Over the Easter break, we’ll be running an amended fitness timetable. We will still have a mix of both virtual and instructor led running over the weekend. To book any of our classes from the timetable, call reception on 01204 488100 or head over to our online booking portal by clicking here.
Easter Opening Hours
Our usual bank holiday opening hours will also be in operation over the weekend. Please see below:
Friday 19th April – 08:00 – 18:00
Saturday 20th April – 08:00 – 18:00
Sunday 21st April – 08:00 – 18:00
Monday 22nd April – 08:00 – 18:00
We would like to wish all our members and customers a very happy and healthy bank holiday weekend.
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, rising to £8.21 per hour on completion of training
Hours: 22 hours per week (average). Permanent contract.
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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
To request an application pack, please email Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 01204 488115.
CV’s are accepted in support of applications, accompanied by a completed application form.
Closing date: 15 February 2019, 12 noon.
Job title: Health & Fitness Instructor
Contract: Permanent, part time.
Working Pattern: Applicants must be available to work evenings and weekends and have a flexible approach to working hours. 24.5 hours per week. 5-week shift pattern as detailed below.
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|MONDAY||05:45 – 13:30||10:30 – 19:00||10:30 – 19:00||10:30 – 19:00|
|TUESDAY||10:30 – 19:00||10:30 – 19:00|
|THURSDAY||05:45 – 13:30||10:30 – 19:00|
|FRIDAY||05:45 – 13:45||10:30 – 18:30||10:30 – 18:30|
|SATURDAY||12:00 – 20:00||12:00 – 20:00|
|SUNDAY||07:30 – 15:30||12:00 – 20:00|
Salary: £8.29 per hour
Applicants must hold a minimum Level 2 qualification in Health & Fitness Instructing and ideally have recent demonstrable experience of working in a Health & Fitness Suite. Desirable applicants will also have/be working towards a Level 3 Health & Fitness qualification and hold other relevant qualifications in areas such as studio cycling, boxing and kettle bells, etc.
Free gym membership, discounts on Arena facilities and courses, pension scheme, uniform provided, free parking, staff discounts with local retailers.
For an application pack please email:
Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager
Closing date: 4th February 2019, 12 noon
Interviews will be held on Thursday 14th February 2019
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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 email@example.com to book contact reception on 01204 488100.