FAQs for Re-opening of Aura’s Leisure Centres from 10 August 2020

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On 31 July, the Welsh Government’s First Minister announced that leisure centres were permitted to re-open in Wales from Monday, 10 August. Whilst the First Minister’s statement advises that leisure centres CAN re-open from 10 August there remains in place several conditions relating to certain indoor and outdoor activities which mean that not all of Aura’s leisure services WILL re-open from 10 August. These conditions relate to accompanying national governing bodies’ guidance relating to individual sports, together with Aura’s number one priority, the health and safety of our customers and employees.

Aura has developed some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which we hope will make things clear regarding our approach to the re-opening of leisure centres.

OUR FACILITIES

  1. Which leisure centres will be open from 10 August?

Jade Jones Pavilion Flint and Mold Leisure Centre will open from 10 August but only for gym and fitness class customers. Access to the gyms and fitness classes will be managed via advance bookings only (see Questions 6 and 7).

The swimming pools at these two sites will open from 17 August but only for lane and club swimming.

Children’s swimming lessons will resume in September.

  1. Why isn’t Buckley Leisure Centre opening from 10 August?

Buckley Leisure Centre will open from 17 August but only the swimming pool (lane and club swimming) and outdoor grass pitches and tennis courts will be accessible.

Children’s swimming lessons will resume in September.

  1. Why isn’t Deeside Leisure Centre opening from 10 August?

Deeside Leisure Centre has been selected as the location for the emergency hospital to serve the Eastern Area of North Wales (Flintshire and Wrexham) in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The hospital will remain available until there is no longer any need for additional capacity to support the delivery of health care services in North Wales. It is unlikely that Deeside will be returned to Aura for resumption as a leisure centre before early 2021.

  1. Outdoor sports facilities have been permitted by Welsh Government to re-open from 13 July. Which Aura-managed outdoor facilities will be re-opening?

The 3G pitch at Flint High School will re-open for Aura-led coaching sessions only from 10 August.

The artificial turf pitch (ATP) at Mold Leisure Centre and the 3G pitch at Flint High School will re-open from 17 August for national governing body (NGB) affiliated clubs.

Aura will enable the reintroduction of outdoor organised recreational team sports once the appropriate national governing body (NGB) has provided an action plan for the sport and once the club(s), which will lead the activity under the NGB’s oversight, is able to demonstrate its adherence to the NGB guidance at local level.

The ATP at Buckley Leisure Centre is due to be replaced from 17 August with work anticipated to be completed by the end of September. Buckley ATP will not, therefore, re-open to the public until the new carpet has been installed.

The outdoor grass pitches and tennis courts at Mold will be accessible from 17 August.

  1. What will Aura’s gyms be like when they re-open?

Only the gyms at Jade Jones Pavilion Flint and Mold Leisure Centre will be available from 10 August.

The gym at Flint has been extended into the indoor flat green bowling rink. Half of the bowling rink will be used to accommodate fitness equipment and the other half will be utilised for fitness classes.

Mold’s gym has been extended into the two first floor studios.

For gym customers that previously exercised at Deeside Leisure Centre, the principle of being able to access all of Aura’s gyms as part of a single membership continues. Aura encourages all Deeside gym members to access the fitness suites at Flint and Mold.

Similar to other customer-facing sectors of the economy, gyms and fitness classes will have to follow strict social distancing guidelines when they re-open to the public. Things will be a little bit different to the last time you visited an Aura facility and you will notice the following changes:

• Capacity limits in the gym controlled by a timed booking system
• Reduced fitness class sizes
• Spaced out equipment
• Temporary floor markings
• Changing rooms will be unavailable with customers encouraged to shower and change at home (toilets will be available)
• Bring your own water bottle as the drinking fountains will be unavailable
• Arrive ‘light’ as there will not be anywhere to store bags or keys.

Aura will be reviewing its new operating procedures upon re-opening and any necessary adjustments will be made accordingly. Please bear with us as we reintroduce and develop our leisure services on a phased basis.

