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25th Anniversary of the Miskin Manor Health Club

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    issue ten SUMMER 2012



    25 Years at the ManorIn this issue

    01443 224 204www.miskin-manor.co.uk

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  • 25th Anniversary SpecialThe summer of 2012 is set to be a significant period of celebration. The next few months will see the country continue to commemorate the Queens Diamond Jubilee, the London Olympics, and most importantly to us; the 25th anniversary of Miskin Manor Health Club.

    The Health Club was established in mid-1985, and has recently undergone a dramatic refurbishment programme. The building has been expanded several times throughout the 25 years, and the investment made throughout this time has been instrumental to Miskin Manor being able to provide a first class facility to offer all its members and the local community.

    The centre boasts a gymnasium capable of satisfying both cardio-vascular and endurance enthusiasts. Our swimming pool has proved popular with members and non-members

    alike. The pool has proved an ideal host to Swimsafe; a local initiative to improve childrens swimming abilities and increase awareness to the risks involved in the pool. The steam room and sauna has acted as a relaxation hub for members who want to unwind from the strenuous chore of day-to-day activities; especially after a long session in the gym.

    Since 1985, countless refurbishments, expansions and maintenance has been carried out on the Health Club; all with the desire to deliver the highest quality of health and fitness in South Wales in mind.

    Not only does the health club offer a destination for fitness and leisure enthusiasts alike, but it is slowly becoming a commercial and economic hub of Rhondda Cynon Taff. Over a dozen businesses operate out of Miskin Manor, not including the hotel and health club. Act On Group (Health & Safety), Strictly Dance Ltd (Ballroom & Latin dance classes), Beauty at the Manor (Beauty Therapy & Spa Treatments), and Compass Media Relations (PR & Media Buying) are just some of the businesses that operate out of the idyllic estate.

    For more information regarding our services, please visit us online at www.miskin-manor.co.uk

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  • Gym Buddy SchemeWere excited to launch our new Gym Buddy scheme which will operate on our Facebook page.

    The scheme is to encourage the members of the gym to organise sessions with friends and fellow users, in order to maximise the experience of Miskin Manor Health Club.

    We know that sometimes you need a training partner to help motivate you. There are times when the last thing you feel like doing is going in the gym, especially after a long day in work. The Gym Buddy scheme is designed to not only help motivation, but encourage the social aspect between members.

    The scheme will help members organise training sessions, and will hopefully make you friends in the process. Also, the scheme will help members co-ordinate training days for specific exercises in order to use the gym facilities as efficiently as possible, minimising congestion on specific machines and apparatus.

    The Gym Buddy scheme is designed to encourage, motivate, and inspire members to use the facilities of the health club to maximise the benefits of membership.

    Sports Lunches & Raising Local Funds

    We have recently held a few charity events at the manor for a number of different causes.

    We held a Rugby Legends Lunch in aid of Pontyclun RFC Minis & Juniors on 30 March where a number of ex-Wales Rugby players including Gareth Edwards, Brymor Williams, Tommy David, Ian Stevens, and John Devereux attended the Miskin Manor to raise funds for the local club, and answered a Q&A session with questions from the guests.

    An auction was held with donations provided by the Rugby Legends such as signed memorabilia, including a photo of the famous try scored by Gareth Edwards for the Barbarian invitational side against New Zealand in 1977.

    For more information regarding our services, please visit us online at www.miskin-manor.co.uk

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  • For more information regarding our services, please visit us online at www.miskin-manor.co.uk

    Meet the teaM

    Here are two new starters that have joined the Miskin Manor family recently.

    For more information regarding our services, please visit us online at www.miskin-manor.co.uk

    Sarah Watts, Conference & Events Age: 28

    Where do you live? Ely

    Where have you come from (job, not planet)? Village Hotel

    What are your views of Miskin Manor? I love it here. There isnt much the hotel or health club cannot provide. What I love about Miskin Manor is that it is so highly regarded by the local community and South Wales in general.

