There is no better time to start on the road to a fitter and healthier you than when it’s free. Trinity Arts & Leisure are offering FREE spaces in fitness classes, FREE use of their gym, FREE 45 minute sessions in their sports hall & a chance for anyone to swim for ONLY £1.00 during their open day between Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September!
6 Reasons to get fitter with Trinity Art’s & Leisure
You’ll feel more confident
Getting fit helps you to feel your absolute best – in mood and body. As you become stronger, achieve physical goals and feel more focused, your mood will soar. Before you know it, you’ll be radiating confidence from the inside out.
You’ll sleep better
Exercising supports you in both falling asleep and spending more time in deep sleep. This is the part of sleeping in which your immune system is strengthened and feelings such as stress and anxiety are controlled, helping you to wake up truly rejuvenated.
You’ll feel more productive
Have a big project or presentation coming up? A quick workout might be in order. Exercise enhances cognition by making our hippocampus (the critical part of our mind for learning and memory) work harder and increasing blood flow to the brain.
You’ll live longer
If there was ever an incentive to stay fit, this is it. Exercise keeps your body fit and strong, strengthening everything from your heart to your muscles, immune system to your bones.
You’ll have improved mental health
While you’re hitting the treadmill and bossing the bell weights, your brain is hard at working making positive changes. Exercise promotes neural growth and new activity patterns that encourage an overall sense of calm – in some cases, working as effectively as antidepressants.
You’ll have more energy
It might sound contradictory, but fighting fatigue is helped by moving more, not less. Working out increases your stamina by strengthening your heart and simultaneously spiking your endorphin levels, making you feel more energetic.
[ut_header title_linebreak_mobile=”on” lead_linebreak_mobile=”on” font_size=”40″ line_height=”40″ title=”Available Free Sessions”][/ut_header][ut_accordion][ut_accordion_item label=”Fitness classes”]All of the Open Day fitness classes can be found on our schedule (below). Due to the maximum amount of spaces available, Trinity Arts & Leisure require all customers wanting to join in to call us on 01234 291777 to book their place.
- Friday 09:30-10:30 – Balance fitness class – Max 20 people
- Friday 10:30-11:30- Legs, Bums & Tums fitness class – Max 20 people
- Friday 18:00-19:00- Zumba fitness class – Max 30 people
- Saturday 09:30-10:30- Spinning fitness class – Maximum 12 people
- Saturday 11:00-12:00 -Yoga fitness class – Max 20 people
For more information about the classes on offer & for our fitness class timetable, please visit our website – www.trinityleisure.co.uk/sport-and-fitness-classes[/ut_accordion_item][ut_accordion_item label=”Swimming”]Trinity Arts & Leisure will be opening up their newly refurbished swimming pool for everyone to come and enjoy a splash for just £1.00 per person (children younger than 5 years old can swim for free). Please refer to the schedule below for available times.
- Friday 06:00-08:30 – Adult Lane Swimming
- Friday 10:00-12:00 – Family swimming
- Friday 15:00-16:30 – Family swimming
- Friday 17:00-19:00 – Adult Lane swimming
- Saturday 07:00-10:00 – Adult Lane swimming
- Saturday 10:00-11:30 – Family swimming
- Saturday 13:30-14:30 – Family swimming
For more information about our public swimming on offer & for our full swimming pool timetable please visit their website – www.trinityleisure.co.uk/trinity/swimming.[/ut_accordion_item][ut_accordion_item label=”Gym”]The Trinity Arts & Leisure Gym will be open ALL DAY on both of the Open Days & will give everyone a chance to use the facilities for absolutely free. There will have staff on site throughout both days who will be happy to show you around the gym & how to use the equipment safely.
Staff will need to complete a gym induction with you, so to use the gym during the Open Days you will need to call 01234 291777 to pre-book an induction appointment. The inductions are free of charge.
[/ut_accordion_item][ut_accordion_item label=”Sports Hall”]Trinity Arts & Leisure will be offering 45 minutes bookings in their sports hall for groups to book for free. Four 45 minute slots are available on Friday 6th September and these will be booked on a first come first serve basis. The slots will be as follows:
Friday 6th September:
You will be available to have the sports hall setup for various sports including Football, Basketball, Netball, Hockey & Volleyball. If you want to book a slot please contact the office on 01234 291777 to book your time in the sports hall.[/ut_accordion_item][/ut_accordion][vc_column_text]Parking is FREE to everyone attending the Open Day & passes will be given out at reception on arrival & request. Trinity Arts & Leisure are an approved TrendLife Magazine stockist and more more information can be found on their stockist page.[/vc_column_text]
Local business launch “Brew for a Hero” campaign for NHS & key workers
Harpenden based Twist Teas have announced their “Brew for a Hero” campaign is back! Launched to support and boost morale for NHS staff and key workers, the Brew for a Hero” campaign gives people a chance to show their appreciation for all the heroes from all walks of life during the current pandemic. This could be anyone – local postal workers, refuse collectors and cleaners, emergency services and health care staff, teachers and chefs, community groups and volunteers.
