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Jubilee Hall Trust reach three finals in the Active Westminster awards!

October 27th 2014
After hundreds of nominations and weeks of deliberation by the judges, the names of the finalists for the Active Westminster awards have been released. These annual awards celebrate the very best of... More

Jubilee Hall Trust helps lead reform of physical activity apprenticeships

October 24th 2014
A coalition of leading leisure employers and industry organisations, including Jubilee Hall Trust, have just launched a government-backed programme to revolutionise apprenticeships for the physical... More

Jubilee Hall team to tackle Tough Mudder!

October 20th 2014
On Saturday 25th October, a group of nine staff from Jubilee Hall Trust will take on the fearsome Tough Mudder assault course in Winchester. The 12-mile cross country run has obstacles designed by... More

Jubilee Hall ranked in Top 100 gyms!

October 16th 2014
Jubilee Hall in Covent Garden has been ranked in the Top 100 gyms nationwide by users of Payasugym. The Payasugym scheme enables individual gym-goers the opportunity to use more than 2200 fitness... More

National Fitness Day gets everybody moving!

September 26th 2014
Friday 26th September saw the first UK Active National Fitness Day take place, with free 'Power Half Hour' exercise classes at thousands of health clubs and leisure centres across the country. The... More

Join in National Fitness Day for FREE on Friday 26th September!

September 22nd 2014
The first UK Active National Fitness Day is on Friday 26th September and will mean that gym operators and physical activity providers across the country will be offering a wide range of free... More

Armoury gym member cycles 1400 miles for charity!

September 17th 2014
An Armoury gym member and cancer survivor, Spanish-born Nieves La Casta, cycled for 16 days from Land's End to John O'Groats last month to raise money for a centre supporting children with brain... More

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

It’s Oscars Night!

May 22nd 2014
Jubilee Hall Trust's annual Staff Oscars were held on 16th May at a new venue, the Phoenix Artist Club and were attended by a large number of staff as well as one of our longest-serving Trustees, Jo... 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

Do you want to train A.R.D.?

April 17th 2014
Our new Functional Training Zone has been installed at Jubilee Hall gym in Covent Garden and our FREE A.R.D. small group training sessions will be starting on Monday 28th April. The instructor-led... 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

New Functional Training Zone coming to Jubilee Hall!

February 28th 2014
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Armoury gym member crosses Atlantic!

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

5 Tips for sticking to your New Years fitness resolutions

January 7th 2014
1. Create SMART goals Resolutions should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timed (SMART). Instead of ‘I want to get fitter’, set yourself a measurable goal in a reasonable... 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

Free Bhangra fitness class to celebrate Diwali in Covent Garden!

To encourage more South Asians to take up exercise, Jubilee Hall Gym is holding a free Bhangra fitness class to celebrate the annual festival of Diwali. Oliver Deen, Club Manager of Jubilee Hall... 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

Film Premiere – coming soon……

September 3rd 2013
A professional film crew spent last weekend making a short video at Jubilee Hall gym in Covent Garden. The film will showcase the club's iconic Victorian building and demonstrate the wide range of... More

Active Westminster Awards are now open!

August 31st 2013
The Active Westminster Awards 2013 have just launched! If you know an inspiring instructor, sports club or an amazing individual, then why not nominate them for an award! By nominating someone,... More

Covent Garden goes Zumba crazy!

August 14th 2013
Jubilee Hall's FREE open-air Zumba classes have already been proving very popular! The sessions run every Wednesday morning from 8.00am-8.40am in Covent Garden's famous Piazza, in front of St Paul's... More

Free Zumba class in Covent Garden Piazza

July 30th 2013
Dance yourself into shape! Jubilee Hall Trust will be promoting a FREE open-air Zumba class every Wednesday morning from 8.00am-8.40am starting on Wednesday 7th August and running for 6 weeks The... More

Two Jubilee Hall Trust gyms shortlisted for the national Health Club Awards

July 29th 2013
We are delighted to announce that both The Armoury and Westminster Gym have made it through to the final of the Members Choice Health Club Awards. These are the ONLY awards in the industry where... More

Olympic Anniversary Run

July 24th 2013
On Sunday 21st July, to help celebrate a year since the Olympics, the National Lottery staged a 5-mile run around the Olympic Park (finishing on the track in the stadium!). Amongst the participants... More

Jubilee Hall supports St Clement Danes school fair

June 17th 2013
As part of our continuing outreach work in the local community, staff from Jubilee Hall recently supported a local Covent Garden primary school fair with fitness testing, healthy eating advice and a... 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

Action Dan – Fitness Man

May 28th 2013
Personal Trainer at the Armoury - Dan Dewhirst, is creating a series of videos offering workout tips and ideas for getting the most from time spent at the gym. He's created a YouTube channel and... More

The Armoury enables Camden residents to Give It A Go!

May 15th 2013
Camden’s third Give It A Go scheme to encourage local residents on benefits to take advantage of up to four months free gym membership has just finished at the end of April. The initiative was a... More

Jubilee Hall Trust continues to tackle childhood obesity in Southwark

May 13th 2013
A new research study of the MEND healthy lifestyle programmes - such as the ones carried out by Jubilee Hall Trust in Southwark - shows that they can help overweight and obese five to seven-year-old... More

Run the most famous mile in the world!

April 17th 2013
Relive summer 2012 as you run or walk along the iconic Mall this May Bank Holiday!  On Sunday 26th May, there is a chance to follow in the footsteps of our Olympic and Paralympic heroes by... More

Fancy running in Monument Valley USA (in Covent Garden)?

