Paralympic Swim Champion Kindred bows out on a high.
Sascha Kindred, one of the most successful Paralympic athletes of all time, has decided to retire after two decades at the very top of his sport. Kindred (39), one of just a few athletes to have competed at six Paralympic Games, has competed at every World Championships since they began in 1994 and has stood on the podium at every one of them. He has won a total of 13 Paralympic medals including seven golds. Most recently he enjoyed success in Rio. Sascha regularly trained at Halo's Leominster Leisure Centre and fromall at Halo Leisure its been a pleasure to see you train in our pools and we are proud to have played a small part in your success and career.
You may have noticed the roof of the swimming pool in Ledbury is on and the scaffolding is coming down. We are so excited to see things shaping up for the new workout studio, spa and extended gym too....
Why sport is always for everyone-Half term Autism Awareness Event
Children with autism can find it challenging to get fit, too often because their needs (when it comes to social communication or fitting in with group activities) are often misunderstood. We want to change that this half term by inviting anyone interested to take part in an autism awareness day on Tuesday 21st February between 10am and 2pm at Ogmore Valley Life Centre.
Walking football and Walking Netball – the more leisurely version of these beautiful games – are taking off all over the country. Now at Highworth Leisure Centre every Thursday morning (netball from 9.30am and footie from 11pm).
We are delighted to report that the work last month to improve the lighting in the sports hall - removing the old yellow lighting and replacing with LED lights, which is easier on the eye, brighter for the activities, and energy saving at the same time - has now been successfully completed and feedback has been really positive from the teams, individuals and coaches who use this space.
We’re counting down to No Smoking Day on 8th of March...we know the year is now well underway and that resolutions you made on January 1 may have wobbled a little. But that’s life. It’s still the start of the year, and you can still meet your targets – whether that was to exercise more, worry less, eat better, or quit smoking. So why not make February your fabulous restart of the year ahead.
We are encouraging everyone to check out the BEAT website this month. This eating disorders charity is part of the international Eating Disorders Awareness Week which kicks off on February 27th and aims to fight myths and misunderstandings that surround this issue and ensure we’re all equipped to recognise and support people who suffer, crucially by signposting where they can get help.
Class of the month at Bridgnorth Endowed Leisure Centre...
We’ve all had enough of winter right now, but resist curling up on the sofa with a takeaway. Regular exercise keeps your immune system strong and keeps the spirits up when it’s cold and miserable out there. Getting your heart rate up is nature's best remedy, and the best way to get and keep your body in good shape for spring and all the promise it holds.
We are making steady progress at Bridgnorth Endowed Leisure Centre......The scaffolding and screens are up so what you can't see is that behind the scenes we are working hard to address the issues on the steel support columns in the pool area. It's business as usual for the gym, group exercise classes, squash courts, indoor cycling studio and sports hall.