Despite these changes, a friendly and helpful Aura team member will always be on hand to assist your visit in any way they can. Please take the time to read our Customer Charter here

  1. How do I book a session in an Aura gym when you re-open?

Gym sessions will be available to book from 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 5 August in advance of the gyms re-opening on 10 August. Due to anticipated demand and restricted capacity, existing members that have a direct debit or another type of subscription will be given priority over pay-as-you-go customers.

Returning gym users will be advised to update their health screening record if their medical condition(s) has changed during the period of closure. Please speak to an Aura team member to update.

Aura’s number one priority is the health and safety of our customers and employees. Please take the time to read our new Customer Charter here

Gym sessions will be limited to 60 minutes only. Customers will be provided with a defined start and end time for their session. It is the customer’s responsibility to arrive on time for their allotted session in order to ensure they maximise the available 60 minutes. The end time will remain the same in the event of the customer arriving late.

To book onto a gym session at Jade Jones Pavilion Flint or Mold Leisure Centre, please book online here or contact a member of Aura’s Customer Services Team via telephone on 01352 704302 / 704316 (Mon – Fri, 8:30am -5:00pm).

  1. How do I book onto fitness classes when you re-open?

Indoor fitness classes will be available to book online (www.aura.wales) from Wednesday, 5 August in advance of leisure centres re-opening on 10 August.

Online fitness classes have been running for several weeks and are currently FREE of CHARGE. Please click here to view the class schedule and to obtain email contact details for each class instructor. From 10 August, non-members can access the classes for FREE by signing up to a direct debit (with no payment taken until 5 October 2020). From 10 August, non-members can also access the classes on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Outdoor fitness classes commenced at Mold Leisure Centre and Flint High School in mid-July. These classes are currently FREE of CHARGE for customers with a frozen direct debit membership though non-members can also access the classes for FREE by signing up to a direct debit (with no payment taken until 5 October 2020). From 10 August, non-members can also access the classes on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Please contact adam.renshaw@aura.wales for further details.

CUSTOMER PAYMENTS

Following the closure of Aura’s leisure centres in March 2020, we want to let existing customers know how we will be treating their monthly or annual memberships upon re-opening on 10 August.

  1. I paid my last monthly direct debit on 5 or 19 March and you closed the leisure centres from 20 March. What will happen to this payment as I didn’t receive my full month’s value?

Direct debit payments received in March would normally have been valid for the period 5 March to 4 April or 19 March to 18 April. As you know, Aura closed its leisure centres following Government advice on 20 March meaning customers did not receive their full month’s credit.

Throughout Aura’s current period of closure, all members’ direct debits have remained ‘live’ though we have not collected any payments during this time.

With the news that leisure centres are able to open again from 10 August, we will ‘unfreeze’ direct debit accounts for gym and class members that use Jade Jones Pavilion Flint and Mold Leisure Centre but will not resume taking direct debit payments until 5 or 19 September meaning that our loyal customers will receive their outstanding time credit from March, plus a little bit more, as a thank you for staying with us.

Jade Jones Pavilion Flint and Mold Leisure Centre customers DO NOT need to do anything to reactivate their direct debit payment relating to 5 or 19 September 2020.

Direct debit accounts for members that use Buckley or Deeside Leisure Centre will continue to be frozen and no payments will be collected.

Buckley and Deeside Leisure Centre customers DO NOT need to do anything to keep their direct debit account frozen with Aura. However, if Buckley and Deeside customers DO WISH to ‘unfreeze’ their direct debit membership in order to access the gyms and fitness classes in Flint and Mold then they can do so by contacting a member of Aura’s Customer Services Team at info@aura.wales or via telephone on 01352 704302 / 704316 (Mon – Fri, 8:30am -5:00pm).

  1. My direct debit relates specifically to the Ice Rink or Skate Park or Spa at Deeside Leisure Centre and I made my last payment on 5 or 19 March. What will happen to this payment as Deeside is now a hospital?

Aura will continue to ‘freeze’ specific Ice Rink or Skate Park or Spa direct debit memberships indefinitely whilst Deeside remains under the management of the Health Board. Alternatively, customers wishing to discuss or cancel their direct debit can do so by contacting a member of Aura’s Customer Services Team at info@aura.wales or via telephone on 01352 704302 / 704316 (Mon – Fri, 8:30am -5:00pm).

