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CENTRE NOTICE - 13 MAY 2019

Fort Regent Changing Rooms - Latest Update

Dear Customers 

We are pleased to share with you the latest information about the refurbishment work to reinstate the shower and toilet facilities, including the Sauna and Steam room in the Fort Regent gym changing areas.

Our landlords, Jersey Property Holdings, have notified us that the programme of works to reinstate the Fort Regent Gym changing room showers has been approved.    It is hoped the works in these areas can be carried out with minimal disruption to customers and both one female and one male changing area (excluding showers and toilets) will remain open for public use throughout the works.

A degree of noise disruption can be anticipated throughout the works programme, which we have been assured will be tolerable.  It goes without saying this work will be beneficial in terms of restoring the areas essential to the Fort Regent gym that have been closed for considerable time.

The timeline will of course be subject to no unforeseen delays being encountered by the works team/contractor but we will keep you informed should we experience and such delays.

The expected reinstatement timeline for this work is as follows.

April 29 - May 17 Strip out and removal works.

May 27 - July 8 Installation of new pipework, electrics, commissioning and sign off.

It is our expectation the areas will be delivered to Fort Regent management by the second week of July. We thank you again for your patience and continued loyalty this past 9 months.

Fort Regent Management

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Written by Colin Stanier at 16:50

FORT REGENT REOPENS FOR EVENTS

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Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Fort Regent reopens for events

Fort Regent is accepting bookings for events again, seven weeks after a risk review concluded that safety measures had to be improved before any events could be held.

While the Fort has remained open for day-to-day use, event bookings have stopped, and six events which were confirmed had to be reorganised, and most were helped to find alternative venues.

The risk review, which was conducted by a specialist fire engineering company, capped the number of people who could be in the building at any one time at 1,170. That limit remains, but the safety measure improvements are on track to be completed by the end of May, after which events can again begin to be arranged, although some additional safety measures will be required. 

Tim Daniels, Interim Director of Jersey Property Holdings, said: "We're sorry for the disruption that this necessary activity has caused. A huge amount of work has been done in the last few weeks in order to get the Fort back to the basic standard of safety needed, and recognition must be given to the electrical technicians, Fort Regent staff, and other staff from across Growth, Housing and Environment whose hard work has enabled us to achieve this.

"In response to the fire safety recommendations, more rigorous safety standards have been introduced, which the Fort's Event Team will work with organisers to meet."

As part of the booking process, a risk assessment will be carried out for every event at the Fort to determine the capacity. This will vary for each event according to factors such as the time of day, the seating arrangement and whether alcohol will be available. 

Deputy Hugh Raymond, the Fort's Political Steering Group spokesperson, said: "The speed with which this work has been completed is a credit to the staff, and I look forward to welcoming events back to the Fort. We now have the Fort operating as it will in the short term, but work to determine the mid- and long-term direction for the Fort continues. 

"Getting the Fort back to its previous capacity of 2,000 plus is likely to require considerable investment, beyond the expenditure we have already made, and we must consider it in the context of how we want this important building to be used in the long term."

In addition to continuing safety maintenance, work is underway to reinstall the showers and toilets for regular users of the Fort gym. They were closed after traces of asbestos were found in an electrical cupboard in the changing areas. The work to reinstate the showers, sauna, and steam room is expected to be completed by July.

Written by Colin Stanier at 16:30

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CAR PARKING

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Active Club Rules can be viewed online at ACTIVE CLUB RULES

Dear customers and members,
Parking orders exist at sports centre sites requiring vehicle owners to park appropriately in order to avoid a fine/charge.   This is done in the best interests of those wishing to legitimately use a sports centre and be able to park easily.

  • Active car parks may only be used by members, guests, and visitors using the premises.
  • Vehicles must not be left in our car parks at any other time (for example, while you go shopping elsewhere).
  • Vehicles must be parked properly within the marked parking spaces.
  • Vehicles left on site or not parked within the dedicated spaces will be subject to a fine.


FORT REGENT
This is a short stay carpark. You can stay up to three hours.  Short stay car parks are charged at one unit per hour between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday.  You can use pay cards or the new PayByPhone app.

Active Members

  • Full Active members receive 2 hours free parking. A valid Active permit and a yellow parking disc, showing the time of arrival, must be displayed.
  • Members parking beyond the 2 hour limit are required to display a pay card for the remainder of their stay or risk receiving a fine.


Pay and Play customers

  • All Pay and Play customers are required to pay for parking as per the terms of short-term car parks in Jersey.


LES QUENNEVAIS

  • All customers are required to display a yellow parking disc, showing the time or arrival of risk receiving a fine. The maximum stay is 3 hours during weekdays and 8 hours at weekends.


SPRINGFIELD

  • All customers are required to display a yellow parking disc, showing the time of arrival or risk receiving a fine. The maximum stay is 3 hours.
Written by Colin Stanier at 00:00

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CHANGING ROOM LOCKERS

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Changing Room Lockers
Active Sports Centre lockers require a 20p or £1.00 coin. Money is refunded after use.

  • Lockers are provided subject to availability. Active does not accept any liability in relation to locker thefts unless they result from our negligence. You should check that your household contents or other insurance policy protects you against any risk of theft.
  • Lockers are available for use while you are on the premises and may only be used for the purposes of keeping personal items such as gym kit, toiletries, clothing, etc. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that lockers are being used inappropriately, the management reserves the right to open the lockers in question and remove any offending items. If you leave your belongings overnight in a locker we reserve the right to open the locker and remove your belongings.
  • Removed belongings will be available for collection from the centre's reception. If you do not collect your belongings within thirty days, your belongings may be donated to charity.
  • Where available, lockers and locker keys remain the property of Active and must not be taken from the premises at any time.

Fort Regent

  • All lockers operate with a 20p coin. 


Les Quennevais

  • Swimming pool changing room lockers operate with a £1 coin. 
  • All other changing room lockers require a 20p coin.


Springfield

  • All lockers operate with a £1 coin.


View Active Club Rules at ACTIVE CLUB RULES

Written by Colin Stanier at 00:00

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FORT REGENT CENTRE NOTICE UPDATE 3 APRIL 2019

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FORT REGENT CENTRE NOTICE UPDATE 3 APRIL 2019

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Following the news release of 21 March 2019, about the risk assessment review in relation to the Fort Regent events programme, this communication explains a few things that have been going on in and around the centre in response.

You've cancelled some major events, why?
Recently, a number of tests have been carried out at the Fort, as part of a risk assessment review, which we have run in conjunction with our landlord (Jersey Property Holdings). Issues have come to light, that need to be addressed before we can continue with the event programme.

We continue to work with event organisers to help them relocate to alternative venues, however, some events may have to be cancelled as we cannot accommodate them in the short term until we have resolved some of the issues.

Is it safe?
The Fort continues to be a safe working environment, and on the whole its day-to-day operations can continue.

Will there be any events at Fort Regent anymore?
All of our events will be subject to revised risk assessments and subject to us being able to manage the risks, some events will still go ahead. These are likely to be smaller events for the time being at least as the recent risk assessment review has capped the number of people who can be in Fort Regent at any one time at 1,170.

Why has it suddenly changed?
The risk review was primarily triggered by concerns that, following the closure of parts of the Fort because of asbestos, a number of emergency exits were no longer easily usable. A complete review by a fire engineer has now discounted a number of escape routes, in line with the latest British standards, and this has led to the Fort's capacity being reduced. Risk assessors have concluded that safety measures must be improved in order for events to be held here, including reassessing the emergency lighting provision.

Is the new capacity enough for everyday sports and family activities?
It's a big place!We are well within that capacity during our daily operations when our sporting clubs and associations, tenants, gym users, children's play area etc are in full use.

Is this the end for Fort Regent?
No.We continue to work with the landlord to ensure the building is safe for operations and our day to day activities continue.

Why are G4S patrolling the building, is it safe?
G4S are here to supplement the Fort Regent operations team in the monitoring required to support the emergency procedures.

What action is Fort Regent taking to address the issues recently published?
Work is being conducted on the Fort's emergency lighting.  A team are on site installing upgrades to the emergency lighting solutions and are progressing well in this task. We are also carrying out reviews of the electrical installations in all of our open areas to ensure we continue to operate safely.

When will the Gym shower facilities be re-opened?
We are expecting the confirmed project timeline for reinstating the showers, toilets and sauna and steam rooms in the next few days from our landlords JPH.  Initial indications are that reintroduction date of these facilities could be July 2019.

We hope to be able to communicate the definite timeline shortly.

 

Written by Colin Stanier at 00:00

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FORT REGENT CENTRE NOTICE UPDATE 28 JAN 2019

Active Membership Price Freeze

Active members have recently been advised that the price increase for 2019 has been cancelled and that membership will remain at the 2018 price for the rest of this year.

Prices at Active were increased, but the increase has been revoked in recognition of the ongoing maintenance issues at Fort Regent. Although some facilities are currently unavailable, the Active gym at Fort Regent remains open and is still Jersey's largest and best-stocked gym.

Regular Fort Regent gym users have been invited to take part in a focus group where they can give their ideas about how else Active can thank and reward members for their loyalty while facilities are repaired.

Any members who have already paid the increased price in January will receive a credit, and will continue to pay at the lower rate over the year. The Active Team will contact anyone who has paid for an annual membership at the increased rate to advise how the extra amount will be returned.

Swimming facilities (at Les Quennevais) have not been affected by the Fort Regent maintenance issues. Swim passes are therefore not included in the price freeze.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it going to take so long to reinstate the Showers, toilets and Sauna and Steam?
The Fort is a complex building that has developed organically over the past 40 years. In order to remove and replace the aging pipework servicing these areas we first need to establish the extent and layout of the services which are currently unknown. Some of it is hidden and parts travel through walls coated with asbestos making the task that much more challenging.

What about the old free weights areas?
The project in this area is being dealt with separately, and we are hopeful some areas will be reinstated sooner than the shower areas but we cannot yet commit to a timeframe.

I've heard the lower free weights areas will never be reinstated, is that true?
We have been advised that the lower free weights areas may not meet current standards for management of fire safety due to the distances travelled to reach a fire exit. If we are unable to reopen this area for public use, we will revisit our floor layouts to accommodate the equipment in that area in another place as soon as we can access it safely.

How can I join one of the focus groups?
We will be working with an independent research company who will recruit members to support the focus groups over the coming weeks. We will advise members, probably via social Media, when we know more. Please follow us on www.facebook.com/fortregentjersey/ for the latest news, or check our website at www.active.je

Will this mean I'll get a further refund of subscriptions I've already paid?
The focus groups aim to determine what we can do to work with our customers to maintain their loyalty while we continue to experience maintenance issues at Fort Regent and after that time. This does not mean we will be refunding memberships already paid, except for those fees charged over and above 2018 prices to some of our members in January.

I've already been charged 2019 prices in January, will I receive a credit?
Yes. Members don't have to do anything.

If you pay by Direct Debit, your payments will be adjusted over the next two months, February's payment will be discounted accordingly and from 1st March your monthly payment will return to 2018 levels.

If you have already paid an annual amount, the Active Team will contact you over the coming weeks to discuss your options.

Why did you put the prices up in the first place?
Decisions regarding 2019 prices were made well in advance of us understanding the full extent of the timescales associated with reinstating the areas affected.

Why is the Swim Pass still going up?
The Swim pass is only available at Les Quennevais and the Swim Pass offer is not impacted by the issues at Fort Regent.

How many Active members are there in Jersey? How has this number changed over recent years?
There are currently 6,000 memberships in total. While there has been an increase since 2016, the number fluctuates on a daily basis and is affected by many different factors.

Have you lost any Active members as a result of the facilities being reduced? Or do you think that you may have missed out on any potential new Active members?
Active membership changes constantly, and for many reasons: people may leave Jersey, prefer offers from competing clubs (two new clubs opened last year), or feel that our offering no longer suits their lifestyle
(or have a change in lifestyle).

It is possible that the issues that we have had with our facilities have led some people to end their Active membership, and - as set out above - there are many other factors. There are also two other sports centres under the Active brand which are well stocked and which continue to be popular.

In terms of missing out, we cannot comment on whether anyone has decided to not join Active, we continue to see people join or renew their Active membership on a daily basis.

Are you be expecting the usual influx of gym goers in January?
Yes. For many people, January is the month when they decide to join a gym or renew their membership.
Our average takings are on a par with previous years, and customers continue to join Active. They are made aware of the temporary arrangements at Fort Regent when signing up.

On average, how many people specifically visit Fort regent gym weekly in comparison to 2017?
Average Active member usage at Fort Regent per week:
- 2017 - 2,774 visits/week
- 2018 - 2,488 visits/week

Written by Colin Stanier at 15:30

Active Christmas Opening Times & Classes

Active Christmas Opening Times

ACTIVE FITNESS CLASS PROGRAMME

The standard class timetable will stop on Sunday 23 December 2018. Exceptions to these dates will be posted in-Centre.

Classes recommence on Wednesday 2 January 2019. Download the latest updates at TIMETABLES or on the Active App.

