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SETTING OUT OUR FOUR PILLARED THREE-YEAR STRATEGIC VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF NORTHAMPTON 

WE HAVE PUBLISHED OUR STRATEGIC VISION FOR 2022-2025 PLACING A COMMITMENT TO THE TOWN ON DELIVERING WELLBEING, CUSTOMER SERVICE, EMPOWERING OUR WORKFORCE AND ROBUST AND SOUND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT  
“Following one of the most challenging times for all of our physical and mental health and wellbeing, how we, as one of Northampton’s leading fitness providers, serve the town in the next three years is critically important.” said John Fletcher, the Managing Director of Trilogy Leisure. 
 
“Therefore, as we set out our four pillared Strategic Vision for 2022- 2025, we want to share our plans for the health and fitness of Northampton.” 
 
The four pillars of the Strategic Vision for 2022 - 2025 are: 
 
• Wellbeing 
• Customers 
• Workforce 
• Financial 
 
“In a post pandemic world, we know that people young and old are considering their health and wellbeing more than ever.” John Fletcher said. “It is why for example, the Activity on Referral Scheme we operate with Northampton GPs is and will continue to be so important to many people.” 
 
“Everything we do at Trilogy is focused on our customers and ensuring they can come back to use our services and focus on their health and well-being in a safe secure way is critical.” he continued. “It is why people like Olivia* use our services and why we welcome anyone from the town who wants to feel better.” 
 
“The delivery of practically what we do and how we do it are two pillars that will underpin our work in the next three years and will ensure everything we do empowers our hard working and talented team while having robust and strategic plans for investment.” John Fletcher said on the Workforce and Finance Pillars of the Strategic Vision. 
 
“For example, we are proud that a member of our team, Connor, started work with us as an Apprentice and has now moved on to being one of our Leisure Centre Supervisors. Our strategy and our plans will empower more of our staff to go on the same journey.” 
 
“After joining as an Apprentice, I am really proud that Trilogy has worked with me to develop my skills and experience which has enabled me to move into a more senior role within the business,” said Connor Lake, Leisure Centre Supervisor at Danes Camp Leisure Centre. 
 
John continues “Being more efficient and what we do and how we do it will continue to be at the heart of what we do. Right now, for example, work is now underway at Mounts Baths in Northampton Town Centre to replace boilers and install new heating pumps as part of works, delivered in partnership with West Northamptonshire Council, to reduce carbon emissions which we will reduce costs and enable us to invest further in front line services.” 
 
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TRILOGY LEISURE ELECTED TO NATIONAL BOARD SHAPING FUTURE OF UK HEALTH AND FITNESS 

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WE HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT OUR MANAGING DIRECTOR JOHN FLETCHER HAS BEEN ELECTED WITH FOURTEEN LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE UK THE UKACTIVE'S NEW MEMBERSHIP COUNCIL 
Ukactive is a not-for-profit fitness industry association. The Membership Council represents the voice of ukactive members to the ukactive Board, to shape and inform ukactive’s work, and to help ensure the whole membership is engaged and up to date with ukactive’s plans. 
 
“I am absolutely delighted to represent Trilogy Leisure and the population of Northampton on this nationally significant Council.” Said John Fletcher, the Managing Director of Trilogy Leisure. “As we continue to come out of lockdown, the recovery of the health and fitness sector across the town, the region and the UK is more important than ever. 
 
“Being elected by our national peers is recognition that our experience and our expertise can be used and shared by others.” 
 
The new council members were elected following a six-week application and voting process which ran throughout November and December 2021, and each brings a fresh injection of expertise and ideas from ukactive’s membership. 
 
The ukactive Membership Council: 
 
Chair: Dave Courteen, Managing Director, Mosaic Spa and Health Club Group 
Andrew Denton, Chief Executive, Outdoor Industries Association 
Marc Diaper, Chief Executive, Gymbox 
Lisa Dodd-Mayne, Director of Sport & Active Communities, University of Warwick 
John Fletcher, Managing Director, Northampton Leisure Trust 
Sophie Lawler, Chief Executive, Total Fitness 
David Monkhouse, Director, Leisure-net Solutions 
Rebecca Passmore, UK Managing Director, PureGym 
Lee Matthews, Managing Director, Fitness First 
Chris Symons, Chief Executive, BH Live 
Andrew Thompson, Chairman, Anytime Fitness UK 
Jean-Claude Vacassin, Director, The IFBA 
Sarah Watts, Chief Executive, Alliance Leisure 
Dave Wright, Group CEO, Myzone Group. 
 
