Pulse News

This May, we’re championing mental health awareness, helping our community to understand more about their mental health and wellbeing. Exercise is a key factor in this – just 10 minutes’ brisk walking can increase alertness, boost energy levels and improve our general mood.

If you’re just starting to get into exercise, why not try our Summer Passport? For just £40, you’ll get six weeks of unlimited gym, swimming and classes – perfect for kickstarting your exercise plans. Our Summer Passport offer is available from 1 May to 15 May, so give us a call to buy yours!

We’re also hosting two FREE introduction to meditation sessions on Wednesday 15 May and Saturday 25 May – spaces are limited, so booking is essential.

As always, our trainers are on hand to provide exercise advice and help you find the perfect fit for you, so tell us about what you like best, and we’ll help you find a class or workout you’ll love!

To buy your Summer Passport or book for our meditation sessions, call us on 01453 546441.

Get six weeks of unlimited gym, swim and classes this summer for just £40! But be quick – this offer is only available between 1 May and 15 May!

Our fantastic Summer Passport is back, giving you the ticket you need to get beach-ready this summer!

With our Summer Passport, you’ll get unlimited access to the gym, pool and classes for six whole weeks, so you’ve got everything you need to give yourself a summer body blast.

Grab your Summer Passport for just £40 between Wednesday 1 May and Wednesday 15 May – to purchase, call us on 01453 546441 or pop in and see us.

Our amazing activity days are back for May half-term, so let the kids make a splash while you relax!

About our activity days

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

All days are priced at £20 per child, but if booking two or more siblings onto the same activity day, you’ll receive a 10% discount. Book all three days for just £55 per child!

Unless otherwise stated, all days are ideal for children aged 5–12 years old. For more information and to book, please call us on 01453 546441.

Fun and Games Day

Date: Tuesday 28 May
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.

Athletics Day

Date: Wednesday 29 May
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm

Enjoy a full, fun and fast-paced day with our activity team. Participants will learn how to master traditional track and field events such as the 100m sprint, 800m stamina race, long jump, high jump and discus. The day will finish with a team relay race. This day is weather dependent – if we cannot go outside, then children will enjoy a variety of retro sports inside.

Pulse Wipeout

Date: Thursday 30 May
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.

 

Could you be a Pulse PT Superhero? Show us how you’re working towards your fitness goals and you could win a free personal training session!

Whether you’re in the gym training for a marathon, doing a swim for charity, coming to a class a week or have started a workout regime at home, send us a photo of what you’re doing and we’ll enter you into our personal training prize draw. Even better, we’re running a draw every month until August so you’ve got five chances to win!

You can enter on both Facebook and Instagram, but only one entry will be counted per person, per month across both platforms – here’s how to enter on each platform:

Facebook – just like our page and add your photo to our competition post for the month. Why not tag a friend who’s helping you smash those goals, too?

Instagramfollow @thepulsedursley, then create a new post and tag @thepulsedursley and #pulseptsuperhero in your post to enter.

You’ve got until Tuesday 30 April to enter, and we’ll announce the winner the next day. Our usual competition T&Cs apply, and any personal training sessions won must be taken by 30 September 2019. Good luck!

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re putting on a number of introductory meditation sessions, helping you to relieve stress and find your mental balance. Achieved in isolation or as part of another activity such as yoga, meditation is about total relaxation. It can give a excellent sense of wellbeing and when incorporated as part of your daily routine, can offer great benefits.

We’re pleased to be joined by Jules from Sheamah Holistic Therapies, who will lead each meditation session on the following dates:

Wednesday 15 May – 8pm–9pm
Saturday 25 May – 2pm–3.30pm

If you attend the session, please bring a pillow and blanket to aid your relaxation.

Both of these sessions are free but only limited spaces are available, so please call us on 01453 546441 to book!

Spring has officially sprung, and with warmer and longer days on the horizon, there’s no better time to supercharge your fitness plans for the rest of the year.

If you’ve been struggling to get exercising throughout the winter, we’ve got some top tips to help you get back into the swing of things.

1) Change up your playlist
Have you had the same songs on your workout playlist for the last 12 months? It’s time to sort out your Spotify and get some new tracks on there! When your playlist becomes boring, it can stop being motivating and may halt your progress instead. So, switch things up and try some new playlists.

2) Take a trip to the park
If you usually work out inside, then head to the park and try a run or a walk in the great outdoors. You might actually end up spending more time exercising without even realising it.

3) Gym user? Why not try a swim or a class?
If you’re typically a gym user, swapping out one of your sessions for a swim or a class can be a great way to stop yourself from getting bored. If you’re a Pulse member, then you receive unlimited access to our classes and public swimming sessions, so dive in!

4) Plan your workout schedule
No matter how you prefer to work out, whether it’s inside or outside, make sure you’ve got it scheduled in to your week. If bad weather hits when you’re not expecting, then use the time you would be spending outside to work out indoors, either at home or at The Pulse.

5) Treat yourself to some new gear!
If your workout gear’s looking a bit tired this year, why not change things up a bit and treat yourself to some new kit? New workout gear can be a fantastic motivator, and we’ve got some great new styles in stock at The Pulse. Also, don’t forget that Pulse members get 10% off at Bosom Buddies Sportswear!

Want to dance like a Strictly star? We’re introducing a fantastic new Latin American Dance course for couples this summer!

Jon Rodriguez is bringing his ballroom skills to The Pulse this June for a fiery Latin workshop! Across the course, Jon will cover the jive, cha cha cha, rumba and samba – this one is not to be missed.

This is a four-week course, priced at £70 per couple, and takes place on the following dates from 3pm to 4pm:

Sunday 16 June
Sunday 23 June
Sunday 30 June
Sunday 14 July

To book, please call us on 01453 546441. Booking opens to the public on Monday 1 April, but members can book now!

Brothers Alexander and Ryan Salman achieved a fantastic result at the British Judo Championships in December!

Ryan earned a gold medal and is now the reigning 2018 Cadet U73kg British Champion, and Alexander came away with a silver medal in the U60kg weight group.


 
According to their mum, Lynn, “everything went right for them on the day, and that has a lot to do with the extra strength and conditioning training they have been doing at The Pulse over the last few months.”

We sponsor Alexander and Ryan’s memberships at The Pulse as part of Stroud District Council’s Elite Athlete scheme, allowing them to fit in as much training as they need.

The brothers have been selected to represent Great Britain at championships in Bremen, Germany this month, and the Czech Republic in April. From everyone at The Pulse, we’d like to wish them both the best of luck and can’t wait to see how they get on!

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.