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July 2024 

PARTNERSHIP PROJECT PROVIDES FREE JUNIOR ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS TO YOUNG PEOPLE IN NORTHAMPTON  

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NORTHAMPTON EAST LOCAL AREA PARTNERSHIP (LAP) HAS PARTNERED WITH TRILOGY ACTIVE TO OFFER FREE JUNIOR ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS TO CHILDREN IN THE AREA WHO MIGHT NOT OTHERWISE HAVE ACCESS TO THEM.  
The programme delivered by West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) and Trilogy Active will start just before the summer holidays, providing 75 six-month junior memberships. 
 
Three Primary Schools in close proximity to Lings Forum Leisure Centre are participating in the programme including Thorplands Primary, Standens Barn and Lumbertubs, with each school allocating 25 memberships to selected students. 
 
Students will be selected based on means testing for those on free school meals, with the schools selecting the students they feel would benefit most from the programme. 
 
Compared to West Northamptonshire and the national average, East Northampton faces higher levels of total crime and anti-social behaviour, unemployment and unemployment benefit claimants. This programme aims to eliminate the financial barriers to physical activity for local young people, in turn promoting healthier communities. 
 
The impact of the pilot will be monitored and evaluated to understand whether the removal of financial barriers increases physical activity, improves mental health and the wider determinants of health. 
 
The Junior Active Memberships will provide access to either a weekly lesson or club, including swimming, gymnastics or football. The membership will also give the students access to after school buzz clubzz, holiday activities, kids’ screenings at the Forum Cinema, swimming, term time Berzerk active play entry for under 10s, gym use for 11+, off peak racket sports, and roller skating. 
 
“This project is a fantastic opportunity for young people in Northampton to access a wide range of physical activities which they may not have otherwise had access to. 
 
“Through this exciting partnership project we hope to inspire young people to develop healthy habits, boost mental health and promote overall wellbeing in the community.” 
Cllr Daniel Lister, Cabinet Member for Local Economy, Culture and Leisure at WNC 
“We are genuinely really pleased to be a part of this important and empowering project. By providing 75 Junior Active Memberships to children across the East of Northampton we are ensuring they have the opportunity to have a weekly swimming, gymnastics or football lesson along with use our swimming pools, our cinema and after school and holiday activities such as roller skating, dodgeball and basketball. 
 
“We are making this investment of over £26,000 because we are passionate about the physical and emotional wellbeing of children from across the community that we serve. We look forward to welcoming them to our centres and are proud to work in partnership with West Northamptonshire Council on this exciting venture.” 
John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy Active 
“We are really grateful to have been able to work in partnership with Trilogy Active to provide memberships for some of our pupils. 
 
“At our school, we are passionate about ensuring our children receive enriching active opportunities, and being able to offer free Junior Active Memberships certainly achieves that. 
 
“The families I have spoken to have been really grateful too, and the pupils are excited to start their memberships.” 
Beth Conroy, Thorplands Primary School Teacher 
 
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June 2024 

TRILOGY ACTIVE DELIVERY OF GOVERNMENT BACKED PROGRAMME DELIVERS TO THOUSANDS OF LOCAL CHILDREN AND FAMILIES  

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JUST UNDER £37,000 COMMITTED TO FUND 1680 SPACES FOR SUMMER 2024. 
A government-funded programme that ensures disadvantaged children and young people have access to healthy food and enriching activities throughout school holiday periods has benefited thousands of families across Northamptonshire. 
 
The Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) scheme, known locally as HAF Northants, is delivered by Trilogy Active, in partnership with Northamptonshire Sport, who have been offering places for children on their 2 holiday play schemes at Lings Forum Leisure Centre and Duston Sports Centre, a bespoke HAF Sports Camp at Thomas Becket School, as well as offering places for children at Berzerk Soft Play Centre. 
 
“We are genuinely pleased at the real difference our work on HAF is making to the local community that we serve across Northampton.” said Managing Director of Trilogy Active John Fletcher. “We have been able to offer just under 3,000 places to young people over the last twelve months and have given 120 junior active memberships to 14 to 16 years old’s.” he said. 
 
Trilogy Active operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Active Play Centre in Northampton as well as Belper Leisure Centre and the Hickory Dickory Active Play Centres in the Midlands. 
 
The success of the programme has been highlighted by the Mother of one participant, a young person with disabilities who wanted to access the service. 
 
Following a conversation and meeting with Trilogy Active’s Health & Wellbeing Development Manager, care was specifically organised for the young person to ensure Trilogy could meet his needs. 
 
“Following the conversation with Trilogy Active and then arriving on the day we knew that staff were fully briefed. This gave me confidence that my son was going to be well cared for.” said the child’s Mum. 
 
“I had got to the stage that I wouldn’t generally ask if he would be welcome in this type of session because I got used to the answer being no and that being it.” she added. 
 
“It was my husband that encouraged me to ask the questions and we have been delighted with Trilogy’s response.” 
 
“Across our sites at Berzerk, Thomas Becket, Lings Forum and Duston Sports Centre we have been able to use over £57,000 of funding during the last twelve months to make a real impact and ensure children and families benefit from this important project.” John Fletcher, the Managing Director of Trilogy Active said. 
 
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May 2024 

TRILOGY ACTIVE IS SERIOUSLY SOCIAL FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE MIDLANDS 

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"WE'RE SERIOUS ABOUT DOING SOCIAL GOOD AND ADDING SOCIAL VALUE TO PEOPLE'S LIVES" IS THE MESSAGE FROM TRILOGY ACTIVE AT THE START OF A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN WEEK SHOWCASING THE WORK OF CHARITIES. 
Trilogy Active operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Active Play Centre in Northampton as well as Belper Leisure Centre and the Hickory Dickory Active Play Centres in the Midlands. 
 
“We will be marking the first ever Seriously Social Week in May as part of a national campaign that showcases the work of charities, like ours, putting people above profit, connecting communities and helping people to become healthier, happier and more creative, regardless of age or ability.” said Managing Director of Trilogy Active John Fletcher. 
 
