GM Active and Obstacle Course Racing specialists Urban Attack have come together to create something special – Greater Manchester’s very own fully inclusive obstacle races.
Urban Revolution OCR Series – exciting venues, mega obstacles and fun packed events in the very heart of Greater Manchester.
5 km is perfect for the novice / first timer and 10 km for those that want to challenge themselves more.
Whatever route you take you’ll have a fantastic day out tackling amazing obstacles, fighting through our Mud Zones and wading through water to the finish line and a well deserved drink in our fun packed event villages.
First timers to competitive runners, no matter – there is something for all, including Kid’s and Teen Races, Family Entertainment and in case you missed it – big obstacles!
Who’s behind it all?
GM Active is a collaboration between the 13 Greater Manchester leisure and cultural community organisations. GM Active is dedicated to transforming communities in the region, collectively managing 87 leisure and sports facilities, including one in your neighbourhood! To find out more about your local facilities, activities and events click here.
Outstanding opportunity for having fun with colleagues and team building.
All abilities course choose 5km or 10km (just decide what you feel like on the day)
We are taking you an an action packed tour of this stunning park…
Award Winning Giant Water Slide – Take Off, Tarzan Swing, Tsunami, Ninja Wall, Goliath Steps and much much more…
Unbeatable Value For Money Includes:
– 30 + Obstacles – A Free Beer Each – New for 2019 Action Packed Course Route
– Special Finisher Medal – Hot Showers – Free Race Photos
– Entertainment with DJ, Live Music & Bar – Amazing Event Village With Full Amenities
Limited spaces available. Launch offer first 200 places £39 per person.
1. Just create team name and pre-book how many places you want (can add extras later).
2. We only ask you for your final team member details in September.
3. Flexible start time – start anytime between 12:00 – 14:30 on the day.
To book head over to http://www.urbanrevolutionocrseries.co.uk/
Adult 5km or 10km all abilities course (same price you decide how you feel on the day)
We are taking you an an action packed tour of this stunning park…
Fun challenge for all the family taking on our obstacles. Award Winning Giant Water Slide – Take Off, Tarzan Swing, Tsunami, Ninja Wall, Goliath Steps and much much more…
Unbeatable Value For Money Includes:
– Adults (12 yrs +) 5 km or 10 km course
– Kid’s (4-11 yrs ) 1 km course.
– 30 + Obstacles – Action Packed Course Route
– Special Finisher Medal (For All)
– Hot Showers
– Free Race Photos
– Family Entertainment with DJ, Live Music & Bar
– Amazing Event Village With Full Amenities
Special launch offer prices:
Adults (16 yrs +) £25
Teens (12-15 yrs) £15
Child (4- 11 yrs) £7
To book head over to http://www.urbanrevolutionocrseries.co.uk/
Bolton Arena Gym|& Horwich Harriers – New Runners Group
USN Bolton Arena in partnership with Horwich Harriers are delighted to introduce a new runners group every Monday, sessions are perfect for adults either just starting out or getting back into running.
The FREE 12 week programme begins on Mon 28th January, 6pm at Bolton Arena. Running sessions will be delivered by fully qualified coaches.
Setting off from the Arena main reception you will head out in to the local area as a group building your fitness and confidence each week. Group runners will work towards achieving the 5KM distance.
For further information please call 01204 488100 or email email@example.com
Arena Run Together – Begins on 5th February
12pm – 1pm
Suitable For All Abilities
Sessions to take place on the running track
Speak to a member of the gym team for more information
JOB VACANCY: Casual Arena Attendant
Working in the Operations Department, the successful applicant will be required to assist with cleaning, facility checks, setting up of equipment and other general duties on an
‘ad-hoc’ basis, as and when required.
A wide variety of shift patterns exist and will involve weekend, evening and early morning working, however, there is no guarantee that work will be offered regularly.
6.30am – various finish times
2.30pm / 5.30pm – latest finish time 10.45pm
7.30am / 9.00am – various finish times
1.30pm / 2.00pm – latest finish time 8.15pm
Weekend working is an essential part of the role.
Staff benefits include; uniform, discounts at Refresh café, free gym membership, discounts at Middlebrook restaurants/retailers
For further information or to request an application form please contact:
Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Application forms are also available from Reception.
