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Horizon News

See below for the latest news from Horizon Leisure Centres

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October 24, 2014

Health Checks for Horizon Members

Horizon Leisure Centres have teamed up with Tesco Pharmacy in Havant to offer its members FREE health advice and a mini-health check. The complimentary service is being provided by fully qualified pharmacists and trained pharmacy staff who will give advice on how to improve general health and wellbeing through improving diet and giving up smoking as well as undertaking on the spot checks such as blood pressure and BMI (body mass index).Should customers wish to undertake a far more...

October 22, 2014

Havant Leisure Centre Swimming Pool Closed Due To Essential Maintenance

Horizon Leisure Centres are continually looking to develop and improve the facilities at both Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres. In July we opened a fantastic new gym, indoor cycling and exercise class studios at Havant and construction is underway to extend the facilities at Waterlooville with a new gym, indoor play centre and café set to open in summer 2015. As part of our continuous building’s development and improvement plan the Swimming Pool at Havant Leisure Centre...

October 10, 2014

Horizon Leisure Centres aim to increase active lifestyles in the Community

Horizon Leisure Centres have teamed up with Sportivate to offer a new programme to encourage the local community to be more active. The scheme supported by Sport England will offer residents of Leigh Park aged 16 - 25 an opportunity to join the new gym at Havant Leisure Centre for free for 6 weeks to kick start a healthier lifestyle.Horizon Operations Manager, Carl Shear commented ‘Sport England, via their Sportivate funding stream, have given Havant Leisure Centre the chance to provide...

October 9, 2014

Horizon Gym Member Wins New Car

Since the new gym opened at Havant Leisure Centre in July, operators Horizon Leisure Centres have been running a membership referral competition to win a new Suzuki Alto SZ acquired from local Havant garage Seward Suzuki, part of the Seward Group. Horizon is pleased to announce that the winner is Connie Llewellyn, an 18 year-old from Lovedean, who managed to refer the most number of friends and family to join the new gym by the closing date of 30th September.Horizon Chief Executive, Howard...

September 25, 2014

Horizon gym shortlisted for top industry award

The New Gym at Havant Leisure Centre has been shortlisted for a prestigious gym of the year fitness industry award, beating off strong competition to make the finals. Horizon Operations Manager, Carl Shear said ‘It’s a great honour to be recognized by our peers as leading the way forward in the fitness industry with our expanding facilities and exciting ideas – we are proud of what we are able to offer our local community’ The awards are organised by leading fitness...

September 22, 2014

20 More Lengths!

Another member of staff at Horizon LC has achieved an incredible milestone of 20 years service. Kirsty Lummis, has been teaching swimming at Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres for 20 years having moved to the area in 1994. Swim School Manager, Debbie Yabsley praised Kirsty ‘Kirsty is a much valued and highly respected member of the Swim Team who is also extremely popular with parents and children alike. A great all-rounder on the swimming front, she always goes the extra mile to...

August 22, 2014

Horizon Leisure Centres Referral Scheme Launched

Horizon Leisure Centres have been working closely over the past few months with both Havant Borough Council’s (HBC) Community Team and the local Macmillan Cancer Support Team to launch their exciting new Exercise Referral Scheme. The project is already receiving praise from many quarters – the area’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has agreed support and will be issuing guidelines to their GPs and Macmillan will be referring from their specialist unit at Queen Alexandra...

August 18, 2014

New Group Exercise Programme

Yoga and Body Balance will be new to the group exercise timetable at Havant Leisure Centre this September. The new programme begins on Monday 1st September with old favourites and new courses added. Both Havant and Waterlooville leisure centres will run a variety of classes and courses each week with a new studio for classes at Havant. The old favourites are still on the programme but new courses such as Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga will see a diverse programme to attract more users to the...

August 18, 2014

Horizone Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Horizone celebrated it's 10th Anniversary on Saturday with free entry and a variety of fun stalls. The Play Centre which opened in 2004, has seen thousands of children of all ages use the facilities over the years and enjoy one of the largest indoor play centres in the area. Come rain or shine, the Play Centre has been a fantastic activity for the community to enjoy and is still as popular as ever. Horizone Assistant Team Leader, Mike Willis said 'The event was a great success. It was...

August 11, 2014

Green Light for Waterlooville Extension

Horizon Leisure Centres (the charitable company that operates both Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres) is pleased to announce that after years of planning and negotiation the eagerly awaited first phase extension of Waterlooville Leisure Centre has been agreed and work on site is set to start later this month by local contractors Speltham Construction Limited.The exciting extension to the building which first opened for business in 1991, will comprise a substantial two-storey extended...