    What is the favourite part of your job?

    I know it sounds strange, but I love telling people I work here. I feel really proud to say I work at Miskin Manor, and that isnt something Ive ever had before. Also, I love watching all the weddings.

    Describe Miskin Manor in one sentence? An idyllic country hotel set in picturesque Welsh countryside, all just a stones throw from Cardiff.

    What do you like to do outside of work? I adore films. I love nothing better than sitting down to

    watch a steamy thriller in the cinema. I dont even mind going on my own. I also like to discuss eastern European politics with my peers; I love a good debate.

    Give us an interesting fact about yourself? I own over 2,000 DVDs. Also, I am a keen advocate of cheesecake.

    We have a member of staff from four different departments giving you an insight to what it is like to work at Miskin Manor.

    Holly Masterman, Receptionist Age: 20

    Where do you live? Bedwas

    Where have you come from (job, not planet)? St. Davids Hotel and Spa

    What are your views of Miskin Manor? Its a gorgeous setting and awesome hotel to work in; everyone is so lovely and helpful since I have started.

    What is the favourite part of your job? Meeting new people on a daily basis and getting to see the weddings (giving me ideas for mine in about 30 years, haha).

    Describe Miskin Manor in one sentence? A pleasant and laid back work place.

    What do you like to do outside of work?

    I like to socialise with my friends, spend time with my family, shop, and have the occasional drink with my girls.

    Give us an interesting fact about yourself? I spend over 500 per month on hair and beauty products (guilty pleasure).

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  • For more information regarding our services, please visit us online at www.miskin-manor.co.uk

    Family Sports Day - OlympicsMiskin Manor Health Club celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year, and it coincides with the Queens Diamond Jubilee year celebrations.

    This summer, Miskin Manor Health Club will be celebrating a quarter of a century in business by hosting a family sports day to commemorate the impending Olympics.

    The family sports day will take place on Saturday 4th August, starting at 11am and finishing at 5pm, and will include bouncy castles, a BBQ, a falconry display, and a selection of stalls and music.

    All Sewn UpFollowing in the footsteps of TVs Kirsty Allsopp and taking inspiration from the fabulous Cath Kidston ranges, more and more people are dusting off their sewing machines and learning to make gifts, home furnishings and gorgeous clothes for themselves.

    With help from established fashion designer, Helen Rhiannon, you too can learn some new skills and join in the homemade sewing trend that is sweeping the nation!

    All Sewn Up was set up in October 2010, providing a wide range of sewing workshops teaching people how to make fashionable and desirable products such as beautiful bags, homely cushions, kitsch snap purses, and much more.

    The workshops are now coming to Cardiff, to the beautiful Miskin Manor, which will be the perfect setting for the full sewing experience. Starting in September, Helen will be

    running workshops which will run for a full day with light refreshments and an optional Afternoon Tea served in the cosy surroundings of the Manor.

    From 85 for the full day, you can choose from the Love Handbags? workshop where you can make a stylish clutch bag, tote bag or carry your life in a bag! bag, or, the Crazy About Cushions workshop

    where you can learn to make your own unique cushions for your home or as a gift. They will run from10am until 5pm.

    You will learn a wide range of decorative techniques as well as how to make the chosen product in these relaxed and sociable workshops. All materials are provided and instruction packs are available

    also. Small classes provide a personal and one to one environment in the luxury of the Miskin Manor grounds.

    Dates available: - Sunday September 9th Love Handbags? Sunday September 23rd Crazy About Cushions Sunday October 14th Love Handbags? Sunday October 21st Crazy About Cushions

    For more information or to book a workshop at Miskin Manor, please contact Helen on 07867 915993 or e-mail her at designer@helenrhiannon.com. or visit her website www.helenrhiannon.com

    Would you like to get your business name in front of 10,000 potential customers?

    Advertise in our new look newsletter from just 50 per month.

    Call James Davies on 01443 224 204 for more details, or email: marketing@miskin-manor.co.uk

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