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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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Make Some Noise Event A Roaring Success

Thursday 9th February saw the Arena host our Make Some Noise business event. The event was put on to showcase how working with the Arena could benefit local businesses. USN Bolton Arena chairman Richard Hurst hosted the event.

Sponsors Stateside Foods, Emerson, Craftprint and Lostock Motor Works all gave fantastic speeches to over 60 businesses, talking of the positive impact that working with the Arena has had on their business. After the speeches guests were able to network at their own leisure.

Events and B2B Manager, Hannah Mooney said “The event was a huge success. It allowed local businesses the chance to find out more about the Arena and what goes on here.

“Not many people realise that we are in fact a charity with all our profits going back into the facility and the programmes which we run. So to be able to support the community whilst advertising to our many visitors is a win win for our sponsors.”

Thank you to all that attended. Our next networking event will take place on Thursday 11th May, 3-5pm. You can find out more information here.

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New Sponsor Motors In

A WELL-respected Bolton motor vehicle service centre has become the latest sponsor of the USN Bolton Area.

Lostock Motor Works, based in Lynstock Way not far from the Arena, is a local Bosch car service centre with all the reliability, quality and efficiency that this name automatically means.

The business was started nine years ago by Mr Jonathan Farrimond, who has been in the motor trade for 25 years. He and Michael Ward Ltd began the company because they saw a need to improve customer service in the industry.

Lostock Motor Works has a full-time staff of six, excluding Mr Farrimond. They bring a range of expertise and experience to the business which takes special care of customers. As well as a pick-up and drop-off vehicle service and a national guarantee, the company works to Trading Standards’ codes of conduct.

Lostock Motor Works attracts clients from all over the Bolton area and beyond, offering car services and MOTs among a diverse range of vehicle services which includes servicing fleets of vans.

The company chose to become a Bolton Arena sponsor because, as Mr Farrimond explained: “We know that the Arena attracts a large number of local people of all ages – many of them drivers – and as a local company we would love to tap into this.

“The Arena is the right demographic, with the right kind of footfall and we’re looking forward to working with them.”

 

 

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Make Some Noise Event 2017

If you are looking for ways to improve your business, your workforce and your presence in the community, then take a look at what the USN Bolton Arena can do for your business.

Apart from being a legacy facility of the Manchester Commonwealth Games offering world class sports facilities, we welcome 50,000 business delegates every year to meetings and events. We provide businesses with affordable office accommodation and advertising and sponsorship opportunities that help them to benefit from the Arena’s location, 1.1 million footfall and international profile. We also offer bespoke solutions to help businesses achieve a fitter and healthier workforce, ranging from discounted gym membership to bespoke wellbeing programmes.

At our Make Some Noise Event 2017 on Thursday 9th February from 3pm-5pm, you will find out more about the opportunities for your business. You’ll also get the chance to meet some of our sponsors and partners and hear from them how the Arena has benefitted their businesses. There will also be an opportunity to network with other local businesses and sample our new conference menu.

And, as a thank you for coming, you will receive a USN goody bag and an activity bundle worth £49.99. You will also be entered into a prize draw, where you could win a 3 month gym membership or a £100 conference room voucher.

In the meantime, have some fun with our megaphone and make some noise about your business! Take a photo, tag us @BoltonArena and the best selfie will win a year’s free gym membership. The winner will be announced at the event.

For more details or to confirm your place at the event, call 01204 488112 or email hannahmooney@boltonarena.com

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Merry Christmas From Summit

Are you looking for a physio to help you with that sore back or sporting injury? Well look no further, Summit Physio are here to help. Based on the west side of the Arena on the first floor, Summit are one of the best practices in the North-West.

As it’s Christmas, they’ve decided to make a trip to the physio more convenient for you and your loved ones.

Patients can receive a 20% discount when they book online and take this leaflet with them to their appointment. You can pick up a leaflet in our new member packs or at reception.

Are you still looking to get presents for your loved ones? Why not give them the gift of a pain free Christmas. Summit have Christmas vouchers available. For more information speak to a member of the Summit Physiotherapy Team or contact them on 0800 731 2738 or via email getmebetter@summitphysio.co.uk.

 

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Arena Is Up For An Award

THE USN Bolton Arena has often been acknowledged as the best independent sports and fitness centre in the region so it’s logical that we’ve recently joined marketing and support organisation thebestofbolton.

