map markerDuston Sports Centre Celebrates Its First Anniversary

The latest addition to Northampton Leisure Trust will be celebrating its first birthday on Sunday, 15 September.

The Duston Sports Centre, which is operated by Northampton Leisure Trust in partnership with Duston Parish Council, offers a state of the art gym, dance studio, four court sports hall, function room, bar and sports pitches.

Since the centre opened, residents of Duston Parish Council have been able to benefit from a half price leisure card and existing Trilogy Health & Fitness members have gained an extra leisure centre to enjoy.

Highlights of the centre’s first year includes, introduction of an under 5’s programme, opening of The Coffee Box café and the SC Lashes Hair and Beauty salon plus being a base for local sports clubs and community groups.

Ian Redfern, managing director of Northampton Leisure Trust, said: “We’ve achieved great success since opening Duston Sports centre and we have welcomed nearly 1500 new Trilogy members. The centre has had an overwhelming positive reaction from our visitors and it’s been great to welcome new and existing leisure card holders to enjoy our excellent facilities.”

Alan Earle, chair of the Duston Parish Council, said: “Duston Parish Council’s Vision is to make Duston a Great Place to Live Work and Play, and The Duston Sports Centre has become a popular part of the community and it has been fantastic to see the residents of Duston benefit from such a great facility with a strong community focus.”

Later this month, the centre will be launching its 50 Plus Day on Thursday, 19 September at 9am. Those aged 50 and over will be able to take advantage of the free trial offer and enjoy multiple activities including badminton, yoga and pilates.

The Duston Sports Centre is open Mondays to Fridays 6:45am – 10pm and Saturdays and Sundays 8am – 5pm. To find out more about the centre Click here.


map markerSynchronised Swimming Comes To Northampton

Anyone interested in trying a unique sport that requires strength, agility, control and the ability to hold your breath will have the chance to try synchronised swimming at Danes Camp Leisure Centre.

Starting this weekend, Northampton Leisure Trust’s Trilogy Swim School will be bringing synchronised swimming sessions to Northampton for the first time. There will be a demonstration of this unique sport at Mounts Baths before weekly sessions start at Danes Camp.

On Saturday 14 September, an internationally recognised judge and head coach, along with eight athletes from one of the country’s best synchronised swimming clubs will be bringing the sport to Northampton, to introduce and inspire beginners at a demonstration event at Mounts Baths. The event will start at 10.30am and run until midday, including duet and solo demonstrations, figure drills and practices followed by an opportunity to take part in a free taster session.

Spaces are limited on the free taster session, so it is important to book your place early at the Mounts. This will be an opportunity to swim with some of the best synchronised swimmers in the UK.

Then from Sunday 15 September Danes Camp will deliver Northampton’s first Synchronised Swimming lessons every week. Everyone is welcome to get active and book onto the courses running between 5.45 and 6.30pm or from 6.30 to 7.15pm every Sunday.

Barbara Brouwer, Swimming Development Co-ordinator for Northampton Leisure Trust said: “Synchronised swimming is a very strenuous and skilful sport because competitors need strength and flexibility to perform the routines, as well as rhythm and flair to synchronise and interpret the music. We’re very excited to be able to showcase these skills through the athletes from Rugby Synchronised Swimming Club and hope the taster session will inspire participation across the town. The sessions are suitable for everyone, all you need is to be a confident swimmer and the coaches will soon have you ready to perform some of the amazing techniques we have all seen on television.”

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