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Primary School Coaching Programme Delivers Across Bolton

Our tennis academy coaches have been delivering in a number of local primary schools this year, providing fun and engaging tennis sessions. Local children have been taking part in PE lessons and after school’s clubs, as part of our Primary School Coaching Programme, which aims to inspire local children to play sport.

Children across Bolton have been practicing their tennis skills and developing their techniques each week, with many then taking the opportunity to join our tennis camp over the Summer and October half-term school holidays, with several enrolling on junior development courses. As a key part of our player pathway, the schools programme is an excellent opportunity for young children across the community, to learn and practice in a safe and fun environment, supporting their all round tennis development and learning.

Our academy coaches have also been providing support to local teachers by educating them on our PE CPD Programme. The programme aims to support each teacher with the confidence and knowledge to deliver high quality tennis lessons. The 6 week booklet covers a plethora of different topics, including a focus on fundamental movements, use of questions & challenges to support learning.

Throughout May & June 2020, we’ll be hosting 3 tennis festivals for local schools, which will provide local children with a  fantastic opportunity to play sport in a top class facility with high level coaching.

For further information on our primary school coaching programme or our facilities, please email jennieswarbrick@boltonarena.com or call 01204 488131.

Body Composition Analysis – New to Bolton Arena Gym

See what you’re made of…. Get real evidence to see if your training plan is working for you.

Bolton Arena Gym are introducing Body Composition Analysis as part of the new programme offering for gym members.

Using the world leading Tanita body composition monitors which bring you fast, accurate body composition results using the latest advanced bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) technology. The body analysis scales give you a true indicator of your inner health &, when monitored over time, can show the impact of any fitness regime or weight loss programme.

Tanita is fully integrated into the Technogym My Wellness connected technology which enables Bolton Arena members to measure their true performance & track their progress wherever they are, whilst helping gym instructors improve members health & fitness results.

Devise a precise plan for muscle gain and fat loss in specific areas. By directly assessing your ratio of body fat and muscle, a BCA can help you customize your training/diet to suit your needs.

These are just some of the many measurements taken from the BCA.

Get your first analysis FREE by speaking to a gym instructor next time you’re in.

Following the first reading it’s only £5 per analysis or purchase 8 for £35.

For more information contact memberships on 01204 488104.

Job Opportunity: Part-Time Receptionist

We are seeking a motivated, reliable and hardworking individual to join our Reception team. Responsible for delivering excellent customer service both face to face and on the telephone, you will play a vital role in the operation and promotion of the arena’s facilities and products providing an efficient reception and information service to all visitors.

You will be friendly, work well as part of a team, be an effective communicator with colleagues and customers alike, have a flexible approach to your work and possess a ‘can do’ attitude.

In return we offer enhanced holidays, pension scheme, free gym membership, uniform, free parking and a great place to work.

Salary: Meets national living/minimum wage dependent upon age (rising to national living wage on
completion of training

Hours: 22.25 hours per week (average). Permanent contract.

WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
Monday 1530-2000 1230-2000 1300-2000
Tuesday 1545-2245 1545-2245 1545-2245
Wednesday 0645-1245
Thursday 1530-2000 1530-2000 1545-2000 1545-2245
Friday 1545-2215 0645-1245 1545-2215
Saturday 0900-1230
Sunday
TOTAL HOURS 21.5 28.5 18 21

In addition to the above shifts overtime may also be available and you will need to be flexible and able to work evenings and weekends.

Previous reception experience would be advantageous, however full training will be given.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential

Desirable

To request an application pack, please email Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com

CV’s are accepted in support of applications, accompanied by a completed application form.

Closing date: 25th November 2019, 12 noon.

The Bolton Marathon Is Back!

The first Bolton Marathon in 33 years takes place on Sunday 17th May 2020.

The Bolton Marathon was once one of the most popular and iconic marathons in the UK and now it’s back.

With a single lap, closed roads course, this is a true test of any runner’s ability. Whether you’re an experienced runner looking for that new challenge or looking for that amazing, once in a lifetime marathon – this is it!

With a full weekend of activities at the Athlete Village including a Family Fun Run and 10k, there is something for the whole family. Come and enjoy the atmosphere and be part of an amazing race!

