Mayor opens enhanced disabled facilities

The Mayor opened the newly enhanced disabled facilities at the leisure centre on Tuesday 7th May. The jointly funded changing improvements have been jointly funded between the Maidstone Leisure Trust, Swim Mobility, Serco and Maidstone Borough Council. They will greatly enhance the experience of our disabled users and offer more opportunities for participation in physical activity in Maidstone.

Mote Park Adventure Zone soft launch day

Today we invited a local primary school, secondary school and swimming club along to our soft launch day to try the new facilities for free and allow our new teams to get to grips with operations and coordination of group bookings. We are very lucky to have these relationships with local schools and groups and are pleased that they took up the opportunity to get involved in the day!

Disability changing facility upgrade in progress!

Works are well underway in our Disabled Changing Facilities which will qualify for Changing Places (u) status.

Watch this space for a completely upgraded changing space and shower cubicle to provide a better, more efficient changing space to our customers.

This is a joint funded project between Maidstone Leisure Trust, Swim Mobility, Maidstone Borough Council and Serco.

Box Fitness 55+ Free Taster sessions

Free Box Fitness 55+ taster sessions at Maidstone Leisure Centre.

Box Fitness 55 +

 

 

 

Box Fitness 55+ with Olympia Boxing

Boxing Fitness 55+ is designed for all abilities and fitness levels. It’s great fun.. get’s you fit, controls weight management, builds strength, coordination, improves confidence, helps socialise and meet new people!  

Our new exciting programme for the Maidstone Community has been created off the back of our successful Boxing For Parkinson’s programme. BOX Fitness is great fun for all ages, abilities and is catered for all. 

Olympia Boxing are offering 3 FREE taster sessions at Maidstone Leisure Centre

Wednesday 12th December – 2-3PM

Wednesday 16th January – 2-3PM

Wednesday 30th January – 2-3PM

@olympiaboxing / wayne@olympiaboxing.co.uk

Winners – Dementia Friendly Kent Awards!

We are very pleased to have won the Sports and Leisure award and have been a finalist in the Community and Partnership Project award category for our work with the Alzheimer’s Society and Kent Sport at the Dementia Friendly Kent Awards last week!

Invicta Grammar Personal Opportunities Programme

Invicta Grammar School offer their pupils a Personal Opportunities Programme (POP) which allows them to enjoy a wide range of enriching Co-Curricular experiences. Every Wednesday afternoon students are able to try new and different activities to enhance their school experience and personal development.

This year, we are offering a varied instructor led exercise class to offer the opportunity to find aspects of fitness that they enjoy and could continue into adult life. It will also help to develop confidence and self-esteem.

We are looking forward to developing our relationship through the POP sessions.

Dementia Friendly Kent Awards Finalists!

We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Dementia Friendly Kent Awards! Maidstone Leisure Centre is a finalist in the Sports and Leisure Organisation Category and our Younger People’s Activity Group is a finalist in the Community and Partnership Project Category.

We will find out how we have done at the Awards afternoon on Friday 5th October.

Young Activity Dementia group

Our Young Activity Dementia group occurs on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month and is a complete mix of sport, exercise and physical activity.

Despite the funding of these sessions coming to an end, we are continuing these – until Christmas at least! We have had a really positive response to this group in terms or feedback, support… and even an award nomination. Maidstone Leisure Centre is also working towards becoming a more Dementia Friendly environment with over 60 members of staff trained as Dementia Friends.

We are currently looking for male volunteers to help support the sessions. Please get in touch (gabrielle.kay@serco.com), if you are interested in this.

Gabs’ First Post

Hi there, I’m Gabs and I’d like to hear from you about your club or your event to see if there is anything we can do to help you. You can get in touch with me at Maidstone Leisure Centre or by emailing me at gabrielle.kay@serco.com