“I am delighted to welcome John and Trilogy on to our new Membership Council.” said Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive. “The strength of this Membership Council is very apparent when considering the calibre of the individuals who now sit on it, and this means every member of ukactive can be confident their views will be represented well as we continue to support and grow our sector.” 
 
ukactive exists to improve the health of the nation by getting more people, more active, more often. It provides services and facilitates partnerships for a broad range of organisations, all of which support their vision and have a role to play in achieving that goal. 
 
They serve over 4,000 members and partners from across the public, private and third sectors, from multinational giants to local voluntary community groups. 
 
“As well as contributing the experience of our work and our members to this important Council I am looking forward to learning from others and ensuring the very best knowledge and evidence from around the UK are brought back to Northampton the services we provide.” John Fletcher said. 
 
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PEOPLE OF NORTHAMPTON ENCOURAGED TO WALK THEIR WAY TO PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELLBEING IN 2022 

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WALKING FOR HEALTH RELAUNCHED AS WELLBEING WALKS BY RAMBLERS GB 
The streets, parks and parishes of Northampton will be hearing the sound of healthy footsteps once again as health walks are being relaunched by Ramblers GB. 
 
'Wellbeing Walks' are being managed by Trilogy Leisure on behalf of West Northamptonshire Council and are expected to be more popular than ever as people have recently found a new love of walking, especially following the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns. 
 
“It is truly encouraging that many people are discovering how great a simple and pleasurable walk is for your health and physical and mental wellbeing.” said John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy Leisure. 
 
“As part of the national Ramblers Wellbeing Walks network, and on behalf of West Northamptonshire Council we are looking forward to providing group walks led by our trained volunteer walk leaders.” 
 
“Most walks are designed to be short and over easy ground, so they are ideal if you’ve never walked before. They’re a great way to meet new people and walk in good company, and to give your health and wellbeing a boost.” he said. 
 
Trilogy Leisure is the leading health and fitness provider in Northampton and operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Soft Play Centre. 
 
Health walks are free, fun and leisurely walks designed for people that currently do little or no exercise. No specialist equipment is required and any one can turn up on the day. It is advisable for participants to wear suitable clothing and footwear for weather conditions. 
 
The walks also form part of the Northampton ‘Activity on Referral' which is a county wide scheme whereby GP's and Health Professionals can refer physically inactive people onto a tailor-made exercise programme to assist and support them to make healthier lifestyle choices. 
 
“If your GP feels your health or medical condition would benefit from you becoming more active, you could be referred to us here at Trilogy Leisure.” John Fletcher said. 
 
The scheme provides a 12 week programme of physical activity which is delivered by qualified fitness professionals. The scheme starts with a consultation who design an exercise plan tailored to suit you and which will help you to build up your weekly activity levels. 
 
If you think you are eligible for the scheme then you need to contact your GP practice and ask about being referred onto the programme. 
 
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NORTHAMPTON HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTRES WORK TO SLASH CARBON EMISSIONS 

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LOCAL PEOPLE WORKING OUT IN THE TOWN'S GYMS WON'T BE THE ONLY ONES GETTING FIT THIS WINTER AS TRILOGY LEISURE AND WEST NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNCIL BEGIN WORK TO SLASH CARBON EMISSIONS  
Work is now underway at Mounts Baths in Northampton Town Centre to replace boilers and install new heating pumps as part of works, delivered in partnership with West Northamptonshire Council, to reduce carbon emissions. 
 
Trilogy Leisure operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Soft Play Centre. 
 
“We are conscious that while remaining very popular across the town and with our members, our centres continue to age and therefore make a growing and significant contribution to carbon emissions.” said Managing Director of Trilogy John Fletcher. 
 
“Therefore we are pleased to be working in partnership with West Northants Council to begin works that will decarbonise these important Northampton assets.” 
 
