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Vote for Your Local Leisure Centre
Voting is now live for any Everyone Active leisure centre that has been shortlisted for this year's National Health Club Awards.
Watford cycling trio raise over £700 to confirm place at World Scout Jamboree
Three Watford students have confirmed their place at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan next year after completing a rigorous selection process, cycling 5,880 miles, the distance from Heathrow to Japan, and raising over £700.
Join the Big Family Challenge and get active at Watford Leisure Centre Central and Woodside
Watford Leisure Centre Woodside and Central are throwing open their doors in February in a bid to help families get active. The Everyone Active operated centres are each hosting a day of free family fitness, fun and prizes and are encouraging the whole family to test their agility and coordination in a bid to win a trip to Disneyland Paris in the Big Family Challenge.
Everyone Active Joins the World’s Biggest Swim
Everyone Active centres in Watford are urging the local community to sign up and join in with the World’s Biggest Swim.
Watford mum loses over four stone with help from Everyone Active
Watford mum Amy Van Zyl, 28, has lost an incredible four stone twelve pounds in eight months with the help of Watford Leisure Centre Woodside, operated by Everyone Active.
Everyone Active hosts free Christmas party for disabled customers
Watford Leisure Centre Central – operated by Everyone Active in partnership with Watford Borough Council - is hosting a free Christmas themed activity party for disabled customers and their families on Saturday 21 December from 15:00-17:00.


Henbury Leisure Centre

This modern, recently refurbished and well maintained leisure facility is one of Bristol best kept secrets! With great facilities and fantastic activities for all ages and abilities it really does cater for everyone. The centre boasts two swimming pools, a fully equipped and modern fitness suite, a spacious exercise studio and a large sports hall. There really isn’t anything you or your family need to keep fit that it doesn’t have. Run by the well established and nationally recognised ‘Everyone Active’ brand it has professional staff and a great range of payment methods to cater for all customers. It’s range of facilities include:


Fitness Suite

If you enjoy a good work out in a state of the art environment then why not try out our fitness centre at Henbury Leisure Centre.  With 65 pieces of the latest Precor, Cybex, Powerplate, Trixter and Kettle Bell equipment this is a great way to boost your fitness levels.  We have results cards designed to offer you a different work out every time and you can also book our personal trainer to provide motivation and results driven exercise plans.


Group Exercise Studios

If you like to work out in a group then we have got classes to suit every need.  From classes designed specifically for the 50+ market to young adult sessions – there will be something to spark your interest.  We offer the very latest in group exercise classes and techniques and offer taster sessions for smaller groups of people wanting to try out a new class.


Swimming Pools

With a main pool and teaching pool there is always something happening in the water.  Whether it’s our ASA accredited Swim School swimming lessons or Aqua Aerobics our wet activities offer something for everyone.  We offer results cards in the pool for those who want to use the pool to get fit and fun sessions for those who just want to relax.


Sports Hall

Our sports hall is able to offer a full range of group activities from 5-a-side football to badminton.  It also plays host to our very popular aerobics and circuits training classes.  For further information please ask at reception.


Indoor Cricket Nets

Our indoor cricket nets allow the cricket fanatics amongst you to refine your skills in a warm and dry environment, even outside of the cricket season!  Please ask at reception for further details.


Meet The Team

Gary Paviour

Gary Paviour
Fitness Manager

About You

Highly motivated, happy outgoing person who’s out for a Laugh and a joke. Friends + family are the most important and keeping basic fitness to perform my job.

Experience & Qualifications
I’ve have been working within the Health + Fitness Industry for 14yrs working in and around Bristol. Most recently working for everyone active at Horfield before coming back to Henbury as Fitness Manager

  • Premier Health + Fitness Training
  • 3 x NVQs In Sport + Recreation
  • Johnny G Spinning
  • Balance
  • Circuits
  • Training for "Tough Guy" events
  • Swimming

Exercise Routine

  • Teaching Spin
  • Weights 1 x 8-12 reps
  • Polar Heart Rate Personal Trainer Programme


Favourite Film: Spy Game
Favourite Colour: Red

Favourite Holiday: Florida
Favourite Singer/Group: Makaveli
Favourite Food: English Breakfast
Favourite Drink: Jack Daniels single barrel

Carlos Fillippsen

Carlos Filippsen
Senior Fitness Motivator

About You
Fitness Freak, always smilling, love my friends and family, inspiring person who is always looking to help and assist others.

