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Ten Years for Trilogy, Inspiring Active Lifestyles in Northampton

Posted: 24/02/21 by Ashley Riley Communications

A Northampton based not for profit leisure and fitness provider is marking ten years in operation serving the towns community.

Trilogy Leisure, which operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp Leisure Centre, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum Leisure Centre, The Mounts Baths Leisure Centre and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Soft Play Centre and a gym in Peterborough was formally established in 2011 and in that time has saved the tax payers of the town over £6 million.

“With over 1 million visitors a year to our facilities, more than 11,000 Northampton adults attend our gyms, fitness classes, 50+ activity days, swim sessions and Cinema each week.” said John Fletcher, Managing Director of Trilogy Leisure. “In addition, 6,500 children on our UK Active National Kids Award winning Junior Active membership participate in our learn to swim programme, gymnastics and football programmes as well as afterschool activities.”

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, even though as a business Trilogy is closed and memberships frozen it is continuing to inspire active lifestyles, encouraging people to do what they can to stay fit and stay strong from home. www.trilogyleisure.co.uk/trilogy-at-home/ provides access to a full suite of supportive services including online fitness classes, workouts for older adults, Under 5 Junior Active Fun and Fun Family Fitness for free.

“There is no doubt about the enormous impact Trilogy has had on the health, fitness and

wellbeing of the town and its residents.” said Chris Holmes, Director of Northamptonshire

Sport and Chairman of the Board.

“Just two years ago the Institute for Social Innovation and Impact at the University of

Northampton found that Trilogy contributes in excess of £3.5 million economic benefit to the residents of Northampton through value for money services, innovative programmes and improving health by participation in sports and recreation.” he said.

Having saved the Cripps Recreation Centre in the grounds of Northampton General Hospital from closure in 2015, Trilogy also invested in doubling the play space at Berzerk in 2016 and oversaw a circa £200k investment for a new changing village at The Mounts Baths in 2018 which is also home to Northampton Swimming Club.

Along with operating facilities across the town, the work of Trilogy in the community in the last decade has been recognised on a national level, twice winning national awards for excellence in delivering services to the local community including:

· Supporting physically inactive Northampton residents to make healthier lifestyle choices through Weight Management Programmes and tailor-made exercise programmes via the countywide health professionals Activity on Referral scheme

· Delivery of 19 free Health Walks every week across the town as part of the national Walking for Health programme

· Delivery of free Street Sports sessions and tournaments across Northampton for 8-18-year olds

· Recognising local sporting talent through the Annual Northampton Sports Awards at Northampton Guildhall.

· Provision of playing pitches for free for local primary schools to hold sports day’s events.

“So much hard work by so many people who are committed to the organisation and the local community has gone in over the last ten years.” Managing Director John Fletcher continued. “While everyone in the fitness and leisure industry is currently facing challenges due to COVID-19, we are focused on ensuring the next ten years will see us continuing to provide high quality accessible facilities and activities that help increase participation by inspiring active lifestyles for all of Northampton’s residents.”

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