As work gets underway at Mounts Baths, customers will see the erection of a temporary building in the staff car park. 
 
Works are also taking place at Lings Forum in Weston Favell with the replacement of a new boiler and more efficient water heaters. Work is also due to start at Danes Camp in East Hunsbury in early 2022. 
 
“As a council we take our responsibility to reducing carbon emissions incredibly seriously.” said Leader of West Northamptonshire Council Councillor Jonathan Nunn. “We recently saw global leaders meet for the COP26 climate summit and it is important to recognise we all have a part to play in protecting our world and its assets. As part of our forthcoming West Northants Sustainability Strategy, the council knows it must reduce carbon emissions across its own activities, and encourage others to do the same, so we’re delighted to be a part of this carbon reduction work” 
 
Each of the Trilogy sites has its own specific level of efficiencies that fall under one or all of three elements. These are CHP (15% Carbon reduction), Water Heating (21% Carbon reduction) and Air Handling (20% Carbon reduction) 
 
The works will see Mounts Baths and Danes Camp, who work towards all three efficiencies seeing an approximate 56% carbon reduction with Lings Forum having a 21% reduction water heating efficiency. 
 
“This investment that we are making into the town’s valuable health and fitness venues means local people can have the confidence of using a great service provided by Trilogy in an environment that reducing its impact on the planet.” Councillor Nunn continued. “It is good news for local people, good news for Trilogy and good news for Northampton.” 
 
“We need to slash our portfolio carbon emissions and these important projects will create clean and energy efficient centres that will help meet carbon reduction targets, and in the long term will also result in considerable operational savings.” 
 
The works are funded by West Northamptonshire Council. 
 
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NORTHAMPTON WOMEN STAR IN NATIONAL TELEVISION HEALTH SHOW 

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TOWN RESIDENTS HELEN WHO IS A TRILOGY MEMBER AND TRILOGY FITNESS INSTRUCTOR PAULA WILL STAR IN AN EPISODE OF THE CHANNEL 5 SERIES 'YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT' ON WEDNESDAY 12 JANAURY AT 8PM.  
You Are What You Eat is a British health and wellbeing programme presented by Trisha Goddard and Dr Amir Khan. Each week, the programme follows two people looking to change their eating habits over an initial eight-week period. 
 
In each episode, Trisha Goddard, Dr Amir and a team of experts motivate two unhealthy eaters to change their lifestyles and become the healthiest versions of themselves. 
 
“I have had the most amazing experience working with Trisha, Dr Amir, Paula and the You Are What You Eat team and am genuinely excited about seeing the show.” said Helen Franks who has been using Trilogy Leisure facilities for over three decades. “It was wonderful to be selected to be on the programme and to work alongside an expert like Paula who has motivated me to make changes in my life.” 
 
“With my health and fitness I was just getting into full stride when the pandemic hit.” she continued. “This really affected me and although there were fab online fitness classes put on by Trilogy, it just wasn't the same and I missed the swimming. The gyms and pools closing badly affected my mental health as I'm sure it did for many and in lockdown I put on the weight I'd lost, and I believe through my inactivity I suffered a small fracture of the hip.” 
 
The results from the You Are What You Eat episode with Helen and Paula won’t be shared until the programme airs but instructor Paula has explained what a great experience it was. 
 
“It was a real honour to work with Helen on her journey.” said Paula who after 16 years as a primary school special needs teaching assistant joined Trilogy in July 2018 as a Fitness Instructor and Class Instructor. “I was someone who had put on weight in the past due to life changing events and felt inspired by attending classes at Trilogy and the changes it empowered me to make.” 
 
“After becoming a qualified trainer myself I saw the difference I could make with others and to support Helen on her amazing journey and for it to be part of a national recognised television show is incredible.” 
 
The show airs at the same time the Government has launched its new campaign of 6 major health benefits to losing weight. The campaign is aimed to help people prevent risks of developing serious illness and help reduce the risk of being hospitalised with COVID-19. 
 
The Better Health campaign is working in partnership with 15 weight management and physical activity partners who are providing both free and discounted offers and the website will also signpost to local weight management support. 
 