Experience & Qualifications
I have been training/going to the gym since I was 14. I qualified as a Fitness Instructor in January 2010. Since then I have been working for Everyone Active, mainly at Henbury and Horfield Leisure Centre. I have done various other courses to further develop my fitness knowledge and will be doing more in the future.

  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Level 3 Advanced Fitness Instructor
  • Level 3 REPs Personal Trainer
  • Indoor Cycling Instructor
  • Core Stability Instructor

Exercise Routine

  • Weight Training
  • Teaching Spin
  • Football


Favourite Film: Coach Cater
Favourite Colour: White
Favourite Holiday: Brazil
Favourite Singer/Group: Kayne West
Favourite Food: Nandos
Favourite Drink: Coke

Kev Fry

Kev Fry
Fitness Motivator

About You
Proud father, happy, easy going. Keen to help others achieve their fitness goals.

Experience & Qualifications
Fitness Instructor for 4 1/2 Years. Scottish National Kick Boxing champion 3 Year running.

  • Level 3 Fitness Instructor YMCA
  • Johnny G Spinner
  • Punch, Balance YMCA
  • Exercise Referral
  • Sports Massage Therapist
  • Circuits Trained

Exercise Routine

  • Focus Pads
  • Medicine Ball CORE
  • Kettle Bells
  • Free Weights


Favourite Film: Usual Suspects
Favourite Colour: Red
Favourite Holiday: Zante
Favourite Singer/Group: Stereophonics
Favourite Food: Steak
Favourite Drink: Lime and Soda


Fitness Motivator

About You
Helpful disposition. Happily married 27 years. No children. Enjoy being active, holidays & the sea. Scuba diving is my favourite pastime both UK & abroad. Have also more recently taken an interest in sailing.

Experience & Qualifications
Spent over 30 years in the banking industry, but have remained active through most of that time playing Rugby, then badminton for many years, followed by swimming. I then joined Henbury gym when it originally opened & have enjoyed it so much since then that I became a gym instructor in June 2010

  • Level 2 Gym instructor
  • BSAC advanced diver
  • BSAC open water diving instructor

Exercise Routine

  • 3-4 hours cardio vascular training per week, including Spin.
  • Pilates
  • Some weight training


Favourite Film: Last of the Mohicans
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Holiday: Sailing/Greek Islands
Favourite Singer/Group: Pink Floyd & Elbow
Favourite Food: Scallops with Chorizo
Favourite Drink: Malt Whiskey

Martin Moffatt

Martin Moffatt
Fitness Motivator

About You
Laid back fitness freak, Open & Honest, Hard working always leaning more, Crazy about the girlfriend

Experience & Qualifications
18 years in the industry, you can say ‘I am an addict’

  • REPs Level 3
  • BAWA Instructor Level 1
  • Gym Instructor Level 2
  • Advanced Instructor Level 3
  • Spinning
  • BTS Body Pump
  • Circuits
  • Balance Training
  • Punch Training

Exercise Routine

  • Teaching Spin
  • Teaching + Attending Body Pump


Favourite Film: Any Scary Movie
Favourite Colour: Blue + Red
Favourite Holiday: Greek Islands
Favourite Singer/Group: Faithless
Favourite Food: Home Cooked Food
Favourite Drink: Herbal Tea

Mike Hanney

Mike Hanney
Fitness Motivator

About You
Enthusiastic, Fun loving, Determined. I always push hard to get the best out of myself.

Experience & Qualifications
Have been training for longer than I care to remember. I have competed at every level from school sports to the Paralympics 1988.
Training with Premier International seemed a natural career path.

  • Advanced Instructor Level 3
  • Sports Massage Therapist Level 3
  • Wheelchair Basketball Coach Level 2
  • COPD and GP Referral Qualified
  • Inclusive Fitness Initiative Instructor Level 3
  • PADI Divemaster
  • Whizz-Kidz Trainer

Exercise Routine

  • 3x Weigh Training
  • 2 x Swimming
  • 1 Scuba training
  • Sunday Spin


Favourite Film: Men of Honour
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Holiday: Diving in Egypt
Favourite Singer/Group: Phil Collins
Favourite Food: A good rump steak
Favourite Drink: Orange Juice

Sarah Duggan


Sarah Duggan
Fitness Motivator

About You
I am an out going friendly person, who loves to be happy, I love spending time with family and friends. I love to keep fit in my spare time, I do a lot of running and gym work and also play netball.

