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September 2016

National Fitness Day 

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!

National Fitness Day

To help you decide what to do on the day, there’s an Event Planner on the National Fitness Day website

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!

Be Warned - don't ignore vascular diease!

SEPTEMBER is nationally known as Vascular Disease Month and also includes National Fitness Day, which is on September 7th.  

Bolton Community Leisure are helping in the fight against Vascular Disease, not only to increase its awareness, but also offering FREE Fitness Sessions. The aim is to ‘get the borough moving’ and more people active, encouraging them to become healthier….even if it’s just for one day.

To do this, Bolton Community Leisure are putting on ‘FREE Power Half Hour’ Fitness Sessions at each of their 5 leisure facilities across Bolton. To find out more see or Call The Jason Kenny Centre on 01204 374290

Combined with the above fitness sessions, the Jason Kenny Centre at Bolton One will also be hosting some health professionals who will be available to offer a FREE health check, which consists of blood pressure checks, blood sugar level checks (for Diabetes), height and weight measurements for your BMI (Body Mass Index) and advice on weight management and healthy eating.

To incentivise you to make a change, get fitter, healthier and ultimately reduce that risk of Vascular Disease, Bolton Community Leisure are offering a FREE 1 day pass* for the centre of your choice, to enjoy use of the gym, the pool and a fitness class. Just bring this voucher with you to the centre. 

7 day pass

"Here at Bolton Community Leisure we are aiming to increase the awareness of Vascular Disease, which is currently as common as Cancer and Heart Disease and is actually accountable for 40% of deaths in the UK. Our ultimate goal is to help free the UK from Vascular Disease, but even if we can help reduce it by just 1%, we are making a difference.”

The cause of Vascular Disease is the build-up of fatty deposits in the blood vessels along with inflammation and weakness in the arteries and veins. This fatty build-up occurs over a long period of time and has virtually no symptoms, until the arteries and veins become so damaged that the blood flow to the major organs and muscles become compromised and causes a lack of mobility, pain and tissue death. As a result of this, Vascular Disease is the most common precursor for coronary Heart Attacks and can cause a Stroke due to affecting the arteries in the neck.

Researchers behind Vascular Disease are aiming to gain a better understanding and knowledge of the importance of having healthy arteries and veins. Once they have grasped a greater understanding of this, we can then focus on how easily this can be achieved, leading to longer and healthier lives.

The most common form of Vascular Disease is Peripheral Arterial Disease, also known as PAD, which affects the arteries in your legs. PAD causes pain in the legs when walking, ulceration and in some very serious cases, amputation. It is estimated that 9% of the population suffer Peripheral Arterial Disease. There are a number of factors which contribute to towards Vascular Disease:
·    Being Male
·    High Blood Pressure
·    Smoking
·    Diabetes
·    Lack of Exercise
·    Family history of Vascular Disease, Angina, Heart Attack or Stoke
·    Being Overweight
·    High Cholesterol
·    Unhealthy Diet
·    Stress

The diagram below shows the main causes of Vascular Disease. Choosing a healthy lifestyle can dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease, but not only that, it can improve your quality of life. You don’t need to make these changes all at once, but start slowly and gradually you’ll see a difference.

The below diagram and above statistics are taken from the Circulation Foundation – The Vascular Charity. More information can be found at 

National Fitness Day - Wednesday 7th September 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 -

08:00 - 08:30

17:30 - 18:00

19:00 - 19:30

Horwich Leisure Centre - 01204 334488 -

08:00 - 08:30

17:30 - 18:00

19:00 - 19:30

Jason Kenny Centre - 01204 374290 -

08:00 - 08:30

17:30 - 18:00

19:00 - 19:30

Leverhulme Park Community Leisure Centre - 01204 334272 -

08:00 - 08:30

17:30 - 18:00

19:00 - 19:30

Westhoughton Leisure Centre - 01942 634810 -

08:00 - 08:30

17:30 - 18:00

19:00 - 19:30


January 2016

Real People, Real Lives

Tom Hough is currently in the 2nd week of his 17 week training program at The Jason Kenny Centre, and our qualified fitness professionals are working alongside him on his ‘Journey to London’ for the London Marathon this year. Having been supplied with a training programme from the organisers of the London Marathon, Tom is incorporating various different training techniques with our team, to ensure his body is in the ultimate condition when the big day arrives.

“I'm feeling great, motivated, and I cannot wait to continue on the course of training, as it becomes more intense. I am progressing nicely with my training so far, and I have set a target of around 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete the marathon. Alongside training I am fundraising, which is currently going great. With a target of £1,800, each and every sponsor and donation is welcome. To donate visit the just giving page or text 'THLM95' to 70070 with the amount you wish to donate. All money goes directly to the charity.