“Everyone at Trilogy is very proud of Helen and Paula and the incredible journey they have been on together.” said Managing Director of Trilogy Leisure John Fletcher. “Every day across our centres we see local residents of Northampton working hard to lose weight, to keep fit and making changes to their lives. To see one of these journeys on national television is very special and we are delighted that our services and our centres could be part of this story.” 
 
From the 26th January 2022 Trilogy will launch its 12 week weight loss programme that will support people in making healthy lifestyle choices and improve their health and wellbeing. 
 
The virtual programme includes 12 week super gold membership of Trilogy and a personal exercise plan. 
 
For more information and eligibility criteria please visit www.trilogyleisure.co.uk/health-fitness/weight-loss/ 
Trilogy Leisure, operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Soft Play Centre. 
 
 
‘You Are What You Eat’ starring Helen and Paula will air on Channel 5 on Wednesday 12 January 2022 at 8pm. 
 
The series is produced by CPL Productions and the format owned & distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television. 
 
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NORTHAMPTON INFANTS AT HEART OF LOCAL FITNESS CAMPAIGN IN LEAD UP TO CHRISTMAS 

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FAMILIES AND CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OLD LIVING IN THE TOWN ARE BEING ENCOURAGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A WHOLE NEW SET OF ACTIVITIES ON OFFER FROM TRILOGY. 
Trilogy Leisure, which operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Soft Play Centre has kicked started its new campaign to begin children on their journey of health and fitness. 
 
“As winter approaches and the weather gets colder we know that parents of under 5’s want safe and secure activities for their infants.” said John Fletcher, the Managing Director at Trilogy Leisure. “That is why this November onwards we are delighted to be launching a campaign to bring the little ones and their families into our centres as part of their journey of fitness and health.” 
 
Trilogy have announced spaces on their ‘Trilogy Turtles’ under 5s swimming lessons and their gymnastics courses and weekly soccer ‘cubz’ and rugby ‘cubz’ sessions. 
 
“We’d love parents to start their baby’s and under 5’s swimming journey with Trilogy Turtles and if they do they will be able to access a whole host of other fun activities.” John Fletcher continued. “Whether it is weekly Soccer Cubz or Rugby Cubz sessions, family friendly swim sessions or kid’s screens at the Forum Cinema we have something for every family in the months ahead.” 
 
Membership includes entry to Berzerk from Monday-Friday during term time, Roller skating at Danes Camp and Discounts on birthday parties across our centres. The cost is just £24.99 per month + a £5 joining fee. 
 
“We also recognise the growing popularity of gymnastics and therefore it is great that we can offer parents the opportunity to start their pre-schooler on their gymnastics journey with the Trilogy Gymnastics Academy.” he added. 
 
Membership of the Trilogy Gymnastics Academy includes all the same benefits as the Trilogy Turtles. 
 
The campaign being launched by Trilogy compliments the recent Government focus on sport and physical activity being at the heart of the pandemic recovery. 
 
“As a town, county and nation we continue to come out of lockdown and back to some form of normality.” John Fletcher said. “That recovery quite rightly includes all of us, young and old, increasing our levels of fitness and supporting children reaching the recommended guidelines on daily physical activity.” 
 
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FREE FITNESS AND FUN GALORE FOR NORTHAMPTON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES THIS HALF TERM 

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FAMILIES AND CHILDREN ACROSS THE TOWN ARE BEING ENCOURAGED TO RESERVE THEIR PLACES EARLY AS BOOKINGS OPEN THIS WEEK FOR TRILOGY LEISURE'S HALF TERM FREE HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES OPEN DAY. 
From Wednesday 20 October 2021 FREE places can be booked for a whole range of exciting fitness and fun activities taking place at an Open Day on Thursday 28 October 2021 at Lings Forum Leisure Centre in the town. 
 
“We are delighted this half term to be opening up Lings Forum for a whole afternoon of free holiday activities all in one place.” said John Flecther, Managing Director of Trilogy Leisure, which operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Soft Play Centre. 
 
“The activities on offer include an Inflatable Obstacle Course, Bouncy Castle and Penalty Shoot Outs. Anyone that attends is guaranteed a fun and tiring time!” 
 
