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13th January 2015
Sport England officially launched the inspiring ‘This Girl Can’ campaign last night (12Jan) 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.
South RibbleCommunity Leisure Trustis 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 four leisure facilities across South Ribble offering a variety of activities, including 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 South Ribble Community Leisure’s friendly gym instructors are on hand to provide advice and support. To see all of South Ribble Community Leisure’s facilities and opportunities, visit www.southribbleleisure.com.
The Chairman of South Ribble 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 GymInSouthRibble or on Twitter @gyminSRibble where we will be supporting this inspiring campaign and showing you how to get involved at your local leisure centre.
Research carried out by Sport England has revealed that 2 million fewer women are regularly participating in sport or exercise than men, despite 75 per cent of women aged 14 to 40 saying they’d like to do more. Further research identified that it is fear of judgment that prevents many women from doing exercise.
Come and take part in classes and activities at South Ribble Community Leisure and help break down that barrier to exercise - we offer a range of workout classes, in addition some great sessions across all of our Centres:
FREE sessions to practice and learn skills to help your rounder's or cricket - Learn how to catch, throw or bowl or just come and socialise with your friends!
Ages: 11+ women and girlsWhere: Leyland Leisure CentreWhen: Mondays from 22nd SeptemberTime: 7-8pmPrice: No Cost
Attend 3 sessions and receive your FREE hoodie!Fancy giving it a go, or finding out more? Email Jen Laycock or call 07713287989.
You can also follow us on twitter @LWCDG
Come and join us for the first ever charity run on a squash court in Lancashire on Sunday 19th October 2014! (165 lengths = 1 mile)
The event will run from 10:30 - 17:30 at 30 minute sessions. One court will be for juniors (age 7 - 15 years) and one for adults.
Entry Fees:Adults: £10Juniors (7yrs+): £5 (Juniors must be accompanied by adults)
To book, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone John on 07970067703 for more information.
Closing Date for entries Sunday 28th September
Leyland Leisure Centre are providing Intensive Swimming Lesson courses for children this Summer.
Starting week commencing 28th July 2014, 30min lessons will take place at the same time over the period of one week.
Different Stages are available so to confirm your child's place, please call 01772 432285 to book or for more information.
Junior Gymnastics Taster Sessions - Summer 2014 at Leyland Leisure Centre
Have your kids ever tried Gymnastics? If so and they enjoyed it or if not and they want to give it a go, come down and join us!
In partnership with Jump UK Gymnastics and Trampolining Club, we are offering 2hr sessions every Thursday throughout August.
For more information and to book your place, call us on 01772 620421.
South Ribble Community Leisure Trust announces Leisure Centre refurbishment
South Ribble Community Leisure Trust is undertaking a vast programme of refurbishment to
improve the fitness suite at Leyland Leisure Centre.
As part of the significant capital investment, the current fitness suite at Leyland will undergo an extensive redecoration, including state of the art Life Fitness equipment. The new fitness spaces will allow for different abilities and styles of training plus exciting new equipment including Octane cross trainers, Powerplate technology and a bespoke weights & performance space.
At Leyland Leisure Centre, the Reception area will also undergo a full reconfiguration and decoration and this will include new turnstyle technology which will enable fast track entry and reduced waiting times. Leyland will also benefit from a brand new dedicated Spin Studio with new Spin and Pilates classes on the workout timetable providing even more choice for the community.
The Trust is pleased to announce that membership prices will remain the same, so the community can enjoy the brand new facilities at the same great value.
Mark Snaylam, Contracts Manager said ‘Providing the brand new fitness suite will have a positive impact on community participation by increasing opportunities for a wider range of health and fitness related activities. We’re confident that the new and improved leisure centre will play an important part in providing the leisure and health facilities that the local community needs’.
Leyland’s current gym will be temporarily unavailable from 3rd December until 27th December, however a temporary gym offering will be located in the squash court area. Customers will also be able to use South Ribble Leisure’s other facilities including South Ribble Tennis & Fitness Centre and Penwortham Leisure Centre.
For further details of the refurbishment please contact the team on 01772 432285 (Leyland).
Join us at Leyland Leisure Centre from Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November for a week of fun and quality coaching! For more details and to reserve your child's place, please contact John Gibson email@example.com
Adult BadmintonFREE Adult Badminton is on offer at Leyland Leisure Centre as part of the 'Join In' Weekend on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August 2012!
Charity Racketball Event
19th August 20122:00pm - 4:00pm
Leyland Leisure Centre is the venue for a Charity Racketball Event as part of the 'Join In' weekend on Sunday 19th August 2012. The £10 entry fee will be donated to the Katy Holmes Trust. For more information about the Katy Holmes Trust, please visit www.katyholmestrust.co.uk
Charity Squash Handicap Event
19th August 201210:00am - 1:00pm
Leyland Leisure Centre is the venue for a Charity Squash Handicap on Sunday 19th August 2012 as part of the 'Join In' Weekend! The £10 entry fee will be donated to the Katy Holmes Trust. For more information abouth the Katy Holmes Trust, please visit www.katyholmestrust.co.uk
Run For Fun
27th August 20129:00am -10:00am
We will be allowing beginners to sample running in preparation for our 10week beginners course starting on Tuesday 4th September, or our qualified coaches will be taking none beginners on a relaxed 10k route around Leyland. Although our group is Ladies only for this event we will be inviting the gents to come and join us . Information about other clubs for the gents will be available should they want to progress with there running. Both sessions will be led by our own UKA qualified coaches. Water will be provided .