Centre News

Sophie’s story


Baby bump to Body Pump. I had been doing Zumba for several years but after the birth of my son I decided it was time for a new fitness fix.

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Read Jenny’s story


At the age of 22 my life was a world of numbers – calories, weight, meals and steps. A series of events in my life caused me to develop an eating disorder. I felt like I had very little control over my life and in the end found a form of control in food.

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Fitness Fun with Minstead Training Trust

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On the first of July, Fitness Instructor, Sam Millard was invited to Totton and Ealing community centre for a session of fitness fun and advice to those in The Minstead Training Trust – a support centre for adults with learning disabilities.

The session began with a meet and greet and then a chat about a healthy lifestyle, including what exercise they liked to do and why it is important. Sam then spoke about eating healthily and defining the basic macronutrient groups protein, fats and carbohydrates and what they are good for.

After a question and answer session Sam began to lead a gentle HIIT session, starting with a warm up and a cool down. Everyone worked incredibly hard and had a lot of fun.

Sam said, “I had a great time, the whole group showed a real interest in the nutrition aspect of our chat and asked some really great questions. When it came to the HIIT session they were one of the most fun & enthusiastic groups I have ever had the pleasure of instructing. The whole group did as much as they could which is all I ever ask for and just enjoyed themselves. I particularly enjoyed seeing some of the shyer members of the group slowly get involved.”

Great job guys!

Leisurely Love

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Just a few of our health and leisure couples, Lewis & Claire Jenkins, Phil & Lauraine Ling, Joe Broadway & Hannah Fieldhouse, Aaron Cogdell & Poppy Tiller, Sam Bentley & Bronte Bailey

Valentines day is here and just like many others, New Forest Health and Leisure are feeling all gooey. Throughout the years many of our own employees have found love within the leisure centres. With 5 marriages, 5 children and 1 current engagement is the workplace a great way to find your soul mate? We’ve assembled some of the most interesting facts from a “Romance Report” by CareerBuilder, so you can decide..

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Free weight loss wristband and food diary


Wow! It appears that you are all so enthusiastic to get fit this year that all of our diary’s and bands have officially gone. It’s great to see so many of you motivated to keep healthy!

Forget about Christmas presents, this year we are giving out New Year presents. We all know that January can be a bit of a drag after all the sparkles and festivities of December so we want to make you feel Jantastic. To kick off 2016 we are giving away FREE weight loss wristbands and a FREE 90 day challenge food diary. This is perfect for all those who are looking to cut down on food for their New Years resolution.

Our weight loss wristband is the perfect tool to help you accomplish your desired weight. It’s your 24/7 accountability partner, reminding you to make a healthy choice each time you reach into your fridge. As you track your weight loss by moving the tracker button, you may feel a sense of accomplishment.

It’s a simple strategy to eat healthy and enrich in physical activity but in today’s hectic world it’s easy to get derailed from good intentions.  Our motivational food diary enables you to stay focused on your ultimate goals in small realistic steps, from tips on eating out and what foods to avoid, to a personal contract one must sign to ensure you stick to your goals.

So how on earth can you get these life changing freebies I hear you ask?!
All you need to do is tweet us at @newforestl or comment on our Facebook post with your nearest centre and choice of colour: orange, red, green, pink or black.  We will then send your band and diary to the centre ready for you to pick up.

So what are you waiting for, get your wristband and diary today.

Happy January everybody!