Seriously Social has been organized by national body Community Leisure UK. Starting on Monday 27 May 2024 each day of the week will focus on a theme to show how companies like ours help create social impact and create happier, healthier communities. Themes include Health & Wellbeing, Environment, Inclusion, Community and Employment & Skills. 
 
“Our members don’t just deliver public leisure and cultural services, they support social change for the better every day of the week, 365 days a year.” said Kirsty Cumming, CEO of Community Leisure. “As social enterprises and charities, they put people above profit. They are run by local people and have everyone’s best interests at heart. This week is about showcasing how they go above and beyond supporting individuals and communities.” 
 
An independent report produced by the Institute of Social Innovation and Impact (University of Northampton) demonstrated that Trilogy Active contributes in excess of £3.5 million economic benefit to the residents of Northampton, through value for money services, innovative diversionary programmes and improving the health of the participants in sport and recreation. 
 
The Trilogy Active Health and Wellbeing Development Team has been recognised at a national level, twice winning national awards for their excellent standard of work with communities across the Midlands. A small selection of projects Trilogy Active delivers includes: 
 
• Northampton Street Sports – 20 hours of free to access sports for young people aged 8-18 years in areas of deprivation. 
• Trilogy Active Youth Club – free activities for young people at Danes Camp in partnership with East Hunsbury Parish Council 
• Wellbeing Walks -10+ free volunteer led weekly walks in partnership with West Northamptonshire Council 
• Holiday, Activity and Food Programme – nearly 3000 free places delivered across our centres between Summer 2023 and Easter 2024 
• Pulmonary Rehabilitation in the community - Trilogy worked with partners from Northampton General Hospital, Northamptonshire Carers, Northamptonshire Sport, and the Clinical Commissioning Group, to improve Pulmonary Rehab in the community. 
• Activity on Referral – more than 750 clients to date retaining their AoR membership with Trilogy following completion of the 12-week programme. 
 
More than 110 Charitable Trusts and Social Enterprises deliver public leisure and culture in Scotland, Wales and Ireland as part of the Community Leisure UK network. Together in 2023 they: 
 
• Welcomed more than 209 million visits 
• Worked with 170+ Local Authorities 
• Collaborated with more than 100,000 Community Groups 
• 73% Reduced Carbon Emissions 
• 63% provided warm spaces 
• 75% provided holiday food and activity programmes. 
• Saved the state and NHS £893million through their work getting people more active and healthier * 
 
“Seriously Social is a brilliant way to showcase not only the difference we make but also why we do what we do.” John Fletcher continued. 
 
For more information visit seriouslysocial.org.uk 
 
*Social Value Figure produced by 4Global using data from Moving Communities and DataHub. Full stats can be found at seriouslysocial.org.uk 
 
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May 2024 

MOVING MORE FOR OUR MENTAL HEALTH GETS BACKING FROM TRILOGY ACTIVE 

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TRILOGY ACTIVE CALLING ON THE LOCAL COMMUNITY TO GET BEHIND MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 2024. 
The annual Mental Health Awareness Week will this year take place from the 13th to the 19th of May 2024 with a theme of “Moving more for our mental health.” 
 
Trilogy Active operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Active Play Centre in Northampton as well as Belper Leisure Centre and the Hickory Dickory Active Play Centres in the Midlands. 
 
“Movement is so important for our mental health.” said John Fletcher, the Managing Director of Trilogy Active. “But so many of us struggle to move enough.” 
 
“We know there are many different reasons for this, so this Mental Health Awareness Week we want to help people to find small moments for small movements in their daily routines that can make a big difference.” 
 
While Trilogy Active provides gym, fitness classes, swimming and personal training for the Northampton community it also delivers programmes that anyone can take part in. 
 
“Our popular over 50s activities are a great example of where finding some small movements can make a real difference to someone’s mental health.” John Fletcher continued. “Whether it’s Walking Football, Aqua Aerobics or Well Being Walks there is something for everyone.” 
 
“We also recommend, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 the real and tangible benefits of going for a walk in your neighbourhood, putting on your favourite music and dancing around the living room, chair exercises and when you’re watching television. It all counts and it all makes a difference.” he said. 
 
UK Mental Health Awareness Week started in 2001 with an aim to tackle stigma and help people understand and prioritise their and others' mental health. 
 
Research from MIND shows that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year and 1 in 6 report experiencing anxiety or depression in any given week across England. 
 
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March 2024 

NORTHAMPTON YOUTH GIVEN OPPRTUNITY TO DISCOVER THEIR AMBITIONS AND ASPIRATIONS WITH NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE 

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AN INITIATIVE SET UP BY THE NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE IS BEING SUPPORTED BY LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND WILL SEE YOUNG PEOPLE FROM THE EAST OF NORTHAMPTON WATCH THE NATIONALLY RENOWNED PLAY DEAR ENGLAND FEATURING GLOBAL STAR JOSEPH FIENNES 
‘Dear England’ is a gripping examination of both the nation and the game of football and is a fictional account of the struggles and successes of the England Football team. 
 
The National Theatre Live are developing community screenings of their Dear England Production with the key focus of bringing an immersive theatre experience to those who might not usually have an opportunity to experience it. 
 
The initiative is a partnership effort which has stemmed from the Northampton East Local Area Partnership, serving the communities of Billing and Rectory Farm, Riverside Park and Talavera. Partners involved in this project include West Northamptonshire Council (WNC), Trilogy Active, Silhouette Youth Theatre, Free2Talk CIC and National Theatre Live with grant funding from Northampton Town Council. 
 
Councillor Adam Brown, Deputy Leader of WNC and Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Leisure, said: “I am pleased we’ve been able to work with partners to bring the National Theatre Live to Northampton and enable our young people to enjoy the experience of theatre for free. I hope all those attending enjoy the show and that Dear England inspires our next generation of local sporting champions.” 
 
The event aims to encourage young people to share their aspirations, future ambitions and what they feel are the barriers to reaching their own full potential and will also bring together youth providers to promote their services and engage with the young people in attendance. 
 
