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Scan Computers International Renew Commercial Partnership

Bolton Arena are pleased to announce a partnership with local Bolton Business Scan Computers International for a further year.

Scan Computers have been in business for over 30 years and are all about three things – technology, people and how they bring them together. With a team of over 200 strong, there’s always an expert on hand to happily share their knowledge with you. From software to hardware to expert technical advice and care, there’s nothing they don’t know about tech.

Scan Computers, Marketing Manager, Rajen Raja, showed his support and commented “Scan has been part of the local community for over 25 years and we’ve always believed in giving something back. We are extremely proud to support Bolton Arena and their Business Football League”

Along with the commercial partnership with Bolton Arena, Scan Computers also are continuing to sponsor our Tuesday and Wednesday night Business Football League. Scan Computers provide monthly prizes for goalkeeper and player of the month awards for both leagues, adding another reason to get your work colleagues together.

John Ashley Head of Commercial commented “We are delighted that Scan Computers have renewed their Commercial Partnership with us and continue to support our Business Football league on a Tuesday and Wednesday night.

For more information about our Commercial Partnerships, contact our commercial team on 01204 488 112 or email business@boltonarena.com

Be Inspired – Gareth Mann

In our latest edition of ‘Be Inspired’, we talked to Gareth Mann, a member of Bolton Arena Gym since 2013.

Gareth talked us through a range of topics from his weight loss journey to his achievements as a result of his increased level of fitness after training at Bolton Arena Gym.

Over the past 4 and a half years, Gareth has lost over 5 stone and credited our fitness instructors for helping him achieve this. A change of diet and training guidance from our instructors are the 2 major factors in Gareth’s weight loss.

As Gareth has been a member of other gyms, we asked him what makes Bolton Arena Gym stand out. The vast range of equipment and the fact you don’t have to wait to get on anything, with particular reference to our free weights area were the standout points from his response.

When asked what advice he would give to other people who were looking to lose weight, Gareth said to “stick with it and don’t give up. The best results always take time to achieve”.

After starting his weight loss journey with us, this has led Gareth to go on to make several achievements outside of the gym. He runs the Greater Manchester 10k every year whilst also raising money for charities such as Christie’s and Parkinson’s in the form of other 10ks. Next year Gareth is raising his bar even higher as he is currently training for the 2020 Manchester Marathon.

Gareth’s weight loss has also benefitted his personal life, he has become more confident, which has enabled him to focus more. Stress reduction and an increase in a balance in his life were also benefits that he has reaped since training at Bolton Arena Gym.

Thank you for sharing your story with us, Gareth, and best of luck next year for the marathon.

Body Composition Analysis – New to Bolton Arena Gym

See what you’re made of…. Get real evidence to see if your training plan is working for you.

Bolton Arena Gym are introducing Body Composition Analysis as part of the new programme offering for gym members.

Using the world leading Tanita body composition monitors which bring you fast, accurate body composition results using the latest advanced bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) technology. The body analysis scales give you a true indicator of your inner health &, when monitored over time, can show the impact of any fitness regime or weight loss programme.

Tanita is fully integrated into the Technogym My Wellness connected technology which enables Bolton Arena members to measure their true performance & track their progress wherever they are, whilst helping gym instructors improve members health & fitness results.

Devise a precise plan for muscle gain and fat loss in specific areas. By directly assessing your ratio of body fat and muscle, a BCA can help you customize your training/diet to suit your needs.

These are just some of the many measurements taken from the BCA.

Get your first analysis FREE by speaking to a gym instructor next time you’re in.

Following the first reading it’s only £5 per analysis or purchase 8 for £35.

For more information contact memberships on 01204 488104.

Job Opportunity: Part-Time Receptionist

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 dependent upon age (rising to national living wage on
completion of training

Hours: 22.25 hours per week (average). Permanent contract.

WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
Monday 1530-2000 1230-2000 1300-2000
Tuesday 1545-2245 1545-2245 1545-2245
Wednesday 0645-1245
Thursday 1530-2000 1530-2000 1545-2000 1545-2245
Friday 1545-2215 0645-1245 1545-2215
Saturday 0900-1230
Sunday
TOTAL HOURS 21.5 28.5 18 21

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

Essential

Desirable

To request an application pack, please email Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com

CV’s are accepted in support of applications, accompanied by a completed application form.

