Health & Fitness Hub
Sep 01, 2023 | Blog
Whether you’re looking to increase your fitness, manage your weight, reduce your drinking or improve your overall health, here are our top health apps and resources to support your physical and mental wellbeing.
Protein-Packed Fish Finger Wrap Recipe
Sep 01, 2023 | Blog
To celebrate World Heart Day on 29th September, why not try this heart-healthy Fish Finger Wrap recipe? It’s packed with protein and is a great way to get some nutritious fish into your diet!
Why exercise does wonders for your mental health
Aug 25, 2023 | Blog
Learn more about how exercising can benefit your mental wellbeing, whether that be in the gym, a workout class or at home!
Bangor Aurora Fitness Instructor in Final of ukactive Awards
Aug 25, 2023 | News
Elaine Hutton is in the running to win a prestigious ukactive Award 2023.
Vanilla Berry Protein Smoothie Recipe
Aug 03, 2023 | Blog
This delicious Vanilla Berry Protein Smoothie provides a great balance of essential vitamins, healthy fats and protein.
How to find your exercise mojo - and keep it
Jul 25, 2023 |
So the year is flying by and you’ve just realised you haven’t been to the gym in weeks – and it’s clear your latest fitness resolutions went out the window months back! It happens. Here’s how to fix it.
Exciting upgrades at Bangor Aurora & Queens Leisure Complex!
Jul 24, 2023 | News
Northern Community Leisure Trust has recently completed an exciting development project, which has seen Queens Leisure Complex and Bangor Aurora given a revamp with some new and improved facilities.
Mini Quiches with Strawberry and Feta Salad Recipe
Jul 03, 2023 | Blog
These Mini Quiches with ham and cheese are perfect for lunch and can be made ahead of time. Serve it with this Strawberry and Feta Salad, which is packed with nutritious fruit and veggies.
Tips for Working Out in Summer Heat
Jun 21, 2023 | Blog
We have some helpful tips for working out smarter - not harder - in warm weather.
Drowning Prevention Week 2023 – learning a life skill
Jun 01, 2023 | Blog
Drowning Prevention Week which aims to raise awareness of water safety ahead of summer, where the risk to the public through accidental drowning increases significantly.
Delicious Protein-Packed Chicken Skewers Recipe
May 31, 2023 | Blog
Try this Mediterranean inspired dish – it’s packed with 41g of protein to keep you fuller for longer as well as nutritious veggies.
Our MORE Fitness app is now My MORE App
May 29, 2023 | News
Update now to get the new and improved My MORE App
Lentil Bolognese Recipe
Apr 26, 2023 | Blog
To celebrate National Vegetarian Week, why not try our delicious lentil bolognese recipe? Lentils are packed with protein helping you to stay fuller for longer.
Becoming Fitter for the Future
Apr 21, 2023 | News
We are committed to addressing environmental and climate emergencies, whilst supporting the net zero carbon ambitions of our centre and wider society.
Blue Mind - Why being near water makes you feel happier!
Apr 20, 2023 | Blog
Ever wondered why you are drawn to book the holiday near the sea or with a nice swimming pool? Or why parents and children alike report swimming lessons are their favourite extracurricular activity of the week?
Apr 03, 2023 | Blog
Free downloads, craft ideas and fun activities to keep the kids busy and active over the school holidays.
5 ways to make the most of the clocks going forward
Mar 15, 2023 | Blog
The longer, brighter spring days are an ideal time to get active and increase your social schedule.
Six Reasons to Prioritise Your Beauty Sleep
Mar 13, 2023 | Blog
If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep, join the club. We need our sleep, and here’s why.
Blueberry Baked Oats Recipe
Mar 01, 2023 | Blog
Power yourself through the day with our tasty Blueberry Baked Oats. It's healthy, delicious and so easy to make - you can prepare it in advance and bake in the morning!
Health & Fitness Tips for Ramadan
Feb 20, 2023 | Blog
This year we are doing more to support our members during Ramadan. Check out our helpful blog for some health & fitness tips for Ramadan, which includes a Low Impact Workout you can do from home or at the gym!
The Benefits of Personal Training
Feb 20, 2023 | Blog
Working with one of our expert Personal Trainers can be one of the best investments you can make for your health and fitness.
Recipe of the month - Healthy Pancakes
Feb 19, 2023 | Blog
Pancake Day may not be 'til March this year, but life's definitely BATTER with pancakes, for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Check out our healthy pancake recipe for some flipping-good fun at home this Half Term for all the family.
The Benefits of Les Mills Classes
Feb 01, 2023 | Blog
To celebrate the launch of our new Les Mills routines, we are giving you the low-down of the types of Les Mills classes we offer.
