News & Updates at Freestyle360

360 Events 2018

For further info please email info@freestyle360.co.uk

15 April @9am – 360 Cycle Sportive – Please note this has been rescheduled to 20th May 2018

22 April @9am – Ride Sunday

10 May @5:45pm – Pub Ride

20 May @9am – 360 Cycle Sportive with 60k/100k options

22 May @5:45pm – Pub Ride

10 June – 10k Run

20 – 24 September – Pyrenees, France Cycling Holiday

6 – 8 August – Kids Camp

20 – 22 August – Kids Camp

14 September – Xabia Social Evening

20 – 23 September – Xabia, Spain Cycling Holiday

25 – 30 September – Xabia, Spain Beach Camp 9

 

February Newsletter

Dear Member,

Firstly, apologies as the weather has delayed our February newsletter into March! The cold snap has also wreaked havoc with frozen pipes and snow damage to our ceiling in the studio and spin room so thank you for bearing with us during this period of disruption. We are hopeful that we will be back to normal very soon but, in the meantime, please keep an eye on facebook for updates.

There may not be much sign of spring yet but, ever the optimists, we are determined to at least put a spring into your step! So, from today, we have launched ‘Run March!’ It’s free and suitable for all abilities so do come along to as many of the following scheduled runs as you can manage (all starting from the gym):

Day Time Exercise Group Leader
Monday  10am 2 mile Blockley Hilly Rachel
Monday 5pm 2 mile round the block Tim S
Tuesday 10.30am 2 mile round the block Tim S
Wednesday 6.30am 5k Blockley hilly intervals Tim S
Thursday 10am 2 mile block Matt
Friday 9am 10k Jemma
Saturday 8am 2 mile block Rachel

 

New Year Offers – Gym and Massage

Don’t forget our new year offer is still available! Sign up to gym membership any time before the 31st March and we will give you one month free with no joining fee. Terms and conditions apply.

2018 Events

We have some exciting events planned which you will not want to miss!

Apr 15                   360 Cycle Sportive – details to be announced soon!

Jun 10                    360 10K Run

Jun 27                   Pyrenees Cycle Tour – details to be announced soon!

Jul 08                     SMA Mud Trust Run

Sept 21                  Xabia Cycle Tour

Sept 25                  Xabia Beachcamp 9

Please contact Rachel or Kia for more information.

We also arrange bespoke trips for corporate groups, family and friends. Please emailtim@freestyle360.co.uk for more information.

360 App

As you may be aware we are introducing our new 360 app which will allow us (and you!) far greater functionality.

Whilst the app is available now, it is in final testing so please bear with us as we iron out any issues. We will let you know as soon as the app is ready to go live. In the meantime, we are in the process of migrating existing members to the new system so you may receive a phonecall from us in the near future.

360 Kids Camp

We are now taking bookings for our Easter Kids Camp running from April 9th to the 11th 9am to 3.30pm. At just £30 per day per child, activities include indoor and outdoor games and of course our infamous mud run.

Email rachel@freestyle360.co.uk to book or for more information. Places are limited.

Team 360 successes

Do let us know if you have been up to anything recently or have any events coming up.

This month’s shout outs go to:

Claire Shaw who is in training for a 2019 Polar Expedition to the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility which is the centre of the Arctic Ocean, the furthest point from land. If Claire makes it all the way across the sea ice it will be a world first! Super impressive stuff Claire.

Viv D’Alton completing the Thames trot 50 miles, her toughest challenge to date.

Lastly, if you have any feedback, comments or suggestions we would love to hear from you. Just email us at info@freestyle360.co.uk.

Team 360

December Newsletter

So, this is the last newsletter of 2017. We do hope it has been a good year for you and hopefully you have ended the year fitter, stronger and healthier than you started it.

The Christmas holidays are the perfect time to make plans, set some new year resolutions maybe and goals for what you’d like to achieve next year. If you feel you need any help to get you on the right track please do contact us as we would love to be part of your journey. From diet plans to programme planning, personal training to new and exciting classes we can support you all the way.

Or why not think about booking onto one of our events or trips we have planned for next year, more details to follow in the new year but the all important dates for your diaries are as follows:

Apr 15                   360 Cycle Sportive

Jun 10                    360 10K Run

Jun 27                    Pyrenees cycle Tour

Jul 08                     SMA Mud Trust Run

Sept 21                 Xabia Cycle Tour

Sept 25                 Xabia Beachcamp 9

Please contact Rachel or Kia for more information.

