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12th December 2023


Fitness fans in South Gloucestershire have donated hundreds of new toys to local children facing hardship this year as part of a Christmas campaign being run through the region’s leisure centres.

2nd October 2023

Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre provides FREE softplay vouchers for families at local NHS

The New Horizons Mother and Baby Centre, run by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, has been working closely with Circadian Trust who run and operates Active Lifestyle Centres across South Gloucestershire.

28th September 2023

Free ‘Healthy Weight Programme for Families’ launches in South Gloucestershire

A new healthy weight offer for families has launched in South Gloucestershire following the ongoing success of a programme for adults.

7th September 2022


Pregnant women living in South Gloucestershire can continue to access free swimming as part of the partnership scheme between Circadian Trust, (who operate Active Lifestyle Centres) and South Gloucestershire Council.

27th January 2022

Active Centres Commissioned by the Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS for Escape Pain Courses

Circadian Trust, who run and operate Active Lifestyle Centres across South Gloucestershire, have been commissioned by the Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS (CCG) to deliver a series of ESCAPE-pain courses.  The courses will run between January 2022 and March 2023.

29th September 2021

Kingswood Active Leisure Centre is celebrating an astonishing six decades of being at the heart of the local community

The centre has been encouraging healthy lifestyles over the years with a whole range of facilities designed to suit all ages and abilities.  Since it opened in September 1961 as Soundwell Baths –  the West Country’s first post-war public indoor pool – it has seen literally hundreds of thousands of customers through the doors,  many of them whole generations of the same family.

7th February 2020

South Gloucestershire’s Active Lifestyle Centres celebrate a year of success

Circadian Trust, the not-for-profit organisation operating five Active Lifestyle Centres across South Gloucestershire, celebrated the hard work and achievements of its staff last week, at its annual awards ceremony.

24th January 2020

Free swimming pilot for pregnant women launched

From 1 February, pregnant women living in South Gloucestershire will be able access free swimming as part of a year-long pilot scheme from the region’s Active Lifestyle Centres.

15th January 2020

An evening of celebration for South Gloucestershire’s Active Lifestyle Centres

Circadian Trust, the not-for-profit charity operating five Active Lifestyle Centres across South Gloucestershire, will host its annual staff awards ceremony later this month – celebrating a year of triumphs across the leisure and lifestyle organisation.

20th December 2019

South Gloucestershire’s Circadian Trust is a certified top employer

Circadian Trust, the not-for-profit organisation that runs South Gloucestershire’s Active Lifestyle Centres, has been awarded the ‘Best Companies to Work For’ accreditation.

26th November 2019

Thornbury’s Taryn smashes Ironman World Championships

A local fitness instructor has successfully completed the hardest one-day endurance event in the world, the IRONMAN World Championships, after travelling to compete in Hawaii.

2nd November 2019

Lifestyle Centre Makes Waves with Pool Refurbishment Project

Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre is set to refurbish both of its swimming pools this December, following the successful renovation of its diving boards earlier this year.

1st November 2019

Exercise Initiative Launched to Enrich Youth Lifestyles

As sedentary lifestyles continue to become more common, a health and leisure centre in South Gloucestershire is aiming to get young people away from the PlayStation and back onto the pitch with an initiative offering nine months of free sports sessions.

31st August 2019

New-look Yate gym reopens following £220k refurbishment

Customers were greeted by a new-look gym at Yate Active Lifestyle Centre this weekend, following a £220,000 refurbishment project that was completed in just four days.

1st August 2019

Yate gym to undergo refurbishment as part of a £300k reinvestment plan

The Gym at Yate Active Lifestyle Centre is set to benefit from £220k of investment, as part of a wider plan to improve its facilities for customers and the local community.

20th July 2019

Active Centres bring sustainable swimwear to South Gloucestershire

Swimmers at Active Lifestyle Centres in South Gloucestershire could be splashing about in swimwear made from fishing nets, old carpets and industrial waste recovered from the ocean.

17th June 2019

Circadian Trust funnels £200,000 investment into new conference facilities

A £200,000 investment has transformed existing sport and conference facilities at Thornbury Active Lifestyle Centre, creating more than 1,700 sq. ft of exhibition, events and meeting space.

8th May 2019

HFE and Circadian Trust create partnership to increase inclusivity in exercise opportunities

HFE are the UK’s leading provider of personal training courses and a wide range of vocational fitness qualifications. After an extensive period of development and consultation they have launched their Level 3 Award in Programming and Supervising Exercise with Disabled Clients, or simply Level 3 Exercise for Disabled Clients.

