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World’s Top Juniors On The Way To USN Bolton Arena

The Junior International Bolton, held here at USN Bolton Arena will take place from Friday 11th – Friday 18th January,  the tournament will see junior’s aged 14 & under converging on the north-west from all over the world.

The event, which is steeped in history, regularly attracts stars of the future. 2017 saw tennis legend Bjorn Borg in Bolton, overseeing his son Leo progress to the consolation singles finals. 2017 also saw a 12 year old Cori Gauff, capture the title, before remarkably going on to reach the final of the US Open Junior event 8 months later. Whilst Whitney Osuigwe,  who played Bolton in 2015 became world junior number 1, 2 years later.

On the boy’s side the 13 year old 2012 finalists, Francis Tiafoe and Michael Mmoh, are now ranked 44 and 102 in the ATP men’s pro ranking’s, whilst top seed in 2015 was Britain’s Jack Draper, who reached the Junior Wimbledon Boy’s Singles final this year, and is already inside the world’s top 500 at pro level aged only 16

Since the inaugural event as Teen Tennis in 1995, it has attracted a very strong field of rising stars from across the globe. A number of previous players having gone on to reach the world’s top 10 including Eugenie Bouchard, Caroline Wozniacki, Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters, Sir Andy Murray, Marcos Baghdatis, and Tomas Berdych.  In addition, Bolton runner up in 2011 Jelena Ostapenko, sensationally won the French Open in 2017, to become the world number 7.

Richard Joyner, Tournament Director, commented ‘This event really is where history and the future meet. The number of players who have gone on to reach the higher echelons of the pro game is seriously impressive. As well as the wealth of players from across the globe, it’s a great opportunity for player’s from the north-west, including some who train at the USN Bolton Arena, to compete against some of the world’s best 14&under players’.

Qualifying is Friday 11th and Saturday 12th January, with main draw Sunday 13th to Friday 18th January.

Entry for spectators is free of charge throughout the week.

As well as coming along to watch, the scores can be followed through:

www.lta.org.uk

www.tenniseurope.org

Bella Italia Extend 5-A-Side League Sponsorship

USN Bolton Arena recently announced Bella Italia, as the 5-A-Side Football Sponsor for the Monday league. We’re excited to inform you, that they will now also become sponsors of the Tuesday and Wednesday league, which is great news for all participating teams.

Teams participating in the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 5-A-Side Men’s leagues will be playing for some fantastic prizes each season. The restaurant which is located on Middlebrook Retail Park, will provide all league winning teams with a Bella Italia team night out including partners, along with individual prizes for ‘Player of the Month’ and ‘Goalkeeper of the Month’ which will be awarded monthly.

Bella Italia is a family favourite serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Bella Italia’s menus are packed full of much-loved Italian classics. Including piping hot bowls of pasta, crispy pizzas, mouth-watering grills and a range of delicious desserts and treats! All dishes are made with ingredients crafted with Italian family tradition, there’s something for everyone. To take a look at the menu or to book a table click here.

For more information on Arena Leagues, contact the Football Department on 01204 488106 or email football@boltonarena.com

To join a league, click here

Missoula Partner As Thursday 5-A-Side League Sponsor

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 football@boltonarena.com

To join a league click here

Hollywood Bowl Sponsor Friday Night Youth League

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/

USN Bolton Arena Hits The Mark

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 jennieswarbrick@boltonarena.com

What can you learn from your DNA?

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?

Workout volume

Do you respond best to high volume, low intensity workouts or low-volume, high intensity workouts?

Tempo

How quickly should you perform each rep to elicit the desired and metabolic damage and growth?

Fibre requirements

How many grams of fibre do you need to consume per day to maintain a proper digestive health and insulin function?

Saturated fat

Do you have an increased sensitivity to saturated fat and need to limit your intake?

Protein timing

When should you consume proteins throughout the day to help control appetite and avoid overeating?

Sleep

How does your circadian rhythm affect the quality of your sleep?

Caffeine

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.

 

Football Sponsor Announced For Monday Night League

Playing football with your mates has just got better at USN Bolton Arena.

All teams participating in the Monday 5-A-Side Men’s league will now be competing for some fantastic prizes as we reveal new league sponsors Bella Italia.

The restaurant which is on Middlebrook Retail partnership has agreed to become the sponsor of the Monday league for the next twelve months. League winning teams will receive Bella Italia a team night out including partners along with a ‘Player of the Month’, ‘Goalkeeper of the Month’ individual prizes being awarded monthly.

Football Manager Marcus Brown, commented ‘We’re pleased to have Bella Italia on board as our Monday Night 5-A-Side League sponsors. Having league sponsors is groundbreaking in 5-A-Side football, and we hope to have all our leagues sponsored with more announcements coming soon. We’re in a great location having Middlebrook Retail Park, on our doorstep. Local retailers and restaurants see the value of partnering with Arena Leagues as we have 800 players competing in the leagues throughout the week, players will now be able to win the chance to visit Bella Italia, it adds an extra incentive to come and play in an Arena League’.

Bella Italia is a family favourite serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Bella Italia’s menus are packed full of much-loved Italian classics. Including piping hot bowls of pasta, crispy pizzas, mouth-watering grills and a range of delicious desserts and treats! The Italian dishes are made with ingredients crafted with Italian family tradition, there’s something for everyone. To take a loot at the menu or to book a table click here.

For more information on Arena Leagues, contact the Football Department on 01204 488106 or email football@boltonarena.com

To join a league click here

Virtual One Month On……

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.

Studio Timetable 

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.

 

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