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.
USN Bolton Arena are delighted to welcome local fitness training provider FitPRO, as a new commercial partner.
FitPRO Training Academy was set up by British soldier and army physical training instructor, Lee Hill from Westhoughton, Bolton.
Dedicated to delivering high quality health & fitness industry qualifications, such as personal training and sports massage courses. The FitPRO Training Academy ethos is highly quality teaching with continued coaching and mentoring delivered by our highly dedicated and experienced tutors, to help people successfully step into a career within the fitness industry.
Managing Director, Lee Hill commented ”We decided to partner with USN Bolton Arena due to its outstanding reputation throughout the North West. This will only serve to enhance the learning experience of our students, through being in a fantastic training environment with world class facilities and excellent local amenities and transport links. The partnership is an exciting prospect for FitPRO Training Academy and we look forward to working together and delivering more high quality courses from this fantastic venue.”
Head Of Commercial, John Ashley explained ”We’re pleased to be working with another local business and we’re excited to help FitPRO grow within the fitness industry. The background and ethos of FitPro, makes them a perfect partner for USN Bolton Arena, the partnership will also enhance our proposition in building an active healthy community”.
For further information about FitPro training academy or to take a look at the courses available head over to https://fitprotrainingacademy.com/
Interested in becoming a commercial partner? click here.
Former Champions Among World Class Entry For Sixth Bolton Indoor wheelchair Tennis Tournament
Five former champions, including leading Brit Jordanne Whiley and world No. 3 Aniek van Koot of the Netherlands are among more than 80 players from 22 countries in a star-studded field for the LTA’s 2019 Bolton Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, which takes place this week at USN Bolton Arena from Tuesday 29th to Saturday 23rd February.
Ten-time Grand Slam champion Whiley, the winner of the women’s singles in Bolton in 2015 and 2016, is attempting to make it back-to-back titles on home soil this week after being victorious over the weekend at the ITF 3 Series Wrexham Indoor.
The Wrexham event was Whiley’s first international tournament since winning a fourth Wimbledon doubles title in July 2017 and subsequently becoming a mum for the first time in January 2018.
Whiley said: “For my first international tournament since 2017 I certainly exceeded my expectations last week. Now I’m really excited for Bolton as there are more Top 10 players than last week and it’s a whole new challenge.
“Compared to training I made some big improvements in certain aspects of my game last week, but I’ve also played better in training than some of the tennis I played in Wrexham and there’s still plenty to work on so it’s going to be an interesting week.”
With Whiley set to regain a place on the International Tennis Federation’s world rankings next week, since she needs to have earned ranking points from a minimum of two tournaments, the former world No.3 will meet current world No.3 and 2014 and 2018 Bolton Indoor champion van Koot in Wednesday’s women’s singles second round this week.
Whiley beat Germany’s world No.9 Katharina Kruger in Sunday’s final in Wrexham. Kruger and van Koot are just two of four Top 10 players among the women’s singles entry in Bolton, which also includes current world No.8 Marjolein Buis, the 2017 Bolton Indoor champion and runner-up in last year’s all-Dutch final.
European players fill the bulk of the eight seeded positions for the men’s singles, which features seven of the world’s Top 20 and another strong Dutch entry headed by world No.10 Maikel Scheffers and world No.11 Tom Egberink.
Domestic interest in the men’s singles is led by British No.3 Dermot Bailey, a semi-finalist in singles and finalist in doubles in Wrexham last week. Bailey plays second seed Egberink for a place in the men’s quarter-finals.
Two former champions are among the entries for the quad singles, including another Dutch world No.10-ranked player, Sam Schroder. Schroder won the Bolton Indoor title in 2017 and lines up alongside Sweden’s 2015 champion Anders hard and leading Brits James Shaw, Antony Cotterill and Richard Green.
In addition to the world-class play, this year’s event sees the return of Bolton’s Junior Wheelchair Tournament taking place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February, with entries including six members of the GB Wheelchair Junior Futures Potential Programme.
Tournament Director Claire McCulloch commented: “This is the start of a vitally important season for international wheelchair tennis as players begin to think about qualification for the Tokyo Paralympics and that is reflected in the world class entry we have in Bolton. We are very excited to build on the success of last year’s inaugural Bolton Junior Wheelchair Tennis Tournament with many of the country’s top younger players joining us at the weekend. To have our world-class athletes play alongside stars of the future really helps to inspire upcoming talent and we would encourage all members of the public to come down to the arena and watch some world-class sport for free this week!”
The Bolton Indoor ITF 2 forms part of the International Tennis Federation’s UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and is the second of seven world ranking wheelchair tennis tournaments to be held in Great Britain in 2019.
Entry for spectators is free throughout the duration of the tournament.
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
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.