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Wheelie Big Cycle

St Michael’s Hospice organise their first ever

Wheelie Big Cycle event on Sunday the 21st of July


Why not ask one of our trainers to help you achieve your goals, ask them to set you a program up for this event.

Get in training now!

Call us or email to arrange a Program Review or Book an Assessment


Further information and booking forms are available online CLICK HERE or by contacting the Events Team at the Hospice, telephone 01432 851000 or e-mail: events@st-michaels-hospice.org.uk

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TEAM M.A.R.S Training Update

 With just under 3 months to go until the event, the team are stepping up their training efforts. Not only are the team training individually on a daily basis, once a week they are meeting and training as a team, challenging themselves with cross country runs, tabata training  and circuits to try and prepare themselves for what has to come on the day.

Fundraising attempts are also coming along well with the Team almost half way there to their £12,000 target.

The team have developed MARS Charity wristbands that are now on sale in the club and at other locations around the county, they are a bargain at only £1 and look great.

The team are also currently organising a charity auction for the appeal where they have some great auction lots up for grabs – the event will be taking place at The Bell Inn, Bosbury on Thursday 8th August – spread the word as it is set to be a great night.

If you see the team training out on the field at Wye Leisure, feel free to give us a wave.

£12,000 is an ambitous target to reach, but hopefully by doing this, not only will MARS be able to purchase stae of the art life saving equipment, it will also increase general awareness of the Charity – Ben Scott (Team M.A.R.S)


Try and beat your own time and your fellow gym buddies!

Every week gym staff are now taking the opportunity to put together a different weekly circuit routine based on using equipment found within our fitness suite. 

The Weekly Workout is designed to be a hi-intensity workout lasting for about 15 minutes and is monitored by a gym staff member, after which the gym staff will display your time on the gym wall for other club members to try and beat!

The Weekly Workout is great for those people looking to find an alternative to their normal workout routine and really gets the heart racing!

Fancy finding out more?  Contact us – CLICK HERE or call: 01432 860860


St Michael’s Hospice Fund Raiser

Grab your girlfriends and join the St Michael’s gang for the 2013 Venus Midnight Walk. Beginning and ending at the Point4 the 10k walk will take you on a loop through the city of Hereford. It’s night so be bright and raid the fancy dress box to make sure you’re seen.Venus Midnight Walk

Wye Leisure is proud to be supporting St Michael’s once more by providing a complete spa day for the team raising the most money for the event

Everyone getting involved will have different reasons for doing the Venus Midnight Walk, click here to find out why one of last year’s teams took part. If you are walking in memory of someone special there is the opportunity to remember them by lighting a candle in a special memory bag or by placing a message onto the Venus Memory Tree.

2012’s walk raised more than £35,000 in vital funds for St Michael’s Hospice

Enter a Team Online HERE


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 It sounds like it could be painful, but I couldn’t say no! – Dr. Malcom Russell

Wye Leisure are proud to be one of the main sponsors for the Team M.A.R.S Tough Mudder Challenege 2013 raising money for Mercia Accident Rescue Service – a local charity comprising of a small number of highly skilled medical practitioners who attend medical and trauma emergencies across Herefordshire and Worcestershire, typically complex road traffic collisions and entrapments.

There are five in the MARS Tough Mudder Team: Doctor Malcolm Russell (MARS), Ben Scott (Wye Leisure), David Gordon (Wye Leisure), Neil Gordon (Wye Leisure) and Marcus Billig (Manufacturing Manager for the Herefordshire Cider Company).

They have set themselves the daunting task of taking part in Tough Mudder 2013 a 10-12 mile military designed obstacle course consisting of mud, water, ropes, walls, electric shocks and fire.

The event is on Saturday 21st September set in Glanusk Estate in the Black Mountains.

MARS provides their service free of charge but is critically reliant on charitable donations to train and equip its practitioners in order to provide world class therapy to patients with acutely life threatening conditions.

Our aim is to raise £12,000 for cutting edge pre-hospital ultrasound equipment, which will only be used in the communities we live and serve. This will further help diagnose injuries earlier and provide our community with a highest quality of service.

Donations can be made online at http://www.justgiving.com/toughmudder-mars

Or please visit www.marsbasics.org.uk/toughmudder for more information.

Thank you for your support!!

Please feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions about M.A.R.S or the Tough Mudder Challenge

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As part of our website overhaul, we have now introduced an Online Payments Page.  Members, on receiving their membership payment reminder can simply visit the page, complete the form and undertake a secure online transaction.