Please note that although CV’s will be accepted as support of an application, the company’s application must be completed in full.
Applicants will also be required to provide documentation to verify their eligibility to live and work in the UK.
Closing date: 31st January 2019
USN Bolton Arena are delighted to announce that the ‘Made in Manchester’ Festival is coming to town this summer in partnership with pitch productions.
The music festival will take place on Saturday 29th June from 2pm until 11pm.
The stage will be set on the large grassed outdoor area at Bolton Arena and will feature some of the best 80’s and 90’s Manchester cover bands including:
These Smiths are the UK’s best tribute to The Smiths and Morrissey. The band are from The Smith’s home city of Manchester. Formed shortly after their lead singer appeared on the UK television show Stars In Their Eyes, they are renowned as the closest sounding tribute to the real thing. A must see for fans of The Smiths and Morrissey.
The No.1 Happy Mondays tribute band, come and see for yourself.
Reliving the heady Madchester vibes of the infamous Hacienda, Happy Mondaze bring you the cult classics and best-selling hits of Manchester’s number one baggy band the Happy Mondays.
Never before has a tribute band captured the true essence of the originals with such dedication to re-creating these revolutionary tracks. Guaranteeing a party like no other, the Mondaze promise to transport you back to Manchester’s musical heyday and the birth of rave culture. Sing along with Shaun (Marc), Bez (Peter) and the band to smash hits such as Step On, Kinky Afro, Wrote For Luck and many many more as the Mondaze vow to amaze, entertain and leave you crying out for an encore!
Resurrection Stone Roses tribute
Resurrection were formed in 1998 & are based in Glasgow, Scotland. The most successful & first tribute to The Stone Roses north of the border & the closest band to create the recorded sound of the Roses 88-90 period when the band were at their peak. Their success made them not only the best Stone Roses tribute around, but one of Scotland’s most seen bands in their first 3yrs under another title. Their success was so huge, that a Stone Roses best of album which Silvertone released (years before) charted in the top 20 album sales during Resurrection’s peak.
The Oasis Experience
The Oasis Experience bring you exactly that, the experience of actually being at an Oasis gig, a superb layer of soundscape recreation by incredibly talented musicians with breathtaking vocal similarity which will have you wondering if its live or a recording.
The day wouldn’t be complete without showcasing local bands and musicians, lookout for announcements in the coming months.
In between the acts there will be a DJ playing even more classics from the 1990’s. The bars will be open throughout the duration of the event with a variety of good food outlets to suit all tastes.
Tickets are now available at Pitch Productions Box Office https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/pitch-productions
Early bird tickets are now on sale, prices below:
Adult ticket – £20
Under 16’s – £12.50
Under 5’s – £2.50
Booking fees apply. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
VIP Tickets are available for £30 which includes – Exclusive Bar, seating area and private toilets. To book VIP tickets contact 01204 488112.
The Manchester (Madchester) music scene, famous for 90’s bands is a music and cultural scene that developed in the Manchester area of the United Kingdom in the late 1980s, in which artists merged alternative rock with acid house culture and other sources, including psychedelia and 1960s pop. The label was popularised by the British music press in the early 1990s, and included groups such as Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, Inspiral Carpets, Northside, 808 State, James and The Charlatans, amongst others. Nearly thirty years on, their music is still as popular.
Pitch Productions are a North West based music festival production company. They organise professional music festivals at local sports grounds to engage the local community and help raise funds for clubs and grassroots sport.
As the local business parks flourish, Bolton Arena has seen an increase in local professionals utilising the world class facilities. So, rather than sit in traffic many have chosen to get active.
Following the success of the business leagues, and just down the road from Bolton Arena, Scan Computers have decided to add value, by sponsoring the Tuesday & Wednesday business leagues. So not only do local businesses now get the opportunity to blow off a little steam after work, they can now win some great prizes at the same time.
There will be prizes for league winning teams, along with individual player and goalkeeper of the month prizes. As well as individual prizes, teams will win technology packs for their workplace.
Scan computers Marketing Manager Rajan Raja, showed his support and commented “Scan has been part of the local community for over 25 years and we’ve always believed in giving something back. We are extremely proud to help support the Business football leagues at Bolton Arena”
“At Scan we’re all about three things – technology, people, and how we bring them together. For 30 years we’ve been driven by these three passions that run through everything we do.”
