Pulse News

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.

Join us this March for a brand-new self-defence class!

Led by Real Combat System Bristol, each class will teach you how to avoid situations, be aware of your surroundings and how to attack if you need do. These hands-on sessions have been developed by an ex-doorman who specialises in martial arts.

Real Self Defence takes place every Wednesday at 8pm in the Studio, starting from Wednesday 27 March. As per our usual classes, you can attend on a drop-in, drop-out basis. It is free for members, and priced at £6.30 per session for non-members.

For more information and to book, please call us on 01453 546441.

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.

No matter when you join The Pulse, we’ll keep your membership prices frozen at the same price as the day you joined for three years! .

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.