Kids between the ages of 2 – 10 years will also be able to have tickets for the Forum Cinema Kids Screen Screening, swimming, Atomic Tom and take part in activities hosted by Beat the Streets, tasters and demos by NKO Kickboxing and Soft Play. 
 
“We very much appreciate that at half term even though schools are closed our children still have bags of energy.” John Fletcher continued. “That is why for any family with little ones aged between 2 and 10 years of age we are opening up Lings Forum for an afternoon at no charge.” 
 
Free places can be booked 8 days in advance from Wednesday 20 October 2021 HERE. 
 
The Half Term week in Northampton (w/c 25 October 2021) is a busy time for Trilogy Leisure who have this week announced their Spooky Halloween Disco at Berzerk on Friday 29 October 2021 is sold out. 
 
For children aged 4 plus years Trilogy has October Swim Crash Courses during Half Term and Sports Sessions that include dodgeball, gymnastics and basketball. 
 
The Half Term week also sees the popular Trilogy Holiday Play Scheme back in action at Lings Forum and Duston Sports Centre. 
 
Booking is now available with individual day or week sessions available. 
 
“Our popular Play Scheme is a fully supervised OFSTED registered play scheme that provides the best quality play and support opportunities for children between 5 – 13 years.” John Fletcher said. 
 
“We are once again pleased to be offering a real choice of activities for families and children this half term across Northampton. We look forward to welcoming new faces and friends to our centres.” 
 
All holiday playscheme places can booked by calling 01604 838333. 
 
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TRILOGY LEISURE AND UNIVERISTY OF NORTHAMPTON PARTNER TO DELIVER MESSAGE OF HEALTH AND FITNESS TO TOWN STUDENTS 

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AS OVER 10,000 STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD BEGIN AND CONTINUE THEIR STUDIES IN NORTHAMPTON A LOCAL HEALTH AND FITNESS PROVIDER HAS WELCOMED UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON STUDENT EMILY HA TO THEIR RANKS. 
International student Emily, whose family live in Vietnam, studies at the University and under the Changemaker Internship Programme will be working with the Trilogy Leisure marketing team for 200 hours between now and Christmas 2021. 
 
“We are delighted to welcome Emily on board.” said John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy. “As a town we welcome thousands of students every year and more than ever, we know they recognise the importance of staying fit and healthy.” 
 
The internship programme, run by UON’s Changemaker Incubator, enables students to combine their academic knowledge and passion for Changemaking by providing fully funded internships in charities, social enterprises and foundations across Northamptonshire. The internships give students a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience while sharing their skills to contribute to the community engagement and positive social impact produced by the organisations. 
 
“The best way to welcome students into our centres is to communicate to them effectively and the best people to communicate with students is student’s themselves.” he continued. “Emily brings with her a passion for marketing and communications and the knowledge and experience of what students want to hear.” 
 
Trilogy Leisure operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Soft Play Centre. 
 
Membership of Trilogy for Students is just £19.95 for use of all sites across the town but the business has announced a special membership of just £14.99 for use of Cripps Recreation Centre only. 
 
“It is great to be working with the Trilogy Marketing Team at this exciting time for the business.” said Emily, who is studying an MSc International Marketing Strategy. “I am grateful for the University of Northampton’s Changemaker Internship Programme for funding this work and looking forward to ensuring the thousands of students who live in Northampton can learn about what Trilogy has to offer.” 
 
“Cripps Recreation Centre, with its gym, swimming pool and classes is literally a 5-minute walk from the University of Northampton Waterside Campus.” John Fletcher continued. “Therefore, we are delighted to have this great student offer and look forward to welcoming them to Cripps where they can access our popular classes, swimming pool and gym facilities.” 
 
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NORTHAMPTON KIDS TO BENEFIT FROM FREE HOLIDAY AND ACTIVITY PROGRAMME 

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A GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE FOR HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES THAT IS BEING ROLLED OUT ACROSS THE WHOLE OF ENGLAND IN 2021 WILL SEE 230 PLACES A DAY FOR CHILDREN IN NORTHAMPTON DELIVERED BY TRILOGY LEISURE ACROSS THE TOWN 
Trilogy Leisure will deliver a daily four-hour initiative, including a healthy and nutritious meal, over 5 weeks, funded by the Department for Education for those young people aged 5 to 16 who are in receipt of free school meals. 
 
