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The New Year is here, and no
doubt the gym fl oor is busy with
people counting those calories
as they embark on their annual
January diet! But for how long?
At the Lucozade Sports Science
Academy (LSSA) I spend a large
portion of my time working with
professional athletes and coaches
talking about how nutrition
can underpin performance.
Unfortunately, this work is not
always applicable to general
exercisers, quite simply because
the concept of ‘performance’ is
not appropriate. However, what is
becoming increasingly clear, from
Luton’s new swimming centre will be “most welcome” says the ASA
research into the general exerciser,
is that identifying sports nutrition,
£24.9m aquatic centre planned specifi cally in relation to fuel and
hydration can be crucial to
Plans for a £24.9m aquatic centre in Developing the health of our residents,
enjoyment, well-being and total
Luton have been approved by the young and old, is something the council
work done in the gym.
borough council and a site named. has made a strong commitment to.”
Following extensive research into nine A detailed business case will now be So, at a time when the
locations around the borough, the Luton developed and the council hopes the
achievement of a goal is even
Regional Sports Centre on St Thomas’ pool will open by 2012.
more important to clients and
Road was identifi ed by the council as the David Sparkes, the Amateur Swimming
retention rates within a club are
preferred location for development. Association’s chief executive, says: “The
vital for business, attention to
Along with an Olympic-sized (50m) facilities proposed will meet the swimming
appropriate nutrition strategies
swimming pool, the site will offer a diving requirements of the whole community,
and education is crucial to the
centre, sports hall, fi tness suite, aerobics leading to greater swimming participation
total service provision. No longer
centre, café, crèche and meeting rooms. in Luton and all the associated health
Hazel Simmons, leader of Luton benefi ts this will provide,” he says.
is sports nutrition just about
Borough Council, says: “Luton deserves a “Compared to many other countries,
the athlete!
fantastic swimming pool and the facilities England has a limited number of 50m
Nick Morgan
GET WITH THE PROGRAMME!
associated with a fi rst-class aquatic centre. pools, so the new pool is most welcome.”
Head of Sport Science for
Lucozade Sport
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manage its fi ve leisure facilities. leisure complex to be built at its Fell
physiology and nutrition capacity.
If approved, SLM will operate the End Caravan Park near Milnthorpe,
Fanshawe Pool & Gym in Ware, Grange in the Lake District, this month.
The LSSA draws on over 30 years
Paddocks Pool & Gym in Bishop’s The plans, submitted to South of experience in sports nutrition
Stortford, Hartham Leisure Centre in Lakeland District Council, include
research. www.thelssa.com
Hertford, Leventhorpe Pool & Gym in an indoor pool and fi tness suite.
Sawbridgeworth, and Ward Freeman Pool If approved, the new facility
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