MonLife Leisure Centre Membership Update

We hope that you are staying safe and well during these difficult times. 

As you are aware following the Welsh Government announcement on 19th December, all MonLife Leisure Centres are now closed while we await a further update from the First Minister at the end of January.  Therefore, we will not be taking any payment for your membership for the month of January.

We want to help keep your wellbeing and fitness on track, so you can still access our NEW Live and On Demand service! Where you can carry on training with your favourite instructors wherever, whenever. Your membership will give you an exciting Virtual and Live group and personal fitness experience. The Live journey is designed to include social moments at the start and at the end of each class whilst focusing on your training. You will be able to track activities, monitor progress and generate results!

To enjoy MonLife Live and On Demand, simply download the MonLife App and click on MyWellness then MonLife Live and On Demand.

If you have any questions please email monmemberships@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Please take care and ensure that you follow the government guidelines at all times, click here for more information  Alert level 4 | GOV.WALES

Stay Safe and we look forward to seeing you again soon


MonLife One Year Anniversary

One year on, during these difficult times, we are closer than ever!

And what a 1st year this has been…

“On behalf of myself and my MonLife colleagues, I would like to thank you for being part of our first year since our launch in 2020. We have been humbled and amazed at your continued enthusiasm and support and having received such positive feedback across our wide ranging services, we look forward to seeing you all again as and when Welsh Government confirm it is safe to do so. I would also like to extend my sincere thanks to the MonLife team who have worked tirelessly during the last 12 months to support our customers and communities and I know they will continue to do so in the future. ” Ian Saunders, Chief Operating Officer.

In 2021, we will continue to keep our customers at the heart of everything we do and will carry on improving our offer to benefit your health and wellbeing. We continue to explore new opportunities to ensure that you can carry on with your wellbeing journey at home.

We have a fantastic NEW product that will allow MonLife members to carry on training with their favourite instructors and participants they know from their homes with the NEW MonLife LIVE & ON-DEMAND membership. This membership will give you an exciting Virtual Live group and personal fitness experience. Please click HERE for further information.

You can also explore MonLife Countryside by staying local for exercise with members of your household/support bubble.  Please visit https://www.visitmonmouthshire.com/things-to-do/walking-in-monmouthshire.aspx# for further information. 

To keep up to date, follow our social media accounts, like our Facebook Page, follow our Twitter account and subscribe to our Youtube Channel. We also have a MonLife App – click HERE to download.

Stay Home to save lives and protect our NHS.

We hope you all had a safe and healthy Christmas and wish you a very Happy New Year!


MonLife Tier 4 Lockdown

As you are aware following the Welsh Government announcement on 19th December, all MonLife Leisure Centres are now closed while we await a further update from the First Minister at the end of January.  Therefore, we will not be taking any payment for your membership for the month of January.

All other MonLife services are also closed, except for countryside and attraction car parks, outside sites and playgrounds. Please see the individual venue and service pages on the website for detailed information.

Countryside Access sites and public rights of way remain open for use.  For a safe and enjoyable visit please follow the guidance and rules which are found here

Our staff, as well as the community, are our priority and we would like to thank you for the support that you have shown MonLife over these last few months.  We have received the most amazing feedback from our customers and we look forward to welcoming you all back following the Welsh Government review in January.

To keep up to date, follow our social media accounts, like our Facebook Page, follow our Twitter account and subscribe to our Youtube Channel.  We also have a MonLife App – click HERE to download.

If you have an enquiry regarding your MonLife membership then please email monmemberships@monmouthshire.gov.uk or call 01633 644499.

As a valued customer we would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you a Happy New Year. 


MonLife Black Friday 2020

AT MONLIFE WE ALWAYS HAVE THE HOTTEST DEALS THIS BLACK FRIDAY.


MONLIFE CYBER MONDAY DEAL 2020

MonLife Active Offers An Exciting Live & On Demand Group & Personal Experience From Your Home

Get 6 Months for £24.99. Sign Up Today And Get 1 Month Extra FREE. That’s Just £3.57 Per Month!

🔥 Live MonLife Active Classes
🔥 On Demand Catalogue of Classes
🔥 Technogym Virtual Classes

REGISTER HERE


12-4-10 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

Get 2 FREE Months Membership this Black Friday

🏋️‍♀️ Unlimited access to all Gyms and Fitness Classes
🏊‍♀️ Unlimited access to all Swimming Pools & Spa’s
⏱ FREE Personalised Fitness Plans
📋 FREE weekly Body Blitz (Personal Training Sessions)
📱 FREE access to all LIVE and ON-DEMAND Training Sessions


10-4-8 FITNESS CLASSES

Get 2 FREE Fitness Classes this Black Friday

Get 10 classes for the price of 8 when you pre-order 10 Fitness Classes for all MonLife Active Centres. With over 140 Classes to choose from, there’s something for everyone.

