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Daily walk is ‘like a magic pill’ to slow ageing

September 11th 2014
Walking for half an hour a day is equivalent to taking a “magic pill” that combats ageing and prevents early death, a doctor has claimed. Dr James Brown, from the School of Life and Health... More

Instructability helps get disabled people into the fitness industry

September 5th 2014
Jubilee Hall Trust has been working with Instructability to help get disabled people into work in the fitness industry. We have had a disabled instructor at our Westminster Gym for almost a year ,and... More

Jubilee Hall nominated for award!

Jubilee Hall has been nominated in the Active Westminster Awards as one of the best places to get active in the Borough. The nomination cites Jubilee Hall’s concessionary membership scheme and... More

Everybody Dance!

September 3rd 2014
As part of Jubilee Hall Trust’s aims to get more people, more active, more often, the charity booked the Big Dance Bus to come to the Covent Garden Piazza on Tuesday 8th July. More than 30 local... More

Fantastic new Matrix gym equipment…coming soon!

September 1st 2014
Jubilee Hall Trust  has negotiated a new deal to purchase 50 pieces of Matrix CV kit for the Covent Garden and Hampstead clubs. The agreement will include full staff training, a 5-year warranty and... More

Upgraded changing rooms for Jubilee Hall gym

Jubilee Hall Trust's Covent Garden gym has just completed a £100,000 refurbishment of the changing rooms. New boilers have been installed to improve the reliability of water temperature and... More

Get Active for FREE at Jubilee Hall: 29th-31st August

August 11th 2014
Over the weekend of Friday 29th to Sunday 31st August, Jubilee Hall gym in Covent Garden will be opening its doors to the public offering free gym and class usage to all those over the age of 18... More

Action Dan a big hit on the web!

July 31st 2014
The ‘Action Dan’ videos created by our Armoury Fitness Instructor, Dan Dewhirst, have proved incredibly popular with 18,433 views of the second series – Action Dan on the road – and with 342... More

Nominate someone special for an ActiveWestminster Award today!

The nominations for the Active Westminster 2014 awards are now open! The awards recognise and celebrate individuals, clubs and organisations making a difference through sport and physical... More

Give It A Go on Sunday 20th July!

July 17th 2014
The Armoury health club and Jubilee Hall Trust will be supporting the annual Give It A Go! Festival to help get people more active. The event will be held on Sunday 20th July from 1pm to 5.30pm on... More

Jubilee Hall Trust supports Soho Fete

July 14th 2014
The 40th annual Soho Fete took place on Sunday 13th July and the sun shone (mostly)! A wide range of stalls manned by local community volunteers and businesses ensured an exciting day of free and... More

Big Dance Bus a huge success!

As part of Jubilee Hall Trust's aims to get more people, more active, more often, the charity booked the Big Dance Bus to come to the Covent Garden Piazza on Tuesday 8th July. More than 30 local... More

The Big Dance Bus is coming to Covent Garden – Tuesday 8th July

July 7th 2014
As part of Big Dance Week, the famous London double-decker Big Dance Bus will be rolling into the Covent Garden Piazza on Tuesday 8th July. The bus includes a bespoke dance floor, sound system and... More

Jubilee Hall Trust’s FLAME Awards finalist invited to Parliament!

Dorit Chomer, a disabled volunteer fitness instructor working at Jubilee Hall Trust's Westminster Gym, was a finalist in this years FLAME awards which were held at the Telford International Centre on... More

More healthy eating programmes for Southwark!

June 27th 2014
Jubilee Hall Trust (JHT) has been commissioned by Southwark Public Health to deliver more MEND programmes for children aged 7-13 starting in September 2014. This follows on from a  series of... More

Users drive re-investment at Jubilee Hall and Westminster Gym

June 20th 2014
Jubilee Hall Trust has embarked on some significant improvements at two of its sites after customer feedback in their last member survey. At Jubilee Hall in Covent Garden, the iconic club based in... More

Jubilee Hall Trust team completes Snowdonia Charity Challenge!

June 16th 2014
On Saturday 14th June, a 3-man team comprising Jubilee Hall Trust CEO, Phil Rumbelow, Operations Director, Jon Giles and the Managing Director of M Fitness, Harry Harris, took on the Snowdonia... More

Getting ready to go Football crazy?

June 9th 2014
With the Football World Cup almost upon us, check out this great promotional video: Brasil 2014 All our gyms will be open as usual, so don't forget to check in and work out in between... More

Jubilee Hall Trust Fitness Instructor in final of national awards!

May 23rd 2014
We are very proud to announce that Dorit Chomer, our volunteer fitness instructor at Westminster Gym, has made it to the final of the national UKActive FLAME awards, the most highly coveted accolade... More

Alec Kazantzis 1929-2014

May 12th 2014
On Saturday 10th May, there was a service of thanksgiving for Alec Kazantzis, one of Jubilee Hall Trust’s founding Directors, who died on 11th April, aged 85, after a fall. Alec was a lifelong... More

No time for a long workout? Try our new 30-minute Les Mills G.R.I.T. classes!

April 9th 2014
Our brand new G.R.I.T. classes take the principles of high-intensity training and apply them to a fun, team training environment so that you can get a great workout in half the time. These classes... More

Jubilee Hall Trust paying London Living Wage

April 1st 2014
Thanks to the hard work of their staff, Jubilee Hall Trust (JHT) has had an excellent financial year, and has been able to increase all salaries from 1st April 2014. This year, the Trustees... More

Jubilee Hall Trust recognised for leadership in central London

March 31st 2014
Jubilee Hall Trust (JHT) was formally recognised for their contribution to the Proactive Central London (PACL) sports and physical activity network at an event at London South Bank University on 19th... More

MPs v Talksport 5-a-side Football at Colombo Centre!