“We are delighted to be hosting this important event at the Forum Cinema.” said Managing Director of Trilogy Active John Fletcher. “As an organisation we are committed to inspiring active lifestyles and themes of Dear England of mental health, creating a supportive environment and young people from challenging backgrounds reaching success if something we very much support.” 
 
While Trilogy Active’s Forum cinema will host the screening, Emmanuel Church will then welcome young people to a relaxed consultation event that will be facilitated by Silhouette Youth Theatre and Free2Talk CIC. 
 
“We are thrilled that young audiences across Northampton will get to experience ‘Dear England’ – a play that has resonated with fans of theatre and football alike. We believe in the power of the arts to inspire and empower young people, and this initiative exemplifies our commitment to making theatre accessible to everyone.” said Sari Blom, Director of Digital at the National Theatre. 
 
The event will take place on Thursday 28 March 2024. 
 
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February 2024 

HALF TERM HAPPINESS THE FOCUS FOR NORTHAMPTON FAMILIES 

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A NUMBER OF EVENTS HAPPENING ACROSS OUR LEISURE CENTRES THIS FEBRUARY HALF TERM 
“We know that while half term is a welcome break for children, keeping them busy and occupied in a healthy way is important to a growing number of families.” said Managing Director of Trilogy Active John Fletcher. “That is why we are delighted to have a host of activities for all children that will keep them emotionally and physically fulfilled for the whole week.” 
 
Suitable for children aged 4 upwards the popular Trilogy Swim Camps will be operating in pools across the town. Designed to help Swim School students progress to the next stage in their ‘learn to swim’ journey the popular camps offer both swim techniques and confidence boosts. 
 
The Trilogy Holiday Playscheme will be delivered at Lings Forum Leisure Centre and Duston Sports Centre this Half Term with booking now available. 
 
The Playscheme is our fully supervised OFSTED registered holiday club with an aim to provide the best quality care, play and sport opportunities for children aged 5 – 13 years. 
 
The Trilogy Active soft play centre Berzerk will be open across the holiday including the weekend. 
 
“There is growing evidence of the benefits of soft play.” John Fletcher said. “The science of soft play and socialisation go hand in hand. Children build skills and traits such as confidence, resilience, self-esteem, independence, curiosity and how to cope with challenging situations.” 
 
The Forum Cinema at Lings will host the family movie Migration during half term giving families the opportunity for some down time. 
 
Illumination, the creators of the blockbuster Minions, Despicable Me, Sing and The Secret Life of Pets comedies, invites families to take flight into the thrill of the unknown with a funny, feathered family vacation like no other in the action-packed new original comedy, Migration. 
 
“With something for everyone we trust that families with children of all ages will be able to take part in our activities.” John Fletcher continued. 
 
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January 2024 

BRIGHT FUTURE FOR BELPER LEISURE CENTRE 

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THE FUTURE OF A LOCAL LEISURE CENTRE IN THE HEART OF BELPER IS BRIGHT ACCORDING TO TRILOGY ACTIVE WHO TOOK OVER FOUR SHORT MONTHS AGO  
After the threat of closure due to economic challenges, Trilogy Active stepped in to keep Belper Leisure Centre open in the summer of 2023 and bring long term stability to the important and popular organisation. 
 
Trilogy Active is a not for profit Charity and Wellbeing organisation that operates a mix of leisure centres, Soft Play facilities, swimming pools, fitness facilities, Community Outreach programmes and a Cinema and which operates in Northampton, Birmingham and Derby. 
 
“We are genuinely encouraged to have made real progress on the long term future of Belper Leisure Centre.” said Managing Director of Trilogy Active John Fletcher. “We recognised what an important role it plays in the local community and have begun our work by implementing our successful business model and Social enterprise model, which includes the expansion of accessible programmes for the local community.” 
 
“It is just four months since Trilogy Active took over the management of the Centre and it is credit to the hard work of the team there that a bright future lay ahead.” John Fletcher continued. “The priority was of course to keep the centre open but also to attract new funding and secure the financial position which we are pleased to have done.” 
 
Trilogy Active have also implemented actions to reduce utility consumption and work with the local community to ensure they have a say in the future of services that are delivered. 
 
As a not-for-profit organisation, Trilogy Active has committed to securing the future of Belper Leisure Centre. Through a formal change of governance Trilogy Active is now the sole company member, with Belper Leisure Centre remaining an organisation that enables a streamlined approach to developing the business in the early stages of this new arrangement. 
 
Trilogy Active will invest in Belper Leisure Centre to ensure its long-term success and development as an organisation. Trilogy Active recognises the significant contribution from Amber Valley Borough Council (AVBC), Belper Town Council and Belper School both financially and through partnership discussion to protect BLC from insolvency. 
 
Trilogy Active via Belper Leisure Centre will continue working closely with all stakeholders to support the Community of Belper. 
 
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January 2024 

NORTHAMPTON TO HOST SWIM TEACHER COURSE IN DISABILITY SWIMMING  

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TRILOGY RECEIVES FUNDING TO HOST A NEW GROUND BREAKING SWIM TEACHER COURSE FOR DISABILITY SWIMMING CALLED STARLIGHT THIS JANUARY  
The course will take place at the Lings Forum Pool which is managed by Trilogy Active who also operate Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, The Mounts Baths, the Forum Cinema, Berzerk Soft Play Centre and Thomas Becket Catholic School sports facilities in Northampton along with soft play centres and a Leisure Centre across the Midlands . 
 
Starlight has been created by the Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) to upskill swimming teachers and qualify them as specialist disability swimming teachers. It means the disability community in Northampton will be able to access specialist swimming support in the future. 
 
“We are delighted to host Starlight at Lings Forum.” said John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy Active. “It highlights the need to shine a light on disability swimming and reflects that not all disabilities are visible.” 
 
“One in five people in England have an impairment which is around 11.5 million disabled people. It’s so very important that our local disability community can access and use our pools which is why this training is taking place.” 
 
The course will be attended by leading disability swimmer and campaigner Sophie Etheridge who has swam the English Channel with the support of the STA and fundraised for the Starlight Campaign in 2023. 
 
Sophie will be writing about the course each day on social media that the STA will share on their socials followed by a blog. 
 
