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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

Enderby centre in running for national award

everyone active enderbyEnderby Leisure Centre has made it to the finals of the UK Active’s (formerly known as the Fitness Industry Association) Flame Awards for the first time ever.

Battling it out for title of Leisure Centre of the Year, Enderby Leisure Centre, which is run by Everyone Active in partnership with Blaby District Council, is down to the final 15 leisure centres.

Ian Bradgate, Contract Manager for Enderby said,

“It is a fantastic achievement for the centre to have got through to the finals and demonstrates that we consistently provide a very high quality of service to our customers. Last year another Everyone Active run leisure centre walked away with the top prize and we are really keen to emulate their success.”

There are over 4000 leisure centres in the UK so simply getting through to the final 15 leisure centres to be considered by the judging panel is a significant achievement.

The winners will be announced at the UK Active Ball of Fire which is being held in Telford on 3rd July.

Councillor David Clements, Corporate Services, Performance and Leisure portfolio holder at Blaby District Council, said:

“To reach this stage is an excellent achievement and recognises the day-to-day hard work of Everyone Active working in partnership with Blaby District Council to deliver good quality leisure facilities.”

For further information about fitness or swimming lesson membership, or for details of the wide range of activities available please phone 0116 275 0234 or visit www.everyoneactive.com


Free Open Day at Enderby Leisure Centre

On Saturday 7th July, as part of the national ‘Everyone Active’ day, Enderby Leisure Centre is offering a free open day full of family activities.

Details of the day’s programme is as below:

(9am – 10am 4 – 7 Years /
10am – 11am 8 + Years)
11am – 2pm – FREE TABLE TENNIS –
Squash Court 3
11am– 2pm – FREE RACKET BALL –
Squash Court 2
2pm – 4pm – FREE SQUASH – Squash Courts 2 / 3
3.30pm – 5pm – FREE FAMILY POOL

* Children MUST be over the age of
8 years to be admitted to the
pool inflatable session.

Everyone Active celebrates three major fitness industry awards awards…

Everyone Active, the company that operates Enderby Leisure and Golf Centre in partnership with Blaby District Council, is celebrating after an incredibly successful night at the annual FLAME Awards, run by the Fitness Industry Association (FIA).  On the night this leading leisure management company walked away with three major awards including the coveted Leisure Operator of the Year award for an unprecedented third year running.


The awards were all recognition of Everyone Active’s commitment to engaging with local communities about activity, innovation, driving teamwork and raising leisure management standards within the leisure industry.


After collecting the Leisure Operator of the Year 2012 award on the evening, Managing Director, David Bibby commented,

“To win Leisure Operator of the Year is a huge achievement but to have won it three years in the row is amazing and completely unprecedented.  The award represents the fantastic dedication and effort that our colleagues at Everyone Active put in on a daily basis both in our centres and at head office.  I would like to say a personal thank you to every one of them for all their on-going commitment to the company.”


David Stalker, CEO, FIA, said:

 “A huge congratulations to FIA board member David Bibby and everyone working for Everyone Active across their sites for winning this hotly-contested award for the third year running. Not only is this victory an indication of how consistently high the operating standards are across the company, but it also shows the support they have from their members, who were asked to be part of the judging process. All the staff should be proud of this achievement.”


In addition, Everyone Active also walked away with the award for Leisure Centre of the Year for Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre and the award for Spark of Innovation (operator) 2012 for Everyone Active Online, its online activity platform that is free to join.


Chris Rattigan Head of Digital at Everyone Active & leading the online innovation said,

“What a fantastic accolade to receive from the FIA, Everyone Active Online is new for the company and what’s more it’s available for everyone. We really are redefining the way activity is delivered in the UK”


Whilst commenting on the Leisure Centre of the Year award, which Everyone Active has won previously with Fareham Leisure Centre, Anselm Gurney, contract manager at the centre said,

“We are delighted to have been named Leisure Centre of the Year 2012.  Our staff have shown a dedication to our customers that is second to none and this commitment has been recognised with this national award.  It’s testament to all the hard work that we have put in for many years and the fantastic offer that we make to our customers through Everyone Active.”


Everyone Active was formed in 1987 as Sports and Leisure Management Ltd managing just one leisure centre in the midlands. Today Everyone Active operates 78 leisure venues nationwide in partnership with 28 different local authorities and employs over 5000 staff members. Its growth is due to the ability to deliver well managed leisure facilities with an activity offering which is great value for money and increasing the participation of local people in  leisure activities in the leisure centres they manage, online & at home encouraging everyone to pursue a healthier lifestyle.