“We are delighted to be playing our part supporting children and families across Northampton this summer.” said John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy Leisure. “It is more important than ever for our children to be more active during the school holidays and take part in engaging and enriching activities which support the development of resilience, character and wellbeing along with their wider educational attainment.” 
 
Trilogy Leisure, which operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Soft Play Centre is able to offer the following daily provision this summer: 
 
• 150 places at Berzerk Soft Play Centre 
• 20 places across its Holiday Playscheme at Duston Sports Centre and Lings Forum Leisure Centre 
• 60 places at Blacky More Community Centre in partnership with East Hunsbury Parish Council 
 
The programme, commissioned by Public Health Northamptonshire and delivered by Northamptonshire Sport and its partners across the county, is aimed at countering the triple inequalities facing Northamptonshire's most disadvantaged young people – holiday hunger, physical inactivity and social isolation. 
 
To be eligible for funded places children must be aged 5 to 16 and in receipt of benefits related free school meals. Activities will be available for booking from 19th July 2021 and those entitled can register at holidayactivities.org 
 
“Opening up our centres and our services to more children this summer is something we are proud to be doing.” John Fletcher continued. “Just two years ago the Institute for Social Innovation and Impact at the University of Northampton found that our work at Trilogy contributes in excess of £3.5 million economic benefit to the residents of Northampton and to ensure more people than ever, via this Government programme, can be part of that benefit is good news for us all.” 
 
“We are genuinely looking forward to welcoming so many children to our centres this summer.” 
 
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TRILOGY GYMS GIVING FREE ACCESS TO NHS EMPLOYEES ON 'THANK YOU' WEEKEND  

NORTHAMPTON'S NHS HEROES WHO HAVE WORKED THROUGHOUT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ARE BEING OFFERED FREE ACCESS TO ALL TRILOGY GYMS FOR TWO DAYS AS THE BUSINESS SAYS 'THANK YOU' TO THEM THIS JULY.  
Trilogy Leisure, which operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Soft Play Centre is offering free access to all Trilogy gyms for NHS employees as part of national ‘Thank You’ day and NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers Day on the 4th and 5th of July 2021. 
 
“When the Coronavirus pandemic gripped the UK and utterly changed our lives, on the front line were our NHS Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, plus platoons of critical NHS workers.” said John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy Leisure. “Therefore to say ‘Thank You’ and to celebrate their amazing effort we are offering free access to all Trilogy gyms for all NHS employees.” 
 
There are two national thank you days being organised at the beginning of July. Thank you day is to say thank you to everyone who has helped during the last year (https://thankyouday.org.uk/) and will be the 4th July. The next day (5th July) is NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers Day (https://www.nhsfrontlineday.org/
 
On the two days NHS workers will be able to have: 
 
* Free access to all Trilogy gyms across the two days. 
* No need to book, just turn up with a valid NHS work ID. 
* Gym waiver form to be completed at reception on arrival. 
 
“We are genuinely really pleased to be able to open the doors of our gyms at no cost to NHS employees for two days. We encourage our modern day heroes to just turn up, show us a valid NHS ID and then enjoy our gyms.” John Fletcher continued. 
 
UK Thank You Day started from just 13 individuals proposing a Thank You Day. The idea is now supported by hundreds of organisations across the country, ranging from the Scouts and Guides to Rotary and the Royal Voluntary Service, NHS, the Football Association and the Church of England. 
 
It’s got the backing of celebrities, religious leaders and sports stars, local councils and schools, businesses and communities throughout the UK. 
 
“We understand that more than most, thousands of NHS workers, through their work and commitment, have had to put to one side their own mental and emotional health over the last 2 years.” John Fletcher said. “While we recognise that it will take time for our community to return any sense of normality, we genuinely hope that NHS workers will take advantage of this offer of two days free use of our gyms. We hope that it plays a small part in all of us saying thank you for all that you have done and all that you are doing.” 
 
