Player name: Lewis Shaw
Team/s: Lostock FC 11s, Sevilla Constipation, AFC Badgers & player pool.
Position (GK, DEF, ATT): Attacker
How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?
Best part of 8 years in every league possible.
What are your top 3 sports to watch and participate in?
Football, Boxing, Tennis
Which football team do you support?
From the wider world of sport, what’s your favourite sporting memory?
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao
Who are your sporting heroes/favourite players (3 names max)?
Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Jay Jay Okocha & Anthony Joshua
If you could choose to have scored any goal in the history of football, which one would it be? E.G. Beckham vs Greece.
Jay Jay Okocha scoring his free kick double vs Aston Villa in the Carling Cup Semi-Final.
Answering honestly, what are the strongest & weakest parts of your game (football)?
Strongest: Going forward and attacking
At the start of November we launched a range of new activities to help members get the most out of their membership and they certainly seem to have had an impact!
The first activity to take place was our Couch to 5K running group, which started on Wednesday 26th October. The group had a slow start, but now in its fourth week, numbers have risen and a healthy group regularly attend. If you want to hit the ground running in 2017, this group is definitely for you.
15 Minute Abs has proven to be a success. Throughout the day staff put on a grueling core workout in the stretch zone. There’s no need to book so next time you’re in the gym, join in!
The biggest hit of the new activities seems to be Boogie Bounce. This brand new studio class sees participants bouncing and dancing on a trampoline! It’s so popular we have a waiting list for our next class. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect from a class.
We also put on a coffee morning, which proved to be a great way for members to get together and make new friends.
There’s still a couple of activities yet to start. On Saturday 19th November, at 8am, we will be hosting our very first Bootcamp. If you’re looking for something more intense, this is definitely for you. This can be booked online.
The first of our walking groups will debut on Friday 25th November leaving at 10.30am. The group will be meeting in the car park on Lever Park Avenue Horwich (situated almost opposite Rivington and Blackrod High School BL6 7SE). Members MUST speak with a member of the gym team to book a place and fill in the necessary paperwork before hand.
Suitable clothes must be worn as irrespective of the weather (unless snow or ice!). Level of fitness must be suitable to walk at a brisk pace for up to 3.5 hours.
We’ve also had a Technogym challenge happening in the gym. Two teams compete against each other to see who can collect the most moves. So if you’re feeling competitive, ask a member of staff and join in. The challenge finishes on the 25th November. As a club we’ve reached over 250,000 moves!
If you’d like anymore information on any of the activities speak to a member of the gym team or call 01204 488118.
USN Bolton Arena is encouraging its members to get more from their membership with a host of new trial activities over November and December.
Within the gym we will be offering regular 15 minute abs/core workouts on most days. The sessions take place in the stretch area and are designed to strengthen the core through a high intensity workout. There’s no need to book. Just join in!
We are also taking members into the great outdoors with a brand new Boot Camp with Rob and Ryan. Classes run 8am Saturday mornings on 19th and 26th November and on 3rd and 10th December.
There’s also a new running group which offers to take members from Couch to 5K over 8 weeks, culminating in a park run on 17th December. The group started on 26th October, but late arrivals are most welcome.
Boogie Bounce has been described as “The new sensational way to get fit, have fun and lose the fat”, and we have 4 classes for you to try. Classes start on 4th November and can be booked online or at reception. See Boogie Bounce in action.
For those who want to mix friendship and fitness, the first of our monthly coffee mornings takes place on 9th November at 11am, where you can enjoy a cuppa and a cake with fellow members and instructors.
And there’s more to come, with details of a brand new walking group due to be announced shortly.
Commercial Manager Gwyn Hughes says: “We are always looking to introduce more quality new activities and choices for our members. Hopefully these trial activities will prove popular and we can make them a regular part of our membership from the New Year.”
All the above activities are free to members and available to non-members at our ‘pay as you go’ rates. Ask the gym team or reception for more details.
And finally… Go Head to Head with our latest Gym Challenge. If you are looking for a challenge, then why not join us in the latest nationwide Technogym Challenge where two Arena teams will go head to head. The team that accumulates the most moves will be the winner, with individual prizes up for grabs. As always, the challenge is free to enter. Ask instructors for details.
Are you looking to get fit and active, but struggle to find the motivation to get going?
With effect from Wednesday 26th October, 11.30am – 12.30pm on a weekly basis for 8 weeks, we will be launching our “Couch To 5K” running group!
The group will be run by Gaynor and is for members only. It’s targeted at beginners with the aim to build up their fitness over the weeks. In the final week of the group participants will get the chance to run the local Bolton Park run on 17th December.
Although the sessions are aimed at beginners, all the runs in the current block will be on the track so we can accommodate any standard of runner and in a safe environment.
For more information and to put your name down for the sessions you can speak to a gym instructor on 01204 488118.