You can participate in the “Brew for a Hero” by nominating a NHS or key workers hero you know. Nominate your hero and give them a chance to win one of Twist Teas Rainbow inspired tea caddies. If you know a key worker, that you would like to surprise with a personalised Rainbow Caddy of tea, simply email your nominations to email@example.com. Please include a brief reason, as to why they deserve a little treat. Twist Teas will again be tasked with the difficult job of picking winners, to be announced on the 31st of January.
Twist Teas will also be making caddies available to purchase via their website with profits going to NHS Charities. More information about Twist Teas can be found in our interview with founders, mother and daughter duo Nicky Kavanaugh & Claire Ayers.
Watford businesses to decide on the future of Watford BID
Watford BID have launched a video highlighting the reasons why they believe they deserve a second 5-year term. Many residents in Watford are aware of Watford BID but not many understand exactly what they do and more importantly, how integral their work is to the success of Watford.
What is a BID and why are they so important?
Essentially, a BID (Business Improvement District) is a business-led and business funded body formed to improve a specific area in which a levy is charged on all business rate payers. This levy is used to develop projects and provide services which benefit businesses in the local area. This can include:
- Activities to increase visitors to the area
- Reducing overall business costs for levy members
- Marketing and promotion of the area such
- Lobbying councils/local government
- Working with local police to reduce anti-social behaviour
There is no limit on what projects or services that can be provided through a Business Improvement District. Some BIDS are more effective at certain tasks than others for a number of reasons but overall, the benefits BIDs offer to the various towns across Beds, Bucks & Herts is immeasurable.
Three reasons for Watford BID to get renewed
We have selected what we believe are the three main reasons why Watford BID should get renewed.
1. Watford BID offers a central point of contact
At a time when the Government don’t know if they are coming or going, having a central point for all information relating to Watford offers residents, visitors and business owners a much-needed level of clarity. Social distancing procedures and safety communication both need harmonisation to keep Watford Town safe.
Watford BID have been extremely informative on Social Media and in the district sharing key information such as this statement on the national lockdown from the Mayor of Watford.
Typically a Business Improvement District is within a local authority boundary but in April 2013 government introduced Cross Boundary Business Improvement Districts enabling Business Improvement Districts to operate across local authority boundaries.
2. Watford Restaurants & Bars will need support after the lockdowns end
Promoting Watford’s entertainment venues post-covid is going to need a lot of collaborative support post covid. Individual businesses taking to to social media to posts and update Facebook is not going to tempt the same numbers back to the district’s nightlife venues.
By having one organisation working alongside all the venues to promote Watford as an entertainment destination, visitors will hear one concise message that Watford is open for business.
3. Think of the benefits for residents and visitors
There have been calls for BIDs across The Three Counties to do more by some levy payers but in fairness, the amount of work involved in some of the projects is not to be underestimated such as launching The Watford Gift Card.
It is also important to understand that alongside promoting what’s on in Watford and things to do in Watford, the organisation is a key source for useful information for those living in and visiting Watford.
Could this be the biggest clue for a Five Guys in Stevenage?
Regardless of lockdowns and coronavirus, people want food. Fans of Five Guys could be getting a late Christmas present with a new Five Guys in Stevenage. A recent job post on the Five Guys recruitment page for a General Manager in the Stevenage area has got locals excited about the possible arrival of the much loved American Chain.
Could this be the biggest clue for a Five Guys in Stevenage?
Spotted by an eagled eyed member of ‘Stevenage Chit Chat‘, the advert for a General Manager drops a few clues at a possible opening of a Five Guys in Stevenage.
Clue No.1 for a Five Guys in Stevenage – The perfect scene
Nothing cements a clue in a mystery more than a location. The recruitment team have placed a X on the spot and that is 51°54’02.4″N 0°12’33.7″W. For all the normal people reading this, that is Unit 10 in Stevenage Leisure Park. This was home to Pizza Hut since late 2002 but this recent Google treasure map shows the unit is currently empty.
Clue No.2 for a Five Guys in Stevenage – A job for an ‘accomplice’
Did we mention there is a second job advert for a ‘Assistant Manager? If one job advert was not enough proof, two should be enough to convince you that plans are afoot for a Five Guys in Stevenage.
Clue No.3 for a Five Guys in Stevenage – A motive
What more motive do you need than hungry people in Stevenage in need of a good burger? A Five Guys in Stevenage is well overdue. It could even tempt Sir Lewis Hamilton back to Stevenage.