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NORTHAMPTON RESIDENTS TO BENEFIT FROM GOVERNMENT ALLOCATION OF £100 MILLION TO SUPPORT RECOVERY OF LEISURE CENTRES 

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THE GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT £100 MILLION HAS BEEN ALLOCATED TO 266 LOCAL AUTHORITIES ACROSS ENGLAND, TO SUPPORT THE RECOVERY OF PUBLICLY OWNED LEISURE CENTRES AND GYMS 
Trilogy Leisure, which operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Soft Play Centre has received £535,000 to help it plan reopening with certainty as part of Step Two of the Governments roadmap. The lifting of restrictions will be subject to approval. 
 
The funding has come via the National Leisure Recovery Fund, which opened in December 2020 and was established to provide a solid funding platform for the leisure sector to successfully reopen. It has been funded by the Government and managed by Sport England. 
 
“As an organisation we have faced significant financial pressure as a result of the pandemic.” said John Fletcher, the Managing Director of Trilogy Leisure. “The community across Northampton rely on their local leisure centre or gym to help them keep fit and healthy. This funding will assist our facilities to reopen and continue to provide the service we are very proud to deliver.” 
 
“Sport England has worked at pace to enable the distribution of the investment to happen as quickly as possible and remains committed to doing what we can to continue to support this crucial part of our sector.” Sport England Chief Executive Tim Hollingsworth said. 
 
The £100 million comes on top of Local Authority funding also being increased in the Budget, with an additional £1.5 billion for 2021/22 financial year to be made available to councils. 
 
This takes the total Government contribution to local government finance to over £6 billion for the course of the pandemic, which has helped councils to deliver critical local services such as leisure centres and gyms. 
 
As announced in the Prime Minister’s roadmap, leisure centres and gyms will be part of the Step Two reopening. They will be permitted to re-open their doors to the public ON 12 April for individual socially distanced use, with this £100 million providing a significant capital injection to help with restarting. 
 
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TEN YEARS FOR TRILOGY, INSPIRING ACTIVE LIFESTYLES IN NORTHAMPTON 

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NATIONAL AWARD WINNING NORTHAMPTON LEISURE TRUST SAVES TAX PAYERS OF THE TOWN £6.25 MILLION IN LAST DECADE 
We are marking ten years in operation serving the towns community. 
 
Trilogy Leisure, which operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp Leisure Centre, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum Leisure Centre, The Mounts Baths Leisure Centre and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Soft Play Centre and a gym in Peterborough was formally established in 2011 and in that time has saved the tax payers of the town over £6 million. 
 
“With over 1 million visitors a year to our facilities, more than 11,000 Northampton adults attend our gyms, fitness classes, 50+ activity days, swim sessions and Cinema each week.” said John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy Leisure. “In addition, 6,500 children on our UK Active National Kids Award winning Junior Active membership participate in our learn to swim programme, gymnastics and football programmes as well as afterschool activities.” 
 
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, even though as a business Trilogy is closed and memberships frozen it is continuing to inspire active lifestyles, encouraging people to do what they can to stay fit and stay strong from home. Trilogy at Home provides access to a full suite of supportive services including online fitness classes, workouts for older adults, Under 5 Junior Active Fun and Fun Family Fitness for free. 
 
“There is no doubt about the enormous impact Trilogy has had on the health, fitness and wellbeing of the town and its residents.” said Chris Holmes, Director of Northamptonshire Sport and Chairman of the Board. 
 
“Just two years ago the Institute for Social Innovation and Impact at the University of Northampton found that Trilogy contributes in excess of £3.5 million economic benefit to the residents of Northampton through value for money services, innovative programmes and improving health by participation in sports and recreation.” he said. 
 
Having saved the Cripps Recreation Centre in the grounds of Northampton General Hospital from closure in 2015, Trilogy also invested in doubling the play space at Berzerk in 2016 and oversaw a circa £200k investment for a new changing village at The Mounts Baths in 2018 which is also home to Northampton Swimming Club. 
 