Experience & Qualifications
I have worked in the sports industry for 3 years now, and worked at Henbury sport centre and have worked in the gym now for 1 year, I worked as a fitness instructor for 6 months and I love meeting new people and helping them.

  • Qualified gym instructor level 2 on going personal trainer
  • Punch Course
  • Core Stability
  • Balance
  • Water Aerobics

Exercise Routine

  • Run 2x1 Week
  • Gym 2x1 Week
  • Play Netball Matches
  • Weights + Core


Favourite Film: American Gangster
Favourite Colour: Yellow
Favourite Holiday: Spain
Favourite Singer/Group: Lionel Richie
Favourite Food: Sunday Roast Chicken
Favourite Drink: Malibu



Fitness Motivator

About You
I am outgoing, fun and friendly and always have a smile on my face. I enjoy running and often compete in various races thought-out the year. I have always had an active lifestyle, and enjoy playing and watching sports.

Experience & Qualifications
I have worked in the retail industry for 5 years but have always had a passion for exercise and sports including running, horse riding and netball. I have recently completed my level 2 fitness instructor qualification and am currently training to become a qualified personal trainer.

  • Level 2 fitness and knowledge
  • Group indoor cycling
  • Circuits

Exercise Routine

  • Running
  • RPM 2 times a week
  • 30 mins of weight training, 2 times a week
  • Core conditioning


Favourite Film: Snatch/Rock ‘n’ Roller
Favourite Colour: Orange
Favourite Holiday: Greece
Favourite Singer/Group: Basement Jaxx
Favourite Food: Seafood
Favourite Drink: Peppermint hot chocolate

Zoe Stanbrook


Favourite Film: Juno
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Holiday: Australia
Favourite Singer/Group: Pink
Favourite Food: Thai Green Curry
Favourite Drink: Vodka & Cranberry

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Exclusive Membership offer for all EA card holders at Specsavers at Clifton Down Shopping Centre

Get Going ImageGet Going with Change4Life and Henbury Leisure Centre this summer!

Summer is here and this year, Henbury Leisure Centre will be working with Change4Life to ensure there are loads of free and fun ways to keep everyone active.

To find our about what’s going on in your area, and to sign up for your free online activity plan, search Change4Life online.

Date: 27/07/2013

Times: 07:30 - 20:30

*To participate in the £1 activities, you will need to have an Everyone Active card: There are two ways to acquired an Everyone Active Card, Register at your local Everyone Active centre or Register online. 


What will be happening at the centre?

Come to Henbury Leisure Centre for a fantastic and exciting day of activities. Our activities for the day will all be £1 so that people can try out all we have to offer at an affordable price. We will be running taster sessions in Rookie lifeguarding, table tennis, group exercise, Football coaching for kids, karate, Tae Kwon Do, kids Water Polo , and Basketball. As well running these fun taster sessions we will also be having public swimming and use of the gym for only £1 all day. To bring a bit of competitive spirit amongst the kids and adults we will also be running a basketball shoot out competition, with prizes going to the winners. So what you waiting for ring to get a timetable and book into these activities to avoid disappointment on the day.

  • £1 Public swimming
  • £1 Gym sessions
  • £1 Football coaching taster
  • £1 table tennis taster
  • £1 karate taster
  • £1 Tae Kwon Do taster
  • £1 Mini Water Polo taster
  • £1 Basketball shoot out competition
  • £1 Rookie Lifeguard taster and demo
  • £1 Group exercise tasters

    Swimming and all taster sessions all children under 8 need to be supervised by an adult, Gym sessions and group exercise need to be 11 and upwards (induction required prior to day unless accompanied by a full paying member).