Introducing our Pool Waste Recycling Scheme
Jan 27, 2023 | News
Help maintain a fitter future by recycling your old swimming equipment using the Zogg's boxes in our centre.
Vegan Bean Chilli Recipe
Jan 04, 2023 | Blog
Bring a little fire to your Veganuary dinner time with this healthy and delicious Vegan Bean Chilli.
The Backstroke – your secret weapon for swimming.
Jan 03, 2023 | Blog
A look at why the backstroke is the perfect stroke to improve your fitness.
Sticking to those New Year's Resolutions
Jan 01, 2023 | Blog
A handy set of tips to help you turn those resolutions into revelations
Aquaphobia: Does water make you anxious?
Nov 21, 2022 | Blog
Water is one of the most common fears that people have - especially adults . The fear that people have for water can usually be defined as Aquaphobia – and it can come with a whole range of differing symptoms.
Boditrax: Measure What Matters
Nov 01, 2022 |
Boditrax is a body composition tool that measures so much more than your BMI and in only 30 seconds too! Boditrax gives you a great overview of your health and can be used to set achievable targets.
Vegan curry with chickpea, tomato & spinach
Nov 01, 2022 | Blog
To celebrate World Vegan Day, we’re sharing this super healthy curry recipe! It’s fully vegan, it counts as two of your five-a-day, and it’s delicious, if we do say so ourselves. Enjoy!
The Four Types of Exerciser - Which one are you?
Oct 11, 2022 | Blog
Work out your exercise personality to help you get the most out of your workout
Learn to swim through our MORE Swimming Academy
Sep 30, 2022 | Blog
A look at the MORE Swimming learning framework and the different types of lesson.
How to stretch like a pro!
Aug 30, 2022 | Blog
Expert stretching techniques, tips and advice.
Fresh and Healthy Coronation Chicken
Aug 04, 2022 |
Try this delicious Afternoon Tea favourite
Our Leisure Waters are back!
Aug 02, 2022 |
We’re delighted to tell you that Bangor Aurora’s famous Leisure Waters attraction is back in action...
Healthy Banana Muffins
Aug 01, 2022 | Blog
Round up the family and enjoy these healthy snacks
Health & Fitness Jargon Explained
Aug 01, 2022 | Blog
A guide to explain the ever-growing world of gym jargon
Prawn Satay Noodle Salad
Jul 19, 2022 | Blog
Try out our super summer satay seafood salad!
Training for your cycle
Jul 07, 2022 | Blog
How to ease the struggle of exercising during your period.
Swimming Toys and Games
Jun 13, 2022 | News
A look into how swimming toys and equipment can enhance fun in the water!
LES MILLS: When’s the ideal time to workout?
Jun 07, 2022 | Blog
A look at research that attempts to answer an age old question - when is the best time to exercise?
From Tummy to Tots: A Child’s First Independent Swim!
May 30, 2022 | Blog
A look at how adults can encourage children whilst they become more confident in water.
Rainbow Fruit Skewers
May 27, 2022 | Blog
To celebrate Pride month, try these rainbow fruit skewers, a fun and healthy dessert throughout the summer!
Veggie Miso Burgers
Apr 26, 2022 | Blog
Try these tasty vegetarian miso burgers – go great with chips and coleslaw.
The smartest pre-holiday fitness preparation
Apr 21, 2022 | Blog
Why HIIT workouts are the best way to build strength, muscle mass and aerobic fitness.
From Tummy to Tots: An Introduction to Water
Apr 20, 2022 | Blog
Welcome to our three-month mini-series taking you on a journey exploring the fantastic benefits of the water from pregnancy through to toddlers taking their first independent swims.
Mar 28, 2022 | Blog
A place to find some free, relaxing activities to help support your mental wellbeing, including adult colouring, mindfulness videos, free downloadable activities and more.
Recipe of the month - Easter egg biscuits
Mar 25, 2022 | Blog
Get the family involved and get creative with these decorative Easter egg biscuits!
From Tummy to Tots: The Benefits of Antenatal Swimming
Mar 14, 2022 | Blog
Welcome to our three-month mini-series taking you on a journey exploring the fantastic benefits of the water. This month our National Aquatics Training Lead, Lynn Goring-Crook, kicks off this series by introducing the benefits of antenatal swimming for Mum and baby.
Recipe of the month - Super Healthy Veggie Burritos!
Mar 02, 2022 | Blog
Check out our healthy Mexican dish. You get all the great taste of the herbs and spices but also have an eye on your fitness goals!
A handy guide to help with your first time at the gym
Mar 01, 2022 | Blog
We all know that walking into a gym for the first time can be a daunting experience, but we're here to try and take some of that stress away.
