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Holmer's Headlines July and August 2019

19 Aug 2019

Hello Club Members,
Well we did it, the Changing Room Refurbishment project is now complete! This considerable investment of over £200k cements our commitment to providing you with the best Spa and Health Club in Herefordshire. Extensive thought and planning has gone into providing a changing space that not only works but looks beautiful. The addition of premium brands, such as GHD, Temple Spa and Scottish Fine Soaps provides that added luxury too.  I am so happy with the outcome and judging by the many comments, emails and thanks we have had in club, you are too.
Of course, this most recent project could not have been done without the expertise of our developers,  E and P Developments. A huge thank you to MD Martin Penny and the team for all the hard work they have done and continue to do that helps us improve our club.
An extra special thank you to our male members. I know it was tough using the Portakabin but that is now a thing of the past. Having gone swimming myself this morning, I am pleased to report the new male changing rooms are a joy to use- I am sure you will agree!
Just to confirm about the shower screens: there was a manufacturing defect with the glass in the female changing room as some of you already know. This was not acceptable and lead us to change supplier. In the male changing room we have installed temporary screens whilst we await delivery of the new glass for both the female and male changing rooms. All shower screens will then be changed overnight.  This delivery should be in the next 4 weeks and we are pleased to report the new glass has been fully tested to ensure it is suitable.
A full write up about this project and an update on our next refurbishment which starts in October can be found on our website in the news section: https://www.holmerpark.co.uk/news/view/changing-room-refurbishment-now-complete/

Swimming Pool Safety
Due to some recent changes in the guidance from the Health & Safety Executive with regards to swimming pool supervision, we have worked with a leading safety expert to carry out an enhanced risk assessment of our swimming pool.

Clearly your safety is very important to us and as new technology is made available we believe that it should be embraced, especially if it can make a positive contribution to our operations. Therefore, over the next 6-8 weeks we will be installing underwater cameras that will be monitored by the swimming pool lifeguard. We will also create a dedicated lifeguarding position, giving our pool lifeguards the best possible chance to be able to respond in the event of an emergency. For those of you that have been a member of ours for some time, we may remember the days when the swimming pool was completely unsupervised! I hope this considerable investment of £24K will be welcomed and that it demonstrates our commitment to your health and safety.

Social Calendar
Following the success of our summer events Fitness Coordinator Clare and Retention Manager Faith have planned some more great events. We have some real treats in store for you, including:
Another bootcamp (available to book now on the booking system)
National Fitness Day events
A Yoga retreat
A beginners drawing workshop
A Christmas spa shopping event
Another photography workshop
Christmas wreath making workshop
Merry Members Christmas Party

 More information on the events will be displayed in club so do keep an eye on the pop-up banner in reception!
The patience you have shown and the fabulous feedback about the building work has reminded me of what a great place Holmer Park is to work. I can wholeheartedly say that being your General Manager and overseeing the transformation of our stunning building is a real pleasure for me. So as always thank you for being part of the Holmer Park family and if you would like to contact me via email, please do on [email protected]
Finally, if you are a keen Spinner, be sure to check out the major announcement in the Health Club section below!
Kind regards,
Steven Chadwick
General Manager


This month it’s all “hellos” as we welcome Charlotte and Harriet as our new Spa Operations Managers! Charlotte has been promoted from a Senior Therapist and Harriet joins us from a 4-star Hotel in Gloucester. These two talented Spa and Beauty experts will share the management of the Spa to ensure we continue to provide the best possible service. You can contact them on the same email address as before, [email protected].

This month's treatment recommendation comes from Harriet! 

The Outer Glow - Body Exfoliation

An invigorating and refreshing all-over exfoliation treatment that leaves skin soft, revitalised and hydrated. The perfect way to begin another body treatment and an absolute must before you commence your vacation or special event.  Off you glow!

And with your member discount you can enjoy these fabulous treatments for a great, great price!
30-minute treatment - £27.75 mon-fri
45-minute treatment - £33.75 mon-fri (includes facial treatment)

I hope you enjoy this treatment and if you would like to chat to Charlotte or myself (Harriet) do contact us on [email protected]
Harriet & Charlotte x

All the gym team are currently celebrating like it’s Christmas as we have been authorised by Club General Manager Steven to place a £25K order to replace our SPIN BIKES! Our new Technogym bikes will be full of the latest technology and we cannot wait to get started on them! They will be linked to the mywellness cloud too so you can track your spinning performance and get accurate feedback. The delivery time is 8-10 weeks so do stick with us for the time being. In the meantime though, we have organised a service of the current spin bikes just to ensure they are usable while we wait.

Personal Training
A special mention to our Senior Leisure Professional and Personal Trainer Tyler. A while back I wrote about our PTs and their interests and I forgot to mention him! So a huge sorry to him and here is a little info about Tyler:
Hello I’m Tyler, Senior Leisure Professional and Personal Trainer at Holmer Park!
I enjoy various forms of exercise including bodyweight training, Boxing and Yoga to keep myself active.
A specific interest of mine is helping members to improve balance, flexibility and core strength. You may have been to one of my stretch classes.
I strive to use different types of training methods alongside my knowledge of health and fitness to enable clients to successfully achieve their aims.
A reminder of our Personal training rates: 
1 60 min session               £25
5 60 min sessions             £100
1 30 min session               £15
5 30 min sessions             £60

If you would like to book please do contact me on [email protected]
See you in the gym soon!
Fitness Coordinator

Hello, it's Head Chef Ben, I hope you are well.
This month I write to you about an upcoming change that I am really proud of. Over the last 7 years we have been supplied coffee by Paddy and Scotts, a Suffolk based coffee roaster who we have enjoyed a great relationship with. As some of you will know I am passionate about working with local business for our produce and ingredients therefore I am delighted to say that we will be changing our coffee supplier to the Herefordshire based James Gourmet Coffee. You can find out more about them by visiting their website www.jamesgourmetcoffee.com. I hope you will support this decision and I hope to have completed the change in the next 3-4 weeks but keep a look out in club for more information!
If you would like to contact me direct please do on [email protected]
Head Chef

This month we had so many nominations it was difficult to choose but after settling in so well to our team we have decided:

Receptionist Kath is the winner...
Well done and thank you for making such a great start to your employment with us!

Did you know?

You can help us choose our Employee of the Month? Our scheme is based upon how team members make a difference to your lives and I would love to hear some of the many success stories of our members.

Please complete a vote form and post in the vote box at Reception!

We look forward to pampering you soon at Holmer Park

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