Pulse News

Want to stop smoking? Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire are visiting us next week to provide advice and point you in the right direction.

Join us at the following times for advice, information and help getting onto a nicotine replacement therapy programme:
Wednesday 27 March – 3pm–5pm
Thursday 28 March – 9am–11am

There’s no need to book – just drop in!

Our fantastic fitness team are attending a training weekend this month to learn more about some amazing new classes! This does mean that there will be some changes to classes on Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March as a result.

Friday 22 March:
Mat Pilates, 07.00–08:00, is cancelled
Pound, 17:00–17:40, is changing to Strength and Conditioning for this day only
Aqua Zumba, 17:45–18:25, is changing to Aqua Stretch for this day only

Saturday 23 March:
Strictly Fitness, 10:10–10:55, is cancelled
PiYo, 11:05–11:50, is cancelled

Sunday 24 March:
1980s Aerobics, 18:00–18:45, is changing to Zumba for this day only

For further details, please call our team on 01453 546441. You can make and amend bookings either by calling or by using our online portal.

Our fantastic activity days are back again this Easter holiday! We’re pleased to announce the introduction of new days, like our Wednesday’s Wacky Wellness Day, and the return of firm favourites like the Pulse Wipeout.

Read on for a full list of our activity days, and book by calling us on 01453 546441.

Drop off and collection point is at The Pulse unless otherwise stated. Please make sure you send your child with a packed lunch and a drink.

Fun and Games Day
Date: Tuesday 9 April
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
Price: £20.00
Children aged 5–12 years
A fun-packed day involving a variety of sports, team games, relays and spending time with your friends. This day includes a water session with games and challenges so please bring your swim kit.

Alternative Sports Day
Date: Wednesday 10 April
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
Price: £20.00
Children aged 5–12 years
Come and take part in a variety of team sports including water polo, bench ball, end ball, skittles, indoor curling and boccia. This day includes a water session with games and challenges so please bring your swim kit.

Gymnastics Day
Date: Thursday 11 April
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
Price: £20.00
Children aged 5–12 years
Come and practice your handstands and forward rolls while working on flexibility and linking movements together. The day will finish with a gymnastics show, putting together all the moves you have learnt into one big performance. Drop off is at The Pulse and collection is from the Chantry Centre. Please arrive at 3.45pm for the gymnastics performance.

Dance Workshop
Date: Friday 12 April
Time: 2.50pm–4.50pm
Price: £6.00
Children aged 5–12 years
A fun-packed dance workshop that covers a mixture of dance genres, including street dance, musical theatre and jazz. You will have the opportunity to learn a routine for a show at the end of the session. Parents will be invited to come and see the final performance before children go home.

Retro Sports Day
Date: Tuesday 16 April
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
Price: £20.00
Children aged 5–12 years
A fun day packed with old school games and races, including sack races, egg and spoon, skipping, long jump, welly wanging and much more. This day will also include an inflatable swim session.

Wednesday’s Wacky Wellness Day
Date: Wednesday 17 April
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
Price: £20.00
Children aged 7–12 years
Brand new for 2019, this day is all about learning lots of new skills while including fun and creative games. During the day, children will learn all about basic first aid skills including CPR, life skills in the water as well as learning and making a fruit salad. There will be effort-related prizes for children throughout the day. Upon booking, any allergies must be made aware to the activity team as well as when signing children in. This day includes a water session with games and challenges so please bring your swim kit.

Pulse Wipeout
Date: Thursday 18 April
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
Price: £20.00
Children aged 5–12 years
A high-octane day for all those mini ninja warriors. This day will involve obstacle courses, challenges and a swim session with the Pulse Twin Track so please bring your swim kit.

Our prices are increasing this April, but we’re locking membership prices down for the next three years as long as you become a member by Sunday 31 March!

If you’re an existing member, you just have to keep your membership going – as long as you stay a member, we’ll guarantee your monthly or annual fee will remain the same for the next three years.

A Pulse membership starts from just 95p per day and includes unlimited access to:

  • Public swimming sessions
  • Air-conditioned gym
  • Over 85 studio and water-based classes

As a member, you’ll also receive everything you need to get started:

  • Free gym induction
  • Free training programmes
  • Free health assessment on our Boditrax scales
  • Help and advice from our fully trained fitness team

To join The Pulse, call our team on 01453 546441 or sign up online.

Terms and conditions

Membership prices will remain frozen for three years while you retain your membership – if you stop being a member and rejoin, or are no longer eligible for a student membership, any new prices will apply.

Our usual membership terms and conditions apply to any membership. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

February is Healthy Heart Month, so for this week’s #FitnessFriday tip, we’re focusing on how to lower your risk of heart disease and keep everything ticking along nicely.

One of the most important ways to decrease the potential for heart disease is by raising your heart rate for 30 minutes or more a day. This level of exercise helps your heart become more efficient by lowering your blood pressure, allowing it to become stronger and cope better with high-stress situations.

Along with a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruit and vegetables, regular exercise can help your blood vessels to stay clear. Your body needs good elasticity and clear vessels for your heart to work effectively in day-to-day life.