Check out the Timetable below

Who is it for?
£1 Gym Access
16+ subject to completion of HCS and EA Card
7:30am – 9pm
Come and try the state of the art gym facility for £1!
All Ages
7:30am – 1pm
6pm – 8pm
£1 swimming on all swim 4 everyone sessions throughout the day at the times advertised
Football Coaching
Ages 4 – 12 years
9am – 10am
Ever wanted to become the best football player you possibly could be? Come and be coached by our fully qualified FA coach who will give you a taste of what it’s like to be a pro. Doing drills, practices and a game you will be given the chance learn what it takes. Sessions are £1
£1 Group Cycling Classes
9am – 9:45am
On yer Bike! Calorie killing at it’s best! Come and sample the strenuous group cycling session!
£1 Body Pump
10am – 11am
Body Pump is a great way to strengthen your whole body. Using weight based exercises it trains the whole of your body. Great music, awesome instructors!
Table Tennis Tasters
All Ages
10am – 12pm
£1 Table tennis taster session madness! 8 Tables and a fully qualified coach to come and teach you the in’s and out’s of table tennis. Great fun for all the family to enjoy, together or individually they’ll be plenty of people to take part
£1 Fitball Workout
11:05am – 12pm
Hey presto, flat abs, strong back, come and have a ball using our stability balls!
£1 Pilates
12:05pm – 1:00pm
Sessions designed to concentrate on slow and measured movements in order to create lean and stronger muscles around your torso. A gentle but highly effective workout.
Basketball Shoot Out
All Ages
12pm – 1pm
FREE basketball shoot out session. See how many free throws you can get in one minute. Staff will be there to try your luck against and scores will be recorde3d with a prize going to the winner!
Mini Polo Madness!
Ages 6 – 15 Years
1pm – 2pm
Come be trained by the Bristol central Water Polo team and their excellent coaches. An activity aimed at children who have a good level of swimming and can tread water safely in the deep end of the pool. Score goals, dribble the ball in the water and hone your ball skills. This is something you have to try! Sessions are £1
Tae Kwon Do Taster
For Men, Women and Children of all ages
2pm – 3:30pm
Traditional Tae Kwon Do for all ages and abilities. A FREE session for adults and children to become more flexible, gain fitness, learn how to respect others, become more confident, and to be better at self defence. Fully qualified coaches and run by Bristol Central and West TKD.
Fun Swim
All Ages
2:30pm – 3:45pm
£1 swimming for all children and adults (children must be accompanied by an adult if under 8)
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Member of the Month

April 2013 - Terrance Baxter

Terrance joined the gym at Henbury Leisure Centre in September 2012 and has achieved some outstandnig results! Since joining, he has committed himself to an excellent exercise routine, including the gym, group exercise classes and swimming on top. Terrance really has proven that variety is key when trying to achieve your goals, whatever they may be. He has also made a brilliant effort in balanving a healthy exercise routine with a healthy diet which has improved his lifestyle massivley.

Terrance we take our hat off to you, the pictures say it all and you should be very proud of yourself. To help you continue on your journey we will recieve a complimentry month membership, an Everyone Active back pack and 5 free guest passes for your friends and family.

March 2013 - Gerry Andrews

Many congratulations to Gerry for his committment and efforts in the gym over the month of March. He has achieved some great results in recent months and has attended the gym several times a week in March. Gerry has worked extrememly hard to maintain and improve his fitness and has worked closely with Mike in the gym to add free weights to his rountine which has shown some great results for Gerry. For being such a great member and showing the rest of us how it should be done, Gerry has received a FREE months membership, 5 guest passes, and an Everyone Active back pack. Well done Gerry!

February 2013 - Ann Wilks

We would like to congratulate and reward Ann for her incredible commitment in February. She had never been to a gym before, but since joining Henbury Leisure Centre she has put in a huge amount of hard work and effort to her exercise routine. She has attended the several times each week on top of doing various exercise classes to break up her routine. For being a great inspiration to our members and showing such committment Ann gets a free months membership, 5 guest passes and an Everyone Active back pack. Keep it up Ann and well done!

January 2013 - Naomi Anderson

Naomi has been attending the gym since January 2010. She is a committed member and is always looking for a new challenge! She has done incredibly well in January attending the gym at least 4 times a week and following a training plan given by Carlos.

Her new challenge this year is to complete the 5k race for life, Bristol 10k and also the Bristol Half marathon ni September for the first time.

For Naomi's hard work and committment we have rewarded her with a free months membership, 5 guest passes and an Everyone Active bag. Well done Naomi keep it up!

December 2012 - Crispin Wall

Crispin is another of our amazing members who no matter what keeps pushing himself to the next level. Since Crispin re-joined the gym after having had some fairly serious health issues he has quite literally gone from strength to strength. We sat down and went through what we felt was a good program when he re-joined to help him get back into shape, and he exceeded our expectations for someone in his condition. He is now working hard to gain more strength and hopefully some size and is doing really well.

