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Les Mills Virtual Classes – On The Way

USN Bolton Arena are delighted to announce that plans have been finalised to introduce Les Mills Virtual classes into our timetable.

In today’s ‘on the go’ economy, it’s down to us to provide customers with a choice of what they want and when they want it. Virtual helps to create this by increasing flexibility for our members, whilst also widening the options available. It allows members to do a workout almost whenever it suits them.

We’ll be doubling our class timetable with the introduction of virtual BodyCombat, BodyPump, BodyBalance, CXWorx, SH’Bam and RPM. Not only are we offering a number of extra classes, we’re implementing new classes to keep up with the rapidly changing health & fitness industry.

New classes are added every 3 months, ensuring they are fresh and the music is current. There is always a diverse range of categories with more programs being added to the catalogue over time.

Will the Les Mills virtual replace live instructors? 

No way. Nothing beats the energy of a live Les Mills workout experience and nothing ever will. A live workout is where Instructors and exercisers can experience a very real connection, building relationships that lead to exercise adherence for participants and membership retention for clubs. Live workouts will always be the premium experience with the latest music and choreography. Virtual workouts are a great complement to live workouts, but they are never going to replace the life-changing fitness experiences that a real Instructor can.

Want to see virtual in action? Click here.

Want to find out more? Speak to a member of our gym team and they’ll be able to provide you with further information regarding our new classes. Alternatively, Our memberships team are also available on 01204 488104 to answer any of your questions.

Look out for our new timetable, with the new virtual additions to start in October.

Gym Upgrade: Latest Equipment Coming Soon

USN Bolton Arena are pleased to announce our plans to upgrade the resistance equipment in the gym this September.

In our recent customer survey, it was highlighted that some of the resistance equipment required an upgrade. We’ve listened to our members and are looking forward to the installation in the coming weeks. The £40,000 investment of new equipment keeps USN Bolton Arena at the cutting edge of the fast-moving gym industry.

Born from the experience of 6 Olympic Games, the new Selection Pro strength equipment brings you:

Discover how it will change the way you train forever.

 

 

Twelve new pieces of TechnoGym Selection Pro resistance training equipment will be installed into the gym next month. See the full list of new equipment below

For more information about the new equipment or for any other queries please contact the memberships team on 01204 488104 or email memberships@boltonarena.com

Alternatively, speak to a member of the gym team, they will be able to give a further insight into the new equipment including the technology behind it and arrange a 1 to 1 session with you.

Look out for more new additions to the gym in October, information will be released soon.

 

ALERT: New Social Media Launch

Ready for it? We’re introducing NEW gym social media platforms.

As social media continues to grow it’s our intention to become more interactive with our customers, clients, members and the local community.

USN Bolton Arena already has social media platforms? 

Although, we currently have strong, active and growing social media platforms, the new channel will cover a range of topics regarding all things gym. You’ll find engaging class videos, daily studio timetables, information on our latest gym challenges, top-tips from our instructors plus much much more!

Platform for everyone! 

It could be an informative Facebook post, a short and sharp tweet or a motivational Instagram snap that get’s you ready to workout on those cold mornings. We’ve got a platform for you all to enjoy!

Over to you guys 

Together Fitter is our headline and that’s our ultimate aim, to become healthier and fitter, whilst creating a vibrant gym community. Whether your a current member a current customer or you’d just like to keep up to date on our latest health & fitness news. We’re inviting you to like, follow, share, and even tag us in your workouts.

Here’s the tags you’ll need

Instagram – @boltonarenagym

Twitter – @boltonarenagym

Facebook – @boltonarenagym

We hope you enjoy all our new content, and don’t forget to message us via any of the platforms with any questions you may have.

Thanks USN Bolton Arena

#TogetherFitter

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.

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.

Arena Football Player Profiles

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?

Bolton Wanderers

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

Weakest: Man-marking

 

 

 

 

 

Activity Update

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.

 

 

Get More From Your Gym Membership At USN Bolton Arena

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.

Couch To 5K

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.

 

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