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.
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/
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
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/
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.