28th April 2019

Bradley Stoke MOVEs its way to a top-five finish

Celebrations are in order at Bradley Stoke Active Lifestyle Centre, after more than 500 customers, guests and members of the community helped them to achieve a top-five finish in a national competition.

3rd April 2019

The Big Easter Eggschange that’s helping the region’s foodbanks

Circadian Trust, the not-for-profit organisation that operates a group of lifestyle centres across South Gloucestershire, has relaunched ‘The Big Easter Eggschange’.

12th February 2019

Longwell Green Active Lifestyle Centre wins top award from Sport England’s National Benchmarking Service

Longwell Green Active Lifestyle Centre has received a prestigious award from Sport England’s National Benchmarking Service (NBS).

2nd January 2019

Bradley Stoke Active Lifestyle Centre is en-route and on the road with Bristol’s new m1 metrobus

Two siblings are among the faces from the local community chosen to appear on Bristol’s brand-new m1 metrobus service.

18th November 2018

Thousands of people will Benefit from a New Innovative Scheme

Thousands of people will benefit from an innovative scheme, bringing together NHS physiotherapy clinics and a town’s leisure services, which is being launched by Sirona care & health.

1st November 2018

Circadian Trust announces appointment of new Chair

Circadian Trust has announced the appointment of Phil Boobier, a former civil servant with forty years of experience in the public sector, as Chair of the organisation’s Trustees.

1st September 2018

South Gloucestershire makes strides for charity on National Fitness Day

To celebrate this year’s National Fitness Day, people across South Gloucestershire have taken part in a BIG Active Walk, to promote healthy lifestyles and raise money for charity.

14th August 2018

New Trustees appointed at Circadian Trust

Two new trustees have been appointed at Circadian Trust, the not-for-profit organisation that operates five lifestyle centres and one dual-use sports centre across South Gloucestershire in partnership with the local authority.

20th July 2018

Kingswood’s Kelly marks milestone birthday with Ironman challenge

Kelly Davies didn’t opt for a regular 40th birthday celebration: instead she challenged herself to complete her first ever Ironman – a swimming, cycling and running challenge…

8th July 2018

Thornbury Active Lifestyle Centre hosts Kidz to Adultz Wales & West

One of the UK’s largest exhibitions dedicated to children and young adults with disabilities has been held at the exhibition hall within Thornbury Active Lifestyle Centre.

21st June 2018

Tabby’s on point at England Fencing Youth Championships

Local teenager Tabitha De N’Yeurt has recently fought her way to a top-eight finish at the England Youth Championships.

1st June 2018

Bristol resident gears up for international charity cycling challenge

A local woman will be attempting to complete a 520km international cycling challenge later this month to raise money for a Bristol-based charity.

10th May 2018

Lifesaver Lawrence stands down after 35 years of taking Rookies to the next level

A local lifesaving instructor is to step down after 35 years of teaching survival, rescue and swimming skills to the children of Kingswood.

1st May 2018

Lifesaver Lawrence stands down after 35 years of taking Rookies to the next level

A local lifesaving instructor is to step down after 35 years of teaching survival, rescue and swimming skills to the children of Kingswood.

2nd April 2018

A close shave for anorexia survivor Sophie as she fundraises to help others with the condition

A young woman who has suffered from anorexia and depression for nearly a decade is having her head shaved this week as part of a fundraising campaign to help other sufferers of the illness.

1st March 2018

South Gloucestershire’s Active Lifestyle Centres are making MOVEs towards social impact

Thousands of people across South Gloucestershire are taking part in an international competition that aims to promote healthy lifestyles, raise awareness into increasingly prevalent health issues and benefit the wider community.

20th January 2018

Sue recognised for delivering three decades of great customer service at Circadian Trust

After 30 years dedicated to delivering great customer service at Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre, Sue Green has been awarded the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at Circadian Trust’s annual staff awards ceremony.

6th January 2018

Yate firefighter pedals her way through charity biking challenge

A local firefighter has raised over £1600 for two charities after completing a 12-hour indoor cycling challenge.

1st January 2018

Claudia Fragapane to cut the ribbon for a ‘bigger and better’ Longwell Green Lifestyle Centre

Customers will be greeted by a range of new facilities at Longwell Green Lifestyle Centre, following a major £1.5m redevelopment funded by South Gloucestershire Council.

12th October 2017

Yate pool to reopen after £1.4 million revamp

Customers will be taking to the water this Saturday (October 28 th ) as the swimming pools at Yate Active Lifestyle Centre reopen following a seven-month, £1.4million major refurbishment.

