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Big loser Charlotte is top of the fitness class

25 February, 2015

A Sheffield teacher who dropped four dress sizes is helping to inspire others to follow in her fitness footsteps.  Charlotte Hall, 28, from Fox Hill, who is a member of Hillsborough Leisure Centre’s Fitness Unlimited gym, shed four stone through regular gym sessions. She’s now set up a Slimming World group to help other people lose weight through exercise and healthy eating. Fitness Unlimited, which is part of the charity Sheffield City Trust (SCT), is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. It’s the city’s most popular gym membership scheme with 18,000 memb...

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Pupils jump start School Games with trampolining finals!

16 February, 2015

Pupils jump start School Games with trampolining finals!  School children were jumping for joy at the 2015 South Yorkshire Sainsbury’s School Games trampolining finals.  More than 100 pupils took part in the competition at Hillsborough Leisure Centre – the first of five sporting finals which make up the 2015 Games programme.  Youngsters from Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield who qualified for the finals took to the mats to perform tucks, pikes and somersaults.  At the event, there was also a trampolining display by 13-year-old British silver medal...

No hurdles to school sport with £10k funding grant

11 February, 2015

Pupils from a school in Sheffield are on their marks after scoring a £10,000 funding grant from a local charity. Sheffield City Trust (SCT) has secured the Awards for All Big Lottery Fund money for Phillimore Primary School, in Darnall. It will go towards after-school athletics, basketball and netball sessions for year five and six pupils at the nearby English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EIS Sheffield). The weekly sessions will start in March and run until December. Jo Searle, PE co-ordinator and teacher at Phillimore Primary School, said: “It’s fantastic that the young people will ...

From novice to medallist: ice skating enthusiast Alison backs This Girl Can campaign

10 February, 2015

A South Yorkshire school teacher who took up ice skating at 40 before competing in the British Adult Championships just five years later is supporting a new campaign encouraging more girls and women to give sport a go.Alison Grasmeder, 46, from Lodgemoor, is backing This Girl Can, which is aimed at increasing the number of females involved in sport and exercise in 2015.The campaign has been developed by Sport England and is being delivered locally by Sheffield City Trust across its sport and leisure facilities in Sheffield.Alison first took to the ice in November 2008 after her two children, M...

Charity funding keeps Sheffield on the move

4 February, 2015

Community groups, schools, sports clubs and members of the public benefitted from almost half a million pounds of grant funding in 2014 thanks to a Sheffield charity. A total of £419,000 grant applications were secured by Sheffield City Trust (SCT) last year on behalf of the local community for sport, exercise and physical activity projects.  SCT supported community and sports organisations to access 18 grants worth £174,000 to between January and December 2014. A further 14 grants worth £245,000 were secured by the trust to run lessons and sessions designed to improve...

New foodetc. Cafe to Open at English Institute of Sport Sheffield

3 February, 2015

Work has recently begun on a brand new foodetc. cafe area at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, which will build upon the catering provision available in the centre when it opens in mid-February.  The new cafe area, located next to the current reception, will offer customers the chance to purchase a range of refreshments, sandwiches, panini's and snacks within the centre. The new cafe area will be open between 3.30-8pm weekdays, 9am-2pm on Saturday and 10am-2pm on Sundays.  The new facility will ensure that customers are able to enjoy a selection of foods as well as hot and...

Jacqueline goes the extra mile to reach swimming landmark

2 February, 2015

Sheffield swim enthusiast Jacqueline Anderson has gone to great lengths to keep fit and healthy over the last 15 years. Since January 2000, Jacqueline has clocked up 2,326 miles in the pool at Hillsborough Leisure Centre – the equivalent of swimming from England to France more than 100 times. The 54-year-old, from Stannington, has been a member of Fitness Unlimited since it first launched 15 years ago and visits Hillsborough up to three times a week where she swims between 30 and 45 minutes after work. Fitness Unlimited, the city’s most popular gym membership scheme with 18,000 ...

Age no barrier for fitness scheme’s long serving member

30 January, 2015

A 74-year-old fitness enthusiast from Sheffield who takes part in 20 classes a week is proof that age is just a number.Olive Kennedy-Reid, one of the longest serving members of Sheffield’s most popular gym membership scheme – Fitness Unlimited, joined back in January 2000 when it first launched with just three venues, a handful of fitness classes and a health suite. Now she visits Ponds Forge International Sports Centre up to six times per week, averaging 20 classes, including boot camp, spin, LBT, Zumba, piloxing, pilates, bodybalance and boxfit – as well as her favourites Attac, ViPR a...

Weather Update - 29th January

29 January, 2015

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Olympic Legacy Park bolstered by world-class sports venues

27 January, 2015

Two world-class sports venues have been announced as the latest high-profile additions to the Olympic Legacy Park (OLP) in Sheffield. The English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EIS Sheffield) and iceSheffield have been incorporated into the multi-million pound project. The OLP in the East End of Sheffield is a joint venture between Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield City Council. The centrepiece of the new OLP is a multi-million pound Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) which will design, research, evaluate and implement health ...

Fitness scheme gets personal with appointment of Adam

21 January, 2015

Sheffield’s most popular health and fitness membership scheme has appointed a new personal training manager. Adam White has joined Fitness Unlimited and will be working to grow personal training in the city across a number of venues including Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Hillsborough Leisure Centre, The English Institute of Sport Sheffield and Concord Sports Centre. Adam, 29, from Beighton, Sheffield, brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked in the health and fitness industry for more than ten years. Adam said: “I was lucky enough to be offered the opp...