Your heart is what keeps your body going and without keeping it healthy with regular exercise, we endanger ourselves with potential heart problems – not just when we’re older! If you’re not sure where to start, then have a chat to one of our instructors who can help find the right exercise for you.

Don’t forget, we’re also offering free seven-day trials throughout February for new customers – for further information, click here or call 01453 546441.

Kick-start your healthy heart plan with a FREE seven-day trial at The Pulse. Throughout February, we’re offering new customers the chance to try our facilities and benefit from a free fitness assessment, so you can keep your heart as young as you feel!

As part of your free off-peak trial, you’ll receive:

  • Free induction
  • Fitness assessment using our medically validated Boditrax machine
  • Free use of the gym (following induction)
  • Access to daytime and weekend classes
  • Access to the pool during public swimming

Trial periods are valid during our off-peak hours, which are Mondays–Fridays, 9am­–4pm and all day Saturday and Sunday.

To find out more and claim your free trial, call 01453 546441 or email hello@pulsedursley.co.uk

Our fantastic activity days are back for February half-term! These all-day or two-hour sessions are jam-packed with all kinds of games, sports and dancing, so choose your day and book today!

About our activity days

For all days, unless otherwise stated, drop off and collection point is at The Pulse. For full activity days, please make sure you send your child with a packed lunch, drink and suitable clothing to wear for the activities.

All full days are priced at £20 per child, and the dance workshops are priced at £5.50 per child. Unless otherwise stated, all days are ideal for children aged 5–12 years old. If booking two or more siblings onto the same activity day, you’ll receive a 10% discount. For more information and to book, please call us on 01453 546441!

Children’s Dance Workshop

Date: Wednesday 20 February
Time: 10.45am–12.15pm
Suitable for: Children aged 3-7

Date: Thursday 21 February
Time: 2.00pm–3.30pm
Suitable for: Children aged 8+

Come and join us for a fun-filled, musical-themed workshop! Children will learn how to get into character within a variety of different dance styles, before showcasing their performance to friends and family, where they’ll have a chance to sing along while dancing to the style of musical theatre/jazz!

Retro Sports

Date: Monday 18 February
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm

A fantastic day filled with old school games and races, including sack races, egg and spoon, skipping, long jump, welly wanging and much more. This day will also include an inflatable swim session.

Fun and Games Day

Date: Tuesday 19 February
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
A fun-packed day involving a variety of sports, team games, relays and spending time with your friends. This day includes a water session with games and challenges, so please bring your swimming kit.

Alternative Sports

Date: Wednesday 20 February
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
Come and take part in a variety of team sports including water polo, bench ball, end ball, skittles, indoor curling and boccia. A swim session is included, so please bring your swimming kit.

Pulse Wipeout

Date: Thursday 21 February
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
A high-octane day for all those mini ninja warriors. This day will involve obstacle courses, challenges and a swim session with the Pulse Twin Track.

Gymnastics Day

Date: Friday 22 February
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
Come and practice your handstands and forward rolls while working on flexibility and linking movements together. The day will finish with a gymnastics show, putting together all the moves you have learnt into one big performance.

For this day, drop off is at The Pulse and collection is from the Chantry Centre – please arrive at 3.45pm for the gymnastics performance.

So, you’ve made it through January – well done! Now you’ve established the habit and you’re exercising regularly, it’s time to focus on your goals and keeping them in sight.

First of all, you might have a goal in mind, but make sure it’s attainable. If you set a goal that’s too difficult, you’re more likely to give up. But, if you really want to push yourself, then try setting some smaller milestones as well to keep yourself motivated.

Be sure to measure your progress in an effective way. Every four weeks, take a measurement or test yourself on what you want to achieve – this could be measuring your waist size, or seeing how much you can bench press. This will not only help keep you motivated, but will allow you to see progress is definitely being made, rather than checking after every single session. Make sure you keep a record as well, so you can see just how far you’ve come.

If you’d like further help in tracking your progress, our Boditrax assessments can keep you on course – this advanced tool measures water, fat, bone density, BMI and the calories you need to give you an accurate picture of your health and fitness level. For more information, ask a member of our team or call 01453 546441.

As we start to get to the end of the month, it’s worth remembering that new year resolutions aren’t just for January. If you’re not used to exercise, it can be all too easy to push yourself to the limit for a couple of weeks and burn yourself out, leading you to give up before you’ve even really started!

As the colder months continue, it’s important to keep exercising, ensuring you keep fit and healthy. It can also have an impact on your mood, releasing endorphins to trigger positive feelings – something we all need during the darker evenings!

If you’re already feeling the strain or are planning on starting a new exercise regime, here are a few things to bear in mind:

  • Everyone’s pace is different, and exercising once a week is better than nothing to begin with. Once you know what suits you, you can increase the amount of times you exercise.
  • If you’re new to exercise, some gym apparatus may not benefit you straight away. Why not speak to one of our instructors and get us to build a personal workout for you, based on your current fitness levels?
  • Make time in your schedule! Pick a time slot and make that your exercise time – so whether it’s 7pm on a Thursday or 6.30am on a Monday, if you stick with it, it’ll easily become part of your normal routine.