March 12th 2014
An MP's select team took on a hand-picked collection of journalists from Talksport Radio on the Colombo Centre's 5-a-side pitch today. The match was to help celebrate the Football Foundations... More

Westminster Gym instructor nominated for the Spirit of Flame Award

March 10th 2014
Dorit Chomer, a volunteer Fitness Instructor at Jubilee Hall Trust’s Westminster Gym, has been nominated for the Spirit of Flame at the UK Active Flame Awards, the most prestigious awards for the... More

The Armoury Heart-to-Heart group remembers John Stanton

March 3rd 2014
On Monday 3rd March, the Heart-to-Heart (H2H) group of cardiac rehabilitation patients met at 11am for their regular morning exercise session at The Armoury. But today there was a difference. Today... More

Armoury gym member crosses Atlantic!

February 28th 2014
Armoury gym member John Lobek, 59, has just completed a 2,800 mile voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from Gran Canaria to St Lucia in a 46ft yacht, finishing third in his category in the renowned ARC... More

Keep Your Chin Up!

February 5th 2014
Jubilee Hall Trust's own Action Dan shows how it is possible to get a free workout by using your local park. As well as jogging or exercises using your own body weight (e.g. press ups), many parks... More

Fantastic new Les Mills workout classes launched at Jubilee Hall!

February 4th 2014
We are delighted to have partnered with Les Mills to bring a wider range of great classes to our timetable in Covent Garden. Les Mills are world renowned for their structured, choreographed classes... More

Tackling childhood obesity

January 20th 2014
On Monday 20th January, Jubilee Hall Trust (JHT) started its latest MEND programme in Southwark. MEND is a free healthy lifestyle initiative for overweight and obese children, which was developed by... More

Aged over 70 and running the London Marathon this year?

January 9th 2014
Jubilee Hall gym in Covent Garden is offering up to three months free gym membership for anyone over 70 years of age who is running the London Marathon on Sunday 13th April. The gym, in the heart of... More

Looking forward to a healthy 2014

December 23rd 2013
With 2014 just around the corner, I hope you are all looking forward to another great year of getting active? At Jubilee Hall Trust, our four gyms will continue to provide high quality fitness... More

Merry Christmas!

December 17th 2013
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our members, business partners and stakeholders a very Merry Christmas. Thank you all for your custom over the last 12 months, and we look... More

Nine out of ten Jubilee Hall Trust staff are happy in their work

December 5th 2013
In their recent Employee Survey, 91% of Jubilee Hall Trust (JHT) staff said that they were happy in the work they do. In addition, three-quarters stated that they felt proud to work for the charity... More

Top 10 Reasons to Exercise (not including losing weight)

December 4th 2013
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Jubilee Hall Highly Commended at Active Westminster Awards

December 2nd 2013
On Friday 29th November, at the Active Westminster Awards, Jubilee Hall received recognition in two award categories - Active Place and Inclusive & Active. The gym in Covent Garden was highly... More

One in four Britons fails to exercise for 30 minutes per month

November 8th 2013
Low cardio-respiratory fitness causes 17% of all early deaths in the UK. This is almost double those caused by smoking and five times those caused by obesity, and yet one in four Britons still fails... More

Chartered Sports Institute votes for new business plan

A record number of CIMSPA members voted to adopt its future business plan at its first Annual General Meeting on Thursday 7th November, at the Trades Union Congress, London. The Chartered Institute... More

Jubilee Hall in awards final!

October 25th 2013
The Jubilee Hall gym in Covent Garden has been shortlisted for an ActiveWestminster Award in the Active Place category. Jubilee Hall originally opened in 1978 as London’s first community-owned... More

Football Foundation launches new £102m fund at Colombo Centre

October 24th 2013
On Wednesday 23rd October,  the Minister for Sport, Helen Grant MP, launched the new Premier League/FA Facilities Fund at the Colombo Centre football pitches. This £102m commitment to grassroots... More

Time to get back in the gym?

October 15th 2013
Physical inactivity is a ‘silent killer’ responsible for more deaths than smoking and now one of the top four killers worldwide according to the World Health Organisation. Yet, the British... More

The Armoury’s Liz wins national award!

September 27th 2013
We are delighted to announce that Liz Velji, our GP Referral Specialist at The Armoury, was one of only five individuals nationally to win a ‘People’ award at the Members’ Choice Health Club... More

Camden council praises The Armoury

September 23rd 2013
On Thursday 19th September, Jubilee Hall Trust (JHT) was invited to Camden council's Health & Scrutiny Committee meeting to explain the work that is done at The Armoury, and to demonstrate... More

Helping children lead healthier lives

September 11th 2013
Jubilee Hall Trust’s latest MEND programme for 7-13 year olds has just finished and nine children ‘graduated’. Sessions were delivered at Rye Oak primary school in Southwark, and the excellent... More

Last chance for FREE Zumba!

September 4th 2013
Jubilee Hall Trust will be running its sixth and last FREE outdoor Zumba dance session on Wednesday 11th September starting at 8am. It will be the final opportunity to take part in this... More

Defibrillators installed at all Jubilee Hall Trust gyms

June 6th 2013
Jubilee Hall Trust (JHT) has signed an agreement with Butler Safe Technologies (BST) to install Defibrillators(AEDs) at their gyms in Covent Garden, Hampstead and Southwark. This means that all four... More

Colombo Centre signs up 1000th member!

June 8th 2010
The Colombo Centre gained its 1000th ‘live’ member in the middle of May, eight months ahead of schedule, which is a fantastic achievement. Significantly, the number of members in the MOSAIC... More

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