Tom is running for a charity close to his heart, Clic Sargent (Children with Cancer), and he is also looking to support Bolton Hospice on their colour run in August 2016. The Jason Kenny Centre team will be monitoring his progress closely and will share his journey with our fans and followers as the training intensifies and the workload becomes more vigorous. 

13th January 2015

Bolton Community Leisure Trust supports Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ campaign

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   

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. 

Changes to free swimming for 60 – 64 year olds & free leisure activities for 65+ years

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.

Lasting leisure legacy for Kenny

Olympic hero Jason Kenny is to have Bolton’s newest leisure complex named after him.

Cyclist Kenny, is Bolton’s greatest Olympian to date, after adding golds in the men’s team sprint and the individual sprint in London 2012, to the gold and silver medal he won in Beijing.

Council bosses have announced plans to name the leisure facility at Bolton One, the town’s £30.6m leisure, health and research centre, after him.

A motion will go before the council on August 29, asking councillors to back naming it the Jason Kenny Centre, in his honour. The motion also asks for support to name a local cycle trail after him.

The news comes just days after the council unveiled details about the public celebration it is hosting for Kenny on September 1.

Bolton One, on Moor Lane, opened in February and is a partnership between the council, NHS Bolton and the University of Bolton.

The leisure facility contains a state-of-the-art fitness suite, a community gym, dance and workout studio along with a competition standard, eight-lane, 25-metre swimming pool.

Kenny said: “As the saying goes ‘home is where the heart is’ so it's a real honour to have the leisure centre at the Bolton One complex named after me. I'm proud of being from Bolton, it is where I was born and bred, so to be recognised in this way by my home town is incredible."

And council bosses believe that it is only fitting to name the centre after him.

Leader of Bolton Council, Councillor Cliff Morris, added: “Jason’s spectacular gold medals were proud and inspirational moments for everyone in Bolton. Bolton One houses our newest leisure centre, in the heart of the community. Jason is a great sporting ambassador, an inspiration for young people across the borough and we think this is a good way to honour his achievements.

“We’ve marked 2012 as the year of sport and we want to build a strong Olympic legacy in his home town that will inspire generations to come. We hope that his triumph will inspire young people to get active, use sporting facilities and aim for success.”

Chairman of Bolton Community Leisure Trust (BCLT), Dave Singleton, added: “we’re delighted that the leisure facility at Bolton One will be named the Jason Kenny Centre.  It’s a fitting tribute to our local Olympian whose dedication to sport and exercise has contributed to achieving the ultimate goal.”

Dr Wirin Bhatiani, Chair of Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group, the local body responsible for health care in the community, added his support for the proposal. “The whole building is designed to be a central part of the Bolton community, and it is only right that Jason, who has made such a tremendous contribution to sport, is acknowledged in this way,” he said.

“I hope that the name encourages even more people to go to the leisure centre or just get on their bike and live a healthy lifestyle.”

Dr George Holmes, Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton, said: “'I had the pleasure of meeting Jason when the University awarded him a masters degree, just after his medal success at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

“We were thrilled to see him achieve further Olympic glory in London this year, demonstrating what hard work and dedication can achieve. He is a great ambassador for sport and this is a fitting tribute from the town.”

The motion will be considered at the council meeting on August 29 and if passed work will then start on renaming the centre.

See BBC News article:
Cyclist Jason Kenny in Bolton leisure centre honour

Bolton One: It's a knockout says Amir.

THE World Number One boxing champ has joined Bolton One.

Amir Khan’s credentials as world champ may be the subject of some debate at the moment — that argument will be settled in May with his rematch with Lamont Peterson — but the Bolton boxer made a splash yesterday at the £30 million health and fitness facility.

Amir, who is in training for his Las Vegas bout on May 19, was given a tour of the state of- the-art gym and even found time to take a dip in the pool.

The 25-year-old was “blown away” by the facilities and said they were exactly what the community needed.

He added: “This place is brilliant. The facilities here are excellent.

There’s everything from running machines, rowing machines, studios for classes and obviously the swimming pool.

“There aren’t many affordable gyms these days so it’s good for the community. Now people don’t have to travel outside the town centre to swim. It is fantastic that youngsters can swim for free here too.

That is an amazing offer.” Town centre swimming returned to Bolton last month after a 10-year absence. The flagship health and fitness facility — a joint project between Bolton Council, Bolton University and the NHS — boasts a competition standard, eight-lane, 25-metre swimming pool, with a moveable floor to accommodate swimming lessons and aqua aerobics, and 250 spectators for gala events. A community gym, dance studio and fitness suite also form part of the leisure complex.

John Gorton, partnership development manager for Bolton Community Leisure Trust, said: “It is great to have the backing of someone like Amir Khan. He supports Bolton in all sorts of guises.

“He has supported Bolton and the council ever since he won his medal at the Olympics.

He will always represent Bolton and push Bolton’s profile, wherever he goes.”