Friday 25th February was Gareth’s last after 13 years with OHLC. Gareth has been a real asset to our centre over the years, consistently going above and beyond for customers and team mates. He’s helped countless members with their training, mentored team mates and always worked hard towards our shared goals. We had a collection round the team and raised a nice little amount… don’t … Continue reading A new adventure for Gareth
We all know exercise is great for both our physical and mental health, but sometimes it can be difficult to maintain interest and stay motivated. Exercising with a friend can have amazing results. It’s more fun You’re less likely to get bored when working out with a friend. You can catch up, have a laugh while you workout. Scientists from the University of Southern California … Continue reading Working out with friends is better for you, here’s why.
We have supported Mission Christmas for many years, and have always been overwhelmed by the generosity of our staff and customers alike. We ask that you join us again in helping to ensure that thousands of children across Greater Manchester have a present to open on Christmas morning. Let’s help Cash for Kids and Mission Christmas make a real difference to the lives of children … Continue reading Mission Christmas!
Eleven players from Rochdale Underwater Hockey Club travelled to Plymouth last weekend to compete in the National Age Group Championships and Rochdale’s Under-12s representatives came away with a gold medal. Due to players isolating due to Covid and the lack of pool time in the last 18 months it was necessary for clubs to combine to make up teams. Six players from the Under-12s team … Continue reading Rochdale Underwater Hockey team members crowned national champions!
Today is Pam’s last day with us after 14 years working on reception at Oulder Hill Leisure Complex. Pam, along with her work ethic and dedication to customer service will be greatly missed, as well as those 6am brews! We had a collection round the team and we were able to buy Pam some lovely gifts for her garden including a citrus tree and ornamental … Continue reading Pamela Simpson retires after 14 years with our team
The benefits of swimming, or going for a dip in open water are well documented, for both your physical and mental health.. but so are the hazards. Around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites and most of these drownings are down to a lack of knowledge and understanding of open water safety. I enjoyed a swim in Windermere on Sunday. I’m relatively … Continue reading Open water swimming, what’s the deal?
Long standing friends of OHLC Tom & Alex are completing 7 Olympic distance triathlon’s in 7 days with Team Wilson-Willis whilst fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease Association. What Team Wilson-Willis have to say… So, why are we attempting 7 Olympic distance triathlons in just 7 days? There’s no doubt the way in which Rob Burrow has faced up to this most harsh of diseases is … Continue reading Team Wilson-Willis Take on 7 Tris in 7 Days
This month marks two years since I became vegetarian, and it’s been quite a journey! It all started on a sunny day with a cow, a border collie and some friends. Whilst enjoying a walk we came across a group of young cows in a neighbouring field. The cows were inquisitive, playful and enjoyed a good head scratch. My friend remarked “they’re just like puppies” … Continue reading My 2 Year Veggieversary
Enjoy these guilt-free roast potatoes, all the comfort without compromising your diet. They contain around 6g fat compared to the usual 14g! Also suitable for vegetarians & vegans, just ensure your stock is vegan friendly. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 800g roasting potatoes, quartered 2 garlic cloves, sliced thinly 2 sprigs of rosemary, chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 200ml vegetable stock Method: Heat oven to 200C / … Continue reading Low fat roasties
Get your day’s vegetable quota all in one go. Great for feeding the family, or freeze portions. Portions: 4 Cook time: 45 mins Per serving: kcal: 272 protein: 7g, carbs: 45g, fats: 8g, saturates: 1g Ingredients: 4 carrots, cut into chunks 4 small parsnips, or 3 large, cut into chunks 3 red onions, cut into wedges 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into chunks 2 tbsp olive oil 1 … Continue reading 5-a-day vegetable tagine