Date posted 05 May 2022

April - Lena Bowers

Lena's enthusiasm and dediction helped Lena to boost her health and extreamly improved mobility. There is no word "barriers" in Lena's vocabulary. Lena is always smiling and spreading positivity, that makes Lena a perfect example to follow.

Lena member of the month hive ely


March - Victoria Parry

"Victoria joined The Hive initially to swim only but then realised that there were loads of other activities like fitness classes available. Now Victoria added to her regular schedule Body Conditioning and Pilates. Regular exercises not only helped her to improve overall health and fitness but aslo flexibility, agility, strength, balance and coordination. Victoria says that she feels better and losing weight was just a bonus!"

member of the month Victoria the hive


February - Lisa Jane Stacey

I feel very privileged to be nominated as "Member of the Month" at The Hive Ely. My passion and dedication of swimming began at 6 years of age. I was on holiday with my family at Kessingland Holiday Park. My dad taught me how to swim and to be more confident in the water. This progressed to swimming every Sunday at The Abbey Pool Cambridge. When moving to Ely in 1998 I continued to swim at the Paradise Pool. I also achieved a lifeguard course at the leisure centre shortly before the closure. Since the Hive opened. I swim at every opportunity, not only for enjoyment, but to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In 2018 I raised money for the charity Alzheimer, to which I completed 64 lengths in 35 minutes! In 2019 I totalled 10,500 lengths for the year! 2022 I aim to beat this. With a new target of 12,000 lengths! I am currently reaching 90 lengths in just under an hour. The staff are extremely friendly and facilities at the Hive are of excellence. The establishment is very well maintained in all areas and I would encourage everyone of all ages to use our local leisure centre.

february member of the month the hive lisa


January 22' - Simon Gilligan

We have reactivated member of the month competition, here at The Hive. Simon Gilligan has been selected as our first winner for January. Here is few words from Simon about his story at our centre and his amazing fitness journey:

"I joined the Hive in January 2019. My reason for joining was to try address my mobility problems by getting fitter and losing some weight. The medical profession having decided they could do nothing for me. Water Workout seemed to be a good way to start.When I started, I attended one Water Workout session a week for a few months and gradually started going to more classes. When lockdown started, I was thinking about starting other fitness classes. Your Zoom classes gave me the opportunity to try other things in the comfort of my own home. I discovered that I enjoyed everything.

After The Hive re-opened, I have tried all the fitness classes and now try to go at least twice a day to something. I noticed that I didn't seem to get so tired after each session and now I just feel invigorated and my mobility has improved - I don't use a stick anymore and I have lost about 15kgs in weight. I keep discovering muscles that I didn't know existed... My friends are astonished to see the positive change going to The Hive regularly has had on me. I am walking upright now and my whole attitude to life has changed for the better. I was also pleased to discover that my membership works at a Better gym near my daughter's house in Surrey. I don't have to miss any days exercise whenI visit her."

January member of the month The Hive Ely