West Suffolk Sports Awards – sponsors revealed

Headline sponsor Greene King will be joined by other leading, local companies and organisations who will sponsor individual awards categories at the 2018 West Suffolk Sports Awards on 27th September. Partners supporting the event are Anglian Water, Allied Health Professionals Suffolk; Iliffe Media; KiiWii Clothing and Promotions; Music Sales Ltd; Newmarket Racecourses; New Print; Paddy and…

Tips for cycling as a family

We’re saddling up for Bury Goes Biking on September 30th and it’s safe to say, people are ‘wheelie’ excited! After all, it isn’t every day you get the chance to cycle uninhibited by traffic in and around a town centre. With just a couple of weeks to go, we got to thinking about cycling as…

Ashtons sponsors Bury Goes Biking

Ashtons Legal is pleased to announce their sponsorship of the Bury Goes Biking event taking place on 30 September 2018. The event is being made possible through a partnership between Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds Town Council, The Palmer Group and St Nicholas Hospice with support from St Edmundsbury Borough Council, Suffolk County Council and…

A guide to exercise on referral

For many people, exercise is the direct solution to their problems. According to the Department for Health, physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. It follows hypertension, tobacco use and high blood glucose – all of which are improved by a salutary dose of cardio. NHS guidelines recommend 150 minutes of…

People of Suffolk – is your sedentary job affecting your wellbeing?

Do you spend your 9-5 chained to your desk chair? Then you could be one of the 22.7% of Suffolk adults considered ‘inactive’. That is to say, that you spend less than 30 minutes being physically active per week. Suffolk’s figures are emblematic of a larger-scale problem across the UK, exacerbated by a sedentary office…

Bury Bulldogs Basketball Club find ‘new home’ at Skyliner Sports Centre

Skyliner Sports Centre is delighted to announce that the Bury St Edmunds Bulldogs Basketball Club has made the switch to Skyliner Sports Centre, with its Junior and Senior teams set to train and play matches on the high-quality court facilities at the new centre, based in the Moreton Hall estate. The Bury Bulldogs enjoyed their first…

Abbeycroft’s new member app is out!

Exciting times are afoot for Abbeycroft Leisure members, who can now carry their beloved gym with them everywhere they go. The Abbeycroft Leisure member app is out and available to download now. Much like our centres, our app is a great place to socialise, meet fellow fitness enthusiasts, challenge yourself and others and track your…

Luke’s remarkable weight-loss journey

Luke Withers is a 32-year-old warehouse/forklift driver who lives in Haverhill. You may have seen him around our Haverhill centre, although he looks very different from the man that first walked through our doors. At the start of Luke’s journey, he weighed 24 stone. A year later, in December 2017, Luke had shrunk his waistband…

What to expect from your first indoor cycling class at Abbeycroft

Feeling intimidated by the thought of indoor cycling? Brush those fears aside – everyone’s been a first-timer once. Indoor cycling is a hugely rewarding activity. It’s an easy win for a toned torso and overall health. At Abbeycroft, we want to do all we can to help you settle into indoor cycling straight away! So…

New Youth Chill Out Zone for Brandon

A new weekly ‘Chill Out Zone’ for young people was launched on Friday 20 July at Brandon Leisure Centre. Around fifty youngsters aged between 11-17 attended the first session, where they were able to play computer games, listen to music, play table tennis and enjoy free food, courtesy of Tesco Brandon. The Chill Out Zone…

Keep your kids entertained this summer at Abbeycroft

Parents across Suffolk – the summer holidays are creeping closer. We’re not trying to be cruel in reminding you, honestly! Many of our staff are in the same boat. Six-weeks of childcare concerns, mess, systematic planning and chaos. It’s a delightful time for working parents. So what we’re actually trying to do is help you….

Swimming instructor Sean Collier gives the lowdown on learning to swim

With Drowning Prevention Week not long behind us (15 – 25th June), we decided to speak to one of our veteran Swimming Coordinators Abbeycroft Leisure’s Swim Academy, Sean Collier, about why swimming is so important. As expected, Sean is no stranger to a swimming pool. He swam recreationally up until the age of 16, before…