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Team CP England Swimmers gather for training day at Ponds Forge

3 July, 2015

  Team CP England Swimmers gather for training day at Ponds Forge The 18 strong team of swimmers that have been selected to represent England in the Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games are gathering for a team training day at Ponds Forge in Sheffield on the 4th July. The training day is organised ahead of the Games which are being held in Nottingham from the 6th – 16th August. The team, who are travelling from across the country, will get the chance to train together under the direction of their coaches; Paralympian and cerebral palsy swimmer Matt Walker, and Jill Stidever who won...

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Gym changes during sports centre refurb

2 July, 2015

The next phase of work on a multi-million pound refurbishment project at Ponds Forge International Sports will start next week. A temporary Fitness Unlimited facility is being installed in the venue’s sports hall for members to use from 6 July to 20 September. The current gym will close for 11 weeks from Friday 3 July while work to install a state-of-the-art gym with large functional training zone and a new tiered spin studio takes places. Members changing areas will also be re-fitted creating more than 50 per cent more space. New showers and lockers will be installed and each changin...

“Disability doesn’t mean no ability” – meet the Sheffield fitness instructor

2 July, 2015

A group of disabled fitness instructors have become the first to join a new scheme in Sheffield encouraging other people with disabilities to get active. Sara Belshaw, Sancharie Sorefan and Scott Rotchell are part of the group who have started work placements with health and fitness charity, Sheffield City Trust, as part of the national InstructAbility course, which offers unemployed, disabled people the chance to train as gym instructors for free. The trio have completed their qualification and are now working at the Trust’s sport and leisure venues in Sheffield to engage more disable...

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...

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....

Group exercise expert Ayesha appointed at city fitness scheme

22 June, 2015

Sheffield’s most popular health and fitness membership scheme has appointed a new group exercise manager. Ayesha Mir has joined Fitness Unlimited, run by the not-for-profit charity, Sheffield City Trust (SCT). She will be working to improve the health of local people at leisure venues across Sheffield including Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Hillsborough Leisure Centre and The English Institute of Sport Sheffield. Barnsley-born Ayesha, 39, was raised in South Yorkshire. However, having pursued an early career in banking and working for Midland Bank (later HSBC) and NatWest, ...

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...