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March 2017

The future of fitness arrives at the refurbished Harborough Leisure Centre

Finally, a chance to be 10 years younger without a time machine

It looks like a Dalek, but it’s a lot less scary and the new Boditrax machine at Harborough Leisure Centre is already helping the centre’s members see how healthy they really are.

Harborough Leisure Centre members get use of Boditrax free as part of their memberships and it’s proving a popular addition to the centre’s health and fitness offering. With the £100,000 recently invested in a new gym, plus a refurbished swimming pool, now’s an exciting time to be a leisure centre member.

The simplicity of the boditrax machine is proving popular – just step on it, hold the handles and you’re off. Half a minute later, members get a full body run down covering important stuff like their weight and body mass index (BMI).

Weight and BMI, you can get from loads of sources, of course. Where Boditrax really comes into its own is with metrics like how much muscle is in each arm or leg, how much fat is in certain parts of the body and most popular of all – the member’s metabolic age. No need to go Back to the Future to take 10 years off your age.

The metabolic age is the one that counts. And if a member gets an age they don’t like the look of, at least with Boditrax, they can start doing something about it! The machine helps people set goals and track progress, like having a personal trainer, who never misses an appointment.

Justin Butlin, Contract Manager for the Harborough District Leisure Trust said: “Boditrax is a great addition to what we’re offering here at Harborough. When I first had a go on the machine, I couldn’t believe the level of detail it went into. It told me stuff I knew, and plenty that was a real eye-opener. People here seem to like it, which is what it’s all about really.

We think it’s a great tool for keeping people motivated with their fitness – so we’ve made it free as part of memberships. Add in the new gym and refurbished swimming pool, and we feel we’ve now got the full health and fitness package for the communities we serve.’

Clive Grafton-Reed, Chair of Harborough District Leisure Trust said “Boditrax is another innovation that members can benefit from in our Leisure Centres in Market Harborough and Lutterworth. One of our goals is getting more people to be active and enjoy the benefits of a healthier lifestyle so anything which helps people to achieve that has to be welcomed. I hope people will give it a go to see what it can do for them.”


February 2017

‘Harborough Hoist’ making it easier for disabled people to enjoy swimming

Acting on impassioned customer feedback, and following a consultation, the Harborough District Leisure Trust has now refurbished the changing facilities for disabled people at the Harborough Leisure Centre pool, which it runs.

In the world of social media, it can sometimes seem like everyone’s shouting so no-one’s listening. Getting your voice heard can seem like a daunting task, but parent Kyra Williams managed to get hers not only listened to but acted upon.

In Spring last year, Kyra took her disabled daughter, Molly swimming at Harborough Leisure Centre’s pool. Swimming is one of Molly’s favourite things, but Kyra felt the changing facilities were in no way accessible and made her voice heard on Facebook gathering support with each new post.

After being informed of the feedback and campaign building around it, the Harborough District Leisure Trust, which runs the leisure centres, sat down with Kyra to see what could be done. The Trust had been assured that its facilities complied with necessary guidelines, but Kyra’s feedback resulted in a consultation and a series of changes being suggested.

All changes are now in place. The largest of these has been the installation of a £3000 hoist in the disabled changing room that allows more people to use and enjoy the pool, by helping them change in comfort with all necessary disability aids, funded by the Leisure Trust.

Kyra Williams commented: After approaching Market Harborough Leisure Centre with the problem a 'rise and fall' change bed and hoist have been fitted. Both Molly and myself are absolutely thrilled to have been listened to. We no longer have to change her on the floor and I don't have to lift a heavy child. I hope that many more disabled users and carers can now enjoy the facilities as we do.

Trust Chair, Clive Grafton Reed confirmed: The ‘Harborough Hoist’ is now up and running along with the electric shower bed, and is already proving itself a worthwhile addition to the centre’s facilities.  As part of our Community strategy, the Trust are committed to making the residents of the Harborough District, more active, more often by removing barriers to entry.

