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NLT Play Day 34 smallNational Play Day returns to Abington Park on 3 August between 12pm-4pm with an afternoon of free activities to keep children of all ages entertained and active.

 

 

 

 

 

Now in its 8th year in Northampton, National Play Day activities for 2016 include the return of the climbing wall, arts & crafts, science displays and workshops, reptile display, dedicated activities for under 5s and of course the land train!

Organised by Northampton Leisure Trust (NLT), parents and children will also have the opportunity to give their views on children’s play facilities and opportunities across Northampton. In addition NLT employees will be on hand to signpost parents and children as to what else is on across Northampton to keep kids active this summer holiday.

Chris Serbyn, Play and Health Development Officer at Northampton Leisure Trust said, “playing freely is a natural and necessary part of childhood and children need the time and space to do it. It’s all of our responsibility to make sure that children have worthwhile opportunities for play. National Play Day is a great opportunity for us all to stand up and shout about children’s rights to freely chosen play!”

This year will be the 8th National Play Day event organised by Northampton Leisure Trust.The event is funded by NLT, Local Cllrs and Northamptonshire Community Foundation, as well as generous sponsorship from a number local business and enterprise including, Northamptonshire Childminding Association, Nottingham Housing Association and the Deco Theatre

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map markerNorthampton Leisure Trust Teams Up With Innovative Reward App And Pays Members For Exercising

Northampton Leisure Trust’s Trilogy gyms have teamed up with bounts, the innovative fitness app, which rewards people for being active and provides motivation to get people moving. By signing up to the free app and connecting it to a fitness tracker or smartphone app and checking in with Trilogy, members are able to earn points if they participate in at least 20 minutes of physical activity.

Once members have amassed enough points these can be exchanged for high street vouchers which can be spent on anything from cinema tickets to clothing. The more times they exercise; the more points they will earn.

Northampton Leisure Trust operates a number of facilities under the Trilogy brand in partnership with Northampton Borough Council, Duston Parish Council and Northampton General Hospital to provide active lifestyles in Northampton.

John Fletcher, Head of Performance, Business Development and Operations at Northampton Leisure Trust, says: “We’re committed to providing Trilogy members with the best possible exercise experience across our facilities helping to inspire them to lead active lifestyles. Enabling our members to be rewarded every time they exercise with us is a real motivator on their journey to achieving their fitness goals.”

Founder of bounts, John Stuart adds: “We are delighted that our members can now earn points with Trilogy, which we hope will encourage them to take part in more exercise and motivate them to stay active.”

Find out more about bounts at www.bounts.it or visit the Android Play store or the App Store, to download the FREE app. 

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map markerPeople of Northampton to walk and run thenselves proud for Sport Relief 

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile is back – and it’s coming to Northampton, the town is set to host its fifth Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 20 March, and needs local people to come together and make themselves proud by entering now at sportrelief.com.

 Local heroes from Northampton will be walking and running themselves proud during the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile to raise life-changing money for Sport Relief 2016. The colourful, cheerful and eager Milers will be doing their bit to make a difference to people living across the UK and the world’s poorest communities.

Setting off from Beckets Park the Mile will work its way around the park, past the marina and is set to be an incredible event. Linda Savage from Northampton Leisure Trust who is organising the event said: “The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Northampton is here and it’s your time to walk or run yourself proud. From little ones with their mums and dads, to runners up against the clock there’s something for everyone to make themselves feel proud on this special day.”

Sport Relief is back from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 March 2016 and there are more ways than ever for you to take part, change lives and feel proud. Whether you get sponsored to enter an event at the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games or fundraise with friends and family at home, work or school, you’ll help people living incredibly tough lives. In fact, half of all the money raised by the public is spent right here at home in the UK, with the other half used to make a difference in the world’s poorest communities.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Linda Savage, Sport and Health Development Officer

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Phone: 01604 837774

 

About Sport Relief

Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, across the UK and the world’s poorest communities.  It all leads up to the Sport Relief weekend and a fantastic night of TV on the BBC.

