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Horizon News

See below for the latest news from Horizon Leisure Centres

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February 18, 2015

Waterlooville Leisure Centre Closure Update

Due to essential electrical work for the exciting new extension opening this summer, the Gym will be closed from Wednesday 25th - Friday 27th February. The Leisure Centre will also close early for one evening at 7.00pm on Thursday 26th February.Members will still be able to use the facilities at Havant Leisure Centre.We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank customers for their cooperation.

February 13, 2015

Waterlooville Gym Closure

To help us prepare for the exciting new extension opening this summer, the Gym will be closed on Thursday 26th & Friday 27th February. Members will still be able to use the Gym at Havant Leisure Centre which opened last Summer and was short-listed for 'Gym of the Year 2014' at the National Fitness Awards. This is an exciting time for Horizon Leisure Centres as the opening of another fantastic gym facility draws nearer. Further information about the layout and equipment will be available...

January 12, 2015

Waterlooville Extension Update January 2015

Developments at Waterlooville Leisure Centre are in full flow for opening the new gym, indoor play centre and cafe this summer. The three storey gym, which will also have a studio for group fitness classes, will support over 100 work stations for cardio and weight resistance training. The specification will be as good as quality seen at Havant's new gym which opened last summer and was short listed for 'Gym of the Year 2014' at the National Fitness Awards. The indoor play centre will...

December 16, 2014

Happy Christmas and a FIT and HEALTHY New Year

Message from Howard Broad, Chief Executive On behalf of the Trustees and Team Horizon I would like to thank all our valued customers for their support and custom over 2014 and wish you all a very happy and enjoyable Christmas. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to continue your exercise regime in 2015. We have been working very hard recently to improve and extend the facilities at both our Centres to increase the value of our service and improve the customer experience. We...

December 15, 2014

Christmas gifts available from Horizon

This year there are a range of gifts available from Horizon to give someone this Christmas. "The best gift you can give to anyone to improve their health and well-being" From £26.95 pcm get access to: Use of the gym at both centers Swimming at both centres Full range of group exercise classes For more info contact the Sales team Havant Leisure Centre Membership Team - 023 9248 8416 Waterlooville Leisure Centre Membership Team - 023 9224 5921 E-mail

December 5, 2014

National recognition for new gym at Havant

The Gym was shortlisted in the ‘Best New Gym’ category at this year’s prestigious National Fitness Awards. The awards ceremony took place in Leicester on Friday 28th November and the Gym was judged as one of the runners up. This is a fantastic achievement for Horizon and an acknowledgement that the investment made in creating such a much-improved community facility has been recognised in a national competition and has put Havant (and Horizon) on the fitness map! Horizon is...

November 24, 2014

Christmas Opening Times 2014

Monday 22nd December - Normal timesTuesday 23rd December - Normal timesWednesday 24th December - Christmas Eve - ClosedThursday 25th December - Christmas Day - ClosedFriday 26th December - Boxing Day - ClosedSaturday 27th December - 7.30am - 4pmSunday 28th December - 7.30am - 4pmMonday 29th December - 6.30am - 4pmTuesday 30th December - 6.30am - 4pm Wednesday 31st December - 6.30am - 4pm Thursday 1st January - ClosedFriday 2nd January - Normal times (back to the gym!) The group exercise...

November 10, 2014

2015 NPLQ Dates Released

Horizon Leisure Centres have released National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) training dates for 2015. The NPLQ is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the United Kingdom and Ireland and is a required skill to work as a lifeguard and opens many job opportunities in the leisure industry. Sunday 15th – Friday 20th FebruarySunday 12th – Friday 17th AprilSunday 26th – Friday 31st JulySunday 25th – Friday 30th October To make a booking please contact...

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 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...

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