Breathe Easy: How to control your breathing when swimming
Feb 14, 2022 | Blog
A handy breathing exercise to warm-up the mind and ensure you’re ready for your session in the water.
How much will exercise affect your weight?
Feb 07, 2022 | Blog
Discover the truth about how exercise can affect weight loss.
Top tips for your child's First Swimming Lesson
Jan 14, 2022 | Blog
Lynn Goring-Crook, our National Aquatic Training Lead, is here to share tips and advice before your child’s first swimming lesson.
The first rule of New Year's Resolutions
Dec 13, 2021 | Blog
Motivation expert Professor David E. Conroy talks about what helps get us moving, and how to set realistic goals we can stick to.
A beginner’s guide to swimming
Dec 08, 2021 | Blog
We know that you may feel a little out of place amongst more experienced swimmers, but remember that everybody has to begin somewhere.
Christmas Family Workouts
Dec 02, 2021 | Blog
Want to look after your 'elf and fitness over the festive season? Here's a selection of fun Christmas workouts to get you moving from your head to your mistle-toes!
Which swim strokes are best for exercise and weight loss?
Nov 08, 2021 | Blog
Our National Aquatics Training Lead is here to share some of the physical benefits of swimming, including the best swim strokes for physical exercise and weight loss.
Power through the winter months
Nov 05, 2021 | Blog
With the colder days and darker nights, not to mention cold and flu season upon us, supporting ourselves and loved-ones physically and mentally is not easy.
Why being a swimming teacher is the best job in the world!
Nov 01, 2021 | Blog
Have you ever thought about becoming a swimming teacher?
Everything you need to know about Yoga!
Oct 12, 2021 | Blog
Our fitness team is here to tell you more about the benefits of Yoga for your mind and body, whether you’re looking to learn about Yoga poses or to join your first Yoga class.
Top tips for successful weight management
Sep 24, 2021 | Blog
Find out more here about our 10 Week Weight Management programme and our top tips for successful weight management.
Why swimming lessons are for adults too
Sep 20, 2021 | Blog
With schools back and many returning to a new routine after so long, Helen Bull, our National Commercial Aquatics Manager, is here to tell you more about our fantastic adult swimming lessons.
The Power of Group Exercise
Sep 13, 2021 | Blog
Our fitness team is back in our latest blog, highlighting the many benefits of group exercise classes. Read on to find out more.
The importance of Body Balanced Training
Aug 16, 2021 | Blog
Whatever your fitness levels and fitness goals, it is important to follow an exercise programme that supports a balanced body – our fitness team is here to explain why.
How to fuel your workout
May 21, 2021 | Blog
Did you know, to ensure you can power through a workout and recover effectively, carbohydrates are an essential part of your diet? Our nutrition team is here to tell you more…
Low intensity exercise vs high intensity exercise
May 10, 2021 | Blog
Lately, we’ve been walking more than ever before, but how does a low intensity exercise such as walking, really stack up verses a session at the gym or a workout class in the pool. Our fitness team are here to spill the beans.
Exercise and mental health: how we can help you feel great again!
Apr 28, 2021 | Blog
Has this last year left you feeling in need of some positivity and maybe a bucket full of energy again? Us too!
Returning to fitness after lockdown
Apr 15, 2021 | Blog
Exercising is sometimes easier said than done, EVEN when we know the benefits. Finding ways to overcome these common hurdles is often more important than the exercise itself. We’re here to help!
Do I need a protein shake?
Mar 22, 2021 | Blog
Your body needs protein to build muscles but do you need supplements?
Training Methods 101
Mar 08, 2021 | Blog
Making yourself endure a workout that you don’t enjoy is not the best approach for starting a long-lasting fitness routine.
Fat fact busters: Why low fat doesn’t always mean healthy
Mar 01, 2021 | Blog
When we embark on a healthier eating journey, the first thing people often reach for are the low fat alternatives.
Missing the pool? Keep swim fit at home!
Feb 15, 2021 | Blog
According to Swim England, swimming has improved the mental health of 1.4 million adults in Britain.
Slowly, slowly smash those goals!
Feb 10, 2021 | Blog
It’s far too easy to develop a negative mindset towards your health and fitness.
For the love of food
Feb 01, 2021 | Blog
It’s easy to forget that food is much more than just calories.
Get your fitness on track the right way
Jan 06, 2021 | Blog
Let's get back into a routine with these helpful tips!
New Year, New Approach
Jan 04, 2021 | Blog
Well, that was 2020 – a year that no one was prepared for!
Making time for me
Nov 19, 2020 | Blog
Christmas is officially just around the corner - you really don’t need a reminder!