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The foundations and concrete pilings have all gone in, and the steel sheet piles are now being installed ready for the retaining wall, with the steel frame arriving on site early November.
The new leisure centre is being built on the site of the former multi-storey car park, and the current centre will remain open until it is ready. The old centre will be demolished to make way for a modern health hub housing multiple GP surgeries and localised health services.
The project is funded by Bolton Community Leisure Trust, which manages the centre, and Bolton Council to encourage more people to take up sport and live longer healthier and happier lives.
There has been ongoing communication with customers and residents to try and address any issues that have arisen and help minimise disruption.
As well as a dedicated information point within the centre, progress pictures and live coverage of ‘work in progress’ can be seen through a time lapse camera on the Horwich Rebuild page at www.boltonleisure.com
Wherever possible local businesses have been supported in the building of the new facility:
We greatly appreciate the patience of customers and residents with the restricted car parking facilities during construction especially during peak times in the early evening.
There are a number of alternative free public car parks in close proximity to the centre as shown on the map opposite.
Wednesday 7th September 2016
The countdown has begun. National Fitness Day on Wednesday, September 7th looks like being the busiest one yet. The most active day of the year just became that little bit more lively!
To help you decide what to do on the day, there’s an Event Planner on the National Fitness Day websitehttp://www.nationalfitnessday.com/find-an-event/
All events are free so there’s no excuse for not making an appearance. The range of activities is pretty impressive and will be getting added to as the day approaches.
So, just pop your post code in the event finder and see what’s happening near you.
It’s a post code lottery, but you’re guaranteed a win!
Saturday 26th November to Thursday 1st December 2016
Bolton's Christmas Pantomime is coming back to Horwich Leisure Centre in partnership with Tri Entertainment. This year we are pleased to announce we will be bringing you Snow White and the 7 Dwarths to a stage near you. Staring EastEnders "Ben Mitchell" Joshua Pascoe as Muddles, singing sensation Kate Greenwood as Snow White and returning following her role as The Bad Witch in last years show Victoria Roberts as the Wicked Queen.
General Shows £10School Shows £6Early Bird Offer* £9.00
* early bird offer if tickets are booked before 12th August** signed performance by Andy HigginsFor tickets contact Horwich Leisure Centre on 01204334488 or book online at www.boltonpanto.co.uk
As part of our New Year, New You campaign, the team at Bolton Community Leisure Trust will be highlighting the hard work and dedication of some of our members, who have shared their own personal experience, motivation and journeys with us. We’re proud to have them as part of the family!
James Quin, member at Horwich Leisure Centre:
At 19 years old I tipped the scales at 26 stone, consuming on average 9,000 calories a day.After visiting America and being told I was too large to go on the rides at a theme park, I knew that it was time to change my life. I switched playing on the Xbox for working out at the gym and living a healthier lifestyle.
Horwich Leisure Centre is supporting me in my journey by providing guidance, reassurance, and finding the confidence I needed to believe that I could lose the weight I had been dreaming of for so long.
Having fitness instructors that were able to tailor a fitness plan to meet my weight loss targets helped me to achieve the realistic goals that we had set. This progress gave me a massive confidence boost as in the past I had struggled to lose weight for so long.
I always tried to get out of sports at school and because of my size I was quite shy. I chose Horwich Leisure Centre because I knew it was a friendly Leisure Centre.
James started a workout regime based around using the bikes and cardio work but is now focusing on very low impact exercises. Through the help of our fitness instructors, James has been able to increase his fitness plans and goals to include running, cycling and weight training, a goal that he never thought he would be able to achieve.
James Quin truly is the perfect example of having born the determination to lose weight. We are touched that James saw commitment and opportunity with Horwich Leisure Centre, so we wanted to expose his story and share it with you.
Whatever our motivation, we can all lose weight, tone up, get fitter, run faster, become stronger, train smarter.
The key ingredients are commitment and determination.
If you really want to, you can.