Closing date: 25th November 2019, 12 noon.

Job Opportunity: Casual Attendant

Casual Arena Attendant

Working in the Operations Department, the successful applicant will be required to assist with cleaning, facility checks, setting up of equipment and other general duties on an ‘ad-hoc’ basis, as and when required.

A wide variety of shift patterns exist and will involve weekend, evening and early morning working, however, there is no guarantee that work will be offered regularly.

Shift examples:

Weekdays:  06.30 – various finish times
14.30 / 17.30 – latest finish time 22.45

Weekends:  07.30 / 09.00 – various finish times
13.30 / 14.00 – latest finish time 20.15

Weekend working is an essential part of the role.

Staff benefits include; uniform, discounts at Refresh café, free gym membership, discounts at Middlebrook restaurants/retailers

For further information and an application form please contact:

Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager – kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com

Please not that although CV’s will be accepted as support of an application, the company’s application must be completed in full.

Applicants will also be required to provide documentation to verify their eligibility to live and work in the UK.

Closing date:  30th November 2019

The Bolton Marathon Is Back!

The first Bolton Marathon in 33 years takes place on Sunday 17th May 2020.

The Bolton Marathon was once one of the most popular and iconic marathons in the UK and now it’s back.

With a single lap, closed roads course, this is a true test of any runner’s ability. Whether you’re an experienced runner looking for that new challenge or looking for that amazing, once in a lifetime marathon – this is it!

With a full weekend of activities at the Athlete Village including a Family Fun Run and 10k, there is something for the whole family. Come and enjoy the atmosphere and be part of an amazing race!

Bolton Arena is supporting the Bolton Marathon as the ‘Official fitness facilities partner’ by offering registered athletes the opportunity to utilise the gym and running track facilities for winter training through a discounted membership offer.

The arena’s gym is equipped with fifteen Technogym Artis treadmills which offer high quality running experience giving athletes the most natural feeling. Artis Run elevates your indoor running experience. The arena also boasts a 400-metre running track free to use for gym members, giving athletes the perfect variation to their training programme.

Bolton Marathon Director Richard Smith added “We proud to be partnering with Bolton Arena as the Official Facilities Partner of the Bolton Marathon. Bolton Arena offers a great one stop shop for all Bolton Marathon runners to train and get prepared for the challenge of a lifetime!”

Event details and schedule

Bolton Marathon will have a full weekend of activities for everyone to enjoy. Race registration opens on Friday 15th May 17:00 – 20:00 and Saturday 16th May 08:00 – 16:00. You will need to collect your race number, or get someone to do it on your behalf, between these times. No race numbers will be given out on race day.

Athletes Village is in Queens Park, Bolton. Bag drop will close approx. 30 minutes prior to race start. The marathon starts at 09:00. The 10k starts at 10:00.

A detailed race briefing will be sent out to athletes on the email provided at least 2 weeks prior to race day.

By taking part in the Bolton Marathon, 10k or Family Fun Run, as well as inspiring others you are also making a positive impact on the lives of many other people by taking part in a fantastic sport!

Entries are now open! To register or further information, head over to https://www.boltonmarathon.com/

Wear It Pink Day Raises Amazing Amount!

On Friday 18th October, we held a ‘Wear It Pink’ Day in order to support Breast Cancer Awareness. With all our employees wearing pink whilst making a minimum of a £1 donation to Bolton Breast Unit.

What a fantastic ‘wear it pink day’ it turned out to be! From a famous guest visitor performing his trick on Andy & Jack, which provided a very amusing incident for everyone, to a brilliant bake sale which provided a number of  delightful treats for all our customers.

We’d like to thank, Mata and her Zumba class, our walking footballers, the walking sports ladies, our employees and all of our partners and customers for making the day, so enjoyable and successful.

We’re delighted to announce we raised over £640.00, which is an amazing amount. We hope you enjoyed the fun and the delicious goodies!

Thank you for your support, from everyone here Stateside Foods Bolton Arena.

