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K2 has a new innovative indoor golf programme

The leisure centre has teamed up with Crawley based company Eclipse Golf to offer coaching sessions and aims to help Crawley residents get on to the golf course.

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K2 Crawley which is operated by Freedom Leisure on behalf of Crawley Borough Council is teaming up with Crawley based company Eclipse Golf to offer both children/youth and adult coaching sessions, for those who wish to trial and get started with golf or improve their confidence on the course!

The first sessions are available to book now, starting on Thursday 22nd March at 10am and 11am for Adults as well as 4pm and 5pm for Children. The sessions will be available on Thursdays with the goal to get participants confident and ready to play as quickly as possible. Other days can be made available if interest is high.

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Sessions will cover different topics each week and include a range of essential skills and knowledge as well as fun, effective drills and challenges. You can book full learning courses for groups or individuals, and bespoke coaching, designed to get people ready to play on the golf course as well as improve their swing, short game and putting. All sessions are led by PGA qualified golf coaches.

Dave Downey, Freedom Leisure Active Communities officer, says:

“We are pleased to be introducing this indoor introduction to golf and technique sessions at K2 Crawley as they are very different from the usual golf coaching which tend to be outside at golf clubs and driving ranges, and can be seen by some as intimidating! Being indoors provides a controlled environment to learn which we know will be welcoming and reassuring to beginners or lapsed golfers. They are specially designed to provide the perfect stepping-stone for people to gain enough skill and confidence to progress to an outdoor course or driving range or to improve technique for those looking to progress.

“It is the priority of Freedom Leisure to support the communities in which we operate to become more active and involved with sport, and we know that golf is a great way for people of all ages and abilities to do this. However, research has shown that while Crawley residents have a desire to try golf they don’t know where to start and are worried about setting out on a golf course with no previous experience or skill! These sessions will be fun and will allow groups of friends or families to learn and play golf together.”

Rhys Atkinson, Eclipse Golf Limited, says:

“We are delighted to be able to bring golf into the Leisure Centre environment and give local residents the chance to try this amazing game in a fun, friendly and effective learning environment! It’s a sport that offers many benefits, one of which is that during the average game of 18-holes will well exceed the recommended 10,000 steps a day! Plus it is fun, rewarding, endlessly challenging and the experience can be shared by all abilities, age groups and last a lifetime.”

Prices range from £12.50 – £10 per hour for adults and £7.50 per hour for children.

For more information, or to book and pay, call 01293 223 038, or email enquiries@eclipse-golf.co.uk.

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Neurokinex Gatwick wins national award

Neurokinex Gatwick – a leading provider of activity-based rehabilitation for spinal cord injury – has won the 2018 National Fitness Awards’ Best Rehabilitation Facility of the Year category.

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Four members of the 10-strong team were at the Award ceremony on Friday November 30th to receive the Award.

The Best Rehabilitation Facility category is open to gyms and sites who are dedicated purely to the rehabilitation market and/or who employ specially trained consultants to deal with GP referrals. Neurokinex was chosen as a finalist from 100s of entries and was up against four other finalists.

Neurokinex underwent a rigorous assessment process, which involved a site visit by a member of the awards’ team who toured the facility, chatted to clients and staff and examined all areas of the business. Detailed reports were then compiled and passed on to an expert judging panel which decided the winners.

Neurokinex Gatwick team receives National Fitness Award for Best Rehabilitation Facility

“I am very proud and happy that our Gatwick team has won this very important award,”

says Harvey Sihota, founder and director of Neurokinex.

“This achievement is testament to the hard work of the entire team. We know our ground-breaking protocols and activity-based rehabilitation therapies are redefining possibilities for adults and children with spinal cord injury. But to have this independent validation from industry experts that our work is of a national award-winning quality is an honour: I am delighted our work has been recognised this way.”

Neurokinex www.neurokinex.org is a charity and a not-for-profit organisation.

The Gatwick site, which opened in 2016, sets out to redefine possibilities for people with a spinal cord injury.

Its programmes stimulate and load the entire nervous and musculoskeletal systems through carefully crafted, task-specific exercises with the assistance of skilled therapists. Neurokinex clients take part in activities such as active standing, cycling, walking and rowing, tailored to their neurological impairment.

This offers people a multitude of benefits including improvements in neurological function, muscle bulk and quality, cardiovascular health, strength and stamina, balance and trunk control, skin and bone health, range of motion and psychological wellbeing.

“Neurokinex stood out to us as a life-changing facility which combines cutting edge tech with highly-skilled and compassionate trainers,” says Judith Halkerston, Event Director, National Fitness Awards.

“It is evident that Neurokinex is changing the lives of people with spinal cord injury. Its broad client base of adults and children as young as 18 months, plus international clients who are travelling to the facility for this treatment, proves that it is offering something very special indeed. They should be very proud of their achievement and I wish them continued success going forwards.”

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