Make a Payment

There are various options to pay for membership here at Wye Leisure…  The best, most convenient and most environmentally friendly being by Direct Debit however anybody wishing to pay by other means can choose from the following (if their membership category allows):

Direct Debit

Bank Transfer (BACS) For our bank details please email – Click Here

Credit / Debit Card – At the club, Online or over the phone



Thinking of changing your payment method to Direct Debit?

If so download a direct debit mandate here and drop into the club on your next visit 


Woolhope Shelton Cup Winners 2013

It has truly been a memorable season and picking up 2 pieces of silverware was the icing on the cake – Jamie Lawson (Player / Manager WAFC)

Wye Leisure is proud to announce its continued support to the Woolhope Allstars FC who have had a fantasic year – We asked Jamie Lawson (Allstars player / manager) to say a few words about the past year…


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This season we as a club are proud to say that we are double cup winners having prospered in the Shelton Cup final and respectivley won the League.  This is such a great achievment from everyone at the club with the goal at the start of the season to secure the double we can safely say we kept our promise and delivered the goods.

Ledbury pushed us all the way during the season but quality in the squad shined through in tough times towards the end of the season.  Cup Success was was very new to the team and we handled the pressure very well in front of a massive crowd at Westfields FC eventually running out 3-1 winners.  Credit must go to all of the squad who have represented Woolhope Allstars FC throughout the season and of course the management of Andy Jones who has made a massive difference in the club reaching the heights that’s expected of them.  He has installed some much needed discipline and experience in this young side.  Top marksman Cory Hyde is run away leader of the golden boot on a massive 52 goals. Could he beat the record of 59 set by Justin Halfpenny last season? Only time will tell but we are very confident.

Also we would like to thank everyone associated with the club, from Matt and The Crown Inn for there excellent hospitality after every home game, the away teams truly love making the trip out to Woolhope.  As well as the hospitality a great thank you to Wye Leisure for their continuing support of the club behind the scenes.  Always making sure we have smart kit and represent the club in the best way we can.

Woolhope Allstars – League and Cup Winners 12/13

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Saturday 1st of June 2013

 The 1st of June marks this years annual Fownhope Club Walk which is organised and run by the Heart of Oak Society.  We are proud to have been asked by the Heart of Oak if the walk can end up at Wye Leisure at approximatly 2.30pm / 3.00pm where refreshments will be provided (donations towards the Heart of Oak Society are always welcome) and a Pig Roast will be served (pig roast chargeable by ticket).

The day will start at 10.00 am at the New Inn. The parade will be led by the AW Parker (Drybrook) Band followed by the Fownhope Heart of Oak Society Banner and members carrying their traditional decorated sticks. There is no charge to attend – But donations to the Heart of Oak Society are always welcome.Heart of Oak procession arriving at Wye Leisure

The group will parade to St Mary’s Church for a stirring service of thanks and praise. The parade then moves to three locations in the village where hosts will welcome us with refreshments. The Silurian Morris Men will provide lively music and dancing throughout the Club Walk and the AW Parker (Drybrook) Band will perform some of their extensive prize winning concert pieces.
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Finally the group will finish with a pig roast and the Family Sports at Wye Leisure, together with music from the AW Parker (Drybrook) Band, more dancing by Morris Men and a May Pole dance by the Fownhope Brownies.  There will also be fun races for children and adults (weather permitting).  Prizes include the famous FHOS mugs which are produced exclusively for the Heart of Oak by Tintagel pottery.



This month (June 2013) Aroha – Health & Beauty have 5 amazing limited edition Murad gift sets in stock which are great value for money.  Full details of the offers can be found by CLICKING HEREMurad Skincare Logo

An ideal way to try out new products for yourself, to take on holiday or to purchase as a super gift for a friend or loved-one?

With these savings you can’t go wrong.  Transform your skin – we guarantee you will not be disappointed!

First Up – Is a Brand New, Value Duo Set:

Murad Body Care Firming DuoBody Care Body Firming Duo – Offer Price £60.00 (Normal RRP £82.50)


Next – Get Glowing Set:

4 Fantastic Skin Care Sets will transform your skin and restore a beautiful clean, clear glowing complexion – Offer Price £25.00 (Normal RRP £75.00)


Ban Blemishes:

June Offer £29.50 (Normal RRP £52.00)


Pore Perfection:

June Offer £25.00 (Normal RRP £49.00)


Sun Undone:

June Offer £29.50 (Normal RRP £81.00)

For more details please feel free to call Aroha directly, email or pop into the club

Aroha Health & Beauty, Wye Leisure Health and Leisure Club, Fownhope, Hereford HR1 4PE

Telephone: 01432 860860 (Option 2)

Email: – Click Here

Download our Beauty Treatment / Spa Brochure HERE

Please Note: Any Offer, quote or statement made or advertised within this promotional feature are made by / on-behalf of Aroha Health & Beauty and not Wye Leisure Limited and Wye Leisure Limited should not be held responsible for any inaccuracy or shortfallings 




After much anticipation, a long over-due overhaul has been undertaken and we are very happy to announce the launch of our new website!

