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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.

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Job Opportunity: Gymnastics Coach

Gymnastics Coach (Level 1 or above)

Salary:  BG level 1       £8.50 per hour
BG level 2       £11.25 per hour

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 more / less hours per week or on a casual basis.

Tuesday           4pm – 8pm                                            Friday        10am – 11.30am & 4 – 8.30pm
Wednesday     4pm – 8.30pm                                      Saturday    9am – 12.30pm & 12.30pm – 4pm
Thursday         4pm – 8pm                                            Sunday       9.15am – 12pm & 12.30pm – 4pm

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: 16th April 2018

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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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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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New Arena Football Leagues – Match Fees From Just £28

Looking for a new football league or just wanting to get back into it? If so then USN Bolton Arena is the place to be!

Here at the Arena we cater for a range of ages and abilities, so whether you’re currently playing at decent level or just returning with a few mates after a couple of years off, we’ve got you covered. Not only do we create a competitive and positive environment, we create a fun and enjoyable one too. Our Football staff are on hand to organise and help you along the way.

Six days a week we run the best small sided leagues in Bolton. This includes our 5, 7, 9 and 11-a-side leagues, along with our Youth leagues which take place on a Friday night.  Not only are our leagues competitive, but so are our prices. Adult leagues start from just £28 per team per match and our youth league games just £21 per team per match.

All our men’s league matches are 25 minutes each way, with our youth matches 20 minutes each way. All games are officiated by a qualified referee. With 2018 on the horizon, why not get the boys together and give January an early kick!

If you’re still not sure, why not to try before you buy? We’re also offering teams a FREE Trial Match before taking their place in the league. To request a FREE trial match click here.

For more information on our league rules click here (http://www.boltonarena.com/wp-content/uploads/2093-BA-FOOTBALL-RELAUNCH-BOOKLET_SINGLES-WEB_V4.pdf)
If you would like further information on any of our leagues email football@boltonarena.com or call us on 01204 488106.

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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 – Tim Rotheram

Arena Football Player Profiles

Player name:  Tim Rotheram

Team/s: El Diablo, 5 Lions, Hunter Wild Boys & The Trotters

Position: Striker

How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?

For well over 10 years now.

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

Football, Cricket & American Football

Which football team do you support?

Bolton Wanderers

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

Has to be Kevin Davies scoring the equaliser, for Bolton, against Bayern Munich in the Europa League.

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

Kevin Davies, Freddie Flintoff & Andrew Beavan

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

Frank Worthington’s wonder goal vs Ipswich in 1979.

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

Strongest: Intelligent football brain with an eye for a killer pass.

Weakest: Sadly my left leg is just for standing on but it helps with balance

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