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Arena Run Together

Arena Run Together starts Wednesday 18th July, 12pm – 1pm on the running track.

Whether you’re a complete beginner, an occasional jogger, or an experienced runner looking to challenge yourself, Arena Run Together has something for everyone.

This new activity takes place on Wednesday lunch times, the session will last between 30 and 45 minutes offering lunch time trainers time to get back to work.

You’ll find a friendly, supportive environment where you can have fun and work towards your own personal goals with other people at a similar stage on their running journey.

There is no pressure to compete or run a specific pace, distance, or time, it really is about lacing up your trainers and taking part.

Sessions are free to USN Bolton Arena Gym members and a priced £2.50 per session for non-members.

For further information email memberships@boltonarena.com to book contact reception on 01204 488100.

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Olympic Weightlifting Programme Introduced

Here at USN Bolton Arena, we’re always looking to enhance and develop workouts for our members. We understand that all members train differently, and that this is something we need to cater for.

Starting from the 4th July, we’ll be running specialist weightlifting programmes in an area designed specifically for this type of training. All sessions will be delivered by current member, Chris Halsall. Chris competed in a number of national and international competitions for England and Great Britain. He has developed his coaching career over a number of years, and will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge which is crucial in such a discipline.

What will the weightlifting course cover?

Key course details

For more information on the course, email memberships@boltonarena.com. To book please contact reception on 01204 488100.

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USN Bolton Arena And Avocado Health Bar Become Commercial Partners

USN Bolton Arena are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Avocado Health Bar.

Avocado Health Bar, based in Horwich are experts at providing healthy living food for the local community. Real chefs working with real nutritionists to produce tailor made meals to suit specific goals.

As education in nutrition develops, Arena customers are becoming more conscious of the relationship with health/performance and correct nutrition. The new partnership will benefit the thousands of gym members, athletes and business customers that come through the doors every day.

Avocado Health Bar will provide nutritional grab and go meals which will be in stocked in the Arena’s Refresh Cafe, whilst also introducing their bespoke meal prep service which is available to order and collect directly from USN Bolton Arena.

Avocado have become a Commercial Partner at USN Bolton Arena 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 on screens in high footfall areas of USN Bolton Arena.

Michael Walker Managing Director, Avocado Health Bar provided this statement “Avocado Health Bar are delighted to become a partner of USN Bolton Arena. Working together we will able to provide a service that will set the USN Bolton Arena and ourselves apart. We aim to provide a service tailored to all the Arena’s customers. Whether it be a gym member, academy tennis player or fitness professional.

Howard Green Head of Strength and Conditioning, USN Bolton Arena added “By introducing this nutrition service in the Arena, we are increasing the opportunities for our gym members and athletes to meet their requirements. The grab and go options will help fill the gaps during their training day.

We hope to work more closely with Avocado and our nutrition consultant to make the service individualised to the tennis players needs and goals.” We see this is key opportunity to further enhance our mission to provide a healthy lifestyle for all.

Avocado Grab and Go boxes available now at Refresh Cafe

Healthy meals hot or cold at your convenience to eat in or take away for only £4.50. There’s a wide variety of meals for everyone to enjoy.

Packed in every box:

– High in protein

– High nutrient content including a whole load of micro-nutrients

– High in fibre

– Under 500kcal per box

– Low in saturated fats

– Low in simple carbohydrates and sugars

– No preservatives

SIMPLE, HONEST, GREAT TASTING HEALTHY FOOD IN NO TIME AT ALL.

Awards Jenny

The Talented Jenny Enters The Finals

We are super excited to announce that our Conference & Events Executive, Jenny Green has been nominated as a finalist for the 2018 Inspire Women Awards.

The awards ceremony is to be held on Saturday May 5th 2018. The event will celebrate the huge wealth of outstanding contributions women have made to the wider Bolton area. It will shine a light on the achievements of women from all walks of life in our diverse and thriving community, and showcase their extraordinary examples of courage, triumph, kindness, compassion, transformation, skill and success.

An ecstatic Jenny said “I am delighted to be joining the incredible list of finalists at this year’s Inspire Women Awards! I look forward to meeting so many powerful, successful business women on the night – and will hopefully leave the event successful!”

The nomination is in recognition of the hard and dedicated work, Jenny delivers continually throughout the year. A huge well done Jenny! The whole Arena is behind you.

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Job Opportunity: Casual Catering Assistants

Casual Catering Assistants

Working in the Refresh Café, the successful applicant will be required to provide an efficient, high quality service to conference, event and cafe customers maximising on all sales opportunities and ensuring full adherence to health & safety and food hygiene legislation.

Full training will be provided, and successful candidates will be required to successfully achieve Food Hygiene training.

A wide variety of shift patterns exist and will involve weekend and evening, however, there is no guarantee that work will be offered regularly.

Shift examples:

Weekdays:

0730-1530
1300-2100
1700-2100

Weekends:

0800/0900-1500/1600
1200-1600

Weekend working is an essential part of the role.

For further information and an application form please contact:

Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Officer at kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com

Please not that although CV’s will be accepted as support of an application, the company’s application must be completed in full.

Applicants will be required to provide documentation at the interview stage to verify their eligibility to live and work in the UK.

Closing date: 16th April 2018

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Job Opportunity: Memberships Adviser

Membership Adviser – Part Time

We are seeking a motivated, reliable and hardworking individual to join our Membership team.