“I was, now I am”
James Quin 05/01/2016
National Fitness Day is designed to promote fitness to the nation. We are offering FREE power half hour fitness sessions at our centres listed below. These sessions are HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training sessions. These run for 30 minutes and covers an all over body workout. This type of training raises your heart rate and burns more fat in a shorter time. See below to contact each centre for more information.
Farnworth Leisure Centre - 01204 334477 - Liam.firstname.lastname@example.org
08:00 - 08:30
17:30 - 18:00
19:00 - 19:30
Horwich Leisure Centre - 01204 334488 - Steve.email@example.com
Jason Kenny Centre - 01204 374290 - Rami.Braiek@serco.com
Leverhulme Park Community Leisure Centre - 01204 334272 - Katy.firstname.lastname@example.org
Westhoughton Leisure Centre - 01942 634810 - Matthew.email@example.com
13th January 2015
Sport England officially launched the inspiring ‘This Girl Can’ campaign last night (12 Jan) with the premiere of a national television advertisement during Coronation Street, reaching millions of viewers. The initiative aims to forge new positive social attitudes to and around women and girls playing sport and being physically active, breaking down a key barrier (fear of judgement) so that they feel more confident and comfortable exercising.
Bolton Community Leisure Trust is supporting the initiative to encourage women and girls to take part in activities at our Centres and spread the message that ‘thisgirlcan’. The Trust has seven leisure facilities across Bolton offering a variety of activities, including women only gym and swim sessions at Bolton One, Zumba, Legs, Bums & Tums and high energy Les Mills group exercise classes. Other activities available such as squash, badminton and aqua aerobics offer an alternative workout option to the gym.
If an introduction to a particular sport or activity is needed, then Bolton Community Leisure’s friendly gym instructors are on hand to provide advice and support. To see all of Bolton Community Leisure’s facilities and opportunities, visit www.boltonleisure.com.
Dave Singleton, Chairman of Bolton Community Leisure Trust commented “Sport England’s growing insight, especially into younger women, shows that many of the barriers encountered are emotional as well as practical – how they feel about sport is as important as finding a convenient, affordable option. We are hopeful that the campaign will inspire women and girls within our local community and liberate them from fear of judgement to join us in our centres and get involved.”
There is a huge social media drive behind the Sport England campaign using the hashtag #ThisGirlCan to get women talking and sharing their thoughts and experiences.
Join us at Facebook at GymInBolton or on Twitter @gyminBolton where we will be supporting this inspiring campaign and showing you how to get involved at your local leisure centre.
Customers will be aware that Bolton Council must make budget savings of £43.4million over the period 2013 – 2015. As a result it is not in a position to continue to fund the current range of free activities. The Council has committed to maintain free swimming for the 17year olds and under and a full range of activities for 65 year olds and older, however, free swimming for 60 to 64 year olds will no longer be available from Monday, September 9th 2013 at Bolton Community Leisure Centres.
A charge will be payable from this date for these customers using the pool. This includes all instructor led aqua based sessions which will be subject to fees and charges.
These changes will be implemented across Bolton Community Leisure Centres from Monday 9th September.
Further changes outlined will mean that free leisure activities for those aged 65+ years, will only be available during off-peak hours from Monday 4th November at Bolton Community Leisure Centres.
A peak charge will be applicable before 9.30am Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) for all leisure activities across the centres.
Bolton Community Leisure Trust and Bolton Council are working closely to support this transition period and ensure that continued opportunities are available for customers through investment in new and improved facilities and activities.
The leisure centres affected by this policy change which are managed by Bolton Community Leisure Trust are:
• The Jason Kenny Centre at Bolton One• Horwich Leisure Centre• Farnworth Leisure Centre• Westhoughton Community Leisure Centre• Leverhulme Park Community Leisure Centre• Sharples Community Leisure Centre• Harper Green Community Leisure Centre
Bolton Community Leisure Trust is committed to providing excellent customer service and community leisure facilities. For further support on this issue please speak to a member of the team.