August was another record-breaking month of sport!
The Premier League is back with a bang! As well as the action on the pitch, clubs paid over £1billion in transfer fees by the close of the summer transfer window.
And who could not have been inspired by Team GB’s record-breaking performance at Rio, finishing second in the medals table with a staggering 27 golds!
It seems that many of you have been inspired by the Rio Olympics, with an increase in new gym members joining us in August and a surge in interest in our excellent gymnastics programme.
Many gym members were also inspired to enter the Road to Rio gym challenge. The challenge was to cover the distance to Rio on our cardio equipment during the Olympic fortnight. We didn’t quite manage to cover the 9351 miles, but there were some impressive individual performances, with 13 members accumulating over 50,000 moves. Those members were entered into a prize draw and Stuart Van Cuylenburgh was the lucky winner of a Technogym stability ball worth over £200!
We also ran a series of strength challenges and the male and female winners of each challenge were entered into a draw. Sam Ball won the Females’ draw and Oliver Bromley-Davenport won the males’ draw, both of whom win a gift voucher.
If you’ve been inspired by the Summer of Sport to get back into sport and fitness, why not check out www.boltonarena.com to see the sports and activities on offer or call us on 01204 488100.
IT’S been a brilliant Summer of Sport so far – and there’s still so much more to come!
We’ve already had some amazing football matches in the Euros with patriotic feelings running high, especially for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Wonder goals have come from players like top scorers Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo and nail-biters in the group stages included a 3-3 draw between Hungary and Poland.
However, now the Euros are over for England you may want to turn your attention to other sporting events over the next few months. Wimbledon has been delighting many with its clutch of major stars vying for honours and lesser-known players giving the performance of their lives. The finals on July 9th and 10th offer special viewing for tennis fans – and I know many tennis fans here at the Arena will be in front of their TV screens then.
The Tour de France gets underway on July 2nd with a chance to marvel at this talented field of international cyclists; by July 24th this year’s champion finally powers through.
For golf fans, the 145th British Open Championships running from July 14th to July 17th in the rugged West of Scotland at Royal Troon provides a fascinating look at the pro’s who make the game look so easy when we know it isn’t!
The long-awaited Rio Olympics has its impressive opening ceremony on August 5th , and just over a week later on August 13th the new football season starts.
Once we have viewed all the new world records and personal best times and performances of the Olympics, it comes to a close on August 21st. . And all the inspiration and athletic prowess of the Paralympics begins with the opening ceremony on September 7th with events finishing on September 18th .
If this remarkable sporting Summer inspires you to get off your couch and into the gym, onto the running track or the tennis court, why not come down to the USN Bolton Arena?
We’ve got our own Tour de France Gym Challenge from July 2nd to 24th when you can see how far you can travel on a bike. You need to register with a TGS key for this and there are spot prizes throughout the challenge, plus a first prize of a £50 voucher, second of a £30 voucher and third prize of a £20 voucher. There’s just never been a better time to get on your bike!
It’s also never been cheaper to join the Arena gym. We’ve got £20.16 off all 12-month gym memberships throughout the Summer of Sport.