Wye Leisure Blog

An Eventful Evening at Wye Leisure on Thursday 18th July

At around 9:00pm on Thursday evening, Wye Leisure had an incident where a small electrical socket in a roof void started smouldering causing the activation of the fire alarm. On initial inspection from the duty manager as a safety precaution in-line with our procedures, an evacuation of the building was made.

When a fire alarm triggers at Wye Leisure, it is automatically sent to a control room who mobilised two fire crews. They attended the scene to give their expertise on the situation, and fire crews assisted with the clean-up.

Our Electricians also attend site and ensured that the electric to this area was isolated and the area was made safe.

Further to this, our full maintenance team have attended the site this morning and done a full inspection of the area and dealt with the individual, faulty electric point.

Wye Leisure would like to make all our customers aware that the club is open and running as normal and would like to thank all parties involved, including our great team here at the club with the smooth and efficient handling of the situation.


New Bamboo Massage Therapy at

Aroha Health & Beauty

A Hot Stone Massage With Attitude

Described as a ‘hot stone massage with attitude’, Bamboo Massage is a new concept in luxurious deep tissue relaxation massage, said to help tensions melt away, boost circulation and aid lymphatic drainage.

Bamboo 1Our talented young therapist, Martha Harris – always keen to champion the newest treatments – is just one of a small number of therapists qualified to offer this wonderful therapy in the UK and is thought to be amongst the first practicing in Herefordshire.  

We are delighted to bring this new therapy to our clients at Aroha – Health & Beauty.

A Bamboo Massage with therapist Martha Harris costs £28.50 for a 45 minute Back, Neck and Shoulders Treatment or £45.00 for a 70 minute Full Body Treatment.

Book your appointment today by calling:
01432 860860 (Option 2)


Download the Full Editorial of this Treatment CLICK 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


Jungle Gym XT BandsIt’s only a small addition of equipment, but quite a few members have asked for them…


TRX Cables


If any member would like to make use of these training bands or would like help with the use of any other equipment then please feel free, at any time, to make an appointment to see a trainer.  They would be only too pleased to show you how to make proper use of the facilities.

Call Us Today on: 01432 860860

or Email by Clicking Here

Additionally we have added a few links below from YouTube where you can see videos of how these bands can be used:

Beginners Workout Video

Intermediate Workout Video

Advanced Workout Video



Family Area – Spa Pool Maintenance

As part of our on-going maintenance work, we would like to let all of our club users know that during the week commencing Monday the 8th of July 2013, that one of the spa pools in the family pool hall will be closed whilst we undertake essential maintenance work.  These works will take approximately 4-5 weeks to complete.

We will fully cordon the area off from the public whilst these works are undertaken, but there may be some noise disruption, for which we apologise in advance!

Within the scope of work we will be replacing some of the pipework linking the spa pool to the filtration system, replacing / repairing the structure around the spa and we will ensure to open the area back up as quickly as possible.

ALL other areas and facilities within the family pool halls will be open as normal.

Thanking you in advance for your understanding!

Brockhampton Cricket Club - Wye Leisure Marquee

(Left to Right) – New Marquee, Club House, Changing Rooms

A few months back we were approached by Roy Wargen from Brockhampton Cricket Club about their Marquee.  The British weather being what it is, had taken its toll one stormy night and had un-rooted their old marquee, lifting the complete unit from the ground, landing it in a tree rendering it useless.

The marquee is used on larger matches and events ran at the club and with pending matches we are proud to say Wye Leisure was able to help out Brock’ with getting a new marquee just in time!

Fancy finding out more about Brockhampton Cricket Club CLICK HERE

We are proud to support such a fantastic club, year on year!




Correct your posture, balance and burn 20-25%  more calories on a treadmill?Getting his cardio in shape


We asked one of our Personal Trainers, David gordon to look at the impact of correct posture whilst using the treadmill…  Here is what he said:

Working in the gym, provides me with a fantastic opportunity to help members deliver their fitness goals. I regularly see members hold onto the front or side handrails of a treadmill, especially when they are walking on an incline. This is common, as walking on a moving belt isn’t really second nature and it can take time to get used to it. However, it is important to note that there are many problems created by holding onto a treadmill most notably: postural problems; reduced balance and a reduction in calories being burned

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Fancy having a goal to train for?

May be a family day out

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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Tough Mudder Picture 1


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


Team Picture

 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

 Tough Mudder Picture 1


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.
Heart of Oak Walk

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