Please CLICK HERE and take a LOOK – The new site is now viewable across all devices (where as the previous one, could not be viewed on any Apple device) and we have added a few more features:

Online Bookings for Classes, Gym Inductions and Assessments – (Not working just yet…)

Down-loadable Documents – Brochures, Price Lists, Opening Hours, Menus etc…

Online Membership Payments by Debit or Credit Card 

Gift Vouchers 

Links to this Blog and we are working on a Sign-Up to the Blog / Newsletter

Social Media Integration – with Facebook and Twitter 

We hope you approve of the change and encourage members and non-members to give us your feedback…  Happy Surfing!


25% OFF an Indian Head Massage

With this massage, experience a relaxing and calming effect on your mind, body and spirit, leaving you with a sense of tranquillity and rejuvenation.Head Massage - Female

You will lie comfortably on the therapy couch covered with a fluffy, soft blanket for the massage.  The finest, organic, Tisserand Aromatherapy oils are gently warmed and then applied with a range of different massage movements over the shoulders, neck and scalp and through the hair.  

The relaxing treatment releases stress that accumulates in the tissues, muscles and joints, softening the skin, improving its tone and resiliency and conditioning the hair.

April Offer – £15.00

(Normal RRP £20.00) – The session will last approximately 25 minutes.

To receive this offer your treatment must be taken during the monthly of April 2013 only

To Book:

Please call Emily, Jane or Martha in the beauty salon today on – 01432 860860 (choosing option 2)

Please leave a message, as if we are in treatments we can not answer the phone, and we will call back to make your booking

or call Emily directly on – 07809 874022

Alternatively email – aroha-healthandbeauty@live.co.uk

If you are interested in knowing what other fabulous treatments we have on offer, why not download our brochure and price list CLICK HERE

Would you like to know more about Indian Head Massage?  Please read on…

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Once again Wye Leisure is proud to support St Michael’s Hospice, this time in their efforts to raise £100,000.00 for the In-Patient Room organised by Stephen Rabbitts.SMH log & reg.charity no.

The Quiz Night is TICKET ONLY, with 120 tickets sold already and will be held at the Hereford United Starlight Room on the 20th of April 2013 at 7.30pm.

Wye Leisure is proud to have given an auction item to this event, a gift voucher for 1 x Meal for Four People

We will report back on how much money was raised…


Wye Leisure is proud to continue supporting the Fownhope Short Mat Bowls Club, annual charity event, an Open Fours Competition.

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Date: Sunday 28th of April 2013

Venue: Fownhope New Memorial Hall

Time: All Day – Presentation of trophies at 16:00hrs approx

Last year’s winners were a “Mix ‘n Match” team (Combined Hereford and Hants) who have chosen this years charities to be the Hereford and Worcester Air Ambulance and the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary in Southampton.

Refreshments – Tea, Coffee and Cakes served throughout the day, with all proceeds going to the charities.

Interested in joining the Fownhope Team

Click on the link above for more details


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As part of our on-going maintenance to the club we have recently finished an over-haul to both steam rooms at Wye Leisure.  Both the adult and family area steam rooms have been re-grouted and the flooring replaced.  In the adults only pool hall we have also renewed the flooring on the slope leading down to the steam room, sauna and showers which was also warn.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our members for their co-operation whilst these works were undertaken.


This year we are making a change to the way we organise our Bar-B-Q nights and want to make sure all our members and guests are aware of the new system.

As we progress through summer and autum we will select evenings based on the weather forecasts approximately 3-4 days prior.  Once the date is set (and fingers crossed the weather holds), we will then send out an email to everyone who is a newsletter subscriber advertising the night.

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In previous years we have found pinning our hopes on just a Friday evenings too specific and hope that this way we may be able guarantee some better weather?

If you dont already receive our newsletter and want to receive notification of the BBQ’s then please click on the link below to signup and we will make sure you know each time the weather permits!

Join Our Newsletter HERE

Bar-B-Ques are open to members and non-members alike

On evenings where we are serving the BBQ menu we would not normally offer the normal menu in the Terrace Bar.  But we will make everyone aware of this when booking!

The BBQ Menu is designed to be, and is served in a very informal way!  Hopefully something like you may do in your own garden, just with out the washing-up!

To Download the Menu with Costs please CLICK HERE