“I am the first wheelchair user to become a fully qualified STA Level 2 Open Water coach.” Sophie said. “I will constantly be setting myself both big and small challenges and I can’t wait to see what happens next. 
 
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2023 

December 2023 

TRILOGY GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH AHEAD OF 2024 

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TRILOGY ANNOUNCES A NEW ACQUISITION AS PART OF ITS GROWTH STRATEGY FOR 2024 AND BEYOND 
Trilogy Active, which operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths, the Forum Cinema, Berzerk Soft Play Centre, Thomas Becket Catholic School sports facilities and Belper Leisure Centre has purchased the Hickory Dickory’s Playhouse which has centres in Birmingham and Derby. 
 
Hickory Dickory’s are two leading soft play centres in the heart of the West Midlands that provide adventure play, trampolines, go karts, holiday activities and more for families in the local communities. 
 
“We are delighted to have acquired Hickory Dickory’s Playhouse to add to our growing portfolio.” said John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy Active. “While we recognise that for some it is a challenging time to operate in the fitness and wellbeing sector we are pleased and proud that for us, and for our customers across Northamptonshire and now beyond it is a time of growth.” 
 
Children’s play centres are a fundamental part of keeping families active and compliment the Government and NHS strategies of Healthier Families. Berzerk, which is operated by Trilogy, is Northampton’s premier play centre and the expertise used there will be used and implemented at Hickory Dickory’s in Birmingham and Derby. 
 
“This acquisition is not only good news for families in Birmingham and Derby who can continue to enjoy high quality play centres.” John Fletcher continued. “It is good news for the people of Northampton.” 
 
“As a Charitable Trust we are committed to investing in inspiring active lifestyles across the town.” he said. “We are able to continue and grow that work as we as an organisation grows which can only be good news for the community we serve.” 
 
Trilogy Active operates a number of its facilities in partnership with West Northamptonshire Council, Duston Parish Council, Northampton General Hospital and the University of Northampton. 
 
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TRILOGY ACTIVE WINS CHARITY OF THE YEAR  AT THE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE BUSINESS AWARDS 

TRILOGY ACTIVE win Charity of the Year at the Northamptonshire Business Awards 

November 2023 

BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR DANES CAMP LEISURE CENTRE 

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DANES CAMP LEISURE CENTRE HAS BEEN SERVING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY FOR OVER THREE AND A HALF DECADES HAS A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF ESSENTIAL WORKS 
The popular family swimming pool at the centre reopened at the end of September after a short closure where work was carried out on new LED lighting in the pool area and changing village as well as new air handling units being installed. 
 
“Our members are at the heart of everything we do.” said John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy Active. “That is why we are delighted to reopen our pool after a short closure and add extra Saturday morning swimming lessons. It means not only will our carbon footprint be smaller but the facilities for our customers will be the best they have ever been.” 
 
The completed work, funded by West Northamptonshire Council also included new LED lighting in the sports hall. 
 
“Our pool, gym and fitness classes are more popular than ever and as we enter the autumn I am genuinely pleased at the real difference these now completed works will make.” John Fletcher continued. “We also have a whole range of activities for families and children meaning we can continue to deliver what we do to all ages across the Northampton community.” 
 
Danes Camp is home to 50+ activities which includes a new Walking Football session and the 50+ day which takes place every Tuesday. More information HERE
 
Activities for families include the very popular Sunday roller-skating and the After School Buzz Clubzz Fun Fitness which run every Friday for 5-11 year olds. 
 
Children’s parties have returned and are now up and running – more information can be found HERE  
 
Activities also include Danes Camp Youth Club, held every Tuesday during term time and which is FREE due to funding from East Hunsbury Parish Council for those young people living in the parish. 
 
“Whilst we never want to close our facilities, even for a short time, the much needed and much welcome works that are now completed at Danes Camp will make a real difference to the local community.” John Fletcher added. 
 
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October 2023 

EXTENSION TO AGREEMENT PUTS COMMUNITY OF DUSTON AT THE CENTRE OF PARTNERSHIP 

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TRILOGY ACTIVE AND DUSTON PARISH COUNCIL HAVE FORMALLY AGREED TO EXTEND THE FORMER'S MANAGEMENT OF DUSTON SPORTS CENTRE UNTIL APRIL 2042 WHICH PROVIDES A RICH MIX OF ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY  
Trilogy Active operates Danes Camp Leisure Centre, Cripps Recreation Centre, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Soft Play Centre. 
 
“Our partnership with Duston Parish Council and the Duston Sports Centre has been one that has placed the local community at the heart of everything we do which is why we are delighted to extend our work together.” said John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy Active. “It means that in the future we can further develop that work and deliver services that will make a real difference to the health and well-being of local people in Duston.” 
 
"We are delighted to renew our successful partnership with Trilogy Active.” said Cllr Paul Enright-King, the Chair of Duston Parish Council. “With their expertise and professionalism Duston Sports Centre has become an integral part of our community and a real benefit to local residents. We are looking forward to continuing our joint working with Trilogy Active in the future." 
 
Duston Sports Centre is situated at the heart of the community on Cotswold Avenue. As well as having a state of the art gym it is home to racket sports and hall hire, the Trilogy Holiday Play Scheme, After school Buzz Clubzz , Activities for Under 5s, School Holiday Activities, Function Room Hire, a Dance Studio, Sports Hall and the always popular CoffeeBox Café. 
 
“Duston Sports Centre provides a wealth of activities for all ages that we see growing in popularity every year.” John Fletcher continued. “It is also the hub for Health Walks that we manage, 50+ activity days and with local football, cricket and bowls teams using our outside pitches this agreement will give all of them and their members that reassurance of our continued commitment to them.” 
 
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October 2023 

TRILOGY ACTIVE AND NORTHANTS POLICE JOIN FORCES TO SUPPORT FITNESS OF THE FORCE  

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TRILOGY ACTIVE HAS FORMED A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE POLICE SPORTS CLUB THAT WILL SEE OFFICERS AND SUPPORT STAFF FOR THE FIRST TIME BEING ABLE TO USE THE TOWN'S SWIMMING POOLS 
The new agreement will see Trilogy Active entering into a partnership with Northamptonshire Police Sports Club whereby members of the club can use swimming pools at The Mounts, Lings Forum and Danes Camp as part of their sports club membership. 
 