This is the organisation that represents hundreds of local businesses. So it was particularly pleasing for the Arena to be swiftly recognised by being in contention for thebestofbolton’s Health and Fitness category in The Business of the Year 2017 Awards.

David Ramsden from thebestofbolton commented: “It’s great that the USN Bolton Arena have reconnected with thebestofbolton to be promoted as one of Bolton’s best businesses.

“The response from their customers, clients and members has been great in the early stages of their renewed membership, allowing them to qualify so quickly for The Business of the Year 2017Awards.

“We’re delighted they’re in the final stages of the competition to be recognised nationally. What they need now is for all those who know them to get behind them and leave a review for them at www.thebestof.co.uk/local/bolton/recommend

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Entrance Testing Day At Bolton School

YOUNGSTERS who want to benefit from the first-class education given at Bolton School are invited to an Entrance Testing Day in January.

The famous independent school, one of the oldest in Lancashire dating back to at least 1516, has an unparalleled reputation in education in the North-west.

As well as first-class facilities including its own nursery and sixth form college, the school also operates BSS Coaches which picks up children daily across a wide area – from Manchester, Bury, and Preston to Wigan and Warrington.

The Testing Day on Thursday, January 19 is for entrance into the junior school’s Year 3 for seven year-olds and into Year 7 of the senior school for 11 year-olds.

Explained Bolton School Head of  Marketing, John Newbould: “Children will be tested on their English, maths and verbal and non-verbal reasoning. There will be breaks and refreshments and we try to make Testing Day as child-friendly as possible.”

Mr Newbould added that bursaries were available for some pupils. “We look at how well each child is doing and at families and how much they earn,” he added. “Bursaries can cover a portion, or in some cases all, fees.”

Parents can find out more about Entrance Testing Day and enrolling their child by calling 01204 840201 or visiting http://www.boltonschool.org/how-to-join-us/entrance-examination/

 

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Networking Arena – 15th December 2016

Are you a new or established business in Bolton? We have the perfect event for you!

We are hosting our fourth and final networking event of 2016 on Thursday 15th December, between 3-5pm.

The event is FREE to attend and is a great way to build lasting relationships within the community.

For more information on the event or to register please email hannahmooney@boltonarena.com or call 01204 488112.

 

 

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Meet The Staff: Mark Peach

NAME: Mark Peach

AGE: 42

JOB: Catering Operations Manager for Bolton Whites in the Arena.

CAREER SO FAR: I was born and brought up in Derby and first went into the catering industry at 16 as a bottle-washer. I progressed to becoming a barman and supervisor then assistant manager. I came to work as deputy manager for The Malthouse Farm pub restaurant in Chorley when it first opened and was there for about five years. Then I  went to work for De Vere’s at the Bolton Whites Hotel for seven years as bar manager, dealing with the hotel and conferencing for about two years which was a very busy lifestyle with hundreds of staff. I wanted to improve my work/life balance (I’m married with a seven year-old son) so moved over to working for Bolton Whites in the Arena just a month or two ago.

WHAT ARE YOUR DUTIES NOW? I look after all the conference and event catering at the Arena and also the Refresh Café.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THE ARENA? It’s less corporate and  more family-oriented and I really like all the smaller clubs which are attached to the Arena. There’s a great atmosphere and buzz here and people are very friendly.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGE CURRENTLY? The Refresh Café – we want to get it absolutely right and I’ve been asking lots of customers exactly what they want from it.

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS HERE? I’m looking at several different things including outside catering, taking orders – including made by Twitter – to the various businesses and offices nearby.

WHAT ARE YOUR SPORTING INTERESTS? I like running and I’ve also started using the Arena gym – it’s great that we can do this so easily.

WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS? I’m here for the long-term, and looking forward to all that brings.

* To follow the Arena Café on Twitter go to @RefreshArena1

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Showcase Retail Unit Available

The prime retail unit located in the Arena’s busy foyer is now available to let.

Offering modern accommodation within a prestigious, high footfall venue this space would ideally suit a retail or service businesses that can complement the Arena’s existing services and benefit from its 1million+ footfall each year.

The Arena is currently home to up to 10 small businesses, including a hair salon, cafe, personal training, physiotherapy, accountancy, business consultancy, beauty therapy and MRI scanning and is particularly popular with start-up businesses.

For full details, please call Hannah on 01204 488112 or visit http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-to-let/property-55019929.html

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