Harborough District Councillor, Barbara Johnson had this to say about the positive changes:

'Last year, Mrs Williams raised concerns about the inadequate changing facilities for Molly and other children with disabilities.

I'm pleased that facilities are now appropriate and no longer present challenges for the children and those accompanying them. It was good to discuss and investigate options with staff, and to finally get a satisfactory resolution to the issues.


January 2017

BODYPUMP100 Launch

Come and join us on Saturday 14th January, 8am-9am, at Lutterworth Sports Centre and have a go at our workout classes for FREE! We will also be giving you the chance to join in with BODYPUMP100™; the celebration of the 100th release of BODYPUMP™ with the world’s biggest one day workout.

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Call our Lutterworth Reception Team on 01455 200800 to book your place.


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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!

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National Fitness Day

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


August 2015

National Fitness Day - Wednesday 9th September 2015

National Fitness Day is the biggest and most visible annual celebration of physical activity of the year. It is the day to celebrate the role that physical activity plays across the UK - come and join us!

This National Fitness Day Harborough Leisure Centre will be running some fantastic fitness sessions, from a 'Power Hour Gym Session' to CXWWORX and a Yoga-based stretch programme.

Come enjoy a power hour gym session lead by an instructor from 16:00 - 17:00. Be lead through a mixture of cardio and resistance exercise to enable you to gradually introduce activity into your everyday life at your own pace.

Exercising muscles around the core, CXWORX provides the vital ingredient for a stronger core. All the moves have options to make it challenging for your own individual level of fitness. A trained instructor will guide you through correct technique as you work with resistance tubes, weight plates and body weight exercises. The class is from 19:00 - 19:30.

A dynamic yoga-based stretch programme combining the fundamental principles and practices of Yoga and Pilates to create a realistic workout that brings the body, mind and soul into a state of balance and harmony. The class is from 19:30 - 20:30.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 9th September!
 


NEW Bootcamp Classes for Summer 2015

Launching Tuesday 4th August at Harborough Leisure Centre

In time for the summer weather, we are launching brand NEW Boot Camp sessions. These are fun, yet challenging outdoor workouts led by our passionate ex-Military instructor Simon Cass. These exciting new classes will launch in August with classes taking part as follows:

  • 6pm - 7pm every Tuesday at Harborough, at the rear of the Leisure centre
  • 6pm - 7pm every Thursday at Lutterworth, on the recreation ground opposite the Sports centre.

Each class will be £3.00 for members or £5.00 for non-members and will be available to book online in advance through our website.
 


Bring a Friend Event: 20th, 21st & 22nd February 2015

February is Heart month, in association with the British Heart Foundation.

We are giving you the opportunity to come and train with a non-member at any time during our 3 day spectacular event.  Your friend gets to use the facilities for free.  We have taster classes, swimming sessions, blood pressure checks and lots more activities to help keep you fit and healthy.  Registration is easy; just visit the centre to complete all relevant forms needed.
 

Friday 20th February
17:30 - 19:00Swimming
17:25CXWORX*
18:00 - 18:45Body Attack Express*
18:30 - 19:30Boxing Junior*
18:45 - 19:15Ab Blaster*
19:30 - 20:30Boxing Adults*

*Subject to availability

 

Saturday 21st February
09:00 - 10:00Blood Pressure Checks
10:00 - 12:00Inductions available*
15:30 - 17:30Inductions available*
11:00 - 11:30Spinnin Taster Class
12:00 - 12:30Kettlercise Taster Class
12:15 - 14:00Swimming
14:00 - 16:00Swimming

*Inductions need to be booked in advance

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time of a workout class. No booking required.

 

Sunday 22nd February
09:00 - 10:00Blood Pressure Checks
09:30 - 14:30The Injury Clinic
10:00 - 12:00Inductions available*
15:30 - 17:30Inductions available*
12:00 - 12:30BodyPump Taster Class
12:45 - 13:15Body Combat Taster Class
13:30 - 14:00Body Balance Taster Class

*Inductions need to be booked in advance

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time of a workout class. No booking required.