To take advantage of this offer, simply contact your local MonLife Active Centre using the links below;


Get 25% Discount on all Spa & Beauty Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers bought now can be redeemed between January 2021 – 1st April 2021.

To see a full range of treatments available here.

If you are looking to recharge or relax, here at Serenity Spa, we can provide you with the perfect haven in which to experience the most incredibly unique sensations, where the mind, body & spirit converge to create an unforgettable experience.

Our team of experienced and highly qualified therapists will be happy to put together a treatment package designed specifically for your needs and will be happy to offer you advice on your skin’s requirements.

To purchase, please contact Serenity Spa



The 2020 Green Flag UK People Choice Award: Caldicot Castle & Country Park

Caldicot Castle is set within 55 acres of idyllic Country Park. Founded by the Normans, developed in royal hands as a stronghold in the Middle Ages and restored as a Victorian family home, the castle has a romantic and colourful history. Travel through time from a medieval castle to a Victorian mansion.

The Green Flag Award® scheme recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

The Green Flag Award’s Purpose & Aims

  • To ensure that everybody has access to quality green and other open spaces, irrespective of where they live.
  • To ensure that these spaces are appropriately managed and meet the needs of the communities that they serve.
  • To establish standards of good management.
  • To promote and share good practice amongst the green space sector.
  • To recognise and reward the hard work of managers, staff and volunteers.

We would like to invite you to vote for Caldicot Castle & Country Park in the 2020 Green Flag UK People Choice Award. To vote, click here: https://www.greenflagaward.org/park-summary/?park=2143


Get Creative: Make Decoration This Halloween

Make a Vampire Hallowe’en Decoration

You will need:

  • Vampire template
  • 1 A4 sheet of white paper
  • 1 A4 sheet of black card
  • 1 scrap of tissue paper or other coloured paper
  • A glue stick Colouring pencils or pens Scissors

What to do:

  1. Print out your vampire templates on to a sheet of A4 paper. Cut out the vampire body and glue it to the back of the black card, using it as a guide to cut out your vampire’s body. Remember to cut along the dotted lines under the arms.
  2. Cut out the vampire face and chest piece and draw on your vampire’s face.
  3. Stick your vampire face and chest piece on to the body piece (black cardboard side facing up), leaving the V-shape of black showing at the top of the head for the vampire’s hair (see the picture above).
  4. Take a small square of tissue paper (around 3cm) or other coloured paper and pinch it together in the middle to make a bow tie shape, then glue to your vampire’s neck. Draw four buttons underneath the bow tie to make the vampire’s shirt.
  5. With the vampire laid out flat on the table, take each of the arms and fold them inwards so that they stand out from the body.
  6. Glue along one straight edge of the vampire’s body piece as shown on the template, then roll the body into a cone shape, sticking the glued edge under the other straight edge. Hold in place until the glue dries.
  7. Use your finished vampire to decorate your home ready for a super spooky hallowe’en!

Make a Witch Hallowe’en Decoration

You will need:

  • Witch template
  • 1 A4 sheet of white paper
  • 1 A4 sheet of black card
  • Some scraps of wool for the hair
  • A glue stick Felt pens or colouring pencils
  • Scissors
  • A few shiny star stickers or scraps of coloured paper to make your own

What to do:

  1. Print out the witch templates onto A4 paper.
  2. Cut out the witch body template and glue it to the back of your black card. Use the template as a guide to cut out the body of your witch. Don’t forget to cut along the dotted lines under the arms.
  3. Cut out the witch face template and colour it in then draw on a smiley face.
  4. With the black cardboard side of the witch body piece facing up, stick the witch’s face on to the body underneath her black hat (see the picture above).
  5. Glue on a few strands of wool to make the witch’s hair.
  6. With the witch laid out flat on the table, take each of the arms and fold them inwards so that they stand out from the body.
  7. Glue along one straight edge of the witch’s body piece as shown on the template, then roll the body into a cone shape, sticking the glued edge underneath the other straight edge. Hold in place until the glue dries.
  8. Stick a few shiny stars on to the witch’s body and hat, or cut out your own decorations from scraps of coloured paper.
  9. Use your finished witch to decorate your home ready for a super spooky hallowe’en!

Make a Spiral Ghost Hallowe’en Decoration

You will need:

  • 1 A4 sheet of white printer card
  • Colouring pencils or felt pens
  • Scissors

What to do:

  1. Print out your ghost template on to the white card. If you don’t have a card suitable for your printer, you can print onto ordinary paper and glue it on to a piece of scrap cardboard e.g. an old cereal packet.
  2. Use a pair of scissors to carefully cut around your ghost head and arms, then continue to cut following the lines all the way around the inside in a continuous spiral.
  3. Use a colouring pencil or felt pen to draw a face on to your ghost. You can make it funny or scary or surprised—you could even draw a different face on the front and back of your ghost so that it looks different from each side when it’s hanging up!
  4. Hang up your ghost by the bottom of its spiral tail, or by its head, ready for a super spooky hallowe’en!