LES QUENNEVAIS FESTIVE CLASS PROGRAMME

Thursday 27 December
9.45am - 10.30am, Aqua Aerobics with Terri
6pm - 6.45pm, Spinning with Sue

Friday 28 December
9am - 9.45am, Pilates with Vicky
10am - 10.45am, Spinning with Vicky
11am - 11.45am, Muscle Pump with Vicky

Saturday 29 December
8.45am - 9.30am, Spinning with Emmi
9.45am - 10.30am, Spinning with Emmi
11am - 12 noon, Yogalates with Norma

Sunday 30 December
8.45am - 9.45am, Iyengar Yoga with Joy
10.15am - 11am, Spinning with Sheila

Monday 31 December
9.30am - 10.15am, Spinning with Sue

ACTIVE OFFICE

Saturday 22 December, closed at 1pm. Reopens 10am, Thursday 27 December 2018.
Monday 31 December, closed at 4.30pm. Reopens 10am, Wednesday 2 January 2019.

ACTIVE SPORTS CENTRE OPERATING DATES

Springfield Stadium will be closed from Monday 24 December 2018 until Tuesday 1 January 2019. Centre reopens 6.30am, Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Monday 24 December, Christmas Eve
All Centres closed. Ice rink open 10am to 6pm. View the ice rink session times at SESSION TIMES.

Tuesday 25 December, Christmas Day
All Centres closed. Ice rink closed.

Wednesday 26 December, Boxing Day
All Centres closed. Ice rink open 2pm to 6pm.

Thursday 27 December
Fort Regent and Les Quennevais, open usual operating hours.

Monday 31 December, New Year's Eve
Les Quennevais will operate normal opening times but will close early at 5pm. Fort Regent will operate normal opening hours but will close at 6pm. The ice rink will close at 6pm.

Tuesday 1 January 2019, New Year's Day
All Centres closed. Ice rink open 2pm to 6pm.

Written by Colin Stanier at 13:00

FORT REGENT CENTRE NOTICE UPDATE 22 NOV 2018

Wishing to keep our customers fully informed about the gym and changing facility closures at Fort Regent,
here is the latest information we are able to bring you.

Showers and Toilets
Due to the age and nature of some of the pipework in the changing areas, some areas were found to be in need of replacement and the system cannot simply be flushed. The water system has now been successfully drained in this area to eliminate the legionella risk while we await the essential repairs to be completed.

Gym Changing Rooms
Following customer feedback, we have decided to repon the locker rooms to provide additional changing space and to alleviate congestion in the Queens Hall changing rooms.

The showers and toilets in this area remain closed while we await the essential reapirs to the pipework to
be completed.

Toilet facilities are available in the Gloucester Hall; West Bastion and Piazza. Showers and toilets are also available in the Queens Hall changing rooms.

The safety of our staff and customers, as always, is our priority and we thank you for your continued patience.

Fort Regent Management.

Written by Colin Stanier at 15:05

FORT REGENT CENTRE NOTICE UPDATE NOV 2018

At present no further update is available regarding the work in the gym changing rooms and free weights area. We continue to follow guidance given by Jersey Property Holdings and the HSI, taking every necessary precaution to protect our customers and staff.

As soon as we have received an update we will inform you of the latest news.

Ongoing reinvestment in the facilities at Fort Regent continues with the purchase of new gym equipment.

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Facts and Figures

Fort Regent continues to be open for business, and:

  • receives more than 7,500 visitiors in a typical week
  • more than 2,800 Active members continue to use our sports and fitness facilities each week
  • 29 clubs and commercial activity providers hire our facilities
  • 26 tenants operate their businesses safely

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Remember these good things about Fort Regent...

Active members benefit from 3 centres for the price of 1 (Fort Regent, Les Quennevais, and Springfield).

Our gym remains the biggest in Jersey with 150 pieces of equipment overseen by our team of qualified gym instructors.

The Playzone is now operated by Fort Regent and continues as before with the same friendly trained staff who also cater for children's parties. Please telephone 449863 if you wish to enquire or book a party.

Reinvestment in Facilities

Fort Regent continues to invest in its facilities:

●   2 x squash court floors were recently replaced at a cost of more than £10K.

●   The Gloucester Hall granwood sports floor was resurfaced in July 2018 at a cost of more than £22K.

●   JPH are currently in the process of replacing the sprinkler system.

New Squash Court Floors & New Sprinkler System

Ongoing Investment

New Equipment

The Fort's gym team have ordered various new pieces of gym kit. The delivery period is approximately 12 weeks. We anticipate receiving the equipment at the beginning of December, subject to shipping delays.

Octane AirdyneX Bike

●  2 x NEW Octane AirdyneX Bikes
The user is the motor for this machine, defining pace and resistance. The Airdynex accommodates all levels of fitness, from beginners to athletes. High Intensity Interval Training programs and custom routines allow exercisers to challenge themselves and increase their cardio vascular fitness.

More info at www.airdynex.com.

Octane Max Trainer

●  2 x NEW Octane Max Trainers
In response to customer feedback we are pleased to be equipping Fort Regent gym with the new Max Trainer by Octane fitness.

A zero-impact cardio, HIIT machine that fuels powerful results in functional training and steady-state cardio workouts. The Max Trainer delivers ultra-efficient metabolic conditioning - along with the valuable after-burn of HIIT. Gruelling!

More info at  www.octanefitness.com/commercial/products/max-trainer/mtx

Nautilus Plus Evo Ab Crunch

●  NEW Nautilus Plus Evo Ab Crunch
The current ab crunch machine is a well-loved and well used piece of kit but is looking tired and ready for renewal.

Nautilus Evo® equipment adapts itself to the way the body moves instead of forcing users to adapt to the machine. This piece of kit has been designed to dynamically mirror the body's strength curve. Nautilus users get immediate, smooth resistance and proper muscle loading through the complete range of motion.

More info at www.fitsupply.com/nautilus-evo-abdominal.html

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This week metal chequer plate was installed in the new free weights areas to protect the walls. It looks great and will make the area more fit for its current purpose.

Changes to Wi-Fi Service

Our Wi-Fi terms and conditions of use are changing.

New time limits are being introduced on our Wi-Fi service of 90 minutes for Active members and 60 minutes for the general public.  Active members will continue to enjoy an enhanced service and will be required to obtain a password from gym reception, register an email address, and agree the terms and conditions of use each day in order to use the service.

The public service will require customers to register an email address, and agree the terms and conditions of use each day in order to use the service.

The change will be introduced later this month.

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'Get ready to get your skates on, Ice Skate Jersey and Festive Fort are coming'.

Written by Colin Stanier at 16:20

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FORT REGENT UPDATE 19 OCTOBER 2018

We're sorry if the closure of some areas, and subsequent publicity, has caused you inconvenience or concern.  The safety of staff and customers is always our priority. Thank you for your patience.
Fort Regent Management

Frequently asked questions

•    Am I being exposed to asbestos fibers at Fort Regent?
No. Asbestos is common in old buildings but it doesn't present a risk if managed correctly. Areas that present a risk - no matter how slight - are closed off.

•    Why is there a temporary wall in the gym?
The wall is there to close off a section in which the ceiling showed signs of damage. It will remain closed to the public until the asbestos in the textured ceiling coating has been removed. While gym users cannot go into the area behind the temporary wall, staff can go in to get equipment. The area is safe, and a risk assessment is carried out each time. 

•    What is legionella?
There are more than 40 strains of legionella. It's commonly found in water that has been stagnant in pipes - regularly-used water systems are safe. Infection is caused by inhaling airborne contaminated water vapour. We have not seen any locally-acquired legionella cases in Jersey since 2015.

•    Am I being exposed to legionella at Fort Regent?
No. The showers and toilets in the changing rooms were not in use when the bacteria developed in the water system, and they are still not in use, so you are not at risk of exposure. The gym's changing rooms had been closed for asbestos removal and the water system was tested in preparation for reopening (which is standard practice). The type of legionella found in the test was very unlikely to cause infection, even if there were exposure, but the area remains closed.

•   When will the changing rooms and closed areas of the gym be reopened?
We have no firm dates as yet, but will notify everyone as soon as we know more. Until they are open, we are providing alternatives.

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Written by Colin Stanier at 15:00

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JERSEY SKILLS SHOW CAR PARK CLOSURES

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Level 15 of the Fort Regent car park will be closed to the general public from 9pm Thursday 18th October until 4.30pm Friday 19th October.

Coach companies will use this area to drop off and pick up school children attending the Jersey Skills Show.

Customers are advised to remove their cars from Level 15 to avoid a fine being issued and being towed. Security will be on duty in the car park throughout the show. The turning circle outside main reception will be used as a mini bus drop off and collection point. Traffic congestion may occur. Customers are encouraged to avoid using this area the show. 
Level 14 will be available for customers visiting Fort Regent and will consist of two-way traffic flow. Should Level 14 be full, customers can continue to drive down through the Fort Regent levels to Pier Road car park.

Written by Colin Stanier at 09:30

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Fort Regent Centre Notice Update

We had hoped to be in a position to update you with clearer, more definite information following the closure of Free Weights areas and gym changing rooms before now. The procedures involved in checking areas are longer than anticipated.  We aim to issue regular weekly updates from this point forwards. The position at present is:

Changing Rooms, Sauna & Steam 

Changing Rooms, Sauna and Steam

We are pleased to confirm that the asbestos risk in the area affecting the changing rooms has now been addressed and resolved.

However, as the water systems have been unused for an extended period these need to be cleaned to eliminate any bacteria build up.

This process may take several weeks, we will keep you updated and advise when these rooms can be reopened.

Gym Water Fountains

As the water fountains may be connected to the water systems that require water dispensers have now been provided for use whilst the fountains are out of action cleaning, we need to discontinue use of the fountains until this has been fully investigated.

 

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Closed Areas Of The Gym

Closed Areas of the Gym

Please be assured that reopening the areas previously known as "Reflextions" and reinstating the Free Weights equipment currently inaccessible is a high priority.

We will update you when we have more information on this.

Why can't the equipment from the closed areas be placed in the gym?

Safe access to these areas is very limited and many of the machines are too big to fit through the available access routes, even if the equipment is dismantled.

However, we have managed to retrieve a squat rack and are working to have this installed in the gym as quickly as possible.

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Feedback can be submitted on the iPads at main and gym reception areas,
alternatively by emailing active@gov.je

The safety of our staff and customers, as always, is our priority
and we thank you for your continued patience.


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Rotary Conference Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th October

The Rotary 1110 Conference will be held in Queens and Gloucester Halls and surrounding areas from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th October 2018.  Nearly 700 delegates will attend the conference, which will include daytime sessions, evening functions, and spouse programmes.  The economic benefit to the Island of a conference of this size and type is considerable in terms of delegate spend in hotels, restaurants, spouse programmes and retail outlets.   

Disruption to the Active class programme during the conference is inevitable, but has been kept to a minimum.  Please check notice boards for up-to-date information.

Cark park closures during the conference

Level 15 of the Fort Regent car park will be closed to our general customers during the Rotary 1110 Conference as follows:-

Customers are advised to remove their cars from level 15 to avoid a fine being issued by 9pm on Thursday 11th October

Level 15 will be closed from 6.30am on Friday 12th until 2pm on Sunday 14th October.

Please note - level 14 will consist of two-way traffic flow. Parking control officers will be on duty throughout.  If level 14 is full customers can continue down through the Fort Regent levels to Pier Road car park.

Car Park Closure

Written by Colin Stanier at 11:30

App records broken!

 We know you like the Active App - our App statistics confirm it.

Twice as many hits were recorded in January 2018 (33,900) as compared to January 2017 (16,700) and total downloads are now 7,000 compared to 2,500 in January 2017.


Last year we added two new features to make bookings easier for you.

My bookings - one place where you can view and cancel your class bookings for all 3 Active Centres. Events solution (Fort Regent) - Eventbrite was added to improve the customer booking experience. This system also enables paperless tickets on your Smart device (better for you, more efficient for us and better for the environment). Don't forget to swipe to confirm attendance and cancel if you can't make a class! When you arrive at a sports centre it's important that you swipe your card to confirm attendance. If you don't, your membership privileges may be restricted. Cancelling classes is easy on the app, so please don't forget to do it. Customers cancelling within one hour of start time will receive a dishonour notification on their membership profile. We reserve the right to withdraw this member benefit to prolific offenders in response to the rising number of complaints we are receiving from our members.

Book your class using the Active Jersey App. You can download instructions here ACTIVE APP Don't have a smartphone? Book and manage your classes using a tablet, laptop or desktop computer. Simply visit the Active Online BOOKING PAGEand sign in by entering your email address and PIN (members only). To obtain your PIN, contact a member of our staff: Fort Regent 449600 Les Quennevais 449880 Springfield 449615 Active office 449888 Mon - Wed 10am - 7pm Thurs - Fri 10am - 5pm Sat 9am - 1pm

Written by Colin Stanier at 09:00

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The benefits of standing

In today's digital world sitting for hours has become part of our modern lifestyle. The problem is our bodies aren't designed to sit for hours. Our bodies are built for standing. Sitting for long periods has been shown to damage health, and is linked to a greater risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

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Last year a study of 2,000 people by the Medical College of Wisconsin found that sitting for most of the day increases fatty deposits in the arteries, regardless of how much exercise was taken.