Companies have found the league to be extremely useful in terms of promoting well-being, team bonding and an informal way of networking.
So, what are you waiting for? Create a company football team and join our very popular Tuesday or Wednesday, business league. Fixtures are weekly, matches are 40-minutes, kick off at 17:45, are Lancashire Football Affiliated and priced at £25.00 per match.
For more information about Arena Leagues, contact the Football Department on 01204 488106 or email email@example.com
To join a league click here
Missoula have been unveiled as the new Thursday 5-A-Side league sponsor.
Teams participating in the ‘Arena Leagues’ Thursday 5-A-Side Men’s league, will now be competing for some brilliant prizes, as we reveal new league sponsors Missoula.
Missoula, which is situated directly across from USN Bolton Arena, have become the sponsor of the Thursday league for the next twelve months. League winning teams will receive drinks vouchers, along with additional prizes for ‘Player of the Month’ and ‘Goalkeeper of the Month’
Football Manager Marcus Brown, commented ‘We’re pleased to have Missoula as our Thursday Night 5-A-Side League sponsors. Missoula, is a popular bar for our league players to visit post match. They are the number one venue locally for showing live sport, with several screens throughout the bar and restaurant. It will add an extra incentive to come and play in an Arena League’.
Whether you want a bite to eat, a party with friends or to chill out with your mates watching the sport, Missoula is the place for you. Open 7 days a week from 11.30am till late!
Missoula, is the perfect place to plan a party, fit for all occasions! Whether it’s a birthday party, hen do, works do, or just a get together – they aim to have a table available that suits you and your guests.
Pre-booking is available. However, you’re more than welcome just to go right in and you’ll instantly be made to feel at home. For more information head over to https://www.missoulabars.co.uk/bolton
For further details on Arena Leagues, contact the Football Department on 01204 488106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To join a league click here
All teams competing in Friday night’s 5-a-side youth league, will now have the chance to win some fantastic prizes as Hollywood Bowl is revealed as the new league sponsor.
The 26-lane bowling and family entertainment centre, which underwent a £300,000 transformation in 2016, has agreed to become the sponsor of the Friday night youth league for the next twelve months.
League winning teams will receive two vouchers for a game of bowling per player, along with a ‘Player of the month’, ‘Goalkeeper of the month’ and individual prizes each for the ‘Team of the month’.
Mike Tinston, Centre Manager of Hollywood Bowl Bolton, said: “As one of the UK’s leading leisure operators we’re really excited about our partnership with Bolton Arena, as we see what a difference the league makes to children and families in the local community.”
USN Bolton Arena Football Manager Marcus Bailey-Brown commented “Hollywood Bowl are a fantastic partner, and we are privileged to be working alongside, as they become the sponsors of our long-standing Friday night youth league. The league which is for under 18’s footballers will have an added competitiveness given the great prizes available to the winners.”
Hollywood Bowl is an entertainment haven, with so much to do there’s really something for everyone. Whether it’s for family fun, kids’ or adults’ birthday parties, work functions, nights with dates or mates or simply an excuse to celebrate the weekend – you name it, they’ve got it covered!
Customers can get the best prices by booking 7 days in advance, or signing up to the VIP mailing list at https://www.hollywoodbowl.co.uk/
This January we will be launching a brand new primary school programme, with the aim to deliver sessions to primary school children across the borough, as part of being a Regional Player Development Centre.
To launch this new programme, we have been working together with Bolton Council to attain the Bolton Mark.
The Bolton Mark, is an accreditation to show that an organisation working within the Bolton area is safe, friendly and effective. It sits alongside governing body accreditations and can be used to complete the National Governing Body club mark, through County Sports Partnership or Ofsted.
It is a minimum standard any organisation working with children or vulnerable adults, would be expected to have in Bolton.
Communities & Partnerships Activator, Jennie Swarbrick commented “We are proud to expand our services and put ourselves in an extremely strong position, to be able to support and develop children in and around the Bolton Area. We pride ourselves on high standards of delivery, and the Bolton Mark has helped us to shape our primary school programme so, that we meet the necessary requirements, to be able to deliver safe and fun sessions.”
