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Fitness event to support children’s charity

February 6, 2019

BH Live has teamed up with Southampton Children’s Hospital Charity (Paediatric Rhuematology service) to run an event that will raise awareness about Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and support a programme for people across Hampshire and Dorset. A ‘Les Mills’ fitness event is taking place at Mountbatten Leisure Centre in Portsmouth on Saturday 9 March 2019. ‘Les Mills’ group exercise classes including BodyCombat, BodyPump, […]

Pelhams commended by leading quality scheme

January 29, 2019

Pelhams Park Leisure Centre, Bournemouth has passed a tough assessment by Sport England’s leading national quality scheme, Quest. The leisure centre is managed by BH Live in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council. Quest is the best-known improvement programme within the leisure industry. Its rigorous assessments challenge even the very top leisure centres in the UK. In order to achieve Quest Entry, Pelhams […]

Stokewood’s going Solar

January 29, 2019

Stokewood Leisure Centre, Bournemouth will soon be harnessing the power of the sun to make the building even more sustainable, reduce energy costs and cut carbon emissions. A 106-panel solar photo voltaic (PV) installation is being mounted on a section of the venue’s new gym extension roof which will convert sunlight into electricity that will […]

A new playpark for the new year

November 21, 2018

Work is underway on the refurbishment of Littledown’s playpark, in Bournemouth, with new equipment to create an exciting play area for young children. The playpark, for children aged three to seven, will include toddler and junior multiplay units, a carousel, see-saw, slides and two sets of swings. Seating will be revamped with new seating rocks […]

Largest Christmas market returns for third year

October 25, 2018

One of the region’s largest indoor Christmas markets returns to Littledown Centre in Bournemouth next month. More than 3,000 visitors attended last year and this year organisers are anticipating even more. The popular event takes place on Sunday 25 November 2018 between 11am-4pm. More than 150 stalls will be showcasing Christmas gifts and seasonal merchandise […]

Littledown pool maintenance and improvement works

October 2, 2018

Planned essential pool maintenance and improvements are scheduled to begin at Littledown Centre, Bournemouth later this year. The programme includes essential repairs, tiling and steelwork replacement in the pool area. To coincide with this, enhancements in the swimming pool changing rooms will also be carried out. New showers, cubicles and toilets, replacement flooring, energy efficient […]

#RunAndTalk event to support mental health

October 1, 2018

BH Live is hosting a #RunAndTalk event in Portsmouth to support local mental health – and everyone is welcome to join in. #RunAndTalk is an England Athletics campaign, supported by Mind the mental health charity. During 6-12 October 2018, England Athletics is encouraging people across the country to run one mile or further and to have a chat with friends, family, colleagues or […]

BH Live activates south coast for National Fitness Day 2018

September 21, 2018

BH Live is throwing open its doors across Dorset and Hampshire to provide a range of activities to mark National Fitness Day 2018 – the most active day of the year. National Fitness Day on Wednesday 26 September 2018 will see a huge range of events and taster sessions take place across the country and […]

Athletics investment on track at Mountbatten

September 12, 2018

Investment to enhance Portsmouth’s athletic and cycle track at Mountbatten Leisure Centre are scheduled to begin next week (17 September). Essential maintenance, cleaning, painting and repairs will enhance the overall experience for the thousands of athletes, schools and clubs who regularly train and compete there. It will also extend the lifespan of the tracks. The […]

Free open day to showcase Mountbatten’s new attractions

July 18, 2018

Portsmouth’s Mountbatten Leisure Centre has been transformed and is throwing open its doors for local residents to get active for free on Sunday 29 July 2018 between 10am – 4pm. They will be able to try out lots of sports and activities including the venue’s two brand new visitor attractions; a popular Clip ‘N Climb and a Soft Play zone. BH Live’s 813 and 527 class programme for […]

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