“This new partnership is great news for our local Police Officers and Support Staff who will now have access to our swimming pools across the town.” said John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy Active. “We’re looking forward to welcoming over 1300 members of the Northamptonshire Police Sports Club to our centres and the physical and emotional benefits they will receive from swimming with us.” 
 
“We are delighted at Northamptonshire Police Sports Club to collaborate with Trilogy Active in offering swimming sessions to our members.” said David Cook from Northamptonshire Police Sports Club. “We believe this will be a great benefit to them and aid their wellbeing.” 
 
The new partnership means members of the club can use the swimming pools at Danes Camp Leisure Centre, Lings Forum Leisure Centre and Mounts Baths. 
 
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September 2023 

NORTHAMPTON TO BE FOCUS OF NATIONAL FITNESS DAY CELEBRATION FOR ALL AGES  

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A UK WIDE CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS FITNESS WILL SEE A HOST OF ACTIVITIES BEING DELIVERED IN NORTHAMPTON BY TRILOGY ACTIVE FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES TO TAKE PART IN.  
National Fitness Day encourages the nation to celebrate the fun of fitness and physical activity across the UK and will take place on Wednesday 20 September 2023. 
 
The highlight will be fitness classes that will be available free for the people of Northampton and a Gym Challenge for Trilogy members that will see a month’s free membership given to the winner. 
 
“National Fitness Day is the most active day of the year!” said John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy Active. “Therefore we are delighted that here in Northampton Trilogy Active is leading the way and giving an opportunity for everyone from the town to come and take part in one of our free classes.” 
 
Trilogy Active operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Duston Sports Centre, Danes Camp Leisure Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Soft Play Centre. It spearheads Northampton’s annual involvement of National Fitness Day that gyms and organisations across the UK take part in. 
 
“We recognise the amazing power of fitness on all the family and across the community which is why this year we are even giving an opportunity for our Under 5 year olds to take part in this important celebration.” John Fletcher continued. 
 
Under 5s will be taking part in the 10 at 10 during the soft play session at Duston. 10 minutes of fun fitness activities with Jason from Trilogy Active will take place at 10am on National Fitness Day. 
 
“Many of our members look forward every year to taking part in National Fitness Day which is why in 2023 we are setting an exciting and competitive ‘Gym Challenge.’ said John Fletcher. “Our members can record their cardio minutes on the day itself with our gym teams for the opportunity to win a month’s free membership with us.” 
 
The free Fitness Classes which will be available to all on the day and are as follows: 
 
GRIT Strength – 7am - Danes 
GRIT Athletic - 7.30am – Danes 
Body Attack – 9.30am – Lings 
GRIT Strength – 12pm – Mounts 
GRIT Cardio – 12.30pm – Mounts 
Tai Chi – 6pm – Cripps 
Spin – 6pm – Duston 
Zumba – 7pm – Danes 
 
“There is no doubt that physical activity plays an essential role across the UK. By raising its profile even more on National Fitness Day we hope that more people will get involved and more people across Northampton will raise awareness of its importance in assisting us all to lead healthier lifestyles.” John Fletcher said. 
 
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July 2023 

TRILOGY ACTIVE TO GIVE FREE ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE STAFF TO MARK 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE  

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TRILOGY ACTIVE MARKING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTION BY GIVIING FREE USE OF OUR SERVICES TO NHS STAFF.  
The 3 month offer includes free access to the gym and swimming pool at Cripps Recreation Centre for NHS employees every Friday from 1pm to 6pm and starts on the 7th July 2023 ending on the 6th October 2023. 
 
“We are delighted that as part of the national celebration of the 75 years the NHS has been serving the population of Northampton and the UK that we can open our doors to Doctors, Nurses and all health care professionals as a small thank you for the real difference they make.” said Managing Director or Trilogy Active John Fletcher. 
 
“As a business we work closely with our NHS friends in delivering services to the Northampton community which includes helping the NHS reduce waiting times for COPD patients, the Activity on Referral (AOR) scheme with the General Practice Alliance which provides health coaches for patients and the Get Up & Go OTAGO Falls Prevention Scheme.” he added. 
 
“Therefore to open our doors and offer free use of our services every Friday afternoon for 3 months is something we are proud to do and we look forward to playing our part in looking after our highly valued local NHS community.” 
 
The work of Trilogy Active with the NHS also includes NHFT Health Visitors who are able to use Duston Sports Centre free of charge to engage with young families and complete NHS Health Visitor Child Development checks. 
 
The NGH Community Stroke Team also use Duston Sports Centre facilities (including the gym) to run weekly sessions with patients as part of their rehabilitation and from the end of July there will be a new NGH Staff Wellbeing Walk where Trilogy Active staff will be training NGH staff to deliver their own wellbeing walks. 
 
The full details of the offer to NHS staff is: 
 
Free access to the gym and swimming pool at Cripps Recreation Centre for NHS employees every Friday 1-6pm (not including classes or racket sports.) 
Starts 7 July and ends 6 October 2023 (3 months.) 
Available to all NHS employees, they must show their NHS employee ID badges at the barrier to be given access by a member of the Cripps team. 
NHS employees must be able to swim 50m to gain access to the swimming pool. 
 
“We get that our much valued NHS is more stretched than ever and its dedicated staff are working harder than ever before.” John Fletcher said. “We also understand the important role physical and emotional fitness can play in helping health professionals relax and therefore we hope that this 3 month offer is used by as many NHS staff as possible as the UK commemorates 75 years of this great institution.” 
 
In addition to the offer Trilogy Active have an ongoing corporate membership offer at Cripps Recreation Centre for NGH employees, giving them access to all of the facilities for a reduced monthly fee. More info HERE.  
 
