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New Activities: Coming Soon

Are you a current member of the gym here at the Arena? Or have been in the past? Or are you a member of a different gym?

If you’re any of the above, you’ll know that there are times when your training can become boring. That’s why we introduced a range of different activities into our membership such as walking group, Couch to 5k, Bootcamp and more. All of which can be seen here.

Not content with just our current activities, we’ve decided to give you more! Over the coming weeks we’ll be introducing:

Cardio Blast – This will be a 15 minute high intensity session that will definitely get your heart racing. There will be no need to book, all you will need to do is turn up and get put through your paces by one of our instructors. The exercises will change each session to keep it interesting, so one session could be bike work and the next shuttle runs!

Advice Sessions – These sessions will take place on Saturdays and will involve an instructor being present in the free weights area throughout the morning to give out advice. So if you need some pointers on your technique or need some new exercises, come and speak to us!

Bleep Test –  You might not have enjoyed it at school, but the bleep test is a great way to test yourself and set yourself some goals. We’ll be putting it on once a month in the studio.

Body Fat Testing – If you’re looking to lose weight (fat), stepping on the scales isn’t always the best way to measure your progress. This is because of the fact that a set of scales won’t account for your muscle mass. Taking a Body Fat Test will let you know what percentage of your weight is fat, from this you can accurately see how much you’re losing.

Along with the new activities we’ve also added in some new stretch sessions to go along with our 15 minute ab workouts.

We are still keeping on some of your favourite activities, but with the colder winter weather coming into play the last sessions of the year will be taking place shortly. Last dates are

For more information on any of the new or existing activities speak to a member of the gym team. Alternatively look out for posters around the gym and keep an eye on our social media pages.

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Meet The Staff: Ryan Cadman

NAME: Ryan Cadman

AGE:  23

WORK TITLE: Health and Fitness Instructor

WHAT DOES YOUR WORK INVOLVE: Helping people find specific health and fitness goals, then helping them obtain them within the gym environment. Giving people plans that they can follow which are suited to their individual needs and goals.

HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR CAREER SO FAR: Helping and seeing a close friend lose up to 6 stone and getting them much fitter. Also winning my Pro card in Bodybuilding by coming first as a Junior Bodybuilder.

SPECIAL WORK CHALLENGES: Trying to make people see that the gym isn’t that big and scary but how it can be a fun place to be. Also there’s no point in doing a workout in which you don’t enjoy, if you enjoy it you give it 100%.

FUTURE PLANS: To learn more about the fitness industry as it is forever changing, you can never know enough! Branch out my knowledge to more cardio based exercises rather than strength and conditioning.

BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT THE ARENA: Since I joined the team I was made very welcome and comfortable from the start. People are more than happy to help each other.

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Arena Player Profile – Jamie Lee

Arena Football Player Profiles

Player name:  Jamie Lee

Team/s: Team Dave

Position: Captain/Defence

How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?

About 10 years

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

Football, Cycling & UFC.

Which football team do you support?

Bolton Wanderers

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

Gazza’s goal vs Scotland in Euro 96. Non-football related would have to be the London Olympics

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

Tony Yeboah, Cristiano Ronaldo & Conor McGregor

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

Sergio Aguero’s 2012 league winning goal vs QPR.

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

Strongest: Passing – Surging runs from the rear – Peace Keeper.

Weakest: Finishing – pace – Showboating.

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Arena Football Player Profile: Tyler Hill

Arena Football Player Profiles

Player name:  Tyler Hill

Team/s: Salt n Pepe and Horwich St Marys

Position: Left sided player

How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?

Six years

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

Football & badminton (participating) and gymnastics (watching/coaching

Which football team do you support?

Bolton Wanderers FC

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

Playing in Spain on tour with Horwich St Marys U16s. Highlight being the match vrs FC Corbera.

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

Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jay Jay Okocha.

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

Lionel Messi’s solo goal vrs Getafe.

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

Strongest: dribbling and short passing game.

Weakest: heading and tackling.

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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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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..

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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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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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Calling All Brides And Grooms

CALLING all brides and grooms – THE GREAT ONE IS BACK!

The Great Northern Wedding Show is back at the USN Bolton Arena on April 23rd – and it’s bigger and better than ever!

This bi-annual show is THE biggest one-day, free-entry bridal event in the North West.  Featuring everything the future bride and bridegroom could possibly need to plan their best day ever – over 120 creative suppliers will be ready to meet you, and inspire your individual creativity.  And you will be thoroughly entertained, it’s an absolutely cracking day out!  For behind-the-scenes info in the run-up to the show check out #GNWS2017 on Instagram and Twitter.

With two catwalk shows, including the very popular Alternative Catwalk with Legend Bridal Designs, as well as collections for the classic bride and the curvy bride from Foxglove Brides and Bridal Wear By Esme.

Slaters will be showing their huge range of menswear and Aubergine Ladies Wear have beautiful options for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom.

There are live performances and demonstrations and stalls for absolutely everything you will need for The Big Day – from cakes and stationery to fabulous food to sample and superb wedding cars of all kinds on show.

Now for the freebies – everybody loves a freebie!  As well as a beautiful goody bag, free for the first 500 brides to arrive on the day, two free wedding magazines and show guide for all brides we are bringing back the #GreatNorthernBride giveaways!

Team LWB will place ‘I’m a Great Northern Bride’ signs randomly around the Arena. Should you find one just hand it in at the Little White Books stand and collect your prize there and then!

The show runs from 11am to 4pm. Entry is free for you and your guests if you pre-register to attend at www.littlewhitebooks.co.uk/wedding-fairs If you don’t pre-register there is a £2 per person charge on the door.

The Arena is super-easy to reach by car – we’re 400 yards away from Junction 6 of the M61 – by train as Horwich Parkway Station is just a short walk away or by car with free parking for 2,000 vehicles.

See you there – it’s going to be a blast!  Little White Books – All You Need!

 

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