Standing for just 5-10% of your day can keep you healthier, happier and more productive. But in today's modern world, many of us are required to remain at a desk for long hours.  So if you need to move, why shouldn't your desk move with you? 

Adjustable height desks allow the user to select a working position that is ideal for their body with the freedom to sit or stand throughout the day. This allows management to easily adapt a desk to a wide variety of people instead of trying to adapt a diverse workforce to one or two fixed desk configurations. 

Employees who alternate between a sitting and standing positions will have more energy, experience reduced fatigue levels, and reduce their risk of injury caused by working in one body position too long.

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Pictured here are Sara Montalvao, Active Team Supervisor & Steven Hendrie, Duty Officer

Height adjustable desks benefit the customer too, creating a less formal environment (ideal for health and fitness clubs), helping to break down the barrier between customer and service agent that a traditional desk creates.

Discover the benefits for yourself, visit the team in the Active office at Fort Regent and see the benefits this type of desk can bring.

Written by Colin Stanier at 00:00
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Fort Regent Fitness Showcase 2017

Fort Fitness Showcase 2017

JOIN THE FORT REGENT ACTIVE GYM TEAM ON WEDNESDAY 5TH APRIL FOR A RANGE OF FREE FITNESS CLASS TASTER SESSIONS GUARANTEED TO INSPIRE AND ENTICE!


TASTER SESSIONS

There will be 15 minute taster sessions of:

• BODYATTACK, BODYCOMBAT, BODYBALANCE, MetaBody Fit and Zumba.

• PLUS... ViPR and Kettlebell demonstrations  by Fort Regent's Active Gym

Active is offering free class taster sessions and mini gym demonstrations to members and non-members on Wednesday 5th April. Sessions will take place in Gloucester Hall from 6pm - 7.30pm. 

ALL TIMINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

6:00pm - 6:15pm - BODYATTACK
6:15pm - 6:18pm - Kettlebells demo
6:20pm - 6:35pm - Zumba
6:35pm - 6:38pm - Vipr demo
6:40pm - 6:55pm - BODYCOMBAT
6:55pm - 6:58pm - Bosu demo
7:00pm - 7:15pm - MetaBody fit
7:15pm - 7:30pm - BODYBALANCE


PRIZES TO WIN

ACTIVE MEMBERS!
Bring a friend for free and be entered into a prize draw for one month's membership.

NON-MEMBERS can also enter a prize draw to win a one month Peak Pass worth £59 (contact details required).


IN ADDITION...

  • BODYPUMP and Spinning classes will take place as normal in the studios but doors will be open for viewing.
  • Yoga will take place as usual in the Cardio Cove.
  • Personal Trainers will be on site to discuss training options outside the Active offer
  • The Active Office will be open until 8.15pm
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Active Fitness Class Programme at Christmas & New Year

The class programme will wind down for Christmas on 22/23 December. Some festive classes will be offered. See below or check gym and notices for individual instructor finish dates.  The programme will re-start in earnest on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Fort Regent

The centre's class programme will finish on Thursday 22nd December, some instructors may be winding down their classes during this week.

Between Christmas and New Year the following classes will take place:

·         Wednesday 28th December 6.45am Circuits
·         Wednesday 28th December 6.00pm Spinning
·         Thursday 29th December 6.00pm Spinning
·         Friday 30th December 6.45am BODYPUMP Express
·         Friday 30th December 5.30pm Spinning
·         Saturday 31st December 10.00am Circuits

 
Les Quennevais

The centre's class programme will finish on Friday 23rd December, some instructors may be winding down their classes during this week.

Between Christmas and New Year the following classes will take place:
 
·         Wednesday 28th December 9.30am Spinning with Sue
·         Thursday 29th December 6pm Spinning with Sue
·         Friday 30th December 8.30am Pilates with Vicky
·         Friday 9.30am Spinning with Vicky


Springfield

 A skeleton class programme will be available at Springfield in the run up to the 23rd December. Details will be available at centre reception and on the Active app.

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Sports Centre & Active Office Opening & Closing Times

 

Fort Regent:
Closed from 9.15pm Friday 23 December until 9.00am Tuesday 27 December.

Tues 27 December: open Bank Holiday hours from 9.00am - 5.00pm.
Weds 28, Thur 29 and Fri 30 December 6:15am - 9:15pm.
Sat 31 December 8:15am - 5:00pm.
Sunday 1 January 2017 closed.
Mon 2 January 2017: open Bank Holiday hours from 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Les Quennevais:
Closed from 7.30pm Friday 23 December until 9.00am Tuesday 27 December.

Tues 27 December: open Bank Holiday hours from 9.00am - 5.00pm.
Weds 28 and Thur 29 December 7:00am - 9:00pm*.
Fri 30 December 7:00am - 7:30pm*.
Sat 31 December 8:30am - 5:00pm*.
Sunday 1 January 2017 closed.
Mon 2 January 2017: open Bank Holiday hours from 9.00am - 5.00pm.
* Please check website or centre for swimming pool opening/closing times

Springfield:
Closed from 9.30pm Friday 23 December until 6.30am Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Active Office:
Closed 5.00 pm Fri 23 December until 10am Weds 28 December. Closed 1.00pm Sat 31 December until 10.00am Tues 3 January 2017.

Active Fitness Class Programme at Christmas & New Year:
The class programme will wind down for Christmas on 22/23 December. Some festive classes will be offered. Click HERE for a full list or check gym and notices for individual instructor finish dates.  The programme will re-start in earnest on Tues 3 January 2017.

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Les Quennevais Sports Centre achieves ‘excellent’ status in National sports facility inspection

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Quest is the UK Quality Scheme for Sport and Leisure and is a process of continuous improvement, designed primarily for the management of leisure facilities and leisure development. Quest defines industry standards and good practice and encourages their ongoing development and delivery within a customer focused management framework.

In past assessments Les Quennevais has achieved 'good' status but on this occasion it has achieved 'excellent.' Since the last review in 2014, refurbishments to the facilities have taken place with the support of Jersey Property Holdings and also with budget secured through the 'Fit for the Future' Strategy. This investment and the hard work of the staff to make improvements in management and operation have led to this higher award.

Responding to the result on behalf of the centre team, manager Rachel Sawyer said,

"I am delighted by this award which comes about as the result of the hard work of all staff at Les Quennevais for which I am very grateful. We work as a team to provide the very best facility and service for the benefit of all our customers and this result gives us confidence that we are achieving our aims."

Connetable Steve Pallett, Assistant Minister for EDTSC, said,

"I would like to congratulate Rachel and all of the staff at Les Quennevais on this excellent achievement. As a regular user of the centre I see first-hand the quality of service that they provide and I know that the award is well deserved and demonstrates that the staff in our centres are doing an excellent job. It also highlights the importance of investment into our sporting facilities which are used by many in the community to stay active. I am aware that an action plan for further improvements has been provided and I look forward to supporting the staff to continue improving wherever possible."

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50% Discount with Zambon Fitness

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Zambon Fitness is offering new Active customers 50% discount on a 1 hour Personal Training session with Harry, Korianne or Pedro.  

For more information visit:
www.zambonfitness.com

 

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Tom Le Sueur - White Collar Boxing

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Fort Regent's Events Officer, Tom Le Sueur took part in the Charity White Collar Boxing on Saturday 8th October! Not only that, Tom was selected to compete in Jersey's first ever White Collar Prize Fighter style contest! BoxinBusiness (a boxing club based at Fort Regent) helped Tom prepare for fight night, putting him through an incredible 10 weeks of grueling training, sparring and conditioning.

Tom was raising money for a charity very close to his heart, Clic Sargent, who help children with Cancer.  Tom's younger sister Georgia was diagnosed with Hodgekins Lymphoma in 2014 at the young age of 18 years old.  Clic Sargent were so helpful to Tom's sister and his family and she has now been given the all clear. Tom was proud that Georgia was able to attend the event and watch him fight in the ring to raise money for this very worthy cause.

Tom explained that the training and mental preparation was very hard at times, but was worthwhile as he raised a fantastic £1200 for charity.  Having witnessed first-hand the support Clic Sargent Jersey offered to his sister was all the motivation he needed to step into the ring.  

Tom thanks everyone who supported him on his journey and who made donations including the BoxinBusiness team who helped coach and guide him in the lead up to the event.  

Everyone in the Sport Division was behind Tom all the way and congratulate him for taking part. 

To read more about Tom's story and the work of Clic Sargent Jersey, please click on the link to Tom's just giving page. 


CLICK HERE 

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Historic Gymnastic Celebration for Regent Gym

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Everyone is celebrating the incredible accomplishment of the British Team in the recent Olympics, winning a staggering 67 medals and within that the phenomenal achievement of the British Gymnastics team who won seven medals - 3 Bronze, 2 Silver and 2 Gold.  Cheering on the gymnasts was Regent Gym Club who have something of their own to celebrate this year with their 35th Anniversary.  I spoke with Julia Falle, owner and head coach, about the club's history, future plans and competing in today's arena.

Very exciting stuff at the Olympics - were you gripped?
Yes, definitely, it's fantastic to see British Gymnasts doing so well in the games.

And you have your own celebration coming up - tell me about the history of the club.
The club was started in 1981 by my dad, Arthur Falle and Ann Mourant.  They started the club because my sister, Mel, was involved in Gymnastics at another club on the island, which was very popular, and they could see there was an opportunity to start another club so more youngster could get involved. In the beginning the club was very small and only ran on a Tuesday and Saturday and had about 50 children to begin with.  Dad eventually ran the club with me and myself supporting by last year I took over the reins, although Dad is still there in the background.

Is it very different from now?
Yes, very.  We now run six days a week and have approximately 500!  We are entering more competitions than ever and hosting our own - it's extremely busy.

Why do you think the club has been so successful?
With Fort Regent being centrally located we are easy to get to and we also have a permanent base - that's really important.  We have always been a very ambitious club and we encourage all our gymnastics to reach their full potential with visits to the UK and further afield and also by inviting other gymnastic clubs here so we can all learn from each other.  We affiliated with Hampshire County which means we can compete in the Southern Region and from there into the Nationals and onwards.

But it's not all about winning medals, although that's great, it's also important to recognise that some children take part in gymnastics for fun, it's good for co-ordination, discipline, team work and fitness.  We run a show every Christmas, which all of the children participate in, and get to show off their skills - it's a wonderful event.

The club has a brilliant network of parent supporters whose contribution cannot be underestimated - their help is crucial to keeping the club running - we really couldn't do it without them.

I think another one of our pluses is we are always striving to improve. Gymnastics has definitely become more technical and the difficulty of skills required has increased dramatically, it's much more demanding.  Gymnasts have to be powerful, strong and flexible.  We offer specialist classes in strength and conditioning as well as trampolining, to improve all the abilities and confidence needed from tomorrow's gymnasts.

This year we also partnered with Sports Development to offer school holiday workshops - it's an excellent opportunity for those new to the sport and those with experience to learn new skills, meet other gymnasts and generally have fun.

I understand Regent Gymnastics has a dedicated Special Needs class, how did that come about?

We started the class about 18 months ago because we really wanted to give children who may not be able to participate in a mainstream class an opportunity to try it and just enjoy it with no pressure.  It has been one of my most rewarding experiences; you can see the children growing in confidence, learning the equipment and making progress.  It is open to any age, but mainly the children who come are aged from 5 to 12, and it's every Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:00pm.  I'd really encourage parents to pop along.

What would you say have been the challenges along the way?

Equipment!  Having somewhere to put it and the cost - we cover costs mainly from the club fees but we occasionally run fundraisers so we can ensure that our equipment is properly maintained and that our 20 coaches are professionally trained and continuing with their career development.

Of course once teenagers get to 15/16 we face another challenge, not only with the growing independence, but the need for them to spend more time studying for GSCEs and further education; it's a challenge for them to find the time because once you get to that stage training is 2-3 times a week plus the off island competitions to progress in the rankings.

How about the highlights?
So many it's difficult to narrow it down….

We did really well at the Island Games with all of the Gymnasts from Regent Gym winning a medal - that was an outstanding achievement.   Regent Gymnastics was the first gymnastics club to be awarded the Jersey Clubmark, which is an award scheme recognising high standards in sports clubs - we were very proud of that and our coaches were recently recognised in the UK.

Coming up we have one young lady, whose name I will keep quiet for now, who is close to qualifying for the Commonwealth Games - we all very excited so watch this space!

 

Regent Gym Club runs six days a week at Fort Regent from ages 5 upwards.  To find out more about the club, including how to register your child, visit the webpage http://www.regentgymnastics.co.uk/Home.php

Little Monkey's, Regent's sister club, offers gymnastics from walking to age 6 - http://www.regentgymnastics.co.uk/LittleMonkeys.php

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New vehicle parking signage and regulations.

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Les Quennevais Sports Centre has recently received new vehicle parking signage. Customers are required to continue to display time of arrival. The maximum stay period has changed to:

3 hours within 24 hours Monday to Friday and, 
8 hours within 24 hours Saturday and Sunday

This is not to penalise the enjoyment of our customers but to enable the Centre to free up spaces taken by those persons using the carpark and heading to work or on holiday.

