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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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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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Let’s Move For A Better World Challenge 2017

It’s back! Technogym’s popular gym challenge, Let’s Move For A Better World, returns to the Arena 13th – 31st March.

The challenge works by recording members MOVES (measurements of physical activity, collected by training on Technogym cardio and strength equipment connected to the MyWellness cloud) collectively as a club. Our MOVES are then tallied against other clubs around the UK, with the winning club receiving the grand prize of Technogym equipment. It’s a challenge that all members can get involved with, just jump on a piece of cardio equipment and get MOVing.

As a club we won the challenge back in 2014. We were then able to donate thousands of pounds worth of Technogym gym equipment to Rivington and Blackrod High School.

We are also offering individual prizes. Everyone who enters the challenge will be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes! Last year we gave away free gym memberships, gift vouchers and daily spot prizes, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for what’s on offer this time around.

So come along and join us at the USN Bolton Arena gym and get moving in 2017.

Call 01204 488118 or speak to a member of the gym team to get signed up.

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A Sports Venue For All

Looking for a pitch for your sports club to train on? Whether it just be a one off booking or a block booking, we can accommodate you across our two sites, Bolton Arena and St Joseph’s High School.

The pitches aren’t just for football use, we welcome a variety of sports clubs. Rugby clubs, hockey clubs and more.

USN Bolton Arena (Outdoor)

At USN Bolton Arena we provide the best playing surfaces around. Not only do we have an 11-a-side football pitch, we also have 5, 6 and 7-a-side football pitches along with a MUGA (Multi Use Games Area).

If you would like to hire a pitch as a one off or make a block booking please email football@boltonarena.com or call us on 01204 488106.

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St Joseph’s High School – AstroTurf Dome (Indoor)

We also have an indoor AstroTurf Dome at St Joseph’s High School, which can be seen here. We have a couple of block booking spaces available. If you would like to hire this space for your sports team please email simonsharrock@boltonarena.com or call 01204 488109.

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Find Your Fitness In 2017

If 2016 wasn’t your year, let us help you achieve all your fitness goals in 2017.

We’ve incorporated a whole host of brand new activities to make sure that there’s something for everyone. You will truly be able to find your fitness in 2017.

We’ve always aimed to give members more for their money. Market leading studio classes, Boxfit sessions, 1:1 sessions, personalised programmes and sauna and steam are just some of the activities available in your membership. Not content with that we’ve added more!

One of the first activities to launch last November was our “Couch To 5K” running group. The idea behind the group was to support members that had never run before or struggled with running, to get them to a standard where they could complete a 5K run. This culminated in members taking part in the Bolton park run on 17th December. Due to the current wintry conditions the group has now been postponed until early March.

The same will happen with Bootcamp. Although there was great demand for something a bit tougher, the ice cold temperatures seemed to put people off during the trial phase.  Because of this Bootcamp will also return in March 2017.

The walking group also proved very popular. Over 10 members took part in the last walk of 2016. Monthly walks are planned going forward with the first taking place on 19th January 2017.

Boogie Bounce is back as a permanent fixture on our studio timetable. The brand new class has taken the fitness industry by storm over the last few month’s. The class has proved very popular so if you’d like to try it make sure you get yourself booked on in advance.

Boogie Bounce

If getting that six pack you’ve always wanted is at the top of the list for 2017, we have a session just for you…15 Minute Abs! No booking required just make sure that you’re by the stretch zone at 7:45am, 10:45am, 1:15pm or 4:15pm (Mon – Fri) and get ready for a tough core workout.

If you’re struggling with motivation to train by yourself, get down to one of our coffee mornings and you could meet your training partner. Training with someone else helps to keep you on track.

As you can see there are plenty of activities for all. You can see a full list of what’s available as part of your membership here.

If you’d like anymore information on any of our new activities, get in touch by calling 01204 488104. You can also leave us a suggestion about a new activity you would like to see at the Arena via the enquiry form here.

 

 

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Meet The Team: McMugs

This year we have started to highlight the teams playing in our football leagues. If you would like your team to be featured, get in touch by emailing us on football@boltonarena.com. This month it’s the turn of…

League – Monday 5s Premier League
Team Name – McMugs
Manager – Daniel Walmsley
Appearances – Two years. Very reliable team in terms of matches played but aren’t always the best at being on time (running joke).

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Meet The Staff: Laura Tobin

NAME: Laura Tobin

AGE: 22

WORK TITLE: Health and Fitness Instructor

WHAT DOES YOUR WORK INVOLVE: Helping members of the gym reach their fitness goals, whether it be losing weight or learning new exercise techniques. Using exercise to bring happiness to people’s lives.

HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR CAREER SO FAR: Qualifying as a level 3 exercise referral instructor and a level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Specialist.

SPECIAL WORK CHALLENGES: Get people involved and trying  new exercise techniques, such as; resistance training, running mechanics and speed, agility, quickness (SAQ) training.

FUTURE PLANS: Gain more qualifications to ensure I can give clients as much useful information as possible. Build on my knowledge and develop into a career in the health and fitness industry.

BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT THE ARENA: Individuals that I will train with that can share their knowledge with me and vice versa. Using the gym to develop myself as a trainer.

 

 

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Discussion: Shoulder Impingement

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 shoulder impingement’s…

A recent study investigated whether a specific exercise strategy improved levels of shoulder function and experienced pain more than unspecific exercises in a population of patients derived from the waiting list for surgery that had been presenting subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) for six months or more. Moreover, it was investigated if this specific exercise strategy was subsequently able to reduce the need for arthroscopic subacromial decompression.

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 The specific exercise group was treated according to a protocol based on recent literature, consisting of eccentric rotator cuff training and training of the scapula stabilizing muscles. The control group received unspecific exercises that had only a very limited effect.

 The specific exercise group improved significantly more than the control group. A significantly lower proportion of patients receiving specific exercises (20%, vs. 63% receiving unspecific exercises) still chose surgery after completing the rehabilitation protocol.

Information from: Holmgren et al., British Medical Journal 344 (2012)

Article by: Summit Physio

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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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