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Exercise referral scheme expands to Enderby

A partnership between Blaby District Council and Everyone Active will see the expansion of the successful Exercise Referral Scheme offering pool-based classes.

The 12-week scheme offers people who are currently inactive have a medical condition the opportunity to participate in exercise and benefit from physical activity under the guidance of qualified professional.

After previously only being hosted at the Pavilion Leisure Centre, Everyone Active’s involvement will see the Referral Scheme and specialist classes made available at Enderby Leisure Centre. The beginner classes in Enderby will include an exercise circuit, gym workout and swimming.

Toni, the specialist Aquatic in Health Instructor leading the ‘wet programme,’ said: “We’re delighted to be launching the Exercise Referral Scheme at Enderby Leisure Centre and hope it will help to encourage more people to lead healthier lifestyles.

“Those who are referred onto the scheme will be given all the support and guidance they need from our expert teams to help them along their journey. Swimming activities are the ideal introduction to being more active and are lots of fun too!”

Councillor Iain Hewson, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Regulatory Services, said: “We are extremely proud to offer the Exercise Referral Scheme for residents of the district who need it. The positive impact it makes on people’s lives is nothing short of incredible.

“Our partnership with Everyone Active will ensure those who can benefit most from water-based exercise will get the chance to use the pool at Enderby Leisure Centre to start their journey.”

Anyone who feels they are physically inactive and would like to be referred onto the scheme needs to be referred through their GP.

For more information on Exercise Referral, call 0116 272 7523 or email exercise.referral@blaby.gov.uk.

[Source/Photo: Blaby District Council Communications]

Enderby Leisure Centre kick-starts fundraising for a national charity

Fight Klub members in action....On Saturday 4th November more than 50 people from across the district joined a Enderby Leisure Centre operator, Everyone Active, in ‘kick-starting’ their fundraising efforts for mental health charity, Mind.

In June this year, Everyone Active (who operate Enderby Leisure and Golf Centre on behalf of Blaby District Council) pledged to raise £100,000 for Mind, to help ensure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.

Enderby Leisure and Golf Centre has pledged to raise £1,000 before June next year to help them achieve this goal.

To help reach their fundraising target, colleagues and members at Enderby Leisure and Golf Centre took part in an hour long Fight Master Class.

‘Fight Klub’ offers a high intensity work out by combining a range of moves from boxing, kick boxing and Thai boxing to upbeat music.

By donating the cost of class to charity, Everyone Active raised £200 for Mind.

James Naylor, Everyone Active’s contract manager said:

“We are proud to be working with Mind as our chosen charity partner. The team at Mind carry out lots of great work and are passionate about raising awareness of mental health.

“I am delighted that our members and colleagues have raised such a fantastic amount for Mind while staying active.”

One in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year.

Fight Klub participants in action
Participants taking part in the hour long Fight Master Class at Enderby Leisure Centre

Physical activity is proven to benefit mental wellbeing in a number of ways, including easing feelings of stress and reducing the risk of depression.

The partnership between Everyone Active and Mind will encourage more people to engage with physical activity and feel these benefits.

For more information about Enderby Leisure and Golf Centre please call colleagues on: 0116 275 0234 or visit the Everyone Active website.

About MIND

[Source/photos: Everyone Active]

Leisure Centre Bank Holiday opening

Everyone Active have published Bank Holiday opening times for Enderby Leisure Centre


enderby leisure centre

Monday 25th August 7am – 6.30pm
Gym 7am – 6pm
Cafe 9am – 6pm
Creche closed
Swimming pool 7am – 4pm
Swimming lessons as normal

Marathon cycle ride (sort of) for LOROS


lot of peddle power going on …and all in a good cause.

LOROS supporter Linda Scott was joined by her niece on Wednesday 29th May …the first day of a three-day fundraising effort in the foyer of Enderby Leisure Centre. Linda is a personal trainer at the Leisure Centre.

Visitors were invited to give generously to the charity by purchasing cakes from the cake stall or supporting the ‘cycle ride’ which, at the time of our picture, had exceeded 100 kilometers. The total for that first day eventually proved to be a staggering 180 kilometres!

Linda’s ‘static ride’ on a cycle machine represents the 333 mile distance between Paris and London and is due to take three days to complete.

Linda’s brother is due to take the Sunflower Challenge in July, taking four days to complete the ride.

The Sunflower Challenge requires those participating to be able to raise £1,400 and Linda’s effort is designed to help her brother get to that figure.

Linda told Enderby EYE website:

“I’m aiming to raise around £500 or £600 over the three days. I’m well on target and I’ve actually been raising money since February.”

Linda went on to say that she needs to do 178 kilometres (about 111 miles) on the cycle machine each day. In fact, on her first day she achieved 185 kilometres, keeping her just ahead of her target.

Meeting this target means cycling for around seven and a half hours each of the three days, breaking off only for bathroom breaks and change of clothing.

To replenish the ‘spent energy’, she is also trying to eat whilst riding. Linda says she burned off 6,500 calories on the first day!

Also on the first day, Linda’s niece Elisse was on hand to help sell a large number of cup cakes baked by a friend. Sale of the cakes should help to raise an additional £100.


» Read about The Sunflower Challenge

Olympic stars to spend time in Enderby and Huncote

Olympic Swimmer Ross Davenport and Olympic Team GB Basketball Captain Drew Sullivan will be running some practical workshops at Enderby.
Olympic Swimmer Ross Davenport and Olympic Team GB Basketball Captain Drew Sullivan will be running some practical workshops at Enderby and Huncote.

Two athletes who took part in the 2012 Games will be sharing their inspirational stories with local school children, sport teams and community groups during their visit to the district.

Olympic Swimmer Ross Davenport and Olympic Team GB Basketball Captain Drew Sullivan will also be running some practical workshops for people to take part in.

Ross is visiting Enderby Leisure Centre on Tuesday April 30, 3-4pm, during which the public will have the chance to have a coffee and a chat with the Olympian.

During the day he will also coach local swim lessons at the leisure centre, have Q+A sessions with pupils from CountesthorpeCollege, BrockingtonCollege, and RedHillField Primary School, and run a motivational workshop with Leicester Sharks Swimming Club.

Drew will be at the Pavilion in Huncote on Thursday May 23, 1-3 pm, where he will be sharing his inspirational Olympic journey with primary school children that took part in the recent district basketball league, followed by a practical skills workshop.

Claire Jarvis, Sports and Recreation Development Officer at Blaby District Council, said:

“It is fantastic that both Ross and Drew are able to take part in the roadshow and share their knowledge with sporting enthusiasts in our district. It will be interesting to hear about their Olympic experiences and I hope it will inspire people to follow in their footsteps in their chosen sport.”

The athletes are visiting as part of the Leicestershire and Rutland Sports Olympic and Paralympic Roadshow, a programme of visits that has been coordinated by Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport and supported by Inspire LeicesterShire 2012 Legacy Team.

These events have been coordinated with Blaby District Council and the School Sports Partnership.

Andy Reed OBE, Chairman of Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, said:

“LRS and Inspire LeicesterShire are delighted that our 2012 Olympians, Paralympians, Games Makers and Torchbearers have found the time to visit some of our Leicestershire clubs and schools.

“These visits are for the people of the county, giving them the opportunity to hear ‘first hand’ the stories of both athletes and volunteers alike, and inspire everyone to achieve their very own legacy from London 2012.”

For more information contact the Health and Leisure team at Blaby District Council on 0116 272 7703 or email leisure@blaby.gov.uk

Alternatively visit www.lrsport.org/olympicandparalympicroadshow