August 8, 2014

Happy 10th Anniversary Horizone

Horizone Play Centre at Havant Leisure Centre will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary on Saturday 16th August and to celebrate entry will be FREE. The play centre which opened in 2004 will have a live DJ, party games, face painting and more from 10.00am - 4.00pm. If you would like more information contact the Play Centre 02392 488442 or email info@horizonlc.com.Please note that there is a limit restriction to the number of people allowed in the Play Centre per hour so entry throughout the...

August 7, 2014

Impact Report shows 1.2m visits to Horizon

The 2014 Impact Report has shown that Horizon LC are still attracting huge volumes of customers to its Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres. Although overall swims fell by 2% due to a hot Summer, the leisure centres have seen an overall increase in usage in areas such as swimming lessons, gym and group exercise, children's exercise, 50+ activities and additional needs exercise. Overall, the lesiure centres are attracting over 1.2m visitors each year, a figure that will increase as a...

July 28, 2014

Horizon Swim Gala Triumph

Horizon Leisure Centres held its second annual swimming gala at Waterlooville Leisure Centre on Saturday 19 July. The gala, which is for Horizon Swim School participants, saw over 80 swimmers from level 4 and above show the progression they have made from attending their lessons at both Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres in a variety of front crawl and back-stroke races. The gala was provided free of charge and the Centre was packed with parents, grandparents and guardians cheering on...

July 7, 2014

New Gym Opens at Havant LC

6.25am on a mid-Summer morning and there is a queue of excited fitness enthusiasts waiting for the doors to open at Havant Leisure Centre’s new facility. The new Gym is the latest development for Horizon Leisure Centres, the charity responsible for operating both Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres on behalf of partners Havant Borough Council, who recently extended their operating leases until 2042. The Gym, which was officially opened by the Mayor of Havant Marjorie Smallcorn and...

June 24, 2014

New Gym Information for Members

The long wait of anticipation has finally ended. The new gym will open on Tuesday 1st July at 6.30am. The new equipment is provided by current suppliers Life Ffitness and so as current members you will be able to use the facility immediately. However, we do ask members to familiarise themselves with the new equipment and surroundings and ask for assistance from a member of staff if they are unsure how to use any of the equipment.Access will be via the new separate entrance and your valid...

June 18, 2014

Horizon part of Drowning Prevention Week

Next week there will be a departure from the usual syllabus for Swim School lessons as Horizon takes part in Drowning Prevention Week. According to The Royal Life Saving Society UK, accidental drowning causes more than 400 UK deaths every year, is the third highest cause of death in children and claims the lives of at least 360,000 people worldwide each year. In conjunction with the RLSS UK, lessons will have an emphasis on water safety and personal survival. If you would like to know more...

June 10, 2014

New Swim and Dance Activities for Additional Needs Customers

Horizon LC will be introducing some new activities in June and July for customers with disabilities and additional needs. With the new state of the art disability changing place at Havant Leisure Centre and grant aid from Hampshire County Council’s Short Breaks, Horizon is now able to offer 1-1 funded swimming lessons and Supported Swimming Fun Sessions for anyone under 25 with a disability and/or special needs at Havant and Waterlooville learner pools. The Fun Sessions take place...

June 5, 2014

The Horizon looks bright for leisure in Havant and Waterlooville as new deal...

Horizon Leisure Centres and Havant Borough Council have extended their working partnership after new leases for both Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres were signed last month. Horizon, the charity who has been operating the leisure centres on behalf of the council since 1997, now have leases that will last for a further 28-years, expiring in 2042.Since 2008, Horizon has been operating the two leisure centres without any operational subsidy providing significant savings to the council....

April 28, 2014

Long service creates valuable experience

Any visitors to Havant Leisure Centre over the past 20 years would have noticed familiar faces when being greeted by the Customer Services team. In April, Tina Cornish will complete 20 years of service at the centre. This has given the Customer Services team, who are at the forefront of the business, fantastic consistency over the years in a role that needs to have vast knowledge to ensure customer satisfaction. In addition, colleagues Val Grant and Carol Connor will also be completing long...

April 18, 2014

Eggcellent Easter for Naomi House

Horizon's latest membership promotion has generated over 150 Easter Eggs for local charity Naomi House. The promotion which allowed new members to exchange an Easter Egg instead of paying a joining fee was a huge success and the eggs were donated to the charity on Thursday by the Sales Team, Lorraine Baker and Becky Tuck. Joanna Barnes from Naomi House said 'The children and staff of Naomi House are very grateful for the Easter Eggs that were received in helping to raise money for the charity...

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