Crispin is a truly inspirational guy who is always happy and smiling whenever he comes into the centre, keep it up!

November 2012 - Michael O'Flaherty

Mike has been a member at Henbury Gym for 5 years and trains on a regular basis. He follows a split weights routine, trainig different muscle groups each session. He is very committed and makes no excuses in the gym!

For being a great inspiration to our members at Henbury and showing such commitment we have given Mike a free month's membership, 5 guest passes and an Everyone Active Bag.

Well Done Mike!

October 2012 - Victor Palmer

Victor has been a member at henbury Leisure centre for many years and has always trained regularly for a minimum of 60-90 minutes most mornings. although Victor is limited in as to how much and what he can do due to a back condition, he does everything within his reach to keep fit and makes no excuses!

For being such a great inspiration to our members at Henbury and showing cuch committment we have given Victor a free months membership, 5 guest passes and an everyone active backback. Well done Victor keep it up - The Fitness team

September 2012 - Sophie Woodfield

Sophie has averaged 4 sessions per week, working extrememly hard every session. she has lost 1 stone and 3 pounds in only 5 weeks, which is a great achievement. Next goal for Sohpie is to get a good time in her 10k run coming up next month!

For being member of the month and tryign so hard in August we have given Sophie a free month's membership, 5 guest passes and an Everyone Active bag.

Good luck and well done from the Fitness team!

August 2012 - Dan Woodhouse

Dan has averaged 4-5 sessions per week working hard durnig every single session. He has shown great courage by being prepared ot do everything the gym team throw at him (not literaly!). He has tried and tested a variety of workouts including interval training, weights programs, kettle bell sessions and more. Dan has been a great inspiration to some fo our members and is working hard on the right path to achievnig his goals and some fantastic results for him

Well done Dan... Keep it up!

July 2012 - Derek Taylor

I was diagnosed with Sugar Diabetes about 8 months ago and was told by the doctor the seriousness of it if not controlled; this immediately put me into panic mode, which led to Action. I asked the doctor the best way to control it and he gave me three options along with a warning, "If not controlled will cause major problems, as I get older":
  1. Lose weight and control by diet
  1. Control by tablets
  1. Control by insulin

I immediately knew what had to be done and once the shock and realisation had passed that I was a diabetic, I sought advice and hence recommended to join the gym and lose weight.

At that time I was 132kg in weight with a height of 1.9m and I was graded by my doctor as "Obese", so action was needed. With assistance from Mike in knowing what I wanted to achieve I got started on my programme and within 3 months I was down to 122kg and still working hard at meeting my goal of getting down to 110kg, which I felt was achievable. I was at gym 6 days per week, which is now down to 5 compulsory days with other days being optional extra.

Then I asked the question one day of Kevin in regards to, "I think I have maxed out and need to review my programme", which was quickly remedied and within the next few months got down to 1kg of my goal and I can proudly say I have gone from 132kg to 111kg in under 12 months. Kevin's programme at first got me hating the 1 minute time clock, which seems for ever when you pushing weights against the clock, but it worked for the better, so Kevin thanks again and on my review please go easy on me.

The Everyone Active team from Mike, Kevin, Carlos and Martin have been a great help to making sure I keep on track from greeting me on entry, to having a quick 5 min chat while on the treadmill and most importantly making sure that my programme is always meeting my day to day requirements.

I can confirm due to my commitment (Gym & Change in Diet) and help of the Henbury Everyone Active team I have been able to control my diabetes to the extent on my last doctors visits they thought the original results could have been in error and should I maintain this form of control, I will be able to minimise all risk's accosted with being a diabetic - Written in Derek's Own Words

June 2012 - Jenny Budd

I first met Jenny back in 2009 when she was in the middle of rehab from a major illness. Jenny started off coming along to Henbury accompanied by her physiotherapist as part of this process. No matter what, the thing that struck me more than anything else was how positive Jenny was and how willing she was to try to do as much as possible to get back ot health. This has continued and nowadays Jenny attends the centre on a regular basis using both the pool and the gym.
Keeping a note of how each workout is going, there is documented evidence of how much using the centre has helped Jenny to improve her general health and get to the stage she is at today. The latest change to the program has been to add more gentle walking on the treadmill. Despite some of near misses at the early stages Jenny now has it mastered.
I was very pleased to be able to put Jenny forward and recognise the amazing steps she has made over the time I have known her – Mike Hanney, Fitness Motivator