Keep an eye out for our next event, which is scheduled on Friday 15th November.

Events Planned For Our Chosen Charities

At the start of the year Bolton Arena staff were asked to nominate two charities to support throughout the year. Children In Need and Bolton Breast Unit were confirmed as our two nominated charities for the forthcoming year.

On Friday 18th October, Stateside Foods Bolton Arena are holding a ‘Wear It Pink’ Day in order to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Our employees will be wearing pink whilst also making a minimum of a £1 donation to Bolton Breast Unit. A cake sale will also be taking place in the café area between 11-1pm with all proceeds going towards Bolton Breast Unit. We are encouraging anyone else who comes into the Arena to partake in our ‘Wear It Pink’ Day and to kindly make a donation to Bolton Breast Unit.

On Friday 15th November we will be raising money for both Children In Need and Bolton Breast Unit in the form of a Dress Down Day, where a cake sale, staff competition and a raffle will all be taking place. All money donated will be evenly split and sent to both of our chosen charities.

Thank you to all staff members for their effort into organising the fundraisers. Be sure to keep an eye out in the future as the time has almost come to pick our chosen charities for 2020/21.”

Be Inspired – Gym Member Craig Smart

In this month’s edition of Be Inspired, we speak to Craig Smart, a long-term member of Bolton Arena Gym.

Craig first joined Bolton Arena Gym in 2011, two years after having his second open heart surgery due to a condition he has had from birth named Tetralogy of Fallot, a combination of four congenital heart abnormalities.

Aiming to get fit and improve his strength and flexibility, Craig chose to come to Bolton Arena Gym as it is local to his workplace. In 2018, after a brief time away trying out other gyms, Craig returned to the Arena, citing the friendly staff as one of his reasons for doing so. He is now settled into a routine on coming in early around 6:30am and seeing familiar faces each day.

Craig went on to say that “the gym is also a great motivational and release tool. It allows me to have time to myself, to manage my thoughts and gives me something to look forward to. I can take myself away from the stresses of daily life and focus on my fitness. 

A recommendation from Craig was to get information from our instructors if you are ever unsure of anything. Craig seeked assurance from our instructors in regards to how hard he should be pushing himself after having a heart operation.

Training at Bolton Arena Gym has helped Craig’s mental toughness, which has led him onto several achievements including dropping his weight from 80kg to 65kg and also participating and succeeding in events such as the Wigan 10k and Manchester Marathon Relay.

In terms of inspiration, Craig is a new father and uses his daughter as inspiration to stay active and healthy as he wants to set a good example to his family, whilst also being able to participate in sport-based activities with her. Another form of inspiration comes from Craig’s wife, former Olympic GB Swimmer, Helen Don-Duncan, who competed at the Sydney 2000 Olympics in backstroke and with her vigorous training schedule e.g. waking up in the early hours of the morning to train, this inspired Craig to follow her lead and do the same. Craig now supports others and introduced a weight loss challenge to his work colleagues.  Approximately 20 staff members took part in the challenge and they collectively lost over 150Ibs over an 8 week period.

Thank you for sharing your story and recovery journey, with us Craig.

Bolton Arena Walk Group In Partnership With Bolton Ramblers

Bolton Arena Walk Group in partnership with Bolton Ramblers

Bolton Arena gym are launching a walk group starting this Autumn, it’s free of charge to gym members. The walk group has been setup in partnership with Bolton Ramblers who have been organising and leading country walks successfully for over 50 years.

Walks will take place Bi-Monthly on Friday mornings beginning at 11am. Bolton Ramblers will be accompanied by a member of the gym team to lead the group on a walk between 8 and 10 miles.

Friday 22nd November 2019

Length: 8.2 miles

Walk: Borsdane Wood, Aspull.

Friday 17th January 2020

Length: 8.8 miles

Walk: Entwistle and Wayoh Reservoirs, Edgworth, Chapeltown.

 Friday 20th March 2020

Length: 8.3 miles

Walk: Irwell Vale, Helmshore,

To book your free place on any of the above walks speak to a member of the gym team call 01204 488104 or email memberships@boltonarena.com

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