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May 2023 

TRILOGY ACTIVE GIVING 'PASSPORTS TO SUCCESS' TO TOWN'S MOST TALENTED ATHLETES  

Members of the Trilogy Talented Athlete Scheme
TRILOGY ACTIVE IS PARTNERING WITH THE TOWN'S MOST TALENTED INDIVIDUALS TO SUPPORT THEIR COMMITMENT AND HARD WORK TO BE SOME OF THE WORLD'S FINEST ATHLETES.  
Trilogy Active delivers a Talented Athlete Scheme that supports local talented sports men and women to reach their full potential. 
 
“We are committed to supporting and developing local talented athletes to reach their full potential.” said John Fletcher, the Managing Director of Trilogy Active. “The Trilogy Talented Athlete Scheme aims to provide Northampton based athletes competing at county or regional standard and above with a free annual Supergold membership or Junior Active membership.” 
 
“This means that we can empower local athletes to offset some of the costs associated with training and competing at the highest level in sport.” he continued. “We are also proud to be working with our partners at the University of Northampton to support its students on its Elite Athlete Scholarships through the Trilogy Active Talented Athlete Scheme.” 
 
The benefits of the scheme ensure Northampton’s budding future regional, national and international champions have the support in place to focus on their particular sport without the worry of added extra costs. 
 
Successful applicants receive Membership worth over £300. This enables them to have unlimited use of all five Trilogy Active gyms, four swimming pools, over 100 fitness classes and three health suites. 
 
“Trilogy’s offering is unique to Northampton.” John Fletcher said “Importantly it means those on the scheme have access to a wide choice of services, facilities and centres around the town which ensures they can train when they need too and where they need too”. 
 
Successful junior applicants receive an annual Trilogy Junior Active Membership which includes access to four Trilogy Active gyms for those aged 11+, free swimming, free cinema, free off peak racket sports, free school holiday activities, free after school clubs and free roller skating. 
 
Members of the Talented Athlete Scheme include BMX Racing’s Luca Osbourne, Swimmer Karen Rockell, Footballer’s Favour Omenazu and Chloe Martin, Trampoline Gymnast Kimberley Green, Snowboarder Sophie Smith and Olympic Weightlifter Siobahn Hyland. 
 
“Our current membership of the scheme really does show the length and breadth of exciting talent Northampton has.” John Fletcher continued. “There is no reason why these hard working and highly talented athletes can’t go on to be world leaders in their field and we are passionate about supporting them to do that.” 
 
Sophie Smith competes in snowboarding at national and international level. She has taken multiple podium positions over the last 5 years winning Gold in her age category at the English Slopestyle. 
 
“Being supported by the Trilogy Talented Athlete Scheme has enable me to continue with my overall strength and fitness training when off the snow.” Sophie said. “This makes a huge difference to my development and progression as a snowboarder.” 
 
Trampoline Gymnast Kimberley Green is a student at the University of Northampton. She is part of their Elite Athlete Scholarship programme which is supported by the Trilogy Talented Athlete Scheme. 
 
“The Scheme has benefited me in so many ways.” Kimberley said. “After suffering a serious injury to my knee I have been able to use Trilogy as part of my rehabilitation. This in turn means I have continued to gain strength and greatly improve my performance and confidence.” 
 
“We would encourage any aspiring Northampton based athlete to contact Trilogy and apply to be part of this important, influential and powerful scheme.” John Fletcher continued. 
 
“There is no doubt from those who are already part of it, that it plays an influential and important role in their training and their success. The more we can do to support future champions from our home town the better it will be for all of the community.” 
 
For more information on the Trilogy Talented Athlete Scheme including the scheme benefits, eligibility criteria and the application process please click here. 
 
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February 2023 

NORTHAMPTON TRANSPLANT HERO TO REPRESENT GREAT BRITAIN AT WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES  

A NORTHAMPTON WOMAN, WHO UNDERWENT A LIVER TRANSPLANT OVER A DECADE AGO AND WHO TRAINS IN THE TOWN, WILL SHORTLY BE HEADING TO PERTH, AUSTRALIA TO REPRESENT GREAT BRITAIN AT THE WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES.  
Karen Rockell had an auto immune condition which attacked her liver meaning she underwent a liver transplant in October 2010. Her training includes two one-hour swimming sessions a week at Trilogy Active’s Cripps Recreation Centre and land fitness such as circuit training to build arm and leg strength every day. 
 
“I swam competitively as a teenager, was a county champion for a while and then did masters swimming.” Karen said. “Following my liver transplant, I suffered a heart attack and as a result went to cardiac rehab which enabled me to regain my fitness quite quickly.” 
 
“Once completed I was then able to join a gym through the Activity on Referral scheme and started swimming again which led to my taking part in my first British Transplant Games in 2013.” 
 
The World Transplant Games takes place every 2 years and will be held this year in Perth, Australia from the 15-23 April 2023. 
 
“I am delighted that Trilogy Active is supporting Karen in her amazing endeavour.” said John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy Active who delivers a Talented Athlete Scheme which supports Karen’s training with free membership. “To remain fit and help overcome the side effects of the drugs she has to take to stop rejecting her transplant is amazing in itself but to reach a level where she represents the UK on a global stage is truly inspiring.” 
 
Karen will swim in 50 metre butterfly, freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke and the 100 metre freestyle. She also represented Team GB at the World Transport Games in 2017 (Spain) and 2019 (Newcastle) as well as the European Transplant and Dialysis Games in 2022. 
 
She also volunteers with Trilogy Active as a Wellbeing Walk Leader and leads the Duston and St. Crispin’s weekly walks with her husband. 
 
“There is a lot of hard work ahead of me but it is very exciting to be heading to the other side of the world to represent my town and my nation.” Karen continued. “I also hope that people reading this will be inspired to recognise the ever continuing importance of organ donation and go to Home - NHS Organ Donation to find out more.” 
 
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January 2023 

MULTI-AGENCY PARTNERSHIP SEES LEADING NORTHAMPTON HEALTH AND WELLBEING PROVIDER RECEIVING £20,000 IN FUNDING FOR SPORTS PROGRAMME 

A NORTHAMPTONSHIRE MULTI-AGENCY PARTNERSHIP, LED BY TRILOGY ACTIVE, HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN RECEIVING £20,000 WORTH OF FUNDING 
The funding is part of an initiative by the Ministry of Justice to tackle youth crime and violence through the power of sport. 
 