Any new members joining over the course of the weekend will receive their £10 admin fee for free*. If your friend joins, you as the member will receive one month's free membership too.

Come and register your interest with the reception and sales team.

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Tel:01858 410115

*Only applicable on a direct debit membership
 


Harborough Triathlon

Plans have just been unveiled for a new triathlon that will be based in Market Harborough that is taking place at the leisure centre on the afternoon of Sunday September 7th.

The Archway House Harborough Triathlon will comprise 2 events – a ‘Try and Tri’ event for people who want to find out what a triathlon might be a like and a ‘sprint’ event for those who are more confident in their swimming, cycling and running abilities.  For both events there is also a relay option – where entrants can split the sports declines between 3 people so that one person runs, one cycles and the other sprints.

The event is the idea of Amy Handford and Brian Corcoran both members of the leisure centre and , both keen triathletes who live in the area and have long dreamed of bringing the event to the town. “We are so excited to see the event coming together and hope that lots of people might use it as an opportunity to try out a triathlon for the first time” says Amy.
The Archway House Harborough triathlon will be based on the site of the Harborough Leisure Centre where the swim sessions will take place. It is hoped up to 300 people will take part at the event from 2pm onwards on September 7th.

In addition Archway House, the events main sponsor will be running special sports massage and stretching classes for participants. “We are delighted to be supporting this event and hope that lots of people locally will use it as a way of getting active and perhaps trying out a triathlon for the first time” comments Archway House owner Alec Welton.

More details of the event are on www.archwayhouse.co.uk.

The triathlon movement has caught the imagination of the British public, helped by the 2012 British Olympic champions Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, who won gold and bronze medals respectively.  Even before boost to the sport from the Brownlee brothers membership of British Triathlon grew by over 50% between 2007 and 2011.

See our events page for specific information.
 


Flume Closure

The flume at Harborough Leisure Centre is currently out of order, we are working hard to resolve this issue. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 


Bank Holiday Opening Times - Monday 6th May

On Monday 6th May, Harborough Leisure Centre will be open from 07:00 - 15:00.  Normal opening hours apply to all other days.

Bank Holiday Pool Timetable

07:00  Early Risers
09:00  Casual Swim
11:00  50+ Swim
12:00  Casual Swim
13:00  Swim Lessons
15:00  Pool Closed


It's Competition Time!

We're running two fantastic competitions this April, giving you a chance to win a 3 month health and fitness membership or 2 free terms of swimming lessons!

Simply like us on Facebook, enter your details, and you're in with a chance of winning!

To enter the 'Win a 3 Month Health and Fitness Membership' competition click here

To enter the 'Win 2 Terms of Swimming Lessons' competition click here


Thursday 14th March 2013

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Tuesday 28th May - 2nd June 2013 | 09:00 - 17:00 each day

Cost: £250. Cheques made payable to Harborough District Leisure Trust (please put your cheque guarantee card details on back of the cheque).  Payment must be made in full by 8th May 2013 to guarantee your place.

Venue: Harborough Leisure Centre, Northampton Road, Market Harborough. LE16 9HF

Other Information:

  • Refreshments available from the cafe during breaks.
  • Swimwear, T-shirt and shorts are required for pool work
  • The course will be part theory and part pool work (Manuals are supplied)
    • You need to be able to swim on your front and back,
    • Be able to swim 50m in less than 1 minute, and
    • Pick up a brick from the deepest part of the pool (1. 8m)

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, as there are only 8 places on this course 
 


Friday 25th January 2013

Shop Refit

Harborough Leisure Centre has had a refit this week of its shop, so don’t forget you can get your goggles, swimming caps, floats, swim suit or anything you need for your work out in the centre! All of our stock is from the famous Speedo brand, so you are guaranteed great quality and value for money. Come and check out our new range today!
 


New Website

Harborough Leisure Centre has launched it's new website.  Not only have we had a visual overhaul, but we're also adding in some great new features including a new online bookings system and online membership sign-up.

If you have any feedback on the new site, please contact us.


  
 
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