Bolton Arena is supporting the Bolton Marathon as the ‘Official fitness facilities partner’ by offering registered athletes the opportunity to utilise the gym and running track facilities for winter training through a discounted membership offer.

The arena’s gym is equipped with fifteen Technogym Artis treadmills which offer high quality running experience giving athletes the most natural feeling. Artis Run elevates your indoor running experience. The arena also boasts a 400-metre running track free to use for gym members, giving athletes the perfect variation to their training programme.

Bolton Marathon Director Richard Smith added “We proud to be partnering with Bolton Arena as the Official Facilities Partner of the Bolton Marathon. Bolton Arena offers a great one stop shop for all Bolton Marathon runners to train and get prepared for the challenge of a lifetime!”

Event details and schedule

Bolton Marathon will have a full weekend of activities for everyone to enjoy. Race registration opens on Friday 15th May 17:00 – 20:00 and Saturday 16th May 08:00 – 16:00. You will need to collect your race number, or get someone to do it on your behalf, between these times. No race numbers will be given out on race day.

Athletes Village is in Queens Park, Bolton. Bag drop will close approx. 30 minutes prior to race start. The marathon starts at 09:00. The 10k starts at 10:00.

A detailed race briefing will be sent out to athletes on the email provided at least 2 weeks prior to race day.

By taking part in the Bolton Marathon, 10k or Family Fun Run, as well as inspiring others you are also making a positive impact on the lives of many other people by taking part in a fantastic sport!

Entries are now open! To register or further information, head over to https://www.boltonmarathon.com/

Events Planned For Our Chosen Charities

At the start of the year Bolton Arena staff were asked to nominate two charities to support throughout the year. Children In Need and Bolton Breast Unit were confirmed as our two nominated charities for the forthcoming year.

On Friday 18th October, Stateside Foods Bolton Arena are holding a ‘Wear It Pink’ Day in order to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Our employees will be wearing pink whilst also making a minimum of a £1 donation to Bolton Breast Unit. A cake sale will also be taking place in the café area between 11-1pm with all proceeds going towards Bolton Breast Unit. We are encouraging anyone else who comes into the Arena to partake in our ‘Wear It Pink’ Day and to kindly make a donation to Bolton Breast Unit.

On Friday 15th November we will be raising money for both Children In Need and Bolton Breast Unit in the form of a Dress Down Day, where a cake sale, staff competition and a raffle will all be taking place. All money donated will be evenly split and sent to both of our chosen charities.

Thank you to all staff members for their effort into organising the fundraisers. Be sure to keep an eye out in the future as the time has almost come to pick our chosen charities for 2020/21.”

Be Inspired – Gym Member Craig Smart

In this month’s edition of Be Inspired, we speak to Craig Smart, a long-term member of Bolton Arena Gym.

Craig first joined Bolton Arena Gym in 2011, two years after having his second open heart surgery due to a condition he has had from birth named Tetralogy of Fallot, a combination of four congenital heart abnormalities.

Aiming to get fit and improve his strength and flexibility, Craig chose to come to Bolton Arena Gym as it is local to his workplace. In 2018, after a brief time away trying out other gyms, Craig returned to the Arena, citing the friendly staff as one of his reasons for doing so. He is now settled into a routine on coming in early around 6:30am and seeing familiar faces each day.

Craig went on to say that “the gym is also a great motivational and release tool. It allows me to have time to myself, to manage my thoughts and gives me something to look forward to. I can take myself away from the stresses of daily life and focus on my fitness. 

A recommendation from Craig was to get information from our instructors if you are ever unsure of anything. Craig seeked assurance from our instructors in regards to how hard he should be pushing himself after having a heart operation.

Training at Bolton Arena Gym has helped Craig’s mental toughness, which has led him onto several achievements including dropping his weight from 80kg to 65kg and also participating and succeeding in events such as the Wigan 10k and Manchester Marathon Relay.

In terms of inspiration, Craig is a new father and uses his daughter as inspiration to stay active and healthy as he wants to set a good example to his family, whilst also being able to participate in sport-based activities with her. Another form of inspiration comes from Craig’s wife, former Olympic GB Swimmer, Helen Don-Duncan, who competed at the Sydney 2000 Olympics in backstroke and with her vigorous training schedule e.g. waking up in the early hours of the morning to train, this inspired Craig to follow her lead and do the same. Craig now supports others and introduced a weight loss challenge to his work colleagues.  Approximately 20 staff members took part in the challenge and they collectively lost over 150Ibs over an 8 week period.