  1. I paid upfront via cash/card for one of the following memberships prior to the leisure centres closing on 20 March:

Annual
• Saver10
• NERS Saver16
• Monthly CASH

What will happen to the remaining days, weeks or months of time credit that apply to my membership?

In all circumstances, the previous expiry date will be extended to mirror the length of the period of closure for leisure centres.

Please can we advise all customers to visit our website and to follow us on Twitter (@aura_wales) and Facebook (@walesaura) for further updates.

Aura’s Customer Services Team can be contacted at info@aura.wales or via telephone on 01352 704302 / 704316 (Mon – Fri, 8:30am -5:00pm).

Aura Libraries’ Author of the Month: August 2020!

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Our July 2020 Author of the Month is John le Carré!

The king of the espionage novel: John le Carré is renowned as one of the best contemporary spy fiction writers, and rightfully so!
Whether you are discovering his books for the very first time, or revisiting some of his best known classics, we have put together a selection of titles to set you off on a John le Carré adventure!

Here it is: the Aura Libraries Guide to John le Carré!

Where it all began…
Call for the Dead (1961)
A Murder of Quality (1962)
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963)

The game changers…
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy (1974)
A Perfect Spy (1986)

Beloved on the big screen…
The Russia House (1989)
The Night Manager (1993)

Most recent titles…
A Legacy of Spies (2017)
Agent Running in the Field (2019)

Aura Libraries top recommendation: A Small Town in Germany (1968)

Let us know what you think of our choices or which ones you would have chosen in your own guide to John le Carré. Get in touch on Twitter (@LibFlintshire) and Facebook (@LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries) #UnitedByBooks #LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries

Explore all of the above titles – and many more – on Borrowbox today! Click here to start browsing!
To view our previous Author of the Month, click here.

Aura’s ‘Select and Collect’ Mobile Library Schedule: August 2020

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Aura’s Mobile Library will be travelling across Flintshire, visiting different locations to drop off pre-ordered books as part of our Select and Collect library service.

To place your order please call 01352 703750 with your library membership details and an idea of specific books or genre types you are interested in ordering. Alternatively, you can email libraries@aura.wales with your library card number, phone number, book choices and where you would like to collect them.

Any further updates regarding Aura’s Library Services will be communicated on our social media platforms (Facebook: @walesaura Twitter: @aura_wales) and website.

For more information and FAQ’s, click here.

We are looking forward to seeing you again!

Week 1

DayDateCollection Point and Time
Monday03/08/20
Holywell Leisure Centre Car Park: 9.00am-12.00pm
Offas Dyke Pub Car Park, Broughton
1.00-4.00pm
Tuesday04/08/20Square, Caerwys: 9.45-11.00am
Cross Foxes, Nannerch: 11.15-11.45am

Football Club Car Park, Rhydymwyn: 11.55am-12.20pm
By ‘The Hand’ Pub, Gwernaffield: 1.45-2.10pm
Llys Enfys, Rhosesmor: 2.30-3.00pm
Wednesday05/08/20Offas Dyke Pub Car Park, Broughton9.00am-12.00pm
Holywell Leisure Centre Car Park
1.00-4.00pm
Thursday06/08/20By the Shops, Talacre: 9.45-10.10am
Llanasa Road/Abbey Drive, Gronant: 10.25-10.45am

Maes Pennant Shops, Mostyn: 11.00-11.30am
Holywell Leisure Centre Car Park1.00-4.00pm
Friday07/08/20Offas Dyke Pub Car Park, Broughton9.00am-12.00pm

Week 2

DayDateCollection Point and Time
Monday10/08/20
Holywell Leisure Centre Car Park: 9.00am-12.00pm
Offas Dyke Pub Car Park, Broughton:
 1.00-4.00pm
Tuesday11/08/20Bungalows, Llanfynydd9.30-9.50am
Bluebell Inn’ / Crossroads, Ffrith10.00-10.30am
Ffordd y Rhos, Treuddyn10.45-11.15am
Maes y Meillion, Leeswood11.30am-12.00pm
Opposite Village Shop, Kinnerton
1.30-2.15pm
Wednesday12/08/20Offas Dyke Pub Car Park, Broughton: 9.00am-12.00pm
Holywell Leisure Centre Car Park
1.00-4.00pm
Thursday13/08/20Saltney Community Centre9.45-10.15am
Belmont Drive, Saltney Ferry10.25-11.00am
Prince William Gardens, Mancot: 11.20-11.45am
Prince William Court, Ewloe11.55am-12.30pm
Holywell Leisure Centre Car Park1.30-4.00pm
Friday14/08/20Offas Dyke Pub Car Park, Broughton9.00am-12.00pm
Henblas/Pentre Hill, Flint Mountain: 1.40-2.10pm
Outside Northop School: 2.20-2.40pm
Top Monkey Pub, Northop Hall
2.50-3.20pm