Sport Relief 2016 will take place from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 March 2016. You can run, swim, cycle or even walk yourself proud at events across the country. There's a distance for everyone, whether you're sporty or not. Find out more at sportrelief.com

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map markerSport Relief 2016 Do Yourself Proud! 

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There is  just one week to go until the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Northampton Sunday 20 March. Loads of local people have already signed up to run one, three, or six miles, but there’s still time to bag a place, don your deeley-boppers and do yourself proud!

 

 

 

 

Linda Savage, event organiser from Northampton Leisure Trust said: “We are delighted that so many people have already signed up but we want even more people in Northampton to take part and make it the best Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile yet. So let’s show the rest of the country what we can do and raise as much money as we possibly can for this incredible cause!”

This year’s Mile will take place at Becket’s Park with everyone meeting at by the tennis courts, the start point at 10:00am.  The route will take in the park winding past the marina finishing at the tennis courts.

In February, marathon man Eddie Izzard embarked upon his staggering attempt to complete a gruelling 27 marathons in 27 days across South Africa for Sport Relief.  This epic challenge will see Eddie aim to run over 700 miles in temperatures of up to 30°C, tracing the story of Nelson Mandela’s life.  Comedienne Jo Brand ‘did herself proud’ by taking on a Sport Relief Challenge which seen the 58-year-old walk an incredible 150 miles, coast-to-coast across the country from Hull to Liverpool.

On Friday 18th March the BBC will treat the nation to a special night of Sport Relief TV, with James Corden’s character ‘Smithy’ making a big comeback and announcing his intention to run for FIFA President.  In an exclusive sketch for BBC iPlayer, some of footballs greatest names will come out in support of Smithy’s vision for the future of the beautiful game, including;  England World Cup winning hero Sir Geoff Hurst, Brazilian football legend Pele, England icon Steven Gerrard and the ‘Special One’ himself, Jose Mourinho. In the spoof sketch, Smithy shares his dream for the future of the game and how he believes it can restore itself to its former glories on the world stage. His announcement will go live on BBC iPlayer at 7.15pm on Saturday 20th February before being shown during the Sport Relief Night of TV on BBC One on Friday 18th March from 7pm. 

Then, on Sunday 20th it’s over to you, Northampton to come together and take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games. Now it’s your turn to get sponsored and help transform the lives of people living here in the UK and around the world. Enter a running event now at Beckets Park, Northampton or at one of more than 500 locations across the UK at sportrelief.com.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Linda Savage: Sport and Health Development Officer

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01604 837774

 

map markerChristmas Comes Early For Trilogy Gym Members With £750k Makeover

 

 

 

MountsGym1215Northampton Leisure Trust (NLT) has completed the refurbishment of its Trilogy gyms at Danes Camp, Mounts Baths & Lings Forum Leisure Centres in time for Christmas following a £750k investment. The refurbishments include approx. 35 pieces of state of the art Cybex cardiovascular equipment per gym, new squat racks & functional training rigs along with complete redecoration of the three gyms.

 

 

 The refurbishment also includes the installation of a new staircase at Lings Forum linking the free weights area to the main gym. This enables customers to flow between the two areas with greater ease during their workout.  The introduction of the latest functional training equipment across all Trilogy gyms means customers can benefit from this popular method of training at whichever Trilogy gym they choose in Northampton.

John Fletcher, Head of Business & Commercial Activity for NLT comments “Functional training is all about natural moves that people perform in their everyday lives such as pulling, pushing, squatting and lunging. It’s a very efficient way of working out, perfect for busy lives and because there are so many different pieces of equipment to try out there is plenty to experiment with for a full body work out. We are delighted to offer this type of training to our customers in all of our gyms making them a very motivating place to exercise.”

December also sees the launch of the new studio class programme across all Trilogy gyms with more than 200 classes on offer every week. Trilogy membership is just £26 per month and includes unlimited swimming, gym, fitness classes and health suite use as well as free cinema and off peak racket sports. Click here for more information.  

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