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With recent reports stating that we’re not getting our full annual quota of vitamin D, now’s the time to make the most of those long, lazy and hazy summer days. At Abbeycroft Leisure, we don’t need an excuse to be outdoors and exercising!
Around 170 women took part in the sixth ‘Women on Wheels’ (WoW) cycle ride in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday 7th July, starting from Nowton Park. The all-female WoW cycle ride, has become a popular summer fixture in Bury, inspiring women and girls of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes, and complete either the 10, 25, 50 or 70 mile route.
Abbeycroft Leisure has been accredited with a nationally recognised standard for pool water treatment and quality at three of their swimming pools, by the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG), and they are the very first UK charitable leisure trust to do so.
For many of us, eating a regular, healthy and nutritious diet is something of a challenge. Life’s daily stresses and pressures mean that cooking homemade meals isn’t always possible, and as a result we reach for convenience foods, fast foods and ready meals.
The financial fundraising from this year's Sudbury Memory Walk, was equally divided between Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance (HDAA) and The Bridge Project’s - Decaf. Each group will receive £1055.15 for much needed funds to keep their various programmes running.
Around 100 women and girls took part in the fifth ‘Women on Wheels’ (WoW) cycle ride in Sudbury on Sunday 21st July, starting from Acton Village Hall. The all-female WoW cycle ride, has become a popular fixture in Sudbury, inspiring women and girls of all ages and abilities...
Abbeycroft Leisure has signed two 5-year collaborative working agreements with Suffolk Mind and Allied Health Professionals Suffolk, with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of residents in Suffolk. The aim of each agreement is to ensure that wherever there is an opportunity to provide joined up solutions that involve improving the mental and physical health of Suffolk residents through initiatives that involve physical activity we work together and not in competition.
Abbeycroft Leisure’s 'Together Tuesday’ scooped the prestigious 'Healthy Communities Award' at the recent UK Active Sports Awards in Manchester.
Abbeycroft Leisure’s Brandon Leisure Centre has become the second site in Suffolk to be awarded the new county-wide exercise referral quality standard for their work with patients with long term conditions referred to them by local GPs and health professionals.
There’s never been a better time to start working towards getting those perfectly toned glutes. Now that summer is here, the idea of outdoor running and cycling is much more appealing – so it’s essential to strengthen the right muscle groups to keep you going for longer and smash those PBs!
Nominations are now open for the 2019 Greene King West Suffolk Sports Awards, which will be held at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Tuesday 15th October.
With Spring well underway and the days getting warmer, Summer is only around the corner. It’s time to start toning your muscles in preparation for getting arms, legs and possibly even those midriffs on show.
Following the success of last year’s Sudbury Memory Walk where 168 walkers of all ages stepped out in memory of all those families living with or having lost someone with dementia, Abbeycroft Leisure, have announced this year’s date as Saturday 25th May.
If you’re partial to a spoonful of yoghurt on your breakfast cereal, or perhaps as a tasty treat after lunch or dinner, then you’ll be pleased to hear that it could be doing your body a whole lot of good.
Women on Wheels (WoW) Sudbury is calling all women and girls to get on their bikes again for this year’s female mass participation ride on Sunday 21st July. Starting from Acton Village Hall, the event is open to women and girls aged eight and over of all abilities with a choice of completing the 20 or 50 mile route...
Shrove Tuesday is just around the corner. Also known as Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday is the last feasting day before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. So with 5th March 2019 fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about healthy pancake options.
Abbeycroft Leisure's Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre has become the first facility in Suffolk to be awarded a new county-wide quality standard for their Exercise Referral Scheme, called Active Living.
Exercise makes us feel happier and healthier. It’s a fact and it’s backed by science too. Furthermore, enjoying a regular exercise schedule makes us more capable of coping with stress, tension, anxiety and pressure.
The time of day you work out is almost as important as the exercise routine that you follow. Many people work out at the wrong time of day for their body, and then wonder why they’re not seeing results, they’re putting on weight, or they’re struggling to sleep soundly.
Hot on the wheels of last week’s announcement of the Suffolk stage of the Women’s Tour, the hugely popular Women on Wheels (WoW) event is back for a sixth year in Bury St. Edmunds and registrations are now open.
The Suffolk facility beat off strong opposition to be crowned Local Authority/ Leisure Trust Gym of the Year at the National Fitness Awards 2018. The awards, organised by Script Events and leading industry publication Workout, with support from headline sponsor ServiceSport, recognise excellence, innovation and achievement in all corners of the industry.
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