Week 3

DayDateCollection Point and Time
Monday17/08/20Holywell Leisure Centre Car Park: 9.00am-12.00pm
Offas Dyke Pub Car Park, Broughton
1.00-4.00pm
Tuesday18/08/20Square, Caerwys: 9.45-11.00am
Cross Foxes, Nannerch
11.15-11.45am
Football Club Car Park, Rhydymwyn: 11.55am-12.20pm
By ‘The Hand’ Pub, Gwernaffield: 1.45-2.10pm
Llys Enfys, Rhosesmor
2.30-3.00pm
Wednesday19/08/20Offas Dyke Pub Car Park, Broughton9.00am-12.00pm
Holywell Leisure Centre Car Park
1.00-4.00pm
Thursday20/08/20By the Shops, Talacre: 9.45-10.10am
Llanasa Road/Abbey Drive, Gronant10.25-10.45am
Maes Pennant Shops, Mostyn11.00-11.30am Holywell Leisure Centre Car Park1.00-4.00pm
Friday21/08/20Offas Dyke Pub Car Park, Broughton9.00am-12.00pm

Week 4

DayDateCollection Point and Time
Monday24/08/20Holywell Leisure Centre Car Park: 9.00am-12.00pm
Offas Dyke Pub Car Park, Broughton
1.00-4.00pm
Tuesday25/08/20Bungalows, Llanfynydd9.30-9.50am
Bluebell Inn’ / Crossroads, Ffrith10.00-10.30am
Ffordd y Rhos, Treuddyn10.45-11.15am
Maes y Meillion, Leeswood11.30am-12.00pm
Opposite Village Shop, Kinnerton
1.30-2.15pm
Wednesday26/08/20Offas Dyke Pub Car Park, Broughton9.00am-12.00pm
Holywell Leisure Centre Car Park
1.00-4.00pm
Thursday27/08/20Saltney Community Centre9.45-10.15am
Belmont Drive, Saltney Ferry10.25-11.00am
Prince William Gardens, Mancot: 11.20-11.45am
Prince William Court, Ewloe11.55am-12.30pm
Holywell Leisure Centre Car Park1.30-4.00pm
Friday28/08/20Offas Dyke Pub Car Park, Broughton9.00am-12.00pm
Henblas/Pentre Hill, Flint Mountain: 1.40-2.10pm
Outside Northop School: 2.20-2.40pm
Top Monkey Pub, Northop Hall
2.50-3.20pm

Polite Notice to Aura customers with a Direct Debit membership

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Please can we remind our loyal customers with a Direct Debit due on the 5th August that we WILL NOT be debiting your account due to the present closure of our leisure centres. We will not be collecting any further payments from you whilst the current situation with Covid-19 continues. There is no need to take any action in relation to your Direct Debit, either with us or with your bank / building society.

Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you again soon #StaySafe

Happy International Day of Friendship from Aura Libraries!

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In celebration of #InternationalDayOfFriendship, Aura Libraries have selected a few of our favourite books that explore the theme of friendship!


For adults, we recommend…

Pam? by Dana Edwards
Cicio’r Bwced by Marlyn Samuel
Hi yw Fy Ffrind by Bethan Gwanas
Dal i Fynd by Sioned William


My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

For teenage readers, we recommend…

Cyfrinach Craig yr Wylan by Bet Jones
Al by Manon Steffan Ros
Cicio’r Bar by Sioned Wiliam


The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Caitlin Alifirenka

For children, we recommend…

Tom by Cynan Llwyd
Bois y Beics by Felice Arena and Phil Kettle
Llygaid Mistar Neb by Michael Morpurgo
Yr CMM by Roald Dahl

The BFG by Roald Dahl
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Best Friends by Jacqueline Wilson
The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman

Make sure to share with us on Twitter (@LibFlintshire) and Facebook (@LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries) what you think of these titles or which ones you would have chosen! Happy International Day of Friendship!