1st October 2017

New Chair Appointed at the Circadian Trust

Ross Parker has been appointed Chair of the Circadian Trust, the not-for-profit organisation that operates five leisure centre sites and one dual-use sports centre across South Gloucestershire in partnership with the local authority.

1st July 2017

New Appointment to Drive Healthy Lifestyles

Circadian Trust is growing the team encouraging more people to sign up long term to a healthy lifestyle with the appointment of Jim Rollo.

16th February 2017

Thornbury Leisure Centre nurtures talent for England Fencing Squad

Tabitha De N’Yeurt, who trains at Thornbury Leisure Centre, has been selected to play for the England Fencing Squad next month in an international tournament.

10th February 2017

£1.5 million redevelopment kicks off at Longwell Green Active Leisure Centre

A £1.5 million makeover gets underway at Longwell Green Active Leisure Centre this week (10 Feb) enabling it to offer exciting new activities and greater capacity for a growing community.

5th January 2017

Curtain raised on multi-million-pound redevelopment of Bradley Stoke Lifestyle Centre

Customers can enjoy a range of new facilities at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre following a major £3.6million redevelopment funded by South Gloucestershire Council.

12th October 2016

Multi-million-pound redevelopment of Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre nears completion with opening of ‘Active Adventure’

Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre is calling on local adventurers to experience the latest attractions that are part of its multi-million-pound redevelopment.

4th October 2016

Olympic Paratriathlete Andy Lewis brings home gold to Bradley Stoke

Andy Lewis, the first paratriathlete to win a gold medal in the RIO 2016 Paralympics, dropped into Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre to thank the team for its support ahead of the Games.

1st July 2016

Multimillion pound redevelopment of Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre gathers momentum

Work is underway to transform the main sports hall at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre into a 17 wall feature climbing experience and three storey adventure play. A major extension to the existing gym area, including a state of the art functional fitness arena, is also underway.

10th June 2016

South Glos. businessman scoops major regional award

Mark Crutchley, Director of Circadian Trust, a social enterprise that delivers sport and leisure facilities in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council, has been awarded the Third Sector Director of the Year award in the Institute of Directors (IoD) South West regional awards.

23rd May 2016

Active Centres spot the dangers with Drowning Prevention game for children

An online safety game will help children identify the hidden risks of taking to the water as Active Centres across South Gloucestershire get ready for Drowning Prevention Week (18-26 June).

12th February 2016

Thornbury Leisure Centre Shaping Up Well with a Brand New Look

The doors have been thrown open on an exciting quarter of a million-pound makeover at Thornbury Leisure Centre.

8th February 2016

Children make a splash for charity

Children swim for charity at Active Longwell Green Leisure Centre this Wednesday (10 February) in aid of Cystic Fibrosis.

11th December 2015

‘New Year, New Look’ for Thornbury Leisure Centre

Customers at Active Thornbury Leisure Centre will have even more motivation to get fit in 2016 as areas undergo refurbishments to the tune of quarter of a million-pounds.

10th November 2015

Green light for £3.6 million redevelopment of Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre

Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre will undergo a £3.6 million re-development enabling it to offer exciting new activities for all ages and meet a growing demand for its use.

9th November 2015

Improving the lives of people with dementia in Yate

People with dementia and their carers will be given the opportunity to sing, swim and socialise at Yate Leisure Centre as part of a wider plan to develop a dementia friendly community.

1st July 2015

SOHO Coffee Co. opens at Yate Active Leisure Centre

Customers at Yate Leisure Centre can now enjoy great Fairtrade coffee with the opening of its new SOHO Coffee Co. outlet.

25th June 2015

South Gloucestershire Festival of Youth Sport

More than 1,000 youngsters enjoyed an Olympic style day out to celebrate South Gloucestershire Festival of Youth Sport.

15th June 2015

Bradley Stoke to stage its first Triathlon

Swimmers, runners and cyclists are being invited to take part in the first community-based triathlon event to be staged in Bradley Stoke.

18th May 2015

Leisure Trust to Benefit from £750,000 Grant from Sport England to Develop Environmental Best Practices

Circadian Trust, the not-for profit organisation which operates eight leisure centres across South Gloucestershire, has been awarded a grant by Sport England worth £750,000 to implement new environmental practices and technology.

15th April 2015


Circadian Trust, the not-for profit organisation based in Bradley Stoke that operates eight leisure centres, has introduced state-of-the-art ‘wellness’ technology to all of its sites, the first Trust in Bristol and the surrounding area to offer this.

22nd March 2015

Active Centres deliver cracking donation to foodbanks

Local charities and foodbanks welcome donated Easter Eggs from Circadian Trust, the charitable organisation that operates Active Centres across South Gloucestershire.