arena are delighted to announce that plans have been finalised to introduce Les Mills Virtual classes into our timetable.

In today’s ‘on the go’ economy, it’s down to us to provide customers with a choice of what they want and when they want it. Virtual helps to create this by increasing flexibility for our members, whilst also widening the options available. It allows members to do a workout almost whenever it suits them.

We’ll be doubling our class timetable with the introduction of virtual BodyCombat, BodyPump, BodyBalance, CXWorx, SH’Bam and RPM. Not only are we offering a number of extra classes, we’re implementing new classes to keep up with the rapidly changing health & fitness industry.

New classes are added every 3 months, ensuring they are fresh and the music is current. There is always a diverse range of categories with more programs being added to the catalogue over time.

Will the Les Mills virtual replace live instructors? 

No way. Nothing beats the energy of a live Les Mills workout experience and nothing ever will. A live workout is where Instructors and exercisers can experience a very real connection, building relationships that lead to exercise adherence for participants and membership retention for clubs. Live workouts will always be the premium experience with the latest music and choreography. Virtual workouts are a great complement to live workouts, but they are never going to replace the life-changing fitness experiences that a real Instructor can.

Want to see virtual in action? Click here.

Want to find out more? Speak to a member of our gym team and they’ll be able to provide you with further information regarding our new classes. Alternatively, Our memberships team are also available on 01204 488104 to answer any of your questions.

Look out for our new timetable, with the new virtual additions to start in October.

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