Trilogy Active operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths, Thomas Becket Catholic School and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Soft Play Centre and has worked with West Northamptonshire Council, Northamptonshire Police, Northants Basketball, Northants International Academy and Thomas Becket Catholic School as well as Free2Talk and Youth Inspired to make the programme a reality. 
 
“We are delighted to receive this funding which will make a real difference to young people in Northampton.” said Managing Director of Trilogy Active John Fletcher. “This partnered approach will be critical to the success of the programme, and it will allow us to be really targeted and offer more than just a sport intervention with opportunities for personal development through youth mentoring.” 
 
“Young people are at the heart of this programme, and we value the role local sports projects such as this can do in transforming the lives of vulnerable young people.” 
 
Voluntary and community sport organisations across the country were able to bid for a portion of the £5 million fund, which will allow them to carry out targeted work supporting young people who are at risk of entering the criminal justice system. 
 
Trilogy Active is using the funding to support a 3-month programme of free Sport and Youth mentoring at four sites across Northampton: Kingsthorpe, Thomas Becket Catholic School, Northampton International Academy and Thorplands. 
 
“The programme will be delivered in partnership with Youth worker organisations Free2Talk and Youth Inspired, who will lead a mentoring programme and offer 1:1 support for the young people that attend.” John Fletcher added. 
 
“The sessions are free to attend and targeted towards people aged 10-17 and at risk of being involved in anti-social behaviour using sport as the driving force to promote engagement.” 
 
The programme has had support locally from schools and sports clubs with Basketball Northants playing a particularly focal role in the programme at Northampton International Academy. This is going to be a basketball specific session and there has been great support from the school as well as the club to all of the programme to host a session there. 
 
Information on the programme and sessions can be found HERE or alternatively you can contact Rachel Collings, Physical Activity development Officer HERE
 
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2022 

POSITIVE CHANGE FROM THE POWER OF SPORT FOR NORTHAMPTON'S YOUNG PEOPLE 

YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS NORTHAMPTON ARE BEING ENCOURAGED TO TAKE PART IN FREE SPORTS ACTIVITIES THAT WILL HELP CREATE A POSITIVE CHANGE IN THEIR LIVES. 
The programme has been running since 2005 and is managed by Trilogy Leisure in partnership with West Northamptonshire Council. 
 
“Northampton Streets Sports programme aims to create a positive change in the lives of young people across the town through the power of sport.” said John Fletcher, the Managing Director of Trilogy Leisure. “Sessions are free and provide young people aged between 8-18 an opportunity to participate in sport in a safe and welcoming environment, right on their doorsteps.” 
 
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. 
 
The programme utilises Multi Use Games Areas (MUGA’s) in the local community and is led by qualified Activator Coaches and volunteers. Sports range from football and basketball to dodgeball and more, with participation and fun at its heart. 
 
In April 2021-March 2022 post the Covid-19 pandemic there were 3241 attended sessions with 345 children attending regular sessions and 389 volunteer hours. 
 
“The project helps to provide young people with positive opportunities to participate in structured activities.” John Fletcher from Trilogy Leisure continued. “It is founded on the belief that sport can broaden horizons, teach valuable life skills, and bring people together.” 
 
The programme was relaunched in April 2021, post pandemic, and over that year saw 3241 visits with over 340 young people attending the sessions regularly. 
 
With more than 50% of young adults in England not achieving the recommended daily amount of exercise, this is a step in the right direction. 
 
Street Sports sessions are currently running in Eastfield, Thorplands and King’s Health but the programme is in an exciting phase of expansion and additional locations will be added soon. 
 
Information on the programme and sessions can be found HERE or alternatively you can contact Rachel Collings, Physical Activity development Officer HERE
 
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NEW INVESTMENT MAKES NORTHAMPTON SOFT PLAY CENTRE THE PLACE TO BE FOR UNDER 4'S! 

TRILOGY LEISURE HAS ANNOUNCED THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF INVESTMENT LEADING IT TO BECOMING THE PLACE TO BE FOR UNDER 4'S AND THEIR FAMILIES. 
Berzerk Soft Play Centre is based on Moulton Park in Northampton and is operated by Trilogy Leisure who also manage Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp Leisure Centre, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths Leisure Centre and the Forum Cinema. 
 
The new development, officially opened on Monday 10 October 2022 includes a new role play area with a coffee box and gym, a sensory room featuring infinity wall panels, kaleido projector and light up tube, mirrors and adult and child bean bags. 
 
“We are absolutely delighted to make this substantial investment that we know will make a real difference to local families with children under 4.” said John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy Leisure. 
 
“Berzerk has always been a very popular attraction. This new investment means little ones can take part in even more active and imagination play than ever before.” 
 
New additions include a log ramp and hump, double bumpy slide, stepping stones, hanging carts and stables and horse rockers. There is also a new kid’s construction area featuring traffic cones and bricks. 
 
“To mark this new investment we were delighted to open our doors free of charge for all Under 4s for the launch party.” John Fletcher continued. “It was lovely to see so many local families come and join us for the day and lovely to see the children playing with the new equipment.” 
 
“It is inclusive for all and we genuinely hope over the coming months more and more families with little ones will come and enjoy this new investment.” 
 
For more information on Berzerk and the new investment CLICK HERE  
 
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TRILOGY LEISURE PLANS FOR NATIONAL FITNESS DAY 2022 AS CAMPAIGN CALLS FOR UK TO PRIORITISE PHYSICAL HEALTH TO SUPPORT MENTAL STRENGTH 

TRILOGY LEISURE WILL THROW OPEN ITS DOORS ON WEDNESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER TO OFFER FREE ACTIVITIES TO EVERYONE ACROSS TOWN TO TRY, AS PART OF NATIONAL FITNESS DAY 2022 - WHICH IS SET TO BE THE UK'S MOST ACTIVE DAY OF THE YEAR 
National Fitness Day, which takes place on Wednesday 21 September, will see a huge range of free events and taster sessions take place across the whole of the UK under the theme of “Fitness Unites Us”. 
 