April 11th 2013
Why settle for Holloway Road when you could be following in Forrest Gump’s footsteps across Utah? Susannah Butter, journalist for the Evening Standard, tries the new virtual workout at Jubilee Hall... More

Cycling from London to Paris for charity!

April 9th 2013
A committed team of 10 charity fundraisers, made up of Jubilee Hall Trust staff, members and friends has just completed a 280 mile cycle from London to Paris! With the support of event management... More

Get Active in Camden!

March 15th 2013
This latest 4-minute video from the NHS show all the different ways that you can get active in Camden, including using our gym at The Armoury in Pond Street,... More

The Armoury gym is saved!

March 13th 2013
Jubilee Hall Trust has secured the lease at The Armoury gym in Hampstead for the forseeable future, thanks to a unique partnership deal with the Royal Free Charity, facilitated by Camden council. In... More

Aerobic exercise can prevent impotence!

February 25th 2013
New research says aerobic exercise boosts IQ and can also prevent impotence and improve eyesight! Most of us exercise because it makes us look and feel better and helps us deal with stress, but... More

Giving It A Go at The Armoury!

February 21st 2013
The Give It A Go (GIAG) scheme in Camden got off to a flying start in January as  hundreds of disadvantaged local residents took the opportunity to register for free gym membership at any one of... More

Child weight-management programme full to capacity!

Jubilee Hall Trust's MEND programme for 7-13 year olds in Southwark is running at full capacity with 13 families enrolled! MEND is a successful and clinically-proven weight-intervention scheme and... More

Jubilee Hall Trust wins Parliamentary gym contract!

January 28th 2013
Jubilee Hall Trust (JHT) - a registered charity established in 1978 in Covent Garden - has won an extension to its management contract for the Westminster Gym in the Houses of Parliament. JHT has run... More

The Armoury – Joint statement by Camden Council and Jubilee Hall Trust

January 25th 2013
As part of its Community Investment Programme, Camden’s Cabinet agreed on 16 January 2013 to provide a four month window for negotiations to take place in relation to the potential sale of a 50... More

Save The Armoury!

January 22nd 2013
Jubilee Hall Trust is continuing to negotiate with Camden council over a new lease at The Armoury gym in Hampstead, which we have occupied since 1992. We want to continue to provide Camden residents... More

Jubilee Hall undergoes extensive refurbishment

January 4th 2013
The newly refurbished Jubilee Hall now offers the most extensive range of free weights in Central London, a designated resistance area for those just starting out in exercise or for those who wish to... More

Jubilee Hall Trust highly commended!

December 3rd 2012
Jubilee Hall Trust was highly commended in two categories at the Active Westminster Awards on Friday 30th November. The annual event took place at Lord's cricket ground and featured presentations and... More

GIve It A Go in January for free!

November 29th 2012
Jubilee Hall Trust's Armoury gym in Camden will be offering up to 320 local residents the opportunity to take part in regular exercise for free! All Camden residents in receipt of benefits will... More

No price rise for concessions in 2013!

For the eighth successive year, Jubilee Hall Trust has frozen the pay-and-play rates for the unemployed, disabled, and the over 60's at The Armoury in Camden and Jubilee Hall in Covent Garden. These... More

Jubilee Hall Trust’s staff get praise in member survey

November 19th 2012
In our latest Members Survey - which received more than 800 responses - more than 94% of members rated our staff service as Good or Excellent with many individuals being named for their hard work!... More

Jubilee Hall Trust nominated for two awards!

November 7th 2012
Jubilee Hall Trust (JHT) is a finalist in two categories in the Active Westminster Awards! The Jubilee Hall gym in Covent Garden has been nominated for most Active Place, with achievements this year... More

Jubilee Hall Cafe – Under New Management!(Sort of!)

October 22nd 2012
The Café at the Jubilee Hall gym is closing on Friday 26th October and will re-open the following day as an independent business run my our own former cafe manager, Rizan Niyaz. Riz has some great... More

Putting a New Spin on Things!

At Jubilee Hall in Covent Garden, we have moved the Spinning Bikes into Studio 2, freeing up much-needed space in the main gym and alleviating the problem of noisy Spin classes disrupting gym users.... More

NBA basketball clinics for Jubilee Hall Trust

October 12th 2012
Following the National Basketball Association (NBA) promotion at Jubilee Hall, Covent Garden during the summer,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bVvvVTHtTw  the partners have agreed to run a number of... More

Would you like your children to eat more healthily and be more active?

September 24th 2012
Jubilee Hall Trust is running FREE MEND programmes in Camden and Southwark this autumn for children aged 5-13 . In Camden, two programmes for 7-13 year olds and two for 5-7 year olds have been... More

Staying Hungry

September 5th 2012
A very interesting article on diet, fasting and health from Andy Roberts at Breathe London: This weeks newsletter explores the recent research that suggests intermittent fasting may be good for... More

NBA House event at Jubilee Hall attracts record crowds!

August 20th 2012
The basketball promotional event held at Jubilee Hall during the first two weeks in August was a huge success with thousands of fans of the game descending on Covent Garden. Entrance was free and... More

Wow! What an amazing Olympics that was!

August 14th 2012
From Opening to Closing ceremonies (and, of course, the sport in between!) London 2012 and Team GB delivered way beyond our expectations! As we gear up for the Paralympics (starting on 29th August)... More

NBA at Jubilee Hall

July 23rd 2012
Jubilee Hall Trust has agreed a unique partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to hire Jubilee Hall in Covent Garden. The event means that the gym will be closed for 17 days from... More

Big Dance Bus is a Thriller!

The Big Dance Bus came to Covent Garden Piazza on Tuesday 10th July and hundreds of professional and amateur dancers showed off their moves over the course of the day! The weather stayed mostly kind... More

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