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]
Milton Keynes Theatre opens Auditions for 14 to 19 year olds
Young people aged 14 to 19 are invited to audition to be part of the MKT Academy Young Company, offering them the opportunity to gain valuable experience in staging a professional production, from the audition to the final curtain.
Participants will work with director Kitty Benford between January and April 2022 to create their own version of the play Like There’s No Tomorrow for NT Connections. The play was originally devised by the Belgrade Young Company with Justine Themen, Claire Procter and Liz Mytton. The Young Company will perform their new production at Milton Keynes Theatre and the Royal & Derngate in Northampton, with the potential to perform at the Connections showcase at the National Theatre in London.
Alexandra Snell, Senior Creative Learning Manager said: “We are really excited to have been selected to take part in NT Connections 2022 and can’t wait to work with a brand-new group of local young people. This topical play feels extremely relevant to our current generation and I am sure the company will make something truly innovative.”
Like There’s No Tomorrow will be a fast paced and vibrant show that focuses on young people and how they feel about climate change and the inaction of the adults around them. This production by MKT Academy Young Company will highlight the unique relationship that Milton Keynes has with the topics of climate change and capitalism, as well as exploring the links our citizens have to other parts of the world that are impacted by climate change. The show will be high energy, feature ensemble storytelling, movement and music and hopes to gather all the resources required in an eco-friendly manner.
Auditions are taking place on Saturday 8th January between 11am and 2pm. To book your place in the audition workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org
As well as performers, Milton Keynes Theatre would like to hear from young people with an interest in directing and stage managing.
Milton Keynes Theatre is also looking for local sponsors to support this exciting project, which would offer young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to take part. If you would like to help, please contact the theatre’s Sales and Development Manager, Linda Davies on: email@example.com
What the jingle bells is going on at The Galleria?
The true identity of a very festive intruder, spotted on CCTV arriving at The Galleria, has now been confirmed as none other than Santa’s most esteemed helper… the scout Elf! As per Christmas tradition, the scout Elf has been tasked with keeping an eye on guests…he’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice! And this year, it seems that Elf has decided to take residence at The Galleria for the month of December – watching guests, appearing here and there around the centre and of course already getting up to his world-renowned mischief!
To celebrate the Elf’s arrival, The Galleria has launched an official Elf Hunt and is encouraging Elf hunters to take s-Elfies and share them on social media with the hashtag #GalleriaElf.
Chief Officer of Christmas at The Galleria, commented: “When we arrived at the outlet on 1st December, we were stunned to find one of Santa’s infamous scout elves had moved in overnight. We’re incredibly excited at his arrival and have launched The Galleria Elf Hunt, inviting guests to seek out his hiding spots. So far the elf has stayed true to his reputation of causing a bit of havoc so we’ll make sure we keep an eye on him during his stay.”
As well as the Elf Hunt, guests to The Galleria can enjoy seasonal entertainment from local community groups on selected dates along with supporting East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals Charity and Lister Hospital’s Children’s Ward by donating a Christmas gift at The Giving Tree.
For more information about the Elf Hunt and Christmas events at The Galleria, visit https://thegalleria.co.uk/articles/elf-hunt
Milton Keynes activewear brand Gymcub Apparel opens Christmas pop-up
GymCub Apparel, the Milton Keynes born activewear and leisure brand is set to open a pop-up store at Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes following a successful launch online earlier this year. Opening at 10am on Wednesday 1st December, the brand – which has a growing fanbase in the local area – will welcome guests throughout the festive period and into the New Year, for a limited time only.
Marking the opening of its first ever physical store, the brand – known for its bold and daring designs – will sell its best-selling items including its co-ord signature tracksuits and hoodies, as well as its much-loved t-shirts, vests, leggings, and cropped tops. It will also launch a brand-new limited-edition line which will be exclusively available in store only.
Located opposite Victoria’s Secret, the stylish activewear brand which has been spotted on a host of reality TV stars including Love Island’s Connor Durman, Emma Woodhams and TOWIE’s Roman Hackett will finally be available to purchase in store for the first time ever and will celebrate by sharing an exclusive 50% discount to first time customers on Friday 3rd December.
Richard Cayless, Owner of GymCub Apparel commented “GymCub Apparel was born here in Milton Keynes, so it only felt right to open our first ever pop-up in the city. We’ve had a successful launch period, growing our community online and this marks the next step in building that fanbase further. Our ethos is all about looking great and feeling great and that will be reflected in our instore experience”
He continued “We know Christmas is always a busy period, with lots of people on the lookout for the perfect gift and we cannot wait to bring our bold and daring designs to Milton Keynes. We cannot wait to welcome everyone when doors open at 10am on Wednesday.”