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Sheffield gym to open late for Ramadan

30 June, 2015

A popular Sheffield gym is to open late on four days in the next fortnight for the annual Muslim festival of Ramadan. The Fitness Unlimited gym at English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EISS) will be extending its opening hours until 1.30am on Wednesday 1, Thursday 2, Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 July. The venue, which is run by the charity Sheffield City Trust (SCT), is hoping to announce further late night openings for members during Ramadan. The trust’s charitable objective is to improve the health and wellbeing of Sheffield people by providing facilities for sport and leisure activit...

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Extra activities added to charity’s female fitness campaign

26 June, 2015

More free female-only sessions have been added to a Sheffield charity’s activity programme designed to get more women and girls doing regular exercise. The extra activities have put on by Sheffield City Trust (SCT) to support the second phase of the national campaign, This Girl Can. They include Classes in the Community across Sheffield such as the new Free Fitness class at Foxhill Forum. Running for six weeks during June and July, the women’s only Bodysculpt class combines cardiovascular, stretching and strength-training exercises to help burn calories, increase flexibility and...

Sheffield schoolgirl qualifies for trampolining British Championships

23 June, 2015

Sheffield schoolgirl qualifies for trampolining British Championships A Sheffield trampolinist is due to represent the city at the 2015 British Championships after qualifying for the event on home soil. Lucy Horan, 14, from Norton Lees, started trampolining five years ago, and has quickly progressed through the Sheffield Trampoline Academy establishing herself as a young star to watch. She secured her spot at the British Championships, due to be held in Liverpool later this year, following a first place finish at the National Spring Event Series at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield....

Hundreds hit new heights at Altitude opening weekend

18 June, 2015

Hundreds of people experienced the dizzy heights of a suspended, action-packed adventure course when it re-opened to the public under new management.Altitude, based at iceSheffield, swung open its doors to thrill-seeking visitors following a re-brand by charity Sheffield City Trust (SCT).Children and adults alike tackled 34 challenging obstacles including rope bridges, scramble nets, balance beams, swinging logs, a climbing wall and a 13m exhilarating leap of faith.  Mandy Parker, iceSheffield’s general manager, said: “It was wonderful to see people of all ages enjoying the hi...

Leisure centre changes during refurb

11 June, 2015

Temporary alterations to changing facilities are being introduced at a Sheffield leisure centre next week as part of a major refurbishment project. From Monday 15 June, the members’ changing rooms at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre will close while work to install a state-of-the-art gym and brand new changing facilities takes places. During the multi-million pound refurbishment, Fitness Unlimited gym members can use the venue’s competition pool changing area until 6 July, then the sports hall changing rooms until 21 September. Ponds Forge, operated by not-for-profit orga...

Golfing teen is at top of his field after month on Tapton Park course

11 June, 2015

  A budding teenage golfer with ADHD and an autistic disorder has been at the top of his game nearly every week after just a month of tackling Tapton Park Golf Club’s junior course. Declan Brown, 15, who has been playing the nine-hole academy course since April, is now looking forward to competing in his first tournament against young people across Derbyshire. The Chesterfield teen first began weekly coaching sessions at Tapton, one of four golf clubs operated by Sheffield City Trust (SCT), more than a year ago after coach Craig Pollard ran a taster session at his school, Hasland...

Free sports and activity programme aims to get more women exercising

10 June, 2015

A Sheffield charity is running a jam-packed female-only sporting programme this summer as part of a major national campaign to get more women exercising. Sheffield City Trust (SCT) is launching the second phase of the This Girl Can campaign today, with a range of activities to engage the city’s women and girls in sport and fitness. Many of the events are free and target women of all ages and abilities to improve their health and wellbeing. Women only sessions will take place across some of the charity’s eight leisure venues and four golf clubs including pilot female-only gym ses...

Ten stone transformation for new Fitness Unlimited personal trainer Sharon

9 June, 2015

Five years ago, Sharon Newson weighed 23.5 stone and was battling depression. After a lifetime of compulsive emotional over-eating, combined with hormone imbalances brought about by her Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), at 41, she had a BMI of 52 and was considered obese. Five years on and ten stone lighter, Sharon has joined Fitness Unlimited as a personal trainer at Concord Sports Centre, helping others to get physically active, fitter and healthier. Sharon, from Woodhouse, says she has always battled with her weight and from the age of five and remembers going to a hospital dietician for...

Ponds Forge to undergo multi-million pound refurbishment

4 June, 2015

A state-of-the-art gym and brand new changing facilities will be introduced at one of Sheffield’s biggest leisure venues as part of a multi-million pound refurbishment. Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, operated by not-for-profit organisation Sheffield City Trust (SCT), will be kitted out with the latest fitness equipment and its new spinning studio will make it one of the first gyms in the country with Technogym bikes. The current Fitness Unlimited gym will be expanded to make space for the new kit and enable more people to exercise thanks to a major investment by SCT and Sheff...

Sheffield swimmers buck national trend with half a million swims in a year

1 June, 2015

Sheffield residents made a splash with half a million swim sessions at six leisure venues across the city in the last 12 months – bucking the national trend.  Hundreds of thousands of people dipped their toes into swimming every month and significantly more swims were had than the previous year, Sheffield City Trust’s (SCT) latest figures show.  Hillsborough Leisure Centre saw the most striking rise with 18 per cent more swims at the centre between April 2014 and March 2015, than the previous year.  Swimming lesson uptake also increased. As of May, 4,393 people we...

FootGolf To 'Kick Off' At Tapton Golf Course

1 June, 2015

The latest sporting craze has made its way to the region - and is set to kick off at one of Chesterfield's most popular golf courses.FootGolf, a hybrid of golf and football, will be available at Tapton Park Golf Course from 1st June. The game is played in the same format as golf but with the use of footballs instead of golf balls and requires players to kick rather than use a club. The player who plays the 12 hole course in the fewest shots wins the game. Andy Carnall, golf manager at Sheffield City Trust, which manages Tapton Park Golf Course, said: "We're really excited to be launching...