Pulse News

We’ve got a brand-new Swim Fit session for the summer, so you can keep fit while keeping cool!

Join us every Monday from 8.15pm to 9.00pm for a motivational lane swimming session with a coach to help build your speed, stamina and improve general fitness. Swimming is a great all-body workout,

Can’t make Mondays? We’ve got Swim Fit sessions throughout the week at the following times:

Tuesdays – 8.15pm–9.00pm
Thursdays – 8.15–9.00pm
Sundays – 5.00pm–6.00pm

We’ve got a fantastic summer programme lined up for both adults and children, including public swimming for just £2 on Friday evenings – to find out more, download our programme.

Get six weeks of unlimited gym, swim and classes this summer for just £40! But be quick – this offer is only available between 1 July and 22 July!

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 Monday 1 July and Monday 22 July – to purchase, call us on 01453 546441 or pop in and see us.

Click here to read our full terms and conditions.

An exciting opportunity has risen for a new part time head coach to join Dursley Dolphins swimming club.

We are a small and friendly swimming club with big aspirations. We compete in Cotswold League galas, open meets in the region, and county competitions.

The head coach key role is supporting the club ethos to encourage children and young people at all levels of ability, and achievement to enjoy and benefit from swimming. Historically, the club has been run by a team of experienced and dedicated volunteers. There is now potential for a motivated head coach to professionalise the Club and take it to the next level. The position will require providing leadership to swimmers, coaches, volunteers and parents to facilitate swimmers reach their full potential.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, management skills and the ability to positively inspire confidence and motivate the swimmers to the best that they can be. The ideal candidate will hold a Level 2 coaching qualification. We will also consider applications from someone who holds a Level 2 teaching certificate and has some experience working within a competitive club environment and are willing to complete a coaching qualification.

The working hours and salary can be negotiated but will include evening training sessions, attendance at weekend competitions as well as necessary administration.

Training takes place at Wycliffe preparatory school, Stonehouse and The Pulse, Dursley.

If you are interested or like more information please contact;
Email: dursley.dolphins@swimclubmanager.co.uk
Phone: 07817615979

Enjoy a wide range of classes at our 10-hour fitness fest while raising money for Macmillan! From yoga to strength circuits and aerobics to mindful movement, we’ve got classes for everyone.

It’s just £5.00 to enter – do one class or test yourself and take on all 10! We politely ask that you help gain sponsorship or donate a little more if you are taking part in more than one class. Sponsorship forms are available from Reception, or you can set up your own JustGiving page. All of our instructors are giving up their time to raise money for this fantastic course, and all funds raised will go straight to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Please note that these classes will replace our usual Saturday schedule for this date only.

8am – Hatha Yoga
In this early session, we’ll be waking up our bodies with slow, mindful stretches and gentle yoga poses, lying down at first, then standing. A restful guided relaxation will complete the practice. All are welcome.

9am – Strength Circuits
The ultimate challenge of muscular strength and cardio fitness! This class will test your ability to exert maximum muscle effort for short periods of time.

10am – Move to the Musicals
Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for …
Tumble out of bed and stumble to The Pulse for an aerobic dance class set to hits from both stage and film. It’s new and only available for today, so don’t miss out on this one-time extravaganza.

11am – PiYo
A fusion of strength, Pilates and yoga – it’s not a soft option as you will move from standing to floor and back up again. This is a calorie-burning, muscle-toning, strength-building and balance-enhancing class.

12pm – Aerobics
An easy-to-follow, mixed impact class set to motivating music that works your cardio fitness and is great for weight loss. Don’t worry if you have two left feet – the moves are repeated, so you’ll soon pick it up.

1pm – Pilates
This mixed-ability session will work from top to toe with a range of flexibility, strength, balance and core work. Whether you’ve never been before or if you’re a regular Pilates enthusiast, that’s no problem – a wide range of moves and levels will be offered during this session.