Aura’s Summer Holiday Sports Camps!

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Aura’s Sports Development team will be delivering Summer Holiday Camps to support and encourage children back into sports activity. The sessions, which have been developed in partnership with Flintshire County Council’s Education department, are designed to be free, fun and engaging.

Activities will take place in Mold, Shotton, Flint, Mostyn, Deeside and Garden City, with numbers limited to 15 per session. There will be capacity to run two sessions in most locations, subject to demand. Bookings can be made through the Theatr Clwyd booking office (see details below) and need to comply with the Government’s track and trace regulations to help ensure safe delivery.

Matt Hayes, Sports Development Manager, said: “We will be able to provide over 30 hours per week of free provision, and the sessions will be modified to adhere to the latest Government, Public Health and Sporting guidance. The sessions will focus not only on physical development, but on emotional and social development also which we feel to be equally important. We encourage all parents and carers to book onto one of our sessions, or to seek out opportunities for their children that encourage physical activity and interaction.’’

The Summer Holiday Sports Camps will run from 20 July until 21 August 2020. It is anticipated that Sports Development’s popular evening community provision will also resume across the County from early September, subject to the lifting of the Government’s current restrictions. Further details will be communicated via Aura’s website and social media platforms.

Please follow the below links to make a booking:
There is no need to print off the tickets as you will be able to show your email confirmation on the day.

Mold
Mostyn
Flint
Garden City
Deeside


Schedule

CampDatesDayTimeAgeVenueBooking
Shotton Deeside20/07/20 until
10/08/20
Monday10.00am -12.00pm
or
1.00- 3.00pm
7yrs to 11yrsShotton Playing Fields, Rowley’s Drive Shotton
CH5 1QW
Click here to book
Mold20/07/20 until
11/08/20
Monday and Tuesday11.00am – 1.00pm
7yrs to 11yrsMaes Bodlonfa playing fields, Mold CH7 1DRClick here to book
Garden City28/07/20 until 18/08/20Tuesday10.00am–12.00pm
or
1.00 – 3.00pm
4.00 – 6.00pm (11 yrs plus)
7yrs to 11yrs
Sealand Community Centre playing field.
CH5 2JH
Click here to book
Mostyn23/07/20 until 20/08/20Thursday11.00am-
1.00pm
or
2.00 – 4.00pm
7yrs to 11yrsBryn Pennant Primary school playing field. CH8 9NUClick here to book
Flint23/07/20 until 20/08/20Thursday10.00am– 12.00pm
or
1.00 – 3.00pm
4.00 – 6.00pm (11 years plus)
7yrs to 11yrs
Flint 3G pitch Flint High School (use the Maes Hyfryd Gate)Click here to book

Our focus is to provide a fun multi skills holiday camp experience that is safe with highly stimulating activities delivered by positive and inspiring coaches.

We will be concentrating on individual skills and we will have daily challenge for each activity. Please bring a drink to the session. No toilet facilities will be available during the camps. If the weather is not suitable for us to run the camp we will notify parents.

You must pre-book and the minimum age is 7 years of age for any of the camps (we have 2 older age camps which are 11 plus: Garden City on Tuesdays 4.00pm until 6.00pm, and Flint on Thursdays 4.00pm until 6.00pm). Each camp is 2 hour long.

Please use the links above to book on to the sessions as we can only have 15 participants per camp. Booking is essential!

Top Well-being Tips from Aura Instructors!

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The Aura Fitness Team have put together a list of Well-being Tips for keeping healthy and active at home!

Aura Instructor Adam recommends planning meals around Aura’s free Online Fitness Classes! He said: “I would recommend either eating breakfast at least one hour before a 10.00am Online Fitness Class, or saving breakfast until 10:30am once the morning workout is complete. For evening classes, I would suggest planning and preparing your evening meal before the 6.00pm Online Class, and eat at 6:30pm once the workout has been completed.”

