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About South Kesteven

1Life South Kesteven Contract includes Bourne Leisure Centre, Deepings Leisure Centre, Grantham Meres Leisure Centre and Stamford Leisure Centre. 1Life caters for every gym-goer with a variety of membership packages and payment options to suit all lifestyles and budgets. Operating across 70 centres in the UK, 1Life has invested over £2.6 million into its facilities to deliver the latest gym equipment, fitness classes, personal assessments and training, for more than 50,000 members.

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Richard Hanney,
Manifest Communications
t. +44 (0)1132 429 174

South Kesteven

Stamford Leisure Centre gives GP-referral new lease of life

Demonstrating that being active can greatly improve your health, Stamford Leisure Centre has over the past six weeks helped Kelly Hanwell, from Easton On The Hill, lose one and a half stone after joining the GP-referral scheme at the centre.

  • Kelly was referred to the scheme as she had struggled with her weight for many years and was suffering with high blood pressure
  • The team at the centre created a personalised exercise plan to increase Kelly’s fitness and help her lose weight to improve her health
  • Kelly now attends gym sessions at the leisure centre three or four times each week, as well as swimming two or three times during the week
  • The GP-referral scheme is available at Stamford Leisure Centre by referral from your doctor, and runs over an initial three-month period with consultation, programme and review


Kelly commented:

I feel so much better now that I’m going to the gym every week, it has boosted my confidence and energy levels dramatically and it’s fantastic that the weight is dropping off so quickly. The team at Stamford Leisure Centre has been so supportive and a great help, especially Lisa, who has helped me to develop a routine. If I ever get bored, Lisa will always mix it up to keep me entertained. I’ve learnt to enjoy visiting the gym, which I now call ‘‘me-time’.

Lisa at Stamford Leisure Centre, commented:

The team and I are so proud of Kelly’s progress over the past six weeks, she is really enthusiastic about the programme and always puts in 110%!  It is fantastic for us to work with members of the local community via the GP-referral scheme, and we hope to continue helping those that need support in their exercise routines.


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Olympic swimmer celebrates the athletes of the future at local festival

Over 600 young athletes from across Lincolnshire were celebrated this week as Olympic Freestyle Swimmer, Ross Davenport, joined Grantham Meres Leisure Centre at the annual Sainsbury’s School Games Winter Festival. The festival – which saw visitors from across the county celebrate young athletic talent – provided an opportunity for the local community to enjoy a […]

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British professional boxing arrives in Grantham

A night of professional boxing, ‘Mayhem at Meres’, is set to take place at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre this weekend. The event will be the first professional boxing show at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre since 1999. On the night, Callum Johnson will face off against Portsmouth fighter Joel McIntyre in a British light-heavyweight title eliminator […]

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Inspirational Stamford swimming instructor hosts swimming gala in Swaziland

An inspirational swimming instructor from Stamford Leisure Pool has just returned from Bulembu, a small village in Swaziland, Africa, after taking two weeks away from the UK to host a swimming gala and teach pre-school children how to swim. After researching a trip to Swaziland three years ago, swimming instructor, Lisa Ryan, aged 45 from […]

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