Romsey man is inspired to change

Even though he's broken his back in two places and dislocated his shoulder an agonising 26 times, a Romsey man has been inspired to majorly improve his fitness and take on a challenge of a lifetime after realising just how lucky he is.

When Matt Southey, who's 41, signed up to run the London Marathon this year he weighed 19 stone and had was pretty unfit.


A visitor in a million gets a special surprise

A lucky visitor to The Rapids in Romsey received more than she bargained for when she turned up for a normal gym session this week.

Unknowingly when she set out in her training kit, Ellie Rimondi was the millionth visitor to step through the door of a fitness centre managed by Valley Leisure this financial year – and received a nice surprise.


The Rapids scoops top three leisure centre award

The Rapids in Romsey has won an award for exceptional service – one of only three leisure centres in the whole of the country to receive the accolade.

The Rapids, which not only has fun slides and swimming pools but also a thriving leisure and fitness side, was given the 'Assessors Exceptional Facility Management Team Award 2013' by Quest, the leisure centre quality mark agency supported by Sport England.


Autistic boy becomes swimming star

A young boy with autism has been transformed through learning to swim and collected a haul of glinting medals at his very first swimming competition.

Nine-year-old Conor Bryceland from Chandlers Ford was diagnosed on the autistic spectrum about a year ago, although he has had the condition all his life.


Valley Leisure shows its love with pink pool

Valley Leisure has shown its love for its customers by promising to turn the pool at The Rapids a shocking shade of pink for a special Valentine's Day pool disco.

The bright pink water, disco music and flashing lights will bring a sense of occasion to the family swimming event on Friday, 14 February.


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