Aura Instructor Alan’s top tip is to keep hydrated! He explained: “it is so important to keep hydrated and drink lots of water. There are so many benefits of drinking water, especially when exercising. We should all aim to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day! This can help to boost performance during exercise, help with weight loss, prevent kidney damage, regulate body temperature and flush away bad toxins.”


Lastly, Aura Instructor Jo’s advice is to always have a clean and tidy workout space for exercising at home and taking part in Aura’s Online Fitness Classes. She said: “It is so easy to get distracted if you are working from home or home schooling. If you are planning to do an online workout, try and get the space cleared and your gym kit and equipment ready before you start work.
It’s also easy to keep making visits to the fridge at home, so make sure you have lots of healthy snacks to choose from such as chopped carrots, cucumber, grapes or strawberries. A bit of preparation will go a long way when you pop to the fridge between work calls or trying to teach your child algebra!

Let us know what you think of our list and what tips you would recommend to anyone wanting to improve their health and well-being! Leave a comment below or find us on social media (Facebook: @walesaura Twitter: @aura_wales) #BeActiveWales

Click here to view Aura’s Online Fitness Class schedule!

Welcome Back…and feel reassured!

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We are delighted to be able to start reintroducing some of our services. We have been busy putting measures in place, in line with Government guidance, to make sure that our facilities are safe environments for when you return in the future.

To enable you to feel comfortable and assured, we thought it timely to provide an update on what we’ve been doing over the last few months. We hope this helps to give you an idea of what to expect to see when returning to our facilities, and how we have been getting our leisure centres and libraries ready to welcome you back!

What we are doing to keep you safe: read Aura’s Customer Charter here!

You’ll notice a few changes…

We have been investing in our facilities and carrying out some improvement works and redecorations. Here’s a sneak peek!

Buckley Leisure Centre has undergone an extensive re-decoration, including new cubicle and locker doors complete with coin operated locks!

We have given a fresh lick of paint to the pool viewing area, main entrance and 1st floor at Mold Leisure Centre!

Jade Jones Pavilion Flint has recently had new flooring in the Ten Pin Bowling, Soft Play area and along the First Floor Corridor!

We have resealed the Sports Hall and Gymnasium floor at Mold Leisure Centre!

Connecting Online

A message from Mike Welch, Aura’s Managing Director: “The local community is at the heart of everything we do and our main objective has, and will always be, to promote health and well-being. In these unprecedented times, we want to help in any way we can.”

Over the past few months Aura has been connecting with its leisure and library members online, whether it be through a national Online Book Club, or our fantastic Zoom Fitness Classes, free of charge to all.

A Message from Aura Libraries

It has been wonderful to see so many library members utilising Aura’s digital library resources – including e-books and e-audiobooks – all available to enjoy for free in the comfort of your home. We encourage you to explore what your library can do for you, online! Find out more here.

Click here to find out more about our new ‘Select and Collect’ library service! Our Mobile Library will also be travelling across Flintshire, visiting different locations to drop off pre-ordered books as part of our ‘Select and Collect’ library service.


A Message from the Aura Fitness Team

Our Zoom Fitness Classes are a great way for us to connect with the community and keep motivating our wonderful gym members to reach fantastic fitness goals. The purpose of our online sessions is to promote and inspire wellbeing.

Here is some of the lovely feedback we have had so far about our Zoom Fitness Classes:
We are all having to adapt to new norms, and the ability to benefit from structured and guided exercise from the safety of our own homes is invaluable. I feel better after the class, both physically and mentally and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. Thank you to all concerned – I hope it continues!
The staff have done an amazing job and the Zoom classes are so good for us socially and mentally. Just having them on the calendar gives much needed structure to the week.
Very beneficial and an excellent way of keeping fit in this changing environment. Using Zoom is an excellent way of reaching out to all members to help them with fitness and all wellbeing situations.
To find out more about our free Zoom Fitness Classes, click here.


Things just haven’t been the same without you!