Les Quennevais School has kindly offered use of the school car park for parkrun overflow parking on Saturday mornings.

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Instructor Focus: Henrietta Brice-Smith

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Henrietta teaches with warmth and sensitivity and believes that yoga posture practice should be about what you can feel in your body and not about what you can do. Her classes are friendly and fun. She is particularly helpful in caring for those with ailments and conditions.

Specialities
Dynamic yoga, Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. Practical Therapy

Dynamic yoga uses soft rhythmic movements synchronised with the breath to fully harness the mobility of the body to awaken and energise it and teaches you to release tension to "soften" completely in any yoga posture while still maintaining the necessary muscular effort to maintain flow, good posture and good alignment. Muscles are toned, joints are mobilized, heat is generated and the cardiovascular system is challenged.

This method of yoga practice can be applied to any of the more challenging yoga poses. Beginners and experienced students can practice dynamic yoga side by side. The core techniques of dynamic yoga can be applied to all popular styles of yoga.

Qualifications
Dynamic Yoga Certification, BWY Certification, Dynamic Yoga Certification, TFH Kinesiology and Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology. Massage therapist, traditional Thai Yoga massage and Cranio Sacral Therapy Level 1, Pre and Post Natal yoga.

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Instructor Focus: Lucy Kerr

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From 27th July, Lucy will be starting a Strength & Sculpt class on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9.30am in the Dance Studio at Les Quennevais Sports Centre.

This class will give you a full body workout. Beginning with an aerobic warm up, followed by full body toning exercises, and finishing with a cool down and stretch.

Lucy Kerr will also be offering Personal Training sessions in the Gym at Les Quennevais Sports Centre from the 1st September. If you feel you need direction and tuition on how to reach your goals, give Lucy a call on
07797 761892 to arrange a free consultation and book your session. 

Email: lkfitness.je@gmail.com
Visit: www.facebook.com/lkfitness.je

CLICK HERE FOR TIMETABLES

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Instructor Focus: Julie Stanier

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Julie has a passionate love of dance.  Having performed internationally both on land in Monte Carlo, Paris, Hong Kong, Miami, and London, and on the high seas for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Julie also performed with her own dance group at Jersey's famous cabaret spot Caesars Palace. As a choreographer Julie choreographed for the Benny Hill Shows for Thames TV as well as for various theatre and cabaret shows. She has created many sparkling routines for her own dance group, the Battle of Flowers, dance school productions, and competition work for young dancers.

Specialities
Dance-based workouts, Jazz dance, Children's Wakeup Workouts, Zumba, and Strictly FitSteps.

Qualifications
Associate Teacher of Ballet, National Dance and Modern Dance .I.S.T.D. RSA Exercise to Music Qualification (YMCA), BAWLA Leaders Certificate, Reebok Step Instructor, Zin member and Qualified Zumba Instructor, Accredited FitSteps Instructor.

Teaching Experience
36 years teaching experience, Jazz Dance Teacher at Pineapple Studios in London, Fitness Teacher various centres in UK and Jersey, Dance teacher at Carousel School of Dancing.

Try one of Julie's classes at Fort Regent or Les Quennevais and be inspired by her "sparkle" and "'energy!"

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JERSEY TRIATHLON 2016

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The Jersey Triathlon is the most southerly triathlon of the British Isles and is one of the most exciting, challenging and picturesque courses in Britain. 

This year's event took place on Sunday 10th July with Laura Jacques, Hannah Jacques and Michael Donoghue competing as "Team Fort Regent." Barclay Harvey and Sam Horsfall also took part.

Michael participated in the triathlon last year. He had every intention of completing the full triathlon on his own in 2016 but couldn't face the prospect of having to swim again! Still wanting to participate in the event (it's such a great atmosphere), Michael put a team together to complete the relay and subsequently managed to draft in Laura and Hannah Jacques.

Being that Laura is an experienced swimmer she was nominated for the swim leg.  Hannah's preference was to cycle which left Michael to complete the running discipline.

The team completed the triathlon in 2 hours 43 mins.  All accomplished times for their respective disciplines which they were hoping to achieve. Laura completed the 1 mile swim in 29m 51s, Hannah the 40km cycle in 1h 25m and Michael completed the 10km run in 45m 36s.

Active spoke to Laura Jacques about her discipline:

Was it tougher than you thought it would be?

"For me the first 5 minutes of the swim was the toughest as it was very choppy with lots of people to contend with.  After that everyone spread out a bit and I found my pace.  I was even able to overtake a couple of people!"

What were the highlights for each of you and what were the down points?  

"When I finished the swim I was really spurred on by the cheering crowd, encouraging all of us to 'run' up the steps to get to the bikes!"

How long did it take you to recover?

"After passing our team tracker to Hannah for the cycle discipline I had a nice warm coffee and I was all recovered and ready to cheer on the other participants, the atmosphere was electric with a great sense of team spirit! I used to be involved in swimming when I was younger and have always loved the water so when the chance to swim as part of the team came up I was happy to volunteer."

Did you achieve your personal objectives?

I really just wanted to survive the swim and hopefully not be the last one out of the water, both of which I succeeded! It was a nice touch that I made it in under 30 mins too."

Will you be entering again next year? 

"Now that I've got the bug I'd love to. We'll see if we can get the team together again."

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Sport Development This Summer

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The States of Jersey Sports Development team are running a wide range of courses to suit all tastes this summer holiday. 

There is a wide range available including full day, half day and shorter sports courses and activities. The majority of courses and activities can be booked on to by the day or session to give maximum flexibility.

Examples include:

Full day:

  • Les Quennevais Adventure sport camp (involving watersports and adventure games in the St Ouen/ St Brelade area)
  • Springfield Super Sport Camp (involving a range of sport specific coaching sessions - from tag rugby to rounders!)

Please note: there is a St Helier pick up and drop off option available for the Les Quennevais camp.

Half day:

  • Langford Olympic and Summer Sport Morning (a half day camp inspired by Rio 2016!)
  • Jersey Cricket Board Cricket Summer school and Inter cricket festival
  • Olympic Table tennis morning
  • Langford Fun Activity morning (involving trampolining, wall climbing, swimming, team games and many more)
  • Scuba diving taster sessions

Shorter courses:

We also run a range of courses in conjunction with local clubs and associations in:

  • Racketball
  • Trampolining
  • Wall climbing
  • Cycle proficiency
  • Badminton
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics

For more information and how to book, visit:

 

http://www.gov.je/Leisure/Sport/activities/Pages/SummerHolidaySportsCourses.aspx

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Wednesday at Springfield
10.40am - 11.40am Exercise Referral Pilates is changing to:

10:30 - 11:15
NEW Everyday Pilates

Blue Room
Fiona de Miguel
£7.35
FREE to Active

For the 4th and 6th July, the rate for Non Ex Ref and Non-Active customers attending classes will be £4.50.

From 11th July onwards non-Active customers will have to pay the Active class rate of £7.35.

This class is suitable for participants who have completed the Exercise Referral programme, or for those returning to exercise. The class is performed at a slower pace focusing on balance, coordination, strength and posture, preparing one's body to move gracefully and efficiently in everyday life.

 

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Les Quennevais Class Updates July 2016

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Monday at Les Quennevais
11.45am - 12.45pm Exercise Referral Pilates is changing to:  

11:45 - 12:30
NEW Everyday Pilates

Dance Studio
Fiona de Miguel
£7.35
FREE to Active

For the 4th and 6th July, the rate for Non Ex Ref and Non-Active customers attending classes will be £4.50.

From 11th July onwards non-Active customers will have to pay the Active class rate of £7.35.

This class is suitable for participants who have completed the Exercise Referral programme, or for those returning to exercise. The class is performed at a slower pace focusing on balance, coordination, strength and posture, preparing one's body to move gracefully and efficiently in everyday life.

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Fort Regent Class Updates July 2016

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Claudia Morena introduces Zumba Toning on Thursday evenings from Thursday 7th July.  The class will take place in the Active Studio from 7 - 8pm.

Instructor Elisabetta Quaranta will teach Zumba on Tuesday evenings 6 - 6.45pm in the Active studio

Gary Holmes will instruct BODYATTACK on Wednesdays from 6-7pm

And on Thursday Gary will instruct BODYCOMBAT from 5.45-6.45pm

Instructor Itzel Burbidge will present BODYATTACK on Saturday mornings from 9- 10am

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Maxissfit Yoga leggings

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WIN - A pair of Maxissfit Yoga leggings (£52) and a 6 month Active membership (£256) worth a combined price of £308! - CLICK HERE 

Maxissfit - Yoga pants / Gym wear

Maxissfit is a boutique women's sportswear label that caters for the unique and active individual.

Inspired by nature and colour, Maxissfit is for vitality, creativity and positive living.
Maxissfit women's sportswear will ensure you standout in your fitness class, gym and on the street with style.

Maxissfit extend beyound Yoga, Dance and Fitness to your wardrobe, a perfect addition to any fashionista, look great in and out, so comfortable you won't want to take them off!
Made from superior Brazilian soft microfibre spandex blend that stretches to fit your unique body shape, hugs the body firmly and with its compression qualities will not show any cellulitis.

The winner can choose a pair of their choice from the Maxissfit collection retailing at £52.00 per pair.

https://maxissfit.myshopify.com/

https://maxissfit.myshopify.com/collections/maxissfit-yoga-gym-wear

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Which Class Is For Me?

Which Class Is For Me

VIEW PDF HERE

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Pool Updates

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Saturday 4 June: The main pool (only) will be closed for the Water polo Interinsular between Guernsey and Jersey from 2.30pm until closing. The small pool and the Sauna and Steam will remain open. GO JERSEY!

Saturday 11 June 2016:  The Main Pool will be closed between 1pm and 4pm for the Jersey Kid's Triathlon. The cycle track and playing fields will also be in use. Please support the many youngsters trying out Triathlon for the first time.  To register check out https://jerseykidstriathlon.com/ 

August 2016: Christina Blampied will be delivering a Pool Lifeguard course at Les Quennevais Sports Centre at the end of August. For further information and to apply please contact Les Quennevais Reception on 449880

Club and Association News
Saturday 11 June:
 Jersey Hockey are holding a 24 hour Hockey event to raise funds to build a new clubhouse. The astro lights will be on during the hours of darkness.

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Class Time Table Updates

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On Thursdays during May and June BODYBALANCE Express will replace Yogalates. Classes will take place from 18:00 - 18:45 in the Cardio Cove with instructors Kate Denny Mallen and Laura Jacques rotating instruction on a weekly basis.

If you haven't tried BODYBALANCE before this express class will offer an opportunity to experience a shorter version of the full hour long class.

Your instructor will guide you through a carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses to create a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance. BODYBALANCE will improve joint flexibility and range of motion. It will also increase your core strength, reduce your stress levels, and provide a lasting sense of well-being and calm.

 

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Jane Hamilton's Foam Roller Pilates has moved to Friday evenings until 27 May (18.30-19.30 hrs).

Foam Roller Pilates is a progression from mat based Pilates work. It is an intermediate level class due to the level of balance and deep coreawareness required.

The class has 3 sections:

  1. Warm up: Basic Pilates principles, breathing, pelvic, shoulder, rib and neck alignment.
  2. Circuit of 6 exercises, of approximately 3 rounds.
  3. Muscle rolling/stretching.

Advance booking is essential to secure a place and ensure the supply of rollers.

 

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86 Years Old and Going Strong

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Customer profile

Name: Susan Lea
Class attended each week:  Alignment & Core Pilates with Instructor Jane Hamilton

Originally from the Nottingham area, Susan moved to Jersey some 25 years ago. Over the past 10 years she has been a regular user of the facilities at Les Quennevais Sports Centre and in particular enjoys Jane Hamilton's Alignment & Core Pilates classes on Tuesday mornings.  Having tried various classes over the years, including Tai Chi, Susan confesses that her favorite activities are Pilates and gardening! 

This very elegant lady has an extremely interesting background, having been a Haut Couture model at Fortnum and Mason, Piccadilly, London, during the post WW11 era.  Speaking about those times when the world seemed to turn at a slower pace than they do today, Susan recalled a special memory of having been invited to dine with a Maharaja (a Sanskrit title for a "great ruler", "great king" or "high king") at Maxim's in Paris.  Founded in 1893 by a former waiter, Maxim's became one of the most popular and fashionable restaurants in Paris under its second owner, Eugene Cornuché, who gave the dining room its Art Nouveau decor and made sure that it was always filled with beautiful women.

When recently visiting the V&A museum in London to view a fashion collection from the House of Worth and Paquin, Susan realized that a dress she had modelled was on display.  Engaging with other people visiting the museum Susan recalled and shared her memories of modelling the "Wilt Thou Be Mine" gown.

 Extract from the V&A online description of the exhibition:

Over the last few years I have been working through a remarkable collection of over 9,700 fashion designs from the House of Paquin. Covering the period from Winter 1897 to Winter 1953-54, these designs (many bound in impressively hefty volumes) were acquired in 1957 following the 1956 disestablishment of the Paris House of Worth, who in 1953 had merged with Paquin.  For the purposes of this introduction and overview, I have chosen to focus on tailored daywear following the theme of the first and last designs to be accessioned.

