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February 2012 News

February already! Hopefully you're still sticking to your resolutions?! Just a few things to remind you of, so a brief newsletter this month!

As of Monday 13th the creche will be free of charge! For those of you not familiar, the creche is open every morning except Sundays, from 9.30am to 11.30am and is for children aged between 6 weeks and 6 years! As I say, from Monday 13th, members may use this free of charge - no catch!!

Tell your friends!!!

Remember that for everyone you refer to join before the end of February, we'll give you a crisp £20 note! No obligation free trials are available if you know someone who is considering joining!

Do you have a business and would like to reach our membership by giving them a discount? If so let me know, as in March's newsletter we'll be publishing a list of companies who do this. It's free marketing to nearly 3,000 people so contact me at the club to discuss this further!

In the lounge the new menu is going down a storm! We are also still running drinks promotions to tie in with sports matches on the big screen. This weekend Man. Utd v Liverpool is being shown in 3D! Check the noticeboard in the lounge for a full list of what's being shown!

Finally it's not long until we have use of the Bowls Club car park for the spring and summer, however until then please remember the car park is for use when you are in the club, and not when you are in town!

Thank you, and very best wishes as always,

Andy Tee

Club Manager


January 2012 News

Firstly Happy New Year to you all, I hope 2012 brings you health, wealth and happiness!

Naturally January is a busy time for any health club, and we're no different! The challenge for everyone (as always) is to keep the training going beyond February and throughout the year. What we find is that those people who make a visit to the gym a part of their daily or weekly routine are the ones who make it last and reap the benefits. Those who come 'when they can find time' are the ones who will drop off and waste all the effort put in during January and February!

If you'd like some advice regarding your training, remember we have a fitness team here at the club who will happily spend time discussing a plan for you, free of charge. Book an appointment at reception, we also provide complimentary fitness testing.

Also have you considered cross training? Rather than sticking to just the gym, why not swim once a week, play squash or take part in a fitness class? Membership includes use of all of these! If you aren't sure which class would suit you best, leave your name at reception and Sharon will give you a call to discuss your options!

If swimming is not a strength of yours then you might be interested to know that Gill Cluley will shortly be offering her services as a swimming teacher. Her details will be available very soon.

If you feel like you're lacking in Vitamin D you might want to consider use of the sunbeds in the changing rooms. Sessions are either £2.50 each or you can buy 15 tokens for £23 or 30 tokens for £35.

December saw a variety of social events here at Abbey, culminating in a fantastic sold out New Year's Eve party. I hope everyone who came to an event over the festive period had a great time. The next event is the monthly Quiz Night on Wednesday February 1st. These are always on the first Wednesday of the month.

Aside from that the new Appetite is being 'unleashed' in the middle of January and will be put up on this website. Remember the kitchen is open Tuesday to Saturday. The lounge also hosts plenty of big screen live sport, including many events in 3D! See the noticeboard in the lounge for details of what's being shown.

Finally do we have your contact details? While we don't want to overload you, we are keen to keep in touch with members via email and text message. If you'd like to receive updates, offers and news, please give reception your details.


Very best wishes as always,

Andy Tee

Club Manager


December 2011 News

Hello everyone, thanks for taking time to read this when I'm sure Christmas is uppermost in your mind! Our opening times over the festive period are as follows:

23rd Dec  6.30am - 4pm

24 - 24 Dec  Closed

27th Dec  9am - 5pm

28 - 30 Dec  Normal

31st Dec  8am - 5pm

1st Jan  Closed

2nd Jan 9am - 5pm

3rd Jan  Normal

Don't forget it's The Member's Christmas Party on Saturday 17th and tickets are also still available for New Year's Eve, though they're selling quickly!

Stuck for a Christmas present for a loved one?! Remember you can get 3 months full membership here for £99, we'll start it from January 1st if you like!

On behalf of the whole team here at Abbey Sports, I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a fit and healthy New Year!

Very best wishes,

Andy Tee

Club Manager

November 2011 News

Is it really November already?! October saw the free weights area in the gym undergo a makeover and the new lockers installed in the gym. The 3D big screen was also installed and has proved very popular!

November will also see some improvements, with parts of the pool area being re-tiled as well as the squash courts being redecorated. We will be putting the paintbrushes to good use elsewhere around the club too!

The gym team have asked me to remind all members that we offer FREE fitness testing - appointments can be booked in the gym or at reception. Most cubs charge £10 plus for these so take advantage!!

In the lounge look out for the new winter menu, which should be posted on this website in mid November. Also remember Neil does themed nights every Thursday with 2 meals for £10 - bargain!! Very shortly tickets will be going on sale for the Christmas Members Party, Children's Christmas Party and also New Year's Eve. There will be 'early bird' offers so get them early and save some cash!

All members please note that throughout November you can get 20% off all hair appointments at Harley's, which is situated within the club. Call them on 0116 242 5122 to book an appointment.

If you aren't a club member and you're thinking of joining then did you know that we are now selling non contracted memberships. If you don't want to commit for any more than a month then you don't have to! If you'd like to chat through your options then please give reception a call on 0116 242 2222.

See you all soon,

Very best wishes as always,

Andy Tee

Club Manager


October 2011 News

We have some exciting changes happening within the club this month! The gym will benefit from a complete new range of dumbbells and all of the weight plates are being replaced. We are also having a bank of lockers installed in the gym for those people who don't use the changing rooms or just want to put their keys somewhere safe! They'll work on a padlock system just like the lockers in the changing rooms.

Downstairs in the lounge our long awaited 3D is being installed. We plan on showing plenty of live sport in 3D as well as a range of supervised kids films at weekends and through the school holidays - allowing parents to go and train. See in-club for details of what's on and when! Also this month Neil is bringing out his Autumn / Winter menu, keep an eye on the 'Bar & Lounge' page of this website as we'll post it as soon as it's ready!

Do you have any questions you'd like to ask a personal trainer but you're not sure who to ask? If so click the link on the home page and 'Ask the expert'! Whether it's a question on training technique, an injury or dietary advice they'll be happy to help!

Finally all club members please remember the October Offer promotion, where you can refer friends to the club and be in with a chance to win your membership! See in-club for details or call reception on 0116 242 2222.

Very best wishes as always,

Andy Tee

Club Manager