Duties will include planning and executing sales activity through the use of text, e-mail, telesales, leaflet drops and outreach activities. You will also conduct face-to-face appointments, deal with telephone and ‘walk-in’ enquiries and maintain an excellent programme of after sales care and promotion of referrals, renewals and retention activity.

Successful candidates will need to be friendly, approachable and confident, possess excellent communication and negotiation skills, be computer literate and have the ability to capture and process information accurately and in a timely manner.

Ideal candidates will have experience of working in a sales role and experience of working within the leisure industry would be advantageous, although not essential as full training will be given. In addition, you should be self-motivated, able to work on your own initiative and unsupervised and possess good literacy and numeracy skills.

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

Salary: A competitive salary is offered, plus commission and bonus scheme

Hours: 17.5 hours per week (average). Permanent contract.

Wednesday 1500-2000
Thursday 1500-2000
Friday 0900-1700
Saturday Occasional cover for holidays by arrangement
Sunday Occasional cover for holidays by arrangement

In addition to the above shifts overtime may also be available

Other Personal Qualities and Abilities

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, accompanied by a completed application form.

Closing date: 9 March 2018, 12 noon.

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Job Opportunity: Gymnastics Coach

Gymnastics Coach (Level 1 or above)

Salary: Competitive, dependent upon qualifications

The successful applicant will be required to assist and lead on evening gymnastics classes.

To apply for this exciting role, you must be qualified at UKCC Level 1 at least, (or equivalent) and in addition hold the following certificates/membership: –

All certificates relating to the above plus evidence of qualifications must be provided at the interview stage.

Hours of work – up to 24.75 hours per week.  This vacancy is flexible, and applications are invited from all applicants who may be seeking to work less hours per week or on a casual basis.

Tuesday              4 – 8pm                                            Friday                  10 – 11.30am &  4 – 8.30pm
Wednesday        4 – 8.30pm                                      Saturday              9 – 12.30pm
Thursday            4 – 8pm                                            Sunday                 9.15 – 12pm
Additional hours may also be available during school holidays and during term time on outreach work with schools and holiday camps.

Applicants will also be required to provide documentation at the interview stage to verify their eligibility to live and work in the UK.

Excellent employee benefits include: –

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, accompanied by a completed application form.
Closing date: 2 March 2018, 12 noon.

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Job Opportunity: Leisure Attendant

Leisure Attendant
(deputy Customer Services Manager)

USN Bolton Arena is 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, equipment set up and providing cover for the Customer Services Manager in their absence. 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, plus enhancement to £9.23 per hour when deputising for Customer Services Manager

Hours: 3-week rota pattern, averaging 36.08 hours per week

Shift pattern:                Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
Monday 0600-1430 1430-2245 DAY OFF
Tuesday 0600-1430 1430-2245 DAY OFF
Wednesday 0600-1430 1430-2245 DAY OFF
Thursday DAY OFF 1430-2245 0600-1430
Friday DAY OFF 1500-2215 0600-1430
Saturday DAY OFF DAY OFF 0730-2015
Sunday 0730-2015 DAY OFF DAY OFF
TOTAL 38.25 40.25 29.75

 

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, accompanied by a completed application form.
Closing date: 2 March 2018, 12 noon.

Marc Kay

Meet The Staff: Marc Kay

NAME Marc Kay

AGE: 31

WORK TITLE: Health and Fitness Instructor

WHAT DOES YOUR WORK INVOLVE: The role involves creating tailored workouts that are unique for our members. Helping them to achieve their goals and ultimately improve their lifestyle.

HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR CAREER SO FAR: Seeing the positive effect that exercise and fitness has on an individual’s overall well-being. It is not just the obvious physical change that occurs but also the self confidence gained that can be used in other aspects of a persons life.

SPECIAL WORK CHALLENGES: Helping people to not be afraid of the gym environment and to realise the overwhelming majority do not live on social media and come out of men’s health magazine. Everybody is different and has different capabilities and it’s important to not compare yourself to others but to focus on you and your own goals.

FUTURE PLANS: I am keen to further my knowledge within the fitness industry. I have a degree in sports science but would like to study nutrition as a higher qualification.

BEST THING ABOUT THE ARENA: I enjoy the team of staff that I work with at the arena.

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Meet The Staff: Helen Halliwell

NAME: Helen Halliwell

Age: 36

WORK TITLE:  Health and Fitness Instructor

WHAT DOES YOUR WORK INVOLVE: Providing people with individual plans to achieve their own specific goals and offering help and support along the way to make sure this is achieved. Offering energetic and enthusiastic classes for all abilities to allow people to enjoy group exercise and get the most out of their class.

HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR CAREER SO FAR: Seeing how exercise and fitness can not only change a person physically but mentally. Being able to be proud of so many people for what they have achieved in their life after starting their fitness journey.

SPECIAL WORK CHALLENGES: Trying to get people to realise that this is an individual journey as social media has made this industry and what it represents an impossible task.  People’s goals can be unrealistic which leads to a lack of motivation and quitting.  Don’t compare yourself to anyone but who you were yesterday.

FUTURE PLANS: To develop my knowledge on nutrition and mental health through exercise.

BEST THING ABOUT THE ARENA: Without a doubt the people I have the pleasure to work with and the members who always make me smile.

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