2pm – Mindful Movement
If you’re staying for the whole day, this will give you a chance to catch your breath, using a combination of meditation, dance, Pilates, yoga and movement to understand and notice the emotions and movements of your body. These very gentle mindful exercises are suitable for everyone.

3pm – All Body Conditioning
An all-body conditioning toning class that gets every muscle group working to shape your body. This class will wake you back up again to help push you through to the end!

4pm – Kettlebell
The last strength session of the day, Kettlebell is a weight-based class that combines cardiovascular ballistic movement with strength. It’s a great toning and weight loss session and as kettlebells have different weights, it’s suitable for all fitness levels.

5pm – Yoga
Let us help you wind down with our final class of the day. Regain your flexibility and lose the lactic acid build-up from the day – a great way to relax at the end of a fitness marathon.

Join us at The Pulse this June to find out more about living well with cancer and help us raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Saturday 15 June – Macmillan Cake Sale and Drop-In Session
8am–2pm
Free advice
Pop in and enjoy a slice of cake while raising money for Macmillan! A local cancer nurse will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have about living with cancer.

Saturday 22 June – Mental Health and Cancer Chat and Reiki
2pm–3.45pm
Free for anyone affected by cancer
A local cancer nurse will be talking about how to look after your mental health while living with cancer, followed by a group healing session with Sheamah Holistic Therapies. Booking is required for this event.

Saturday 29 June – Fitness and Wellbeing Marathon Madness!
8am–6pm
£5 to enter, sponsorship encouraged
Enjoy a wide range of classes at our 10-hour fitness fest while raising money for Macmillan! From yoga to kettle bell and Zumba to mindful movement, we’ve got classes for everyone. Pick up a sponsorship form from Reception to get started, and click here to find out more!

For more information about any of our Living Well with Cancer events, call us on 01453 546441.

Our brilliant summer activity days are back! We’ve got all kinds of fun in store, from brand new days like our Rugby World Cup and Wacky Wellness days, to the return of firm favourites like our Gymnastics Day and the Pulse Wipeout.

All activity days are priced at £20 per child per day, and you’ll get 10% discount when booking siblings into the same activity day.

Click here to view our full summer programme!

Activity Day Programme

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.

Wacky Wellness Day
Date: Thursday 25 July
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
Suitable for: 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. Children will learn all about basic first aid skills, including CPR and life skills in the water, as well as learning and making a fruit salad. This day includes a water session with games and challenges so please bring your swim kit.

Fun and Games Day
Date: Tuesday 6 August and Tuesday 13 August
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
Suitable for: 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 so please bring your swimming kit.

Gymnastics Day
Date: Tuesday 23 July, Tuesday 30 July and Thursday 29 August
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
Suitable for: Children aged 5–12 years
Come and practice your handstands and forward rolls whilst 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.

Pulse Wipeout
Date: Wednesday 24 July, Thursday 1 August, Wednesday 7 August and Thursday 22 August
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
Suitable for: 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 our brand-new inflatable for 2019, ‘The Exterminator’!

Multi-Sports Day
Date: Thursday 15 August
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
Suitable for: Children aged 5–12 years
A fun-packed sporting day where everyone will get the chance to try a variety of sporting activities. This day will involve football, bowls, bench ball and many more. This day also includes a swim so please bring your swimming kit.

Athletics Day
Date: Wednesday 31 July and Wednesday 28 August
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
Suitable for: Children aged 5–12 years
On this day, children will participate in multiple athletic disciplines including a 100-metre sprint, 1500-metre long distance run, relays and equipment-based competitions.

Retro Sports Day
Date: Tuesday 20 August and Wednesday 21 August
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
Suitable for: Children aged 5–12 years
This day is jam-packed with old school games and races, including sack races, egg and spoon, skipping, long jump, welly wanging and much more! It will also include an inflatable swim session, so bring your swimming kit.

Alternative Sports Day
Date: Thursday 8 August
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
Suitable for: 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.

Football Day
Date: Wednesday 14 August
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
Suitable for: Children aged 5–12 years
Join us for a football fiesta! During this day, children will go through football skills, team games and finish off with a round robin tournament after lunch, so they’ll have plenty of game time.