The whole Aura team would like to thank the local community for its continued support and look forward to seeing you return in the near future to enjoy the leisure and library services that exist to inspire mental and physical wellbeing.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions – we are here to support you! Leave a comment below or email info@aura.wales and a member of Aura’s Customer Services Team will be able to help.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Aura’s Online Fitness Class Schedule: extra classes added!

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Add some wellbeing to your week with Aura’s free online fitness classes!

Class Schedule

Email the instructor of the class to express your interest in joining.

Monday

  • Express Tone with Lesley: 10.00-10:30am. Email adam.renshaw@aura.wales
  • Wellbeing Workout with Jo: 10.00-10:40am. Email joanne.beevers@aura.wales
  • Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing with Steph: 11.00am-12.00pm. Email stephanie.fearnley@aura.wales
  • Body Burn with Gav: 6.00-6:30pm. Email gavin.jones@aura.wales
  • Express Bells with Lesley: 6:30-7.00pm. Email adam.renshaw@aura.wales

Tuesday

  • Pilates with Helen: 9:15-10:15am. Email adam.renshaw@aura.wales
  • Total Tone with Gav: 10.00-10:30am. Email gavin.jones@aura.wales
  • Back Care with Steph: 4:30-5.30pm. Email stephanie.fearnley@aura.wales
  • HIIT with Jo: 6.00-6:30pm. Email joanne.beevers@aura.wales

Wednesday

  • HIIT with Adam: 9:15-9:45am. Email adam.renshaw@aura.wales
  • Express Bells with Lesley: 10.00-10:30am. Email adam.renshaw@aura.wales
  • NERS Circuit with Sue: 11:30am-12:10pm. Email susan.blackwell@aura.wales
  • Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing with Steph: 2.00-3.00pm. Email stephanie.fearnley@aura.wales
  • Express Tone with Lesley: 6.00-6:30pm. Email adam.renshaw@aura.wales
  • Pilates with Helen: 6:30-7:30pm. Email adam.renshaw@aura.wales

Thursday

  • Al’s Abs with Alan: 10.00-10.30am. Email alan.duppa@aura.wales
  • Wellbeing Workout with Jo: 10.00-10:40am. Email joanne.beevers@aura.wales
  • Back Care with Steph: 11:30am-12.30pm. Email stephanie.fearnley@aura.wales
  • Kettle bells with Adam: 6.00-6.30pm. Email adam.renshaw@aura.wales

Friday

  • Express Abs with Lesley: 10.00-10.30am. Email adam.renshaw@aura.wales
  • NERS Circuit with Sue: 11:30am-12:10pm. Email susan.blackwell@aura.wales

Saturday

  • HIIT with Adam: 10.00-10:30am. Email adam.renshaw@aura.wales

Aura’s Online Coaching Programme!

The below programme is led by our Fitness Instructor Samantha Coffin, and following the recent relaxation of the lockdown guidelines, and dependent upon customer preference, the weekly fitness session can now take place outdoors, face-to-face with Sam, at Mold Leisure Centre.


Aura’s Outdoor Fitness Classes!

Aura Library Link – Community Calls

Cliciwch yma i weld y dudalen hon yn Gymraeg

Keeping customers connected and making every conversation count.

Aura Leisure and Libraries feel passionately about supporting the community and have launched ‘Aura Library Link – Community Calls’ (available from 20th July 2020): a new service which provides a telephone link for Flintshire residents who are lonely, socially isolated or finding it difficult to get out.

Customers can register for a call by contacting their local library and a member of the library team will then arrange a convenient time and date for the call to take place.

Paula Jones, Library Service Manager, explained: “the aim is to provide our customers with a verbal link through conversation and allow them to share their thoughts and enjoy talking with someone. Talking to the library team through the Aura Library Link will benefit their health and wellbeing and help to remove any sense of isolation and loneliness”.

Aura’s Managing Director, Mike Welch, said: “The local community is at the heart of everything we do and our main objective has, and will always be, to promote health and well-being. We want to help in any way we can and hope that the Aura Library Link Community Calls will provide support during these unprecedented times.’’

To register for a call, please contact your local library using the below contact numbers:

Mold Library: 01352 754791
Flint Library: 01352 703737
Buckley Library: 01244 549210
Connah’s Quay Library: 01352 703730
Broughton Library: 01244 533727
Holywell Library: 01352 703850