In May 2016 Susan will celebrate her 87th birthday.  Everyone at Les Quennevais, including fellow class goers and members of the Sports Team are inspired by Susan's continued commitment and attendance at class. Congratulations Susan, you are an inspiration.

 

 

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Bean Fit Personal Training

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Everybody knows that it is important to maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle but achieving that or getting started can sometimes be difficult. I firmly believe that creating a routine that fits in with your lifestyle is key to achieving your goal(s) I aim to eliminate 'diets' and encourage and motivate my clients to create a balanced routine that should hopefully not feel forced or hard to maintain, with plenty of support and advice along the way to make sure that it does not become short lived.

I also have a passion for experimenting with healthy and wholesome ingredients to recreate what are usually classed as 'unhealthy' foods, so that it is still possible to enjoy the things you love without feeling guilty afterwards. I love to share my successful recipes with clients, friends and family alike to encourage nutritionally dense eating habits throughout.

During programmes I use a range of different cardio based training methods along with strength and resistance exercises, with the aim to make sessions diverse and as enjoyable as they possibly can be.

So what are you waiting for let's get started on creating a happy and healthy you!

Contact Details

Tel: 07797 844385

Email: beanfitwithjodie@outlook.com

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Denny's Hair Donation

Receptionist Denny Buckley recently was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia.  Following advice from a Food coach she decided to transform her appearance and raise money for a local charity.

She has been through a difficult period over the Donating my hair for Little Princess Trust because I can think of no better charity :-)

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In August 2015, I visited the doctor as I was so fed up with feeling unwell.  I had suffered with aches and pains and extreme tiredness for many years, but the summer of 2015 was the worst I'd ever known.  After another trip to the doctor and extensive blood tests that all came back clear, I thought my diet was the only thing left that might help alleviate my symptoms.  As I'd had an unhealthy relationship with food for most of my adult life and was around 5 stone overweight, I knew this was not something I could do by myself and I thank my lucky stars that I discovered the wonderful Lorraine Pannetier who is a food coach.  She explained that I would have weekly 1-2-1 meetings with her to discuss my food diary where she would give me hints, tips and recipes that would guide me to a more healthy and natural diet.  Four weeks into our meetings I had an appointment with a rheumatologist (I was referred after my blood tests had shown nothing wrong) and I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia!  Lorraine did lots of research on this condition and advised me accordingly.  Although fibromyalgia is an incurable illness, the healthy diet that I am now on, has helped with some of my symptoms and I'm now looking forward to the future and what it might bring.  I started seeing Lorraine at the end of August and in the 25 weeks since then I have lost a total of 3 stone in weight (19kg) which works out at a nice steady one and a half pounds per week. 

So with transforming myself from the inside, I thought it was time I gave myself a treat on the outside.  I have had long hair for as long as I can remember.  The last time I had it cut short was when I was 15 (and that was a complete disaster!!)  I had seen a couple of friends on Facebook saying that they were donating their hair to the Little Princess Trust and raising money for the charity through this process.  This is a charity that makes wigs for children who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatments.  It seemed like a wonderful cause but I didn't know if my hair would be suitable because it does contain some grey and having dyed it some time ago, it contains a mixture of colours!  I contacted the charity and said that I was thinking of dyeing my hair back to my natural colour and they said they would be happy to accept my dyed hair.  So my next step was to contact my hairdresser, Kaylee Le Cornu, who works for Eclipse Hair Design at Maufant.  The owner of the business, Cindy Le Feuvre, very kindly offered to waive the cost of dyeing and cutting my hair due to it being for charity.  I have passed the first stage which was the colour and now the cut is planned for Friday 26th February and Cindy has arranged for the JEP to be there to record the event.  I can't wait to see my 'new look' - can you?

If anyone would like to donate to the Little Princess Trust, this is the link to my JustGiving page - https://www.justgiving.com/Denny-Buckley/

 

Thank you

 

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New Dawn Catering Team

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New Dawn Catering team is headed up by Kenny Joa and consists of Emanuel, Patricia, Jo, Chris (chef), and Paulo.

Kenny has worked for the catering operation at the café since 1998. When the opportunity arose to take over the operation in 2004, Kenny rose to the challenge. Chef Chris Jones, joined forces with Kenny and has been with New Dawn since that time.

The café is open every day from 9am, closing at 7pm weekdays and 4pm at weekends. Springfield Stadium opened in 1997, in time for the Island Games. In the early days the centre operation was quite different to today.  The gym was developed in 2006 and extended in 2007 to accommodate the rising demand for health and fitness facilities.  The centre has a busy fitness class schedule, and on site nursery and regular club bookings in the Blue Room and Sports Hall.

The café operation is quite different than it was in those early days when it remained open on match days.  Now the centre and café is continually busy and since the introduction of the new 3G pitch the amount of football played has increased substantially. Of course the Muratti remains the biggest crowd draw of the year.

Children's parties have become a regular feature.  5-a-side football is popular with boys and girls love princess parties. In summertime the outside play area is ideal to burn off some energy. Parents can book sessions in the Sports Hall direct with the centre and arrange the food element in the café.

There are also Karaoke sessions every Saturday night in The Flag and Whistle Bar Lounge, from 7.30pm.

The café offers a typical menu, with specials being available for private functions. If you would like to book a private function, contact details below:

For food and drink telephone Kenny on M: 736429 / 07797730249.

For sports activities telephone the centre on 449615.

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Instructor Focus

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Fiona was the first instructor to teach Fitness Pilates in the Island and is continually developing this form of exercise. She teaches through all 3 Active Centres, and also runs classes in conjunction with Exercise Referral.

Fiona strives to make her classes all inclusive, progressive, informative and fun.  Class attendees achieve ultimate success by pursuing a path of patience and persistence.

 

Qualifications    

YMCA Professional Studio Instructor, YMCA FIT in Exercise to Music (Aerobics) and Circuit Training, Fitness Pilates Trainer, and Member of UK Register of Exercise Professionals.

 

Fort Regent

MONDAY 18:00 - 19:00 Fitness Pilates Cardio Cove £7.35

TUESDAY 13:10 - 14:00 Power Fitness Pilates Active Studio £7.35

THURSDAY 12:00 Exercise Referral Class - Fitness Pilates - Active Studio

THURSDAY 13:10 - 14:00 Fitness Pilates Active Studio £7.35

 

Les Quennevais

MONDAY 09:30 - 10:15 Power Fitness Pilates Studio £7.35

MONDAY 10:30 - 11:30 Fitness Pilates Studio £7.35

MONDAY 11:45 Exercise Referral Class - Fitness Pilates - Studio

WEDNESDAY 19:00 - 19:45 Fitness Pilates Active Studio £7.35

 

Springfield

TUESDAY 11:30 - 12:30 Beginners Pilates Blue Room £7.35

WEDNESDAY 09:30 - 10:30 Fitness Pilates Blue Room £7.35

WEDNESDAY 10:40 Exercise Referral Class - Fitness Pilates - Blue Room

  

Class explanations:

Fitness Pilates at Fort Regent

A safe, sensible exercise system that will help you look and feel your very best. The class develops body awareness, improving and changing the bodies postural and alignment habits, and increases flexibility and ease of movement.  A combination of the original Pilates exercises will be mixed with updated techniques and practises. Various equipment may be used such as resistance bands, hand weights, mini balls, weighted balls and stability balls.

 

Power Fitness Pilates at Fort Regent and Les Quennevais

A conditioning class using the principles of Fitness Pilates. We begin with a dance-style aerobic warm up then move on to a strength and conditioning section using a variety of equipment such as resistance bands, toning balls and weights, finishing with a stretch cooldown.

 

Beginners Pilates at Springfield

A safe, sensible exercise system that will help you look and feel your very best. The class develops body awareness, improving and changing the bodies postural and alignment habits, and increases flexibility and ease of movement.  Various equipment may be used such as resistance bands, hand weights, mini balls, weighted balls and stability balls.

 

 

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THE ULTIMATE TRAINING TOOL


Incorporate a new dimension into your training with the completely self-powered, manual WOODWAY Curve Treadmill.     

Green Technology to make you fitter
 

Fort Regent has expanded its range of gym equipment to include the latest in innovation and design with their new Curve running machine.

The machine, which promises you will burn up an extra 30% extra calories, is powered completely by the runner - no plugs - no electricity. 

The Active gym was so impressed with the results being gained by professional athletes across the world they invested in two Curve's to bring the benefits to Jersey. 

Colin Stanier, Marketing Manager for Active explained 

"There are many benefits to the Curve running machine aside from the additional calorie burn!  One of the outstanding features is that is almost impossible to run badly on the machine.  The physical curve of the machine forces the runner to place their foot in a more natural position making the glutes, hamstrings and calves fully extend in the same way you would if you were running outside.  This makes the machine excellent for those who are looking to improve their stride and technique and those who are new to running." 

The Curve certainly looks unusual. We asked Laura Jacques, the Active Gym Manager, how customers are reacting to the new equipment. 

"We've had excellent feedback" she stated "because the individual using the Curve is the motor its excellent for interval training and for those who are just starting out in running; going from a walk, to a jog to a run and back again is much simpler on the Curve, you don't have to worry about slowing down the belt like you do on a traditional running machine and so the process feels much more natural." 

The Woodway Curve is a treadmill unlike any other. The Curve "breaks all the rules" because there is no motor and no buttons. It is manually powered by you, the user.

Read this review by Treadmill Review Guru

http://www.treadmillreviews.com/articles/the-woodway-curve/

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New Classes for 2016

Active offers a wide range of fitness activities to suit you and your fitness level. Classes may vary from centre to centre. If you are in doubt about which class to try, seek guidance from our Active gym instructors. Participants should always inform teachers prior to the start of class about their medical history.  The intensity of classes ranges from gentle to advanced.  Use the following key to establish which is best for you.

New class timetables are available for collection from Active Centre receptions or can be downloaded via the website.

We've reviewed the programme and made a few changes to keep things fresh.  Look out for these classes:

NEW at Fort Regent
Meta Body Fit    
Meta Body Fit is a NEW class developed to boost your metabolic rate which helps the body to burn off more calories even while at rest! The 45 minute workout combines traditional body weight exercises, on and off a platform, with the latest HIIT training techniques to fire up your metabolic rate. Ideal for both men and women at all levels of fitness as class participant's work at their own pace. The more you put in to this workout the more your body will get out of it.

The class is moderate to advanced intensity and will replace STEPIT on Wednesday evening at 19.10 - 20.10 and Thursday morning 09.30-10.30.

The class will be presented by Lisa Troy, who is a popular and experienced instructor specialising in aerobics, body conditioning and developmental stretch classes.
 
 
NEW Sunday morning BODYPUMP     
One of the popular Les Mills classes, BODYPUMP is a non-impact class combining high repetition weight training with aerobic conditioning. It will tone and condition your body, can help you lose weight and ultimately change your body shape. Suitable for all levels. NOTE: A 15 minute session prior to each class is dedicated to technique for beginners.

The new Sunday morning class will take place in the Active Studio on Sunday mornings from 09.30-10.30 with dynamic instructor Natalia Warzecha.
 
 
New at Les Quennevais
Monday and Thursday evening Stretch and Shape with Katrina will start 10 minutes later at 18.10 - 18.55

Tuesday morning Pilates Fit & Fun will be replaced by Alignment & Core Pilates with Jane Hamilton at the new start time of 11.15 - 12.15.  The class follows the principles of Pilates concentrating on developing core strength.
 
NEW Tuesday evening Foam Roller Pilates class
This new class offers a combination of Pilates exercises using foam rollers to enhance the posture, core strength, balance and stability.

Tuesday evening with Jane Hamilton from 19.00-20.00
 
New Wednesday and Friday morning Spinning
 
Spinning is fantastically popular. This synchronised aerobic exercise on static bikes simulates true road riding. 
Spinning specialist Sue Jaffrelot will present the classes from 08.30-09.15.  Of moderate to advanced intensity, Spinning is suitable for all fitness levels as newcomers can progress at their own pace.
 
NEW Friday morning Dance class - 'Strictly' FitSteps 11.30-12.15 
A dance workout from the "Strictly" team. Your favourite ballroom dance rhythms including the Cha Cha, Jive, Quickstep, Paso, Waltz and others.

The fun way to dance yourself fit and bring out your inner "Strictly" self!  No partner needed.  Experienced dance and fitness instructor Julie Stanier will guide you expertly through the steps. 
Moderate to advanced class.
 
Springfield
There are no changes to the Springfield timetable at this time.

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October Competition Winner

Congratulations to Frankie Larose who recently entered our October Active competition and won £150 of vouchers to spend at Freedom or Quicksilver Jersey

Make sure you enter future competitions to win a great prize! 

Frankie Larose

 

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Tandom Skydiving - Q&A with Sara Montalvao

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Sara Montalvao recently decided to push herself outside her comfort zone by doing a tandem skydive in Jersey in April as part of her bucket list. Sara found the experience so exhilarating that she decided to take things to the next level and in October she became the first female to qualify for freefall in Jersey under the Static Line Progression System.


We were curious to find out more so we asked her why she has decided to take up this sport, how she copes with fear and what she does to stay active.