Make a Bat Hallowe’en Decoration

You will need:

  • 1 A4 sheet of white paper
  • 1 A4 sheet of black card
  • 1 black pipe cleaner for the legs
  • A glue stick
  • Felt pens or colouring pencils
  • Scissors

What to do:

  1. Print the bat template onto A4 paper. Carefully cut out the eyes and fangs and place them to one side for the moment, then glue the wings and body templates to the back of your sheet of black card.
  2. Cut out the wings and body from the black card, using the printed template as a guide. Lay your bat pieces out flat on the table, black side up.
  3. Colour in the eyes then cut them out and glue them into position on your bat’s face, just below the top curved edge.
  4. Cut out the fangs and glue them on to the bat’s face underneath his eyes.
  5. Using the glue stick, make a line of glue along one straight side of your bat body, then roll the body into a cylinder, and stick the two straight edges together. Hold in place while the glue dries.
  6. Glue the wings on to the back of your bat, covering the joined edges from the previous step. Hold in place while the glue dries.
  7. Take a black pipe cleaner and fold it in half. Glue the folded end to the inside of your bat (see the picture above)
  8. Curl the two cut ends of the pipe cleaner to make the bat’s talons
  9. Hang the bat upside down at home ready for a super spooky hallowe’en

We’d love to see your finished crafts — please tweet us a photo @MonLifeLearning @MonLifeOfficial Decoration


Welsh Government Introduces Firebreak Lockdown

Dear MonLife Customer,

Following on from the announcement made by the Welsh Government to introduce the ‘Firebreak’ we will be re-opening all MonLife facilities from Monday 9th November.

Unfortunately, however, following the announcement made by the UK Government on Monday 2nd Nov, we are unable to facilitate any bookings from our customers currently residing in England during the month long national lockdown starting from Thursday 5th November. All members affected will have their memberships automatically frozen during this time. We hope you stay active and safe during this difficult time and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Please follow our daily countdown posts on social media for updates and ensure that you always follow the Welsh Government Guidelines. 

The areas that remain open for local use during the ‘Firebreak’ include all countryside sites, Caldicot Castle Country Park (toilets will be open 10 am – 4:30 pm), the grounds at Old Station Tintern (toilets will be closed) and Abergavenny Castle Grounds as well as car parks and play areas in Monmouthshire.

Our staff as well as the community are our priority and we would like to thank you for the support that you have shown MonLife over these last few months. We have received the most amazing feedback from our customers and we will look forward to welcoming you all back on the 9th November.

If you have made any bookings please bear with us as we will be in touch with you, however, if your query is urgent then please call the relevant MonLife venue.

Your health and wellbeing are very important to us and we will continue to explore opportunities to ensure that you can carry on with your wellbeing journey at home. Please visit our MonLife Health and Wellbeing hub https://www.monlife.co.uk/monlife-health-wellbeing-hub/ for further information. Here you will also find over 140 fitness sessions for you to do at home. Les Mills On Demand is also still available with over 1000 online workouts including Body Pump, Yoga and RPM that members can try for free for 30 days, then pay a reduced monthly fee of £7.94 per month To keep up to date, follow our social media accounts, like our Facebook Page, follow our Twitter account and subscribe to our Youtube Channel. We also have the MonLife app which you can download from the Apple and Play store now https://claritylive.myfitapp.de/a/8HRD?p=5?pv=1

Our customers, partners and colleague’s safety and wellbeing are at the heart of what we do. Please stay safe and try to stay as active as possible, we have some amazing places for you to explore in your local area by clicking here but please adhere to the Government guidelines to protect the NHS and save lives.

Memberships

We would like to reassure you that you do not need to do anything we will arrange any alteration to your November direct debit payment to reflect opening up on the 9th November and the days lost in between.

Swimming Lessons

As with the memberships, your swimming lesson direct debit will be amended to reflect the time lost during the ‘Firebreak’.

Our membership teams are happy to help with any questions you may have so please email monmemberships@monmouthshire.gov.uk or call 01633 644499.

As a valued customer we would like to thank you for your continued support, we will be dealing with a high volume of calls so please bear with us. For further updates please follow us on social media, download our MonLife app or visit www.MonLife.co.uk.

We would also like to extend our thanks to all the NHS Heroes, carers and keyworkers keeping us safe and looked after during this time.

We look forward to seeing you all again on the 9th November.

Stay safe, protect the NHS and save lives.


Celebrating Monmouthshire Summer Activity Hubs

Over the last few months during this very different period, MonLife were able to demonstrate how they can collaborate effectively to deliver programs that positively impact young people in Monmouthshire.

