Horizon’s Free Open Days


July 11th 2016

Horizon’s Free Open Day at Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres

Waterlooville Leisure Centre Open Day – Saturday 30th July 16 – 10am – 4pm
Havant Leisure Centre Open Day – Saturday 13th August 16 – 10am – 4pm

To help celebrate the 2016 Olympics, and to encourage greater participation in sporting activities, Horizon Leisure Centres will be holding two Open Days this summer at Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres. The days will give the local community a chance to sample some of the many facilities and activities on offer at the centres.

The sessions will be free of charge and will run at different times throughout the day to allow people to drop in and have a go. Sessions will include activities in the pools and play centres, plus exercise classes and sports sessions.

Over the last few years Horizon Leisure Centres has invested heavily in refurbishing facilities and providing developments to both of the centres.

Havant Leisure Centre opened a brand new gym in summer 2014 and recently the play centre has been refurbished to become Horizon Oceans of Play, a fun ocean themed indoor play centre. Waterlooville Leisure Centre was given a massive extension in summer 2015 which saw the opening of a new three-storey gym, exercise studio, World of Play indoor play centre, themed to different countries around the world, and a café.

Both gyms are award winning, with Havant gym holding the Gym of the Year title in 2015 and Waterlooville taking over the mantel for Gym of the Year in 2016. Over the period of the Open Days, a special time-limited membership promotion will be running to encourage more people to become more active!

Horizon Leisure Centres is a registered charity and a not-for-profit social enterprise with a vision to make life better for our local communities. Any surplus it makes is reinvested in improving the facilities and keeping entrance fees low.

Horizon’s Chief Executive, Howard Broad, said “The Open Days provide a fantastic opportunity for those in the community unfamiliar with the wide-range of leisure facilities and activities we offer, to come in and have a look around and take part in an activity free of charge. Hopefully, people will enjoy the experience and want to return to take-up regular exercise, which will help improve their fitness, health and well-being”.

To view the schedule of activities, please click the link below –

Horizon’s Open Days

Les Mills Experience


Les Mills Experience
July 2nd 2016

FREE Les Mills exercise class taster sessions at Havant Leisure Centre on Sunday 24th July 2016 open to everyone in the community, non-members, members.

Never done a exercise class before?! Don’t worry! Give it a go! There are several different classes on you can attend one or all of the classes.

09.30am Les Mills Experience SH’BAM
10.15am Les Mill Experience Body Combat
11.00am Les Mills Experience CXWORX
12.30pm Les Mills Experience GRIT
13.00pm Les Mills Experience Body Balance 

On Sunday 24th July Les Mills UK representative will be onsite at Havant Leisure Centre to teach the exciting SH’BAM, Body Combat, CXWORX, GRIT and Body Balance classes following participants will have the opportunity to find out how to become a Les Mills Instructor.

All the classes are FREE but you must book your space. To book click on the link below:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/les-mills-and-horizon-leisure-centres-10929109966

 

Horizon Shortlisted for Fitness Industry Award


Havant 160 Station Gym
October 2nd 2015

Havant Leisure Centre Gym has been shortlisted for a prestigious fitness industry award having beaten off competition from gyms all over the country.

The club has been shortlisted in the charitable trust gym of the year category in the National Fitness Awards, the biggest free-to-enter awards in the industry, which recognise excellence, innovation and achievement in gyms.

Horizon Operations Manager, Carl Shear said ‘it’s a fantastic achievement for us to reach the final six of a prestigious national fitness industry competition for the second year running. This hopefully shows that we are offering the local community what the community has asked for and comes hot on the heels of our recent ‘Gym of the Year’ award from the Portsmouth News.’

The national awards are organised by leading fitness industry magazine Workout, with support from headline sponsor Service Sport, and in each category up to seven finalists have been selected from the hundreds of entries.

The gym will now be visited by a member of the National Fitness Awards’ team who will take a look around the facilities, interview the manager and chat to members and staff before compiling a comprehensive report, which will then be passed on to an expert judging panel to choose the worthy winners.

They will be revealed at a glittering awards ceremony on Friday December 4 at The Athena in Leicester, which will be hosted by fitness entrepreneur and TV personality Katie Bulmer-Cooke and Olympic swimmer and commentator Steve Parry.

National Fitness Awards’ director Judith Halkerston said: “It’s been another great year for the National Fitness Awards with an excellent standard of entries – the work going on in fitness facilities up and down the country is inspirational and every gym which has made the shortlist should be very proud of their achievement thus far. Congratulations to them all.

“The NFA team members are busy packing their bags and preparing to travel thousands of miles from as far north as Aberdeen to Cornwall and The Channel Islands in the south to see the fantastic work that is going on up and down the country every day within the health and fitness industry.”

Howard Broad, Horizon Chief Executive added ‘For a leisure provider operating from Havant and Waterlooville, it’s a great achievement to be shortlisted in this national fitness awards competition for the second year running. The team at Horizon have worked tirelessly to deliver a fantastic new gym at Havant Leisure Centre which has been much appreciated by our members and as a charity we are proud of the high standard of facility we have provided to the local community’.

This summer, June 2015, we also opened our brand new facilities at Waterlooville Leisure including a new three storey gym and studio, indoor play Centre with party rooms and a new café.