Rugby World Cup Day
Date: Tuesday 27 August
Time: 9.00am–4.00pm
Suitable for: Children aged 5–12 years
With the Rugby World Cup just around the corner, we’re putting on our own world-class tournament right here in Dursley! They will practice key handling skills, kicking drills and finish off with a round robin touch rugby tournament where children can play as their rugby heroes for the day.

Dance Workshops

Our fun-filled dance workshops are perfect for both younger and older children. Taking place across three days, each 45-minute workshop will teach children routines to show off in a big performance for parents and guardians on the final session.

Dance Workshop (Younger Children)
Date: Monday 19 August–Wednesday 21 August
Time: 4.00pm–4.45pm
Price: £10 for all 3 days
Suitable for: Children aged 4-7 years

Dance Workshop (Older Children)
Date: Monday 26 August–Wednesday 28 August
Time: 4.00pm–4.45pm
Price: £10 for all 3 days
Suitable for: Children aged 8–12 years

If your kids aren’t ready for one of our full activity days or if they just want to make a splash for an hour, our extra summer sessions offer plenty of fun! From pool parties and diving skills, to soft play and yoga in our studio, we’ve got lots in store for children of all ages this summer.

All of the sessions below are included as part of our kids’ Summer Passport. For just £30, kids can enjoy six weeks of unlimited swimming, inflatable fun and entry to our extra summer sessions. If your children are taking part in our Junior Learn to Swim programme or private swimming lessons, you’ll receive £10 off our usual Summer Passport price, too.

Please note: booking is advised for all sessions. To book, please call us on 01453 546441. Click here to view our summer passport terms and conditions.

Pool activities

Pool Party
Take part in a lively party session, where you’ll have inflatable fun with party games, run by our party team! Under 8s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Price: £4.75

Intro to Synchro (Stage 5+)
Why not try out a synchronised swimming session this summer? With this one-hour taster, you’ll learn the basics of synchronised swimming and put a basic routine together.
Price: £5

Extermination! (8+ years old)
Brand new for 2019, come face to face with our new inflatable, the Exterminator! In this session, you’ll race against other competitors until we have a grand final and a winner. You’ll get multiple goes throughout this pool session but only the winner will win themselves a free Inflatable Fun voucher for themselves or a friend.
Price: £4.75

Intro to Diving (Stage 5+)
Here you have the chance to spend time on your diving technique with a teacher. Perfect your technique to show your friends and family and get a head start in your races!
Price: £5

Starts and Turns (Stage 5+)
Spend an intensive hour on perfecting your race starts and turns in the deep end. A teacher will be present to coach you throughout this hour.
Price: £5

Studio activities

Bouncy Castle and Soft Play Session
Date: Friday 2 August, Friday 9 August, Friday 16 August, Friday 23 August
Time: 3.15pm – 4.15pm
Price: £3 per session
Suitable for: 18 months – 5 years (Parents must supervise session)

A session for younger children – join us for bouncy castle and soft play sessions throughout the holidays. An instructor will be present to play music and keep children entertained but parents must supervise their own children.

Junior Yogis
Date: Each Thursday throughout the summer holidays
Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Price: £3 per session
Suitable for: 4 years – 11 years

The benefits of yoga and mindfulness for children are endless. Healthy minds are just as important as healthy bodies and in this session, we keep them both happy! Your child will learn how to find that peaceful place inside of themselves and can take this skill with them throughout their life. They can also enjoy making some yoga shapes while getting bendy! A snack is included within this session.

Mini Yogis
Date: Each Friday throughout the summer holidays
Time: 11.00am – 11.30am
Price: £3 per session
Suitable for: 12 months – 4 years (Parents must supervise session)

Yoga is lots of fun for little ones. Kids can move in many wonderful ways and it’s great to keep those little bodies moving. The class will include lots of moves with familiar animal names and will finish with a nice relaxing mindfulness story so that you can all go home calm.

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.

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!