Back to Basics

As mentioned in our last newsletter, now that we have been up and running for 3 years, we are launching our ‘Back to Basics’ campaign or ‘B2B’. This is all about taking some time to focus on getting the basics right; making sure our staff are trained effectively and giving you the right level of support, ensuring our customer service is second to none, our equipment is up to date and well-maintained, our gym is clean, tidy and welcoming and our systems are easy to use.

As part of this campaign we are excited to announce our new gym management system ‘GLOFOX’ which will be phased in from January. A separate email will be sent on this so please do look out for it as it will share some important information. There will be a couple of actions we will require of you but we can assure you it will be worth it as the new system will allow easy contact and bookings through our very own Freestyle 360 app.

New Timetable

Our winter timetable incorporating new classes will be effective from Tuesday January 2nd. The timetable is available in reception now or you can download a copy from our website www.freestyle360.co.uk

Taster Day – Tuesday January 9th

As part of our new timetable launch we are offering a free taster day (morning) where we will have a number of classes, both new and revised in 30 minute slots. Why not come along and stay for one, two or the whole lot! See posters for more information.

Spin for Free!

During January we are offering a free spin class to everyone! So if you’ve wondered what spinning is all about or you already spin but fancy bringing a friend, now’s the time to book!

Saturday Boxing is back!

Our popular Saturday boxing will be relaunched in January led by former British Lightweight champion Tom Baker. Open to men and women of all abilities this is sure to be one of our most popular classes. See posters for more information.

Teenage Training

With the kids off school for a few weeks over the festive period, don’t forget our teenager circuits based class every Thursday at 5.30pm. Tim also has PT for 3-4 teenagers each Monday at 5.30pm. Please book your sessions by emailing Tim ontimr@freestyle360.co.uk

Team 360 successes

It’s a quiet month for shout outs but we do have a few who aren’t going to let some winter weather get in the way of competitions! Congratulations to:

  • Viv D’Alton for setting yet another PB in the Broadway half marathon.
  • Ginny Hudson for being crowned 2017 Ladies Champion in the Middle Distance League of the NGOC (North Gloucester Orienteering Club). If anyone is interested in joining in please do let Rachel or Kia know and we’ll pass your details on – Ginny assures us it is great fun!
  • Scott Edgeworth winning the Forest of Dean Winter Downhill Series Round 1 Masters category 30-40 Mountain Biking!
  • Our very own Tim Rew coming 6th at the Junior British Powerlifting Championships during November.

Well done everyone! Do let us know if you have been up to anything recently or have any events coming up.

Tim would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support during 2017 and from all of us at 360 we wish you a very merry Christmas and a fit & healthy 2018!

Team 360

Christmas Class

Come along and try one of our Pre-Christmas classes, Tuesday 5:30pm/ Wednesday 9am, FREE with the opportunity to donate to Children in Need.

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Christmas Class

Come along and try one of our Pre-Christmas classes, Tuesday 5:30pm/ Wednesday 9am, FREE with the opportunity to donate to Children in Need.

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Christmas Class

Come along and try one of our Pre-Christmas classes, Tuesday 5:30pm/ Wednesday 9am, FREE with the opportunity to donate to Children in Need.

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Christmas Classes

Come along and try one of our Pre-Christmas classes, Tuesday 5:30pm/ Wednesday 9am, FREE with the opportunity to donate to Children in Need.

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November Newsletter

Christmas really is less than 6 weeks away!

There have been a few articles in the Sunday papers lately about how it has become the norm to over-indulge during the festive period then hit it hard in January (when the gym has a queue 3 deep for the treadmills!).

Here at 360 we are pre-empting this and suggesting a different approach. Why not train hard in the run up to Christmas and you can sit at the table on Christmas Day all smug in the knowledge that you have jolly well earned your dinner with all the trimmings!

So, starting on Nov 21st, we have new pre-Christmas high intensity classes every Tues at 5.30pm and Weds at 9am. These will continue until Christmas and they are free to members and non-members! (Donations to Children in Need welcome)

You will no doubt notice a few changes to the gym over the coming months as we embrace our new ‘Back to Basics’ campaign. We have now been open for almost three years and in that time have been continually updating the gym, equipment, classes, outdoor obstacle area, building a new shower block and changing room. Additionally we have vastly expanded our membership and increased the number of events and trips we run. We have plenty more ideas and expansion plans for the future but before we pursue those, we are taking some time to listen to you and what you want from your gym.