It's well known that you are always pushing yourself outside your comfort zone but why skydiving?

My fascination with parachuting began at the age of 10 after attending an open day organised by the Paratroopers. After so many years of wishing to jump out of a plane I have finally decided to take the plunge and do it, no more excuses, especially as I did not even need to travel that far…only to St Peter (laughs). 

Tell us more about your training, what is Static-Line?

Static-Line Parachuting is an alternative method of getting qualified to the Accelerated Freefall courses available abroad and we can do it on our door step here in Jersey which is really helpful. One full day of ground-training is all that is required to carry out our first solo parachute jump from 3,500ft. The parachute opens automatically by a 'static-line' which is attached to the aircraft (so there is no freefall involved initially). As we progress through the parachute training system we can start freefall skydiving and gradually jump from higher altitudes.

That seems like quite a challenge to go from a tandem experience to jumping on your own, as a beginner how do you cope with fear?

Skydiving is an adventure sport that involves a degree of risk. I took up this sport in order to challenge my fears.

In a nutshell, I accept the fact that skydiving is dangerous and it will trigger fear of some description. I simply acknowledge and embrace the fear in order to help me to stay safe without letting it interfere with my enjoyment of this exhilarating sport. I know it won't always be as scary as with experience comes familiarity. For me one of the benefits is that when I learn to manage the level of fear that skydiving can induce, I will be able to carry it into other aspects of my life.

I also find that controlled, regular breathing and mental preparation by visualising what I am going to do helps to alleviate the tension and stress.

Believe it or not, despite the nerves, it's a very peaceful sensation and it is very relaxing once you get over the intense adrenaline rush of leaving the plane. To start with it is fairly loud because of the plane and wind noise but once the parachute is open, it's very quiet and peaceful while gliding gently through the air overlooking the Island.

So having a healthy mind is really important, what do you do to stay on top of things?

For me it is particularly important to stay fit and I am very lucky that Active offers such an abundance of classes to suit all my needs. For this particular sport it helps to have a strong core, strong back and a strong mind.

Can anyone do skydiving, or is it only for the real daredevils?

(laughs) I guess that depends… I have met people who think I am completely crazy and would never even consider it because the thought of skydiving is terrifying to them. But for those who may be on the fence, I encourage them to get in touch with Skydive Jersey or even go to the beach to see how things work. Most people might be surprised to find out that they are not as scared as they imagined they would be.

Freefall day, you were about to take off, how did you feel?

I felt really nervous but extremely excited at the same time, I knew I had to do it and get it right and this was my opportunity to prove to my instructor that I was ready to take things to the next level. After landing safely on the beach I was over the moon, it is almost impossible to find words to describe how I felt, but it was certainly a great sense of achievement!

Now the winter is coming are we right to assume that you cannot jump in all weather conditions, what keeps you motivated?

That is right, I will not be able to continue with the practical training however, skydiving is not just about jumping out of a plane, there is so much more to learn! This winter I will be concentrating on learning to pack parachutes, this is another challenge and it is really important that we receive the right training and take our time to learn.


Wow, that's all really incredible - just to finalise, what is your ultimate goal?

I am not sure I have an ultimate goal as there are so many different skydiving skills to try. As I do not like to rush things I am going to continue with this type of training until I become a qualified skydiver but I would say that my initial goal will be to be able to do a 'dive exit' out of the plane!

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Active Class Updates - September 2015

FORT REGENT

PLEASE NOTE:There maybe other class timetable amendments not listed here, so please
CLICK THIS LINK TO SEARCH THE CLASS TIMETABLES to check your class. 

  • Thursday evening Zumba with Nat is at the new time of 7pm - 8pm in the Piazza Activity Area.

  • "FitSteps" with Julie returns on Sunday mornings at 10:30am.

This energetic, upbeat dance class is inspired by Strictly Come Dancing.
The dance workout mixes the graceful steps of Ballroom and the up-tempo steps of Latin dances to create fun-filled classes to get you fit. No need for a partner!
So, go on, get into the Strictly fever! 


Nat will be taking a break from 5th - 20th September. While she is away classes will be covered as follows:

  • Tuesday evening Zumba on 8th and 15th September with Colin
  • Thursday evening Zumba on 10th and 17th September with Claudia
  • Friday evening Bokwa on 11th and 18th September - cancelled.  Class will resume Friday 25th September.

BODYATTACK will be replaced by BODYCOMBAT on the following dates:

  • Saturday 5th September
  • Monday 7th September
  • Wednesday 9th September and 16th September

 LES QUENNEVAIS

  • Monday and Thursday afternoons at 4.45pm - 5.30pm, Teen Spinning for 12 - 15 year olds returns with Sue.
     
  • Monday 9.30am - 10.15am Power Pilates is in the Studio with instructor Fiona.
     
  • Tuesday 10.15am - 11am Zumba with instructor Colin
     
  • Wednesday 6pm - 6.45pm Spinning is with instructor Emmi
     
  • Wednesday 7.30pm - 8.30pm Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Paul Clements resumes on 30th September
     
  • Thursday 8.30am - 9.15am NEW Spinning class with Vicky
     
  • Thursday 10.30am Muscle Pump class is for 1 hour, not 45 minutes as displayed on the printed class timetable available at centre reception.
     
  • Saturday 9.30am - 10.15am Shape and Tone with instructor Katrina
     
  • Saturday at 10.15am - 11am Yogalates to be replaced by Zumba with Katrina
     
  • Sunday morning Zumba has been moved to Saturday morning.

 

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Changes to the Fort Regent Class Timetable - August 2015

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Klikaklu has arrived at Fort Regent!

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Klikaklu is an iPhone/iPad scavenger hunt game - it's free to download and play and at Fort Regent we are busy making a range of hunts to get you outdoors and round the fort, exploring areas you might not even know existed.  Our first game is aimed at children and is even accessible if your child cannot yet read as all the clues have pictures reminders to help your child recall what they are looking for.  The hunt has been devised to encourage children to think about size, colour, shape and texture and children can capture what they see on your iPhone or iPad which you can then share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or even print them out when you have finished the hunt.

Klikaklu is available free from the Apple app store, unfortunately there is no Android version of the app just yet so we are investigating android alternatives and hope to bring the same hunt to those users shortly.

To play Klikaklu, look for the poster on the wall of the café in the Piazza, or ask at reception for a leaflet. Alternatively you can find the link and all the hunts on our Pinterest page here so you can download the game before you arrive.

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Les Quennevais Public swimming during the NatWest Island Games

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Public swimming during the NatWest Island Games

Both pools and the health suite will be closed from 5pm on Saturday 27 June to Thursday 2 July for competitions. These facilities will reopen to the public on Friday 3 July.

During this period Active members will be able to use the lane pool at the AquaSplash during lane swimming times. These are indicated in blue on the timetable. Please be aware that junior lane swimming differs.

Visit the AquaSplash website for Active member's timetable information (click here)

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Win Two Personal Training Sessions with Harry Zambon

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SPORTS CENTRE OPENING TIMES OVER THE MAY BANK HOLIDAYS

Sports Centre opening times over May bank holidays Monday 4th May and Monday 25th May:

Fort Regent and Les Quennevais will be open from 9.00am - 5.00pm. Springfield will be closed. The Active membership offices will be closed.

Sports Centres will be open during normal operating hours at weekends including Liberation Day, Saturday 9th May.

Active membership offices open on Saturday mornings from 9am - 1pm but are closed on Sundays and bank holidays.

The Active office at Les Quennevais will be closed on Saturday 23rd May.

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Swimarathon

The Swimarathon will take place at Les Quennevais from 11th - 15th March. The pool will be open for early morning swimming lane swimming sessions from 7 - 8.30am on Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th and Friday 13th March, and will then close.

During the Swimarathon Active members will be able to use the lane pool at the AquaSplash during lane swimming times. These are indicated in blue on the timetable. Please be aware that junior lane swimming differs.

The attached timetable and link to the AquaSplash website is for Active members information.
Click Here

 

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Thai Boxing For Beginners

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If you want to learn self-defence and get fit at the same time you could start your journey with the Thai Boxing beginner's class, and begin using your fists, shins, elbows and knees to fight your way back to fitness and a lean body! 

Easy to learn, it's a great full body workout and the most effective stand up fighting style.

Thai Boxing for beginners on Sunday mornings at 10am.
For bookings and further enquiries please contact:

Bilal Hammad

07797 953253

fortregentthaiboxing@hotmail.com

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Fighting Fit, Fighting Cancer

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Active member David Butel fights cancer. 

I have been a gym member on and off for years, however in 2013 after a diagnosis of Prostate Cancer, an operation and after treatment for secondary Cancer, by March 2014 my weight reached 16st 8lb, I knew I had to fight back.

I joined the Active Gym, found myself a personal trainer, Harry Zambon, I knew I would need help. During the next 9 months I got down to 13st 3lb, it was hard. I also did Spinning, Body Combat and my own work outs, attending the gym 6 days a week.

This journey has been like a therapy and I do not intend Cancer to control me, I control it.

The gym team at the Active Gym are amazing, they have been so supportive, and they are like a family.

Part of my get fitter campaign involves taking Wheatgrass and juicing every day.

I am now fitter then I have ever been in my life, it is thanks to the wonderful facilities and classes at the Active Gym, also my great personal trainer.

The journey continues, if I can do it so can you, get Active.

David is an inspirational character and was recently interviewed by CITV.  Read the full story - David's story: Fighting fit, and fighting cancer, online here

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Turkey Buster Classes 2014

Get out of the house between Christmas and New Year and join one of our Turkey Buster classes at Fort Regent and Les Quennevais! All classes are 45 minutes. To book contact centers direct - open to non members.

Fort Regent:
Sunday 28th December -   Spinning at 10.30am with Kate
Monday 29th December   BoxFit at 9.30am with Bilal
Wednesday 31st December - Spinning at 9.30am with Mick

Les Quennevais:
Monday 29th December at 10.15am with Giselle
Tuesday 30th December at 10.15am with Sam
Wednesday 31st December at 10.15am with Giselle

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Christmas Opening Hours

All Active Sports Centres will be closed:

Christmas Eve 2014 - Wednesday 24th December - Sports Centres will be closed. Ice skating only will take place at Fort Regent from 9am to 6pm.

Christmas Day - Thursday 25th December - All Sports Centres will be closed.

Boxing Day - Friday 26th December - Sports Centres will be closed. Ice skating only will take place at Fort Regent from 1.30pm to 6pm.

New Year's Eve - Wednesday 31st December - Normal opening times but Fort Regent and Les Quennevais Sports Centres will close at 5pm.

New Year's Day - 1st January 2015 - Sports Centres will be closed. Ice skating only will take place at Fort Regent from 1.30pm to 6pm.

Springfield Stadium and Sports Centre will be closed from Wednesday 24th December 2014 until Thursday 1st January 2015 inclusive.

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Fort For All Day 2014

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Map -schedule2To download the Fitness Class Itinerary, Whole Day Schedule and Venue Map PDF's click on the links below:

Fitness Class Itinerary
CLICK HERE

Whole Day Schedule
CLICK HERE

Venue Map
CLICK HERE 

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Club/business name: Active

Tel. 449888
Email address: active@gov.je
Website: www.active.je

 

 

Planned activity:  Active Childcare
Location: Humfrey Room
Time: 10am - 4pm (break for lunch 12 - 1pm).
Notes: the childcare team can take a maximum of 10 children per session. Each session lasts one hour. For ages 


ACTIVE FITNESS PROGRAMMES

5 minute mash up Les Mills CLASS showcase: 
 performed by Fort Regent instructors- BODYCOMBAT, BODYATTACK, BODYPUMP, and BODYBALANCE.
Location: Main stage.
Time: 10.15 - 10.20am and 1.20 - 1.25pm 
 

1 hour BODYPUMP Master Class: presented by Les Mills master trainers from the UK.
Location: Active Studio.
Time: 11am - 12pm. Participants must undertake technique session starting at ……


Zumba, Bokwa and Bokwa Step&Up sessions:
Location: Main stage.
Time: Zumba 10.30 - 11am, Bokwa 11.05 - 11.35am and Bokwa Step&Up 11.40am - 11.50am

  
1 hour BODYATTACK Master Class:   presented by Les Mills master trainers from the UK.
Location: Main stage.
Time: 12.15 - 1.15pm

 
1 hour BODYCOMBAT Master Class: presented by Les Mills master trainers from the UK.
Location: Main stage.
Time: 1.30 - 2.30pm

 
Spinning taster sessions: 
Location: Spinning Studio
Time: starting on the hour at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.  Each session lasts 30 minutes.
 

'STEP It' taster session  with instructor Lisa Troy
Incorporates a 10/15min warm up followed by blocks of choreographed STEP combinations and body conditioning; resulting in a full body workout designed to improve cardio fitness, muscular strength and endurance, core stability and flexibility.

Suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels of fitness and experience.
Time: 1:30pm - 2pm
 

Total Tone taster session  with instructor Lisa Troy
A combination of body sculpting exercises designed to tone and strengthen all areas of the body. The class is of moderate ability level.
Time: 2:05pm - 2:35pm
 

1 hour BODYBALANCE Master Class: presented by Les Mills master trainers from the UK.
Location: Active Studio.
Time: 2.45 - 3.45pm

 


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Club/business name: Boxin Business / Jersey White Collar Boxing
Tel. 07797 774029
Email address: boxingbusiness@yahoo.co.uk






Boxing based fitness classes.  Free taster sessions:
 We will have a full timetable.
What to bring: Training gear, water and towel.
Location: Queens Hall.

Time: 10am - 4pm.
Notes: Everyone welcome. Try our unique style of training and watch our young boxers demonstrate the skills they have learned with us.

 


Club/business name: Cho's Tai Kwon Do

What to bring: Training gear, water and towel.
Location: Queens Hall.
Time: 10am - 4pm.

 


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Club/business name: Community and School Sports Department
Tel. 449790
Email address: p.brannan@gov.je
Website:www.facebook.co./communitysportsJersey




Planned activity:
 Inflatable goal with speed gun and hardest shot. 
Location: Gloucester Hall east side walkway.
Time: 10am - 4pm.
Notes: Visit our stand and learn more about the projects we deliver in schools and the community. P.E. in schools, after schools clubs, health and fitness days, sports festivals, in service training, neighbourhood sports, Friday night leagues, crime prevention.

 


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Club/business name: Diddy Dancers
Tel. 07797784242
Email address: Jennamariesangan@gmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com/diddydance






30 minute taster sessions of dance and music classes for 0-6 year olds

Location: Piazza next to the Supplement Store.
Time: 10am - 4pm.
Notes: Special offer - 10% off the first terms lessons if you sign up on the day. Diddy Dancers offers lots of fun dancing, games and music for children including contemporary dance, ballet and baby music.

 


Club/business name:  Entertainment Stage - The Bunker / B Vocal

Planned activity:
Location: Piazza entertainment stage.
Time: 10am - 4pm.

 


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Club/business name: Four Winds Tai Chi and Qigong School
Tel. 484660
Email address: fredruderham@yahoo.com






Class demonstrations of Qigong and Tai Chi:
 Invitations to participate with class after demos. Master Freda Ruderham will be available to answer questions.
What to bring: Relaxed training gear.

Location: Dance Studio, Gloucester Hall west.
Time: 10am - 4pm.
Notes: Practicing Qigong on a regular basis keeps the body fit and healthy. Qigong exercise movement are gentle and very ancient and actually work. People of any age can do most of them.

 


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Club/business name: Regent Gymnastics Club & Little Monkeys
Tel. 07797 739766 / - 07797 731101
Email address: regentgc@gmail.com
Website: www.regentgymnastics.co.uk





Planned activity: It's an opportunity for everyone to experience what it's like to participate in gymnastics. We will be offering every one the chance to have a go!!  Gymnastics is for everyone from preschool tots to adults. Now is your chance to come along and try some of the challenges on offer and also have some fun on the equipment!!

What to bring:
 Training gear, water and towel.
Location: Queens Hall.
Time: 10am - 4pm.
Notes: How long can you hold a Handstand? How many chin ups on the bars can you manage? How long can you rotate a hula hoop around your waist?

 


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Club/business name: Jersey Inline Skate Club

Tel. 07797 751540
Email address: john@grlanlois.co.uk

 Fort Regent Open day Jersey Inline Skate Program for 26th Oct 14

 

 

MORNING AFTERNOON
Exhibition Game by club members 10-10.30am 1.30- 2.00pm
Public have a go at Inline skating 10.30- 11.00am 2-2.30pm
Public have a go game of Hockey 11.00- 11.30am 2.30-3pm
Beat the Goalie (penalty shot!) 11.30 - 12.00am 3-3.30pm
Public have a go Freestyle skating 12.00 - 1pm 3.30 - 4.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planned activity: Put some skates on and have a go! Beat the Goalie (penalty shot!) 3-3.30pm

What to bring: Skates, pads and Helmet
Location: Gloucester Hall Arena B
Time: 10am - 4pm.

 


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Club/business name: Jersey Swimming Club
Tel. 07797 735499
Email address:admin@jerseyswimmingclub.com
Website: jersey-swimming-club.org






Planned activity: We will be on hand to discuss the services we offer for parents and babies, Learn to Swim, squads and masters plus Adult Learn to Swim.
Location: Queens Hall east.
Time: 10am - 4pm.
Notes: 20% discount off a terms fees for customers signing up on the day.

 


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Club/business name: Jumping® Fitness
Tel. 07700332333 / 07700328376
Email address:jumpingfitnessjersey@gmail.com
Website:  www.facebook.com/jumpingfitnessjersey






Planned activity:
 Group Fitness Classes on mini Profi Trampolines. Unique opportunity to take a part in Jumping® taster session for children aged 6+ or adult 16+ taster sessions, to get to meet our team, ask questions and most importantly have a fun while exercising!
What to bring: Training gear, water and towel.
Location: Room C, Gloucester Hall west side and main stage in Queens Hall.
Time: 10:20am - 11am, 11.00 - 11.50am, 1pm - 1:40pm, 2 - 2.40pm.
Notes: Chance to win 3 Membership cards for 5 free classes. All you need to do is take a part and give us your valued feedback. Lucky winner will be announced on our FB page! 


  


Club/business name: Jersey Kenpo Karate Centre of Excellence
Tel. 07797 712042
Email address: kenpojersey@gmail.com
Website: www.jerseykenpokarate.com

Planned activity: Taster sessions for children (boys and girls) from 4 ½ years of age.  Demonstrations at 12pm and 2pm (25 minute displays).
What to bring: Training gear, water and towel.
Location: Jersey Kenpo Karate Centre of Excellence and Gloucester Hall.
Time: 11am - 3pm.
Notes: Watch dynamic displays of martial arts including break board challenges

 


Fortforallday _youractive 13_2014Club/business name: The Blast Zone
Tel. 07797 752859
Email address: tbressat@googlemail.com
Website: www.blastzoneentertainments.co.uk






What to bring: Training gear, water and towel.
Location: Queens Hall.
Time:
Notes: Visit the Blast Zone for fun and excitement in the Laser Tag Arena.  Enter the prize draw to win free games at Christmas

 


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Club/business name:
 Phoenix (Jersey) School for Therapeutic Arts
Tel. 07797 713370
Email address: roisin.pitman@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.mukyokan.com





Planned activity: Taster sessions of Aikido and Tai-Chi.
What to bring: Training gear, water and towel.
Location: Room B and Gloucester Hall west.
Time: 10am - 4pm.
Notes: We offer a variety of martial arts that appeal to all ages, both genders and able bodied and disabled students alike.  These arts are Aikido, Tai-Chi, lai-Do, and American Kenpo Karate. Change your life today.

 


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Club/business name: Jersey Slackline club
Tel. 07700817522 or 07829749528
Email address: slackjersey@trislacklining.com
Website: www.slackjersey.com






Planned activity:
Demonstrations and workshops throughout the day.
What to bring: Training gear, water and towel.
Location: Queens Hall.
Time: 10am - 4pm.

 


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Tel. 07700714333
Email address: excelsquash@gmail.com

 

 

 

Planned activity: Demonstrations and taster sessions.
What to bring: Training gear, water and towel.
Location: Squash courts.
Time: 10am - 12pm and 2 - 4pm.
Notes: Squash was voted the healthiest sport to play in one of the big fitness magazines and racketball is the fastest growing racket sport in the UK.

 
 


Club/business name: Jersey Volleyball Association
Tel. 07797 742882
Email address: tatpaul@hotmail.com
Website: www.jersey-volleyball.com

Planned activity: Junior training 10am - 12pm, Island Ladies training demonstration 12pm - 2pm, Open session 2pm - 4pm.
What to bring: Training gear, water and towel.
Location: Queens Hall.
Time: 10am - 4pm.

 
 


Fortforallday _youractive 12_2014Club/business name: Rediscovering Fort Regent
Website: Click Here







Planned activity:
2 x presentations and Q and A sessions on the proposed plans for Fort Regent.  Location: Don Theatre and Piazza display panels.
Time: The first presentation at 10.30am and the second at 2pm. 
Notes: Someone will also be on hand in the Piazza by the display panels to answer questions throughout the day. 

 
 


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Planned activity:
Tour and history of the Fort at10.30 and 2pm
What to bring:
Location: Piazza
Time: tbc morning and afternoon



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Club/business name:  LIFESTYLE SHOW 7-9TH NOVEMBER
Tel. 07797740913
Email address: Julie@ec-jersey.com
Website: www.ec-jersey.com







Planned activity:
There will be a scaletrix track (smaller version of the one that will be at the show in November), with lots of competitions on the track including the fastest lap time.
Location: Piazza
Time: 10am - 4pm.
Notes: Experience just one of the great activities at the show and learn more about what other fun and exhibitors will be at the lifestyle show on 7-9th November.

 
 


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Club/business name: SW Personal Training
Tel. 07700 368 000
Email address: stevenwalker1971@gmail.com
Facebook: SWhealthandfitnesscoaching





Planned activity:
 Find out what functional fitness is all about and find out better and more fun ways to train.
Location: Active Gym
Notes: Any competitions or special offers on the open day: See Steve on the day to book a one hour trial PT session at Fort Regent for half price!

 
 


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Club/business name: Arena Play Centre and Arena Café
Tel. 618104
Email address: arenaplay@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.modernhotels.com





Planned activity: Visit the Piazza play area to see our children's ball pond play area and Arena Café. Enter our Free raffle prize draw!

Location: Piazza
Notes: If booked on Fort For All day, 20% discount will be given on parties PLUS birthday child goes FREE!  Visit our Pizza outlet and learn more about Modern Hotels.
 

 


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Club/business name: B-Vocal
Tel. 07829719962
Website: www.bvocaljsy.co.uk






Planned activity:
B Vocal is Jersey's most innovative vocal school! Vocal coach Jaime Boylan, has shared the stage with some huge stars such as The Wanted and Oli Murrs, and is now sharing her expertise with you! One to one tuition, group sessions and specialist workshops! No matter your age or ability, there is something for everyone and your first class is FREE!!
Location: Piazza entertainment stage
Time: tbc

 
 


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Club/business name: Ice Skate Jersey
Website: www.iceskatejersey.co.uk







Planned activity:
Display stand.
Location: Piazza.
Time: 10am - 4pm.
Notes: This year's festive ice rink will once again be held in Queens Hall. The rink will have a dedicated area for coaching and the use of penguin skate aids for young children.  Visit the stand and find out about all the activities planned this year.

 

 


Club/business name: Exercise Referral

Planned activity: Display stand.
Location: Gloucester Hall east walkway.
Time: 10am - 4pm.

 


Club/business name: NL Fitness
Tel. 07797 741216
Email address: nlfitness@outlook.com

Planned activity:
Open door to discuss Personal Training and Sorts Conditioning, Olympic Lifting Training, 1 to 1 and Group Training.
Location: Piazza
Time: 10am - 4pm

 


Club/business name: The Supplement Store

Tel. 758649
Website: www.mysupplementstore.co.uk
Location: Piazza shop.
Notes: Health and diet foods, training supplements and health drinks.

 


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Tel. 07797 818028

Email: info@facepaint.je
Website: mitchellfam@mac.com 

 

 

Planned activity: Face painting lions
Location: Piazza

Time: 10am - 4pm

Notes: Free face painting for children.  Come along and have your Humfrey face painted.
Have your photo taken with Humfrey and later in the day join Humfrey for a group lion photo.


Club/business name: Family Fun Centre

Planned activity:
Arcade games for the whole family.
Location: Piazza


Prize draws:  Various operators will be offering free to enter raffle prize draws including an Active Prize draw for a 6 month Active membership, 10 x Ice Skate Jersey sessions and show tickets for the 2015 Fort Regent events programme.

 

(As at 24-Sep-14)

 

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Les Quennevais Swimming Pool re-opens to the public

Les Quennevais Swimming Pool re-opened to the public at 9am on the 1st September 2014, after receiving an essential makeover during the summer months.

The refurbishment and upgrade works comprised redecoration and re-tiling of the pool chamber, replacement of the plant maintenance system and equipment, upgrading and refurbishment of the male and female changing rooms, and introduction of new lockers and cubicles.

Barclay Harvey, Operations Manager to ESC Sport and Leisure Division indicated that prior to the works customer consultation had identified a number of improvements, which were incorporated into the plan. 

"During the consultation process comments were received from members of the public who use the Sports Centre on a regular basis.  These comments were fed back to the architect and adjustments to the programme of works were made.  Customers will benefit from improved facilities at the Centre," he said.

Mr Harvey added that the introduction of a new Building Management system (BMS) will enable management to remotely control climate and energy use within the entire building in an efficient way. "The management team will be able to alter the plant room and boilers, water temperature, water and air circulation, and switch the operating plant on and off from a desktop computer or an IPad. The work is on schedule and being carried out within budget.

"The Sports and Leisure Division would like to thank Active members and regular customers for their patience and apologise for the inconvenience caused during the close down period."