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 and are offering a host of free activities across their sites ranging from fitness and strength classes, walking football, tai chi classes, zumba classes and more 
 
“National Fitness Day is the UK’s most active day of the year.” said John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy Leisure. “In 2021 more than 22 million people were inspired to be active on the day and we are delighted that here in Northampton we are playing our part and opening up our services for local people.” 
 
This year the campaign will continue to encourage people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to come together to recognise the importance of prioritising being active for our mental wellbeing as well as physical health. 
 
“This year we want to encourage people to try out a class they may never have tried before.” John Fletcher continued. “We appreciate that many people can feel overwhelmed by events at home and abroad including the cost of living crisis and rising energy bills. National Fitness Day is an opportunity for us all to priortise our own individual physical and emotional health.” 
 
“We’d love to see you and you will be made very welcome at any of our FREE classes on this important day, simply head to our website to book your space.” 
 
Huw Edwards , CEO of ukactive, which coordinates the campaign, said: “National Fitness Day is the perfect reminder for all of us to prioritise our health and wellbeing, whatever the challenges we face.” 
 
To try one of Trilogy’s free activities on National Fitness Day CLICK HERE. 
 
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TRILOGY LEISURE CROWNED UK CHAMPION FOR COMMITMENT TO YOUNG PEOPLE 

TRILOGY LEISURE CROWNED NATIONAL CHAMPION FOR ITS WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS NORTHAMPTON AT THE UKACTIVE AWARDS 2022 AT BIRMINGHAM'S ICC 
The prestigious national recognition was for Trilogy’s Junior Active membership which, as well as weekly swimming lessons, gymnastics and football academies, includes activities for under 5s, after school buzz clubzz, kids screens at Forum Cinema, swimming, gyms for 11+ and discounts on holiday playschemes and events. 
 
“On behalf of everyone working at Trilogy and the families across the town that we serve, we are delighted to received this amazing award and national recognition.” said John Fletcher, Managing Director at Trilogy Leisure. “Our Junior Active Membership ensures that we have a bespoke service for all families in the town to ensure with their children they can take part in activities that suit them and bring lots of benefits to their physical and emotional well-being.” 
 
“To therefore be recognised by the industry as the best in industry is very humbling and is an encouragement for us to keep working hard on behalf of those who use our services across Northampton.” 
 
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 and is has won one of the industry’s biggest accolades, as trade body ukactive recognises the very best in the physical activity sector. 
 
Held in partnership with Active IQ, the shortlist for the ukactive Awards 2022 included fitness and leisure operators of all sizes; local councils; prominent suppliers; leading universities; sports bodies; and charities. 
 
“This year’s finalists and winners deserve to be recognised as an inspiration to the sector but also to the whole nation.” said Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive. 
 
“Congratulations to Trilogy who took part for showcasing the undeniable resilience, dedication and creativity that will lead our sector over the coming years. 
 
“The ukactive Awards generate so much energy and positivity within our sector, as well as a healthy dose of competition. Thank you to each and every individual and organisation for your unrelenting commitment and passion behind our mission to get more people, more active, more often.” 
 
The winners were announced at the glittering awards ceremony at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham on Thursday 30 June, with hundreds of leaders from the worlds of fitness, health, leisure and sport in attendance. 
 
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NORTHAMPTON KIDS CONTINUE TO BENEFIT FROM FREE HOLIDAY AND ACTIVITY PROGRAMME 

TRILOGY LEISURE TO HOST HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES THIS SUMMER 
We're pleased to confirm we will deliver a government initiative for holiday activities for a second year running 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 once again delighted to be playing our part supporting children and families across Northampton this summer.” said John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy Leisure. “Following its success last year, 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: 
 
50 places at Berzerk Soft Play Centre 
52 places across its Holiday Playscheme at Duston Sports Centre and Lings Forum Leisure Centre 
 
The programme, commissioned by Public Health Northamptonshire and delivered by Northamptonshire Sport following its launch in 2021, 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 are now available for booking and those entitled can register at holidayactivities.org 
 
“To be once again opening up our centres and our services to more children this summer is something we are proud to be doing.” John Fletcher continued. “Just three 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 LEISURE NAMED AS FINALIST FOR GENERATION ACTIVE AWARD AT UKACTIVE AWARDS 2022 

TRILOGY LEISURE HAS BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE GENERATION ACTIVE AWARD AT THIS YEAR'S UKACTIVE AWARDS  
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 and is in the running for one of the industry’s biggest accolades, as governing body ukactive recognises the very best in the physical activity sector. 
 
Held in partnership with Active IQ, the shortlist for the ukactive Awards 2022 includes fitness and leisure operators of all sizes; local councils; prominent suppliers; leading universities; sports bodies; and charities. 
 
Trilogy has been recognised for its Junior Active membership which includes swim school, gymnastics and football academies, activities for under 5s, after school buzz clubzz, cinema, swimming, gyms for 11+ and discounts on holiday playschemes and events. 
 
“We take our commitment to young people across Northampton very seriously.” said John Fletcher, Managing Director at Trilogy Leisure. “Our Junior Active Membership ensures that we have a bespoke service for all families in the town to ensure with their children they can take part in activities that suit them and bring lots of benefits to their physical and emotional well-being.” 
 
The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham on Thursday 30 June, with hundreds of leaders from the worlds of fitness, health, leisure and sport expected to attend. 
 
“Therefore to be recognised on a national platform for this work as one of the best in class for the UK makes us very proud and is a credit to our team at Trilogy who deliver these great programmes.” 
 
“We are delighted but not surprised by the number of incredible entries and stories we have received for this year’s ukactive Awards, which is testament to the unquestionable resilience and innovation within our sector.” said Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive. “We are extremely proud of all of our members, who have worked so hard in rebuilding the sector and our nation’s health following the challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.” 
 
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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 JANUARY 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 UNIVERSITY 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. 
 

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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