We value your feedback and communication from our recent Focus Groups indicated that you want us to concentrate on perfecting the basics, ensuring that the gym is current and our staff are consistently training you well. We are also investing in a new and very exciting member management system which has so many possibilities. More information will be given in due course so do keep your eye out for future communications!

Teenage Training

  • Don’t forget we now have a circuits based teenager class every Thursday at 5.30pm
  • Additionally Tim Rew is running PT for 3-4 teenagers each Monday at 5.30pm. Please book your sessions by emailing Tim on timr@freestyle360.co.uk

Yoga

Sadly, due to low numbers Yoga will no longer be running. However we have launched a new Stretch and Mobility Class at 6.30pm on Thursdays, free to members, £7.50 non-members but your first class is free so do give it a try!

Team 360 successes

As usual our gym members have done us proud over the past month. Congratulations to:

Steve Batsford for completing his first 100 mile (yes that is correct!) Ultra Event at Robin Hood in a phenominal 20 hours 49 minutes!

Jemma King adding to her medal collection with successful runs at the Ilmington 10k and Rugby Half marathon.

Susan Hunt for completing the MBNA Chester marathon and the Ilmington 10k.

And last but by no means least Viv D’Alton for also completing the Ilmington 10k.

Well done everyone!

Do let us know if you have been up to anything recently or have any events coming up as we would love to give you a shout out.

That’s all folks!

Team 360

October News!

Well that’s summer over and winter well and truly on the way. I hope you are training hard to fit into your Christmas party gear – it’s only 10 weeks away you know!

Date for the diary – as it’s October Tim will be running a Halloween spin on Tuesday 31st October at 5.30pm instead of Kia’s Acid Spin. Over 18s only!!! Fancy dress optional!

Upcoming events…

Bath and Back – 14th – 15th October

Sadly this trip has now been postponed until the Spring. Do let us know if you fancy joining us.

It will involve us cycling to Bath on a Saturday, staying overnight then returning on the Sunday. Each day would be approximately 75-80 miles of cycling and we would instigate some training in advance to ensure we are all prepared. This will be a great way to get us all out cycling in the springtime burning off those winter excesses.

New Teenage Training

Now up and running every Thursday at 5.30pm from 5th October! This is a circuits based class suitable for all abilities.

Additionally Tim is running PT for 3-4 teenagers each Monday at 5.30pm. Please book your sessions by emailing Tim on timr@freestyle360.co.uk.

Other 360 News…

Xabia 2017 – Cycle Tour (21st-25th Sept)

Our first cycle tour in Xabia proved very successful incorporating 2 days of road biking and one day of very cool off-road cycling. The roads were superb, the weather perfect and our cyclists particularly enjoyed the variety of restaurants, cafes and bars en route!

Xabia Beachcamp (26th-1st Oct)

Our 8th beachcamp in Xabia was also a great success. The team were put through their paces with some early morning jogs, swimming, coasteering, SUPing, paddle-tennis, kayaking, basketball, cycling, volleyball and of course climbing the famous Montgo! If you haven’t been before and would like to give it a go please do come and talk to us. It is far less scary than you would imagine and great fun.

Please do let us know if you are interested in either the cycle trip or beachcamp next year as it won’t be long before an idea of numbers will certainly help when researching a suitable villa. And remember, these trips are suitable for ALL abilities.

Yoga

Please note that Yoga will not be running on Thursday 19th October but will be running during half term (Thursday 26th). Sessions are very reasonably priced at our normal class rate of £7.50 or you can book a block of 10 for £60.

Incidentally, if anyone is interested in yoga but can’t make the current session on Thursdays at 10am please let us know as we are open to moving the date/ time.

Team 360 successes

As usual our gym members have done us proud over the past month. Congratulations to:

Jemma King for clocking up the miles in the Blenheim half and Brighton marathon.

Deb Raudin-Clarke for a great PB in the Cheltenham half.

Carrie Preston for completing a rather unique triathlon – Run, bike and Stand up Paddle board!

Do let us know if you have been up to anything recently or have any events coming up as we would love to give you a shout out.

That’s all folks!

Team 360