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LED Newsletter 2023

Posted on April 13th 2023 by

LES Mills new class launch at LED Community Leisure


LED Leads the Way to a greener future

LED Community Leisure hit the national stage early this March with the announcement that we have been working in partnership with the exciting British start-up company Deep Green to employ its revolutionary Immersion cooling technology.


This system, which provides heat generated from operating data servers to Exmouth Leisure Centre’s swimming pools, not only reduces the gas requirements by up to 60% but reduces carbon emissions by 25.8 tons. So, as businesses across the country struggle with rising fuel costs, Deep Green offers a way to combat this while reducing the centre’s carbon footprint.


Being the first company in the leisure industry to embrace this technology brought sudden overnight interest from media companies throughout the UK, US and across Europe, and by March 15th our Chief Executive Peter Gilpin was fielding interviews from the BBC and ITV national news. Peter stated;



“Exmouth Leisure Centre’s annual gas bill has risen from £20,000 to £80,000 since the start of the war in Ukraine. Deep Green’s innovative technology will dramatically reduce our energy bills and carbon footprint, meaning we will continue to be a key asset for the local community. We are already seeing the benefit. I’m certain this will transform leisure centres up and down the country for the better.”

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Running for Hospiscare

Team members from across LED Community Leisure have entered the Great West Run to raise money for Hospiscare. The Great West Run is a half marathon taking place in Exeter on Sunday 21st May 2023.

LED's team includes Chris Duchenski and Charlotte Ward from Ottery St Mary, Lottie Edwards and Andrew Dare from LED's Community Engagement Team, Theresa England representing both Ocean Exmouth and Woodbury as well as Corey Leisk from Sidmouth.


Chris Duchenski, LED Team Captain, said: "We are fundraising to support Hospiscare's 40 club where we have committed to raising £1,000 in 2023. Some of us have never run before and some of us are experienced runners so it is a good mix. We all know someone who has been affected so it's good to support each other on our journey."


Hospiscare provides specialist care to patients and their families living with life-limiting illnesses across Exeter, Mid and East Devon.


Ellie Williams, Corporate Officer for Hospiscare, said: "Hopefully everyone in team LED has fun doing something new and the thought of what they are doing to support local families keeps you going on tough runs. £700 pays for a full day of care with 4 

nurses per patient. The money raised will help take away the pain patients experience and support their families too. Thank you team LED for engaging with the community and supporting Hospiscare."


To find out more about Hospiscare or to support team LED by making a donation, please click the link below.


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LES Mills releases a fresh new challenge

We always love to freshen things up with our Group Exercise routines, and April 1st introduced the long awaited new releases of Les Mills classes BodyPump 124, BodyCombat 94, BodyBalance 99, BodyAttack and Sh’Bam 50

‌Now is the perfect point to jump in for new members and a fresh challenge to experienced ones. So join us for brand new energising workouts and motivational music alongside our inspiring instructors!

"Spring" into action and book your space through the LED APP



Sidmouth head over heels for gymnastics

Sidmouth Leisure centre hosted Devon Gymnastics' club competition on Saturday 18th March, which saw over 150 supporters cheer on the 80 competitors who train weekly with Devon Gymnastics.


With a wide age range of 4 - 16yrs old taking part there were chin up challenges, vaulting events and floor routines. Alongside this, development Gymnasts performed tumbling and somersaults, which was a great inspiration for the younger, newer gymnasts.


A cake stand on the balcony helped keep the spectators content while supporting some of the development gymnasts in fund raising for a humanitarian trip to Costa Rica.


This was the first competition since the loss of Peter Mills, who fought motor neurones disease until March 2022. Pete started Devon Gymnastics at Broadclyst Leisure Centre back in 1993, with daughter Somer Manley.


It was a mammoth task to organise this event, so a massive congratulations go to Somer Manly and her team for the work they put in creating this great day!



Sidmouth head over heels for gymnastics

We are upskilling members of our team to be able to deliver PABAfit classes at our pools. PABAfit stands for Parent and Baby Aquafit and is a water-based fitness class for parents/carers to take part in with their little ones (4 months - 3 years). These will be coming to our pools very soon!




Matthew Payne's charity events

This will be the second year that LED’s fantastic trainer Matt will be raising        money for the RNLI in memory of his best friend Adam, who sadly passed        away in 2021. This year he will be taking part in two challenges. The first        fundraising event is on Saturday 27th May, where he  will again be cycling          131 miles from The Lifeboat Station in Lyme Regis to Newquay Lifeboat            Station in one day. Starting at 5 am  with Rob Gage, Edder Gage, Dan                Galloway and Alan Cockram he hopes to beat last years time!

The second challenge is on Friday 23rd June where he will be joined by LED’s, Alan Cockram and Andrew Dare to walk the East Devon Way, which is 41 miles from Exmouth Lifeboat Station to Lyme Regis Lifeboat Station. He received amazing support last year which helped raise over £3000.

To find out more about how you can support Matt in this fantastic cause just click below. 



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Make the most of our CIMSPA qualified trainers

Did you know that LED Community Leisure prides itself on providing our customers with the best instructors and coaches with recognised Cimspa endorsed qualifications in safe environments?

LED is proud to be a Cimspa Employee as well as a partner with Future Fit Training the leading Fitness Training provider in the UK.

So, whether you want to learn more about healthy eating or get the most effective training programme to reach your personal goal, why not let one of our expert trainers help you?

Whatever you want to achieve we really want you to succeed, so let us help you by clicking below. 


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Charity Tennis tournament success


One of our amazing members, Emma Steel, will be running the London Marathon in aid of the Mental Health Charity MIND, for which she has so far raised £800.

To support her in this fantastic cause, Exmouth Tennis and Fitness Centre hosted a round-robin Tennis Triples event on Sunday March 26th

The players competed in a fast and furious round-robin event, followed by a prize raffle, contributed to by local businesses and auction for private tennis lessons and PT sessions.

 After a great evening and fantastic turnout, the event had successfully raised an additional £700 for Emma and MIND, and we wish her every success with her upcoming run.


Everybody needs good friends

A good friend makes everything better when they’re around. They make activities more fun, support us, inspire us and motivate us to try new things.


If you enjoy living a heathy lifestyle at LED then why not share the benefits with one of your friends. Push each other in the Gym, get competitive over a sport, discover a new class together or catch up over a relaxing swim.


Just click on the App button to introduce any friends, family members or work colleagues to our £5 for 5 days “Bring a Buddy” offer. You’ll get to share what you love with someone you care about and have twice as much fun keeping healthy.


Showtime at the Pavillion


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What's on at Ocean


Running until the end of June, the Exmouth Open Showcases a vibrant and varied selection of works from local amateur and professional artists.

Enjoy a fantastic array of art from all across the region at Ocean this spring. Running until the end of June, the Exmouth Open showcases a vibrant and varied selection of works from local amateur and professional artists.

To find out more about the Sea Dogs exhibition by clicking below;


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