Along with operating facilities across the town, the work of Trilogy in the community in the last decade has been recognised on a national level, twice winning national awards for excellence in delivering services to the local community including: 
 
Supporting physically inactive Northampton residents to make healthier lifestyle choices through Weight Management Programmes and tailor-made exercise programmes via the countywide health professionals Activity on Referral scheme 
Delivery of 19 free Health Walks every week across the town as part of the national Walking for Health programme 
Delivery of free Street Sports sessions and tournaments across Northampton for 8-18-year olds 
Recognising local sporting talent through the Annual Northampton Sports Awards at Northampton Guildhall. 
Provision of playing pitches for free for local primary schools to hold sports day’s events. 
 
“So much hard work by so many people who are committed to the organisation and the local community has gone in over the last ten years.” Managing Director John Fletcher continued. “While everyone in the fitness and leisure industry is currently facing challenges due to COVID-19, we are focused on ensuring the next ten years will see us continuing to provide high quality accessible facilities and activities that help increase participation by inspiring active lifestyles for all of Northampton’s residents.” 
 
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COMMUNITY TESTING SERVICE FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT COVID-19 SYMPTOMS OPENS AT DANES CAMP LEISURE CENTRE 

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LATERAL FLOW DEVICE TESTING SERVICE AIMED AT KEYWORKERS AND THOSE NOT ABLE TO WORK FROM HOME 
 
We are delighted to play a part in helping our local community by hosting Northamptonshire’s third community based COVID-19 testing centre for people who do not have symptoms (asymptomatic) at Danes Camp Leisure Centre. 
 
We are incredibly proud of our employees who have undergone training in order to deliver the lateral flow device testing service at Danes Camp. 
 
For more information on Lateral Flow device testing, who it is for and guidance on how to book a testing slot, please CLICK HERE  
 

STAY SAFE, STAY FIT AND STAY STRONG 

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TRILOGY AT HOME RESOURCE AVAILABLE TO ALL 
We're encouraging local people to stay safe, stay fit and stay strong following the announcement of a new national lockdown that will last until at least mid-February. 
 
We operate Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp Leisure Centre, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum Leisure Centre, The Mounts Baths Leisure Centre and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Soft Play Centre and a gym in Peterborough had to close our doors last week following the Tier 4 and subsequent COVID-19 lockdown announcements. 
 
“We of course support the measures announced by Government that following the rapid growth in infection rates and admissions to hospital, had to be implemented.” said John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy Leisure. “It is a priority for everyone to stay safe and follow the national guidelines.” 
 
“Our members continue to tell us how important it was in 2020 that when permitted they could use our gyms, our swimming pools and our fitness classes to help manage their physical and mental health.” he added. “With the new closures we are passionate about supporting our members and the wider community to continue to stay fit and stay strong at what is a genuinely stressful time.” 
 
Latest research has shown that people are experiencing a detrimental impact on their mental health from the COVID-19 pandemic (1) while Sport England has published evidence that shows in 2020 41% of adults did less exercise and activity during lockdowns (2) 
 
“Covid-19 has had a profound effect on Northampton, with social distancing and restrictions on movement resulting in a complete overhaul of the way many people get active.” John continued. “That is why even though as a business we are closed and memberships frozen we are encouraging people to do what they can to stay fit and stay strong from home.” 
 
We are encouraging local people to visit our Trilogy at Home page where you can access a full suite of supportive services including online fitness classes, workouts for older adults, Under 5 Junior Active Fun and Fun Family Fitness. 
 
The page also hosts mental health resources including links to mental wellbeing audio guides that can be accessed free of charge. 
 
Our popular social media platforms offer access to its online fitness classes for members Monday-Friday where Trilogy fitness instructors teach live classes for all levels. Our weekend live online classes are available to everyone. 
 
“Over Christmas we promoted a very popular 12 Days of Trilogy Fitness on social media. That included doing small things that make a big difference such as drinking enough water each day and slowing down your breathing if you are feeling low levels of anxiety.” 
 
“While that advice can be followed into January we also encourage local people to go to our Facebook page here where they can look and take part in our classes which we trust will go some way to help them keep safe, keep fit and keep strong over the next six weeks.” he said. 
 
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1. The mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with and without depressive, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorders: a longitudinal study of three Dutch case-control cohorts - The Lancet Psychiatry 
 
2. Coronavirus | Sport England 
 
 
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