At the start of the summer holidays MonLife we asked to provide a program for children aged 5-12 to access daily activities. In normal circumstances, The Monmouthshire Games is usually delivered within the four MonLife leisure centres. However, due to the pandemic, it required an adapted program to be devised and collaborative work.

With the help of services from sports development, youth service and leisure the Monmouthshire Summer Activity Hubs were developed. It was essential that the program had a variety of activities, risk assessed and following government guidelines to keep the children and staff safe.

“The Monmouthshire Summer Activity Hubs were a perfect example of MonLife employees coming together to provide a great experience for our young people. The feedback from the parents and children was positive and they enjoyed being able to interact with their friends from school as well as creating new friendships. We hope this gave the children some form of normality before going back to school in September”. – Sports development officer

The expertise of people within these services created a variety of activities for the children to complete from team building games, sports to arts and crafts. The impact of this program positively affected young people in Monmouthshire and in some instances it was the first opportunity that children had to reengage with others since the lockdown. The Hubs provided a safe environment for children to be able to interact and socialise together, which is reflected in the feedback gathered during the summer.

The delivery of the hubs also provided the parents and carers in the community with a scheme that they can trust and they can restart some normality of work. In addition to this, it provided staff with the opportunity to return to the workplace and reengage with the community.

Following on from the success of the Summer Activity Hubs we are very excited to announce that The Monmouthshire Games will be returning this October Half Term. Keep an eye out on our social media for the latest news and to register your interest as there will be limited spaces available!


MonLife Active Develop Digital Channels During Lockdown To Keep Residents Active And Engaged

Following the closure of MonLife Leisure Centres on the 20th March we decided to go digital to ensure our customers could continue their journey with us.

MonLife Active Fitness Instructors started recording Classes and Workouts such as Yoga, Tai Chi and HIIT and sharing them via the newly formed MonLife YouTube channel which now has more than 150 classes, and can be viewed at any time for FREE https://www.youtube.com/c/MonLife/videos 

“Your well-being workouts have been a huge part of keeping me feeling rooted and connected to our old lives. Thank you team”

The digital platforms started to develop quickly and enabled the staff to use Zoom classes as the platform for customer interaction and coaching element that both members and instructors enjoy so much, with 3 classes being offered each day with a post-class Coffee Catch Up. 

The MonLife Active NERS Team also wanted to support people in the local community by organising a fundraiser using Zoom classes to support people living with Mental Health in Wales during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which raised £619.00 

Additionally, using the Technogym My Wellness App “Stay at Home” Physical Activity Challenge, which provided new workouts every day and a Walk/Run The Monmouthshire Way Challenges were created to provide support and motivation to over 200 members while they waited for our centres to re-open.   

“Thank you guys, all of you at Monmouth leisure centre have gone above and beyond. Truly amazing people”

We look forward to finding new and innovative ways to stay in contact with the members of our community to keep supporting both their physical and mental wellbeing. 

We have also launched our brand new MonLife App, keep up to date with news, timetables, activities and more, simply download it from the Apple or Play store. Your Leisure Centre in your pocket!


Serenity treatment rooms have officially re-opened at Monmouth Leisure Centre.

Autumn is upon us and it is time to relax and unwind at Serenity Treatment Rooms.

Indulge in a warming hot stone massage where muscles are deeply penetrated with warm rocks, and unwind whilst smelling the aromatic oils of elemis body oils and candles.

Or treat your hands and feet with Deep hydrating treatments, perfect for repairing feet after the summer, and dry, damaged hands from alcohol gel.

We also have a great range of skincare to bring your spa to your home.

There isn’t a better time to look after your skin.

Here at serenity treatment rooms, we offer a wide range of skincare products that are suitable for all skin types, whether you have oily or combination skin too dry, dehydrated skin. We have it all here for you. We have some exclusive gift sets ranging from £60 – £100, the perfect gift for that someone special, or perhaps you are in need of a skincare regime and it’s now time to invest in you.

And that’s not the only good news, we are excited to have a new member of the team, Abi. Abi has worked in beauty for 20 years. She is wonderful and will be a great addition to Serenity Treatment Rooms, bringing so much talent and experience. Abi cannot wait to start delivering our many treatments to you and giving you an outstanding experience. Vicki, who has been with us from the beginning has also shared the joy she has in being able to deliver outstanding treatments to our amazing customers.  

Vicki and Abi have shared with us how customer’s health and well-being is at the forefront of what we do. Therefore, we are following all COVID guidelines delivered to us from the government, completed a COVID-19 course for beauty salons, and will continuously keep up with current guidelines.

After what has been a challenging time for many during the last 6 months, there’s not a better time to come to Serenity Treatment Rooms. Download our MonLife App by clicking here https://claritylive.myfitapp.de/a/8HRD?p=6 

There is something for everyone here. And we look forward to seeing you.