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.
As part of the ITF World Tennis Tour some players with a world ranking inside the top 200 will be converging on the Arena for this men’s & women’s $25,000 event. The ITF World Tennis Tour is the first stage of the professional tennis ladder, with the all of the current world’s top 10 having sharpened their skills at this level.
Bolton last staged an event at this level in 2004, a men’s event which saw a 17 year old Andy Murray in action. Marcos Bagdhatis won the title, an was then ranked 8 in the world just 2 years later, having reached the final of the Australian Open and semi-final of Wimbledon in 2016.
Tournament Director, Richard Joyner, commented ‘This really is a great opportunity to come to watch some professional tennis free of charge. A number of players competing at this level progress to the higher echelons of the game, as reflected by Marcos Baghdatis reaching a grand slam final, and the world’s top 10 within 2 years of capturing the 2004 Bolton title. The women’s event could attract some players already inside the world’s top 200, and the event promises to produce a great spectacle of men’s and women’s tennis’.
The qualifying event is scheduled for Monday 1 April, with main draw starting Tuesday 2 April playing through to the doubles final’s on Saturday 6 April, and singles finals on Sunday 7 April. Play is scheduled to start from 10.00am each day with the order of play confirmed on a daily basis.
Please follow the links below for further information:
The player entry list will appear on the links above after the entry deadline on Thursday 14 March.
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/
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.
|WEEK 1||WEEK 2||WEEK 3||WEEK 4||WEEK 5|
|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
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.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.