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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

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.

Job Opportunity: Customer Service Manager

Customer Service Manager- full time, permanent

Starting salary : £19,185 per annum (£9.95 per hour)

The USN Bolton Arena is a registered charity with a strong belief that sport and leisure activity contributes to personal happiness and well-being. It is our mission to inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to follow a lifelong passion for sport and healthy lifestyles through the provision of excellent sport & exercise facilities and sports programmes which are accessible to all.

As part of the Operations Team you will work closely with the Senior Customer Services Manager and Head of Operations. You will be a key player in the continuous improvement of the management and day-to-day operation of the arena and primary focus areas will include people management, building safety and security and maintenance and development of high standards of quality and customer service.

To be considered for this post you will be an excellent communicator, team player and ideally have previous supervisory experience within a customer service role. This post requires an individual who has good planning and organisation skills who is able to communicate easily with people of all ages, abilities and at all levels inside and outside the organisation. Previous experience in a similar role would be a distinct advantage.

For further information and to apply for this post, please request an application pack from:

Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager – kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com

Please note that CV’s are accepted in support of applications but the company’s application form must be completed in full and returned by the closing date.

Closing date for applications:  18th May 2018, 12 noon

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.

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.

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.

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

Arena Player Profile – Andy Aspinall

Arena Football Player Profiles

Player name: Andrew Aspinall

Team/s: Inter Bread

Position: Defender/Mid

How long have you played football at USN Bolton Arena?

2 years

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

Football, Rugby League & Darts

Which football team do you support?

Bolton Wanderers

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

Walking out with Bolton Wanderers in the 1999 play-off final as a mascot.

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

Kevin Davies, Andy Farrell & Phil Taylor

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

Geoff Hurst’s winning goal for England in the 1966 World Cup Final

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

Strongest: Tackling and passing

Weakest: My mouth (winding people up)

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