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The areas upgraded during the refurbishment encompass:

  1. Better changing rooms incorporating bigger showers with screens
  2. Bigger lockers (coin operated with £1 returnable coin)
  3. Improved vanity areas including better hairdryers (free use)
  4. Upgraded changing and toilet cubicles
  5. Better hot water pressure and supply
  6. Improved energy efficient poolside LED lighting
  7. New poolside Scoreboard and Public Address system
  8. Steam/Aroma therapy room upgrade
  9. Upgraded Jacuzzi facilities
  10. Additional deep cleaning of pool
  11. New filter media in the balance tank, which provides better water quality through the use less chemicals.

 
Jersey Amateur Swimming Association (JASA) President, Paul du Feu, works closely with the Sport and Leisure Division to ensure galas and club use are coordinated.  Commenting on the refurbishment, Mr du Feu said:

"The reopening of the newly refurbished pool will be welcomed by all its users. Though frustrating for many to have the facility closed for an extended period the end result should please everyone and ESC are to be congratulated on doing such a wide ranging and diverse set of works in such a short time. A pool needs a huge amount of work behind the scenes and this is generally not understood or forgotten by most swimmers.  We can now all look forward to enjoying a sparkling, clean and fully re- furbished facility. I hope it's fully used by a wide range of the community."  

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Humfrey at Jersey Live

Following his successful appearance at the 2014 Battle of Flowers, Humfrey - that loveable Lion from Fort Regent attended this year's Jersey Live.

Humfrey had a great day out at Jersey Live last weekend. After a long break from public engagements Humfrey has given himself a good shake down, combed his mane and is once again set to get involved in community events, rekindling the public appearances many islanders will remember from yesteryear.

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Humfrey was delighted to meet those talented boys from Diversity and to share some tips on dance moves as well as meeting and greeting some new fans. He thoroughly enjoyed his day at Jersey Live and looks forward to getting involved in more community events.

Commenting on appearance at Jersey Live, Colin Stanier, Fort Regent's Marketing Manager, said that Humfrey last participated in the Battle of Flowers during the 1990's but appearing at a music festival is breaking new ground.

Notes to fans.

1. Humfrey started his career with Fort Regent in 1981 when he joined the promotions team that supported the attractions at Fort Regent. He was the venues mascot, a promotional ambassador playing a leading role in promoting the venue during the busy tourism season in the 1980's and 1990's, appearing in the Battle of Flowers. Over the year's Humfrey had taken a less prominent role in the promotion of the Fort, but islanders often reminded the Fort's management team of his iconic status and have looked forward to his return.

2. Last year Humfrey the Lion received a makeover by local graphic designers Ben Robertson and Ollie Nightingale (Kartoon Faktory) and he was reintroduced to the public in October at Fort For All Day.

3. Humfrey will also appear at Fort For All Day on Sunday 26th October 2014.

4. For further information please email: c.stanier@gov.je

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Nordic Endurance Walking Classes go From Strength to Strength

Nordic Endurance was launched at Les Quennevais on 6th May and got off to a great start.   Customer response has been overwhelmingly favourable with 3 participants signing up for Active memberships immediately after the session, now that can't be bad!

Instructor Adrian Seymour is delighted at customers' response. 

Adrian Seymour recently completed Nordic Walking training in the UK and has tailor made this new class to cater for individuals with an average to high level of fitness ability.

Comment from Fiona Claxton for who this was the first time of taking up this new class "All areas of equipment use covered deeply and with demonstrations of technique.  Thoroughly enjoyable and in a mixed fitness group from marathon runners to novice participants. Touch workout for all - excellent."

Class essentials:

Duration: 1hr 15 minutes.

Capacity: up to 12 people in a class.

Day and time: Friday mornings at 9.30am.

Location: Starting and finishing at Les Quennevais Sports Centre main reception.

Medical requirements: Customers are advised to be run fit and must complete a Health Commitment Statement/PARQ before the class.

What to wear: Durable all weather clothing and trainers must be worn as this class will take place during all weather conditions with the exception of thunder and lightning.

Routes: The class will traverse through sand dunes or coastal footpaths or along leafy lanes stopping periodically to complete various body weight exercises with interval training.  There will be opportunities to enjoy the beautiful panorama on offer within our island.

For more information contact Adrian on 449880.

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Les Quennevais Pool closure

Please note that it is necessary to close both pools and sauna and steam rooms at Les Quennevais Sports Centre to carry out improvement and upgrade work to our facilities. We apologise for the inconvenience and advise customers that the pools will be closed to the public from the 19th July until 9am on 1st September 2014.

Active members will be able to use Aqua Splash lane swimming facilities during the closedown period. Proof of membership will be required.

Please visit the Aqua Splash website for details of the summer programme www.aquasplash.je

When visiting the site please note that the blue 'lane swimming' times are when Active members are entitled to swim. Juniors can lane swim from 2-3pm only.

Aqua Splash rules are that Children aged 4-7 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult (i.e. over the age of 16 years) in the ratio 2:1. Children under the age of 4 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult (i.e. over the age of 16 years) in the ratio 2:1, provided the approved flotation devices are used. Please contact the Centre for full details of the child supervision ratio.

Please note this offer applies to lane swimming only.

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New Spinning Studioto be launched at Fort Regent in June!

Great news for customers - our ethos of reinvestment in facilities and equipment continues with the addition of a NEW studio at Fort Regent and the purchase of35high-tech NXT bikes.

Spinning is a great low impact exercise for general fitness, weight loss and performance training. Classes are consistently popular.  Despite extra classes being added to the timetable, demand has not abated!

From June even more people can take advantage of Spinning classes.  The NEW studio is located closer to gym facilities and boasts a purpose built sound system, an ambience enhancing LED lighting system, full air conditioning, wall mirrors and a vinyl sports floor.

Our experienced and motivated instructors will ensure you get the best from your workout and with classes in the mornings, evenings and weekends, there's no better time to get spinning! See the Active timetable for more details….

We look forward to seeing you.

Happy Spinning!

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Sam Lee Triathlon success

Avid cyclist and sportswoman Sam Lee pushed herself to the extreme recently in Apigne, France.

On Saturday 10th May 2014, having taught a Spinning class at 9.30am and worked a full day at Les Quennevais Sports, and travelled over very choppy seas to St Malo before arriving in Renne at 10pm.

The following morning she was up at 6am and started preparations for the Apigné Triathlon.

Having checked the surroundings Sam completed a cycle on the roads, double checked her bike and enjoyed a short run in the beautiful surrounding countryside.

606 competitors from various countries but mostly from France entered the triathlon. 

As participants went through last minute preparations weather conditions changed from sunny and warm to cold and rainy.

The event comprised a 1.5km swim in the river Apigné, a 15m run on gravel to awaiting bikes, 40km 6 lap course, followed by 10km run.

Mixed weather conditions made the cycling course difficult, especially on corners.

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It was hard work, but Sam put her all into it and crossed the line in first place - 10 minutes in front of the nearest female competitor.  As the Premier Fille she enjoyed receiving the winner's presentation only to beat a hasty return drive to St Malo for an overnight kip before catching the 6am ferry to Jersey and cycling straight to Les Quennevais to work.  Phew, some challenge Sam.  Well done!  

Sam Lee Triathlon Queen!

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NEW Nordic Endurance Classes

Nordic Endurance is a new style of class. Tailor made by Adrian Seymour this new class caters for individuals with an average to high level of fitness.

Medical requirements:
Customers are advised to be run fit and must complete a Health Commitment Statement/PARQ before the class.

What to wear:
Durable all weather clothing and trainers must be worn as this class will take place during all weather with the exception of extreme conditions. Routes: The class will traverse through sand dunes or coastal footpaths or along leafy lanes stopping periodically to complete various body weight exercises with interval training.

Friday's 9.30am at Les Quennevais main reception

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Sports Centre opening times on May bank holiday

PLEASE NOTE Sports Centre opening times on May bank holiday

Monday 26th May:
Fort Regent and Les Quennevais will be open from 9.00am - 5.00pm.
Springfield will be closed. The Active membership offices will be closed.

There are no fitness classes available on bank holidays.

Fundraising Spinathons will take place at Les Quennevais Sports Centre to raise funds for Jersey Cheshire Home. Sessions will take place at 9.30-10-15am and 10.30-11.15am at a cost of £10 per session.

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May Bank holiday opening hours

PLEASE NOTE Sports Centre opening times over May bank holidays

Monday 5th May, Friday 9th May (Liberation Day) and Monday 26th May: Fort Regent and Les Quennevais will be open from 9.00am - 5.00pm. Springfield will be closed. The Active membership offices will be closed.

Sports Centres will open during normal operating hours on weekends. Active membership offices are open 9am - 1pm on Saturday's but are closed on Sunday's and bank holidays.

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Easter Bank holiday opening hours

PLEASE NOTE Sports Centre opening times over the Easter bank holiday Friday 18th and Monday 21st April, Fort Regent and Les Quennevais will be open from 9.00am - 5.00pm. Springfield will be closed. The Active membership offices will be closed. Sports Centres will operate normal opening hours on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th April. Active membership offices will open 9am - 1pm on Saturday 19th April but are closed on Sunday's.

What classes are on/off over the Easter period

Tuesday 15th April Fort Regent - Zumba 9.30am and 6pm - No Class

Tuesday 15th & 22nd April Springfield - 9am and 10am Line Dancing - No Class

Tuesday 15th & 22nd April Springfield - 11.30am Beginners Pilates - No Class

Wednesday 16th April Fort Regent - Dance Fusion 9.30am - No Class

Thursday 17th April Fort Regent - Exercise Referral Pilates 12pm - No Class

Thursday 17th April Springfield 9.30am Fitness Pilates - No Class

Friday 18th April - No Classes in any centre

Saturday 19th April Fort Regent - Zumba 9.30am - No Class

Sunday 20th April Fort Regent - Strictly 'FitSteps' 10.30am - No Class

Monday 21st April - No Classes in any centre

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Les Quennevais Charity fundraiser

Fundraising Spinathon's will take place at Les Quennevais Sports Centre on bank holidays in April and May (April 21st, May 5th and May 26th) to raise funds for Jersey Cheshire Home.
 
The session will take place at 9.30-10-15am and 10.30-11.15am.

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New Customer Services Assistant at Fort Regent

Regular visitors to Fort Regent will have noticed a new face at main reception.  Kamela Monks (aka Kiki), is a bubbly, outgoing and active person with a positive optimistic outlook on life and we are pleased to welcome her to the Customer Services Team.

From a young age Kiki showed a particular aptitude for running, cross country, netball and basketball.  Many sports users may recognize Kiki from Jersey Spartans where she was initially placed in Andrew Winnies squad and later found herself competing for Jersey Spartans, Channel Island Athletics Club, Jersey (Island Games), and South of England.


KiKi Monks 
Kiki's main events were Triple Jump and 100m Sprint Hurdles; she was ranked 3rd in Britain for her age group and 13th for the age group above at the age of 17.  She also received a number of gold and silver medals for Pole Vault and 300m Hurdles which she participated in as extra events in the league matches for CIAC.
 
Having left the track at the young age of 19 due to education commitments, Kiki is now working to rebuild her fitness in order to make a return to the track in time for the 2015 Island Games.   She is determined to succeed and all her work colleagues at the Fort are pleased to give her their support.

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Nordic Walking

Sessions take place on Monday's and Friday's from 1.30pm - 2.30pm. The meeting point changes each week to add variety to the walks.

Free to Active members - for details and meeting points please contact Tel. 449816 / 449617.

If you're new to Nordic walking, you can come to a technique session on Mondays from 11.30am to 12 noon at Fort Regent. Please meet the instructor at the gym reception.

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47% Increase in active.je traffic

Over 91,000 visits to the website in 2013 went to the class timetables page, which is an increase of 33% since 2012.  This page is regularly updated.

Throughout 2013 Active.je has seen a significant increase of 47% in visitor numbers.

These results were due to Increasing awareness about the service the website offers, in terms of class times and contact information, and the continued habitual use by Active's regular customers.

A total increase of 87% has been realized to Active's venue pages where Fort Regent, Les Quennevais & Springfield sports centres can be selected for information relevant to each particular centre. The largest increase was to the Fort Regent page which has seen an increase of 117% in traffic since 2012. The Les Quennevais and Springfield pages have also seen an increase of 64% and 66% respectively.

The success of Active's marketing effort is indicated by the fact that 46% of visitors went directly to the website in 2013. This demonstrates an increase not only in brand awareness, but that Active customer's view the site as a central point of information for class times and facilities. This is a 15% increase since 2012.

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The number of visits to the website using mobile devices is the most notable increase (113% increase since 2012) in traffic, and accounts for a total of 37% of visits to the website  in 2013. This demonstrates a desire from customers to access information about Active while on the move, particularly the centre opening times and class timetables.

Responding to this directive from its customer base, Active will begin to make steps towards developing the website to be 'responsive' in 2014.

The benefits of a 'responsive' website is that it adjusts to the size of the device it is being viewed on, from mobile phone to large desktop display, therefore making the information on the website more accessible from any device with an internet connection.

"It has always been our intention to increase communication with our members via online media, but the growth we are seeing has been remarkable", said Barclay Harvey, ESC-Sports Division Manager.

"We will be continuing to develop our online strategy, providing our customers with up to the minute class timetables and other sport and venue information that they can view anywhere anytime on any device," Mr Harvey added.

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