The new programme also falls alongside one of main beliefs of the Arena, which is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle across the community.
For more information on the Bolton Mark or to find out more about our new primary school programme please contact email@example.com
Precision fitness: how unlocking your DNA can change the way to train and your diet
We’ve all been embarrassed by a relative as they’ve told us that we look “just like your father when he was your age” or that we’ve “got your mothers eyes”. Statements like these are hardly surprising when you understand how DNA works. DNA is the molecule of hereditary – it is the biological information that we inherit from our parents that influences how we look, grow and develop.
Since the 13-year long project of mapping the human genome was completed in 2003, our understanding how can harness our DNA’s influence has grown exponentially. DNA analysis can be used to solve crimes, reconnect long lost relatives, or identify an individual’s risk of certain health issues. And now the same technology can be used to utilise exercise and nutrition.
Relating DNA and fitness
The primary function of DNA is to regulate for the production of proteins. You don’t just consume proteins through your diet, your body also creates them as they are required for a number of biological processes. Genes are specific regions of the DNA that hold the instructions for creating these proteins.
Whilst we all have the same number of genes, approximately 24,000, there are different versions of these genes that behave quite differently regards to their individual protein production. Through DNA analysis, you can get an insight into your own personal protein profile to understand what workout, nutrition and lifestyle strategies you should follow to maximise the effects of these proteins.
Traits influenced by DNA
There are a number of exercise, nutrition and lifestyle traits that can provide insight into how to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your workouts and diet:
Muscle fibre profile
Are you a speed or endurance athletes, and how should your workouts reflect this?
Do you respond best to high volume, low intensity workouts or low-volume, high intensity workouts?
How quickly should you perform each rep to elicit the desired and metabolic damage and growth?
How many grams of fibre do you need to consume per day to maintain a proper digestive health and insulin function?
Do you have an increased sensitivity to saturated fat and need to limit your intake?
When should you consume proteins throughout the day to help control appetite and avoid overeating?
How does your circadian rhythm affect the quality of your sleep?
Are you a fast or slow metaboliser of caffeine?
Craving sweet snacks
Is your sweet tooth a genetic trait that you’ve inherited?
Unlocking your personal DNA
All these questions, can be answered by further knowledge of your DNA. This will soon be available at the USN Bolton Arena. Keep a look out for further information.
Bolton Arena Gym
Virtual Classes …. one month on…
Bolton Arena, recently launched Les Mills Virtual classes to offer an alternative to the very popular instructor led classes.
Virtual classes offer flexibility for our members, whilst also widening the studio class options available. It allows members to attend a class almost whenever it suits them.
The class timetable doubled with the introduction of virtual Body Combat, Body Pump, Body Balance, CX Worx, SH’Bam and RPM.
Since the introduction in October Virtual Classes have been attended over 500 times.
The most popular programmes have been RPM & CX Worx both recording 150 attendances followed by Body Pump with 105 visits in the first four weeks.
Studio Coordinator Nic Seymour, commented on the success of The Les Mills Virtual system “Virtual has been widely accepted by the majority of class users, proving to be extremely successful through its launch in mid – October which is a recognised quiet time in the fitness calendar.
It has enabled us to introduce new programmes, maximise off peak studio usage and offer choice to new and existing members, vital for those people who struggle to fit exercise around their working day. It’s a very welcome addition to the Instructor led timetable”.
Take a look at what our members are saying about the Les Mills Virtual
Sam K – “I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoy the Virtual Classes. After attending many instructor classes in the past, I was concerned about being motivated enough by someone on screen, but I needn’t have worried, the classes are upbeat, exciting and consistently provide teaching points for you to ensure you get the most out of your workout”.
Julie J – “Loving the Virtual Spin. It works you really hard and great that I can do a class now really early over the weekend if I want”.
Andrea L C – “Really great, enjoyable and gives me more of a choice with the timetable”
Andy – “Brill! The classes are really good – loads better than I expected them to be”
Sam B – “Loving Virtual RPM”
Mark – “Really good classes and enables me to attend more sessions overall”
Carolyn S – “Love them”
Richard – “Loving Virtual! Sets the Arena above other local gyms”
Karen S – “Virtual RPM is great”
So, if you’ve not yet taken part in a Les Mills Virtual class, check out the below timetable and give it a try.