Thank you for sharing your story and recovery journey, with us Craig.

Bolton Arena Walk Group In Partnership With Bolton Ramblers

Bolton Arena Walk Group in partnership with Bolton Ramblers

Bolton Arena gym are launching a walk group starting this Autumn, it’s free of charge to gym members. The walk group has been setup in partnership with Bolton Ramblers who have been organising and leading country walks successfully for over 50 years.

Walks will take place Bi-Monthly on Friday mornings beginning at 11am. Bolton Ramblers will be accompanied by a member of the gym team to lead the group on a walk between 8 and 10 miles.

Friday 22nd November 2019

Length: 8.2 miles

Walk: Borsdane Wood, Aspull.

Friday 17th January 2020

Length: 8.8 miles

Walk: Entwistle and Wayoh Reservoirs, Edgworth, Chapeltown.

 Friday 20th March 2020

Length: 8.3 miles

Walk: Irwell Vale, Helmshore,

To book your free place on any of the above walks speak to a member of the gym team call 01204 488104 or email memberships@boltonarena.com

September Great Northern Wedding Show

On Sunday 15th September we hosted our second Great Northern Wedding show of the year!

The Great Norther Wedding Show is one of the largest wedding shows in the North West, and was once again another successful show with some of the best wedding suppliers showcasing what they do best. In the main hall we saw over 100 exhibitors leading the way for couples who were looking for the latest trends and making dreams become a reality.

The show also saw two fantastic catwalk shows with beautiful wedding gowns to mother of the Bride outfits and entertainment from Six15 and Ref Floral Architecture.

The Great Northern Wedding show is run by Little White Books and host a number of wedding shows throughout the North West. We are delighted that they will be returning for 2020 for their fifteenth Great Wedding Show on Sunday 19th April all you need to do is pre-register and entry will guarantee free entry for you and your bride tribe!

To pre-register click here.

We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2020!!

New Fitness Timetable Starts!

Our new fitness timetable starts Monday 7th October!

We again have a fantastic mix of instructor led and virtual classes that make up a fitness timetable with over 100 classes running per week.

We’re delighted to welcome some new instructors to Stateside Foods Bolton Arena. Rick is returning to teach Body Pump and Body Attack on Friday evening, a perfect way to ‘start your weekend the right way with a blast of fun and energy.’

After rave reviews from our members, Bartosz will be teaching Zumba on Saturday morning on a permanent basis. So if you’re looking for a fun, party style, interval class then this is certainly for you, providing a smashing start to a Saturday.

Why not combine sport with staying fit? Cardio Tennis is again on the timetable, however it’ll now run at a slightly later time on Tuesday evening. Cardio Tennis is a fun, energetic class, played to up-tempo music. Don’t worry if you’ve never played before, Cardio Tennis is great for beginners.

We have a ‘club night’ theme running throughout the timetable on Thursday evening. This starts with Trim & Tone taught by Lisa A at 17:15 and finishes with Clubbercise taught by Nikita at 20:15. Thursday is the new Friday, so get yourself ready for a great weekend with our club night.

Several amendments have been made to the timetable with regards to class timings, which should benefit all our members and customers.

For more information or to take a look at videos of our virtual and instructor led classes click here. 

New timetables are now available to pick up from Reception. To book head over to our website or call reception on 01204 488100.

Cryotherapy Unit To Open In November

Stateside Foods Bolton Arena’s Cryotherapy unit will be available for public bookings from Monday 4th November.

Cryotherapy, sometimes known as cold therapy, is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy.

Whole Body Cryotherapy can be used to improve heart rate variability & increase an athletes ability to adapt to the high physical demands of physical activity. When the body is exposed to very low temperatures of -135ºC for 2-3 minutes, there is an increase in tissue oxygenation.

It can also be used during an athletes recovery cycle, allowing a quicker return to training or performing, as well as helping to reduce inflammatory response during rehabilitation.

Book an individual cryotherapy session for £30.  All appointments must be made prior to booking, and are subject to availability.

Full price list:

Call 01204 488100 to book your appointment.

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