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  1. Winter Hot Tub Use

    Having a hot tub through the summer is great for having friends over and enjoying the long balmy evenings together; but for those in the know, using your hot tub in the winter can be just as enjoyable. But is it worth it?

     

    Keeping Warm

    On a crisp, cold day there aren’t many places more inviting than a warm hot tub. Removing the cover and watching the steam rise from the hot water just before a soak can relax you and set you up for the day. For many people, the cold winter weather brings with it many aches and pains that can be relieved by your hot tubs hydrotherapeutic massage jets, with the warm water relaxing tense muscles and the steam helping unblock those stuffy winter flu noses!

     

    Not as Expensive as you Think

    Many people are put off running their hot tubs through the winter due to thinking that their electricity bill will go through the roof. We’re here to tell you, with a little maintenance, that isn’t the case! If you have invested in a good quality hot tub cover with a tight-fitting seal, your tub will be efficient at maintaining the temperature without driving up your energy costs.

    Another great tip for reducing your energy cost is to reduce how often you use the jets and remember to turn them off when you have finished your soak. Hot tub jets work by blowing air into the water, which will reduce the temperature of the water, meaning that your hot tub will use more energy keeping the water warm.

     

    Hot Tub Massage Jets

     

    Accessorise to Maximise Comfort

    Some may enjoy a warm soak in the hot tub while being exposed to the colder elements; however, creating a comfortable outdoor space to house a hot tub may be a better solution for others. Depending how connected to the outdoors you wish to be, hot tubs can be protected from the elements by something as simple as an awning or gazebo, right through to a dedicated log cabin.

     

    Hot Tub in Cabin

    Still Not Convinced?

    Hot tubbing in the Winter may not be for everyone. If this is the case with your hot tub, you must make sure you properly shut it down for the winter, to avoid any nasty surprises when you come to recommissioning it in the Spring. Here at Award Leisure, we provide a Professional Winterisation Service where your hot tub is thoroughly drained, and the water is drawn out of all the pipework to ensure your hot tub will be ready to go in the warmer weather.

     

    If hot tubbing in the winter sounds like the perfect way to relax and enjoy your garden year-round, Check out our Black November deals to get a great price on a stock model in our massive display sale! With 0% finance over 3 years, no deposit and guaranteed delivery before Christmas, you can be enjoying winter the right way!


    Hurry, only 37 35 30 Models left!

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  2. Maximise the Benefit of a Sauna Session

    Saunas are well known for their plethora of health benefits and are regarded in some countries as a great social experience; but are you making the most of your Sauna sessions? We’ve included some helpful tips and tricks to leave you fully refreshed after a perfect sauna session.

     

    Hydrate Yourself

    Keeping yourself hydrated during a sauna session is essential for your own safety. It’s no secret that Saunas make you sweat, but the key is to keep yourself hydrated throughout your session, so you can keep flushing out those toxins without depleting your fluids. Alcohol is not advised, as it will dehydrate you faster and can be dangerous - stick to water, it's much better for you and will help you make the most of your sauna detox!

     

    Grab your Essential Oils

    The Sauna provides the perfect opportunity for some aromatherapy! Mix and match your favourite scents to create a perfect haven. Unsure where to start? We’ve included some ideas below:

    Essential Oil Benefits
    Eucalyptus Great for clearing airways in people with colds or suffering from asthma. It has a sharp, refreshing scent that acts as a stimulator, so would be perfect for an early morning sauna session.
    Lavender Very popular essential oil due to its relaxing and stress-relieving properties. Combine with another stress-busting essential oil like Sandalwood for the ultimate relaxing sauna session.
    Grapefruit A surprisingly sweet but tangy aroma, grapefruit can help cleanse your pores to combat oily skin. If you suffer from acne, making a grapefruit sauna session part of your routine is a great natural remedy.
    Chamomile While chamomile is well-known for helping you sleep, it is also a great aromatherapy for relieving muscle tension. If you play sports or just have a lot of aches and pains, bathing in a sauna with chamomile is the perfect natural remedy.

    If you have a Traditional Sauna, mixing one or two drops into the water that you pour on the coals will release a cloud of delightfully scented vapour with each ladle poured.

    Aromatherapy Essential Oils

    Leave your Phone Alone

    Steam and electronics do not mix. Use the excuse to unplug from social media, work emails and demanding conversations to just enjoy the moment and fully relax. Bonus points if you have an Outdoor Sauna and you leave your phone in the house!

     

    Take some Time to Cool Down

    Straight after a sauna session, you need to cool your body down. If you don’t feel as brave as rolling around in the snow like the Finnish, a Cold Shower will work just as well. Don’t plan on doing anything too strenuous straight after a session, just enjoy the feeling of complete relaxation before slowly returning to the fast pace of modern life.

     

    These tips will work great in any sauna, but the secret to long-lasting benefits is regular sessions. If the thought of travelling to your local gym or leisure centre 2-3 times a week for sauna sessions fills you with more dread than relaxation, perhaps its time to consider installing your own private haven!

     

    Cedar pod Sauna

    Here at Award Leisure, we are proud of our quality range of Cedar Saunas, from Indoor or Outdoor saunas, to our beautiful outdoor Barrel and Pod saunas. With loads of optional upgrades available, our saunas are fully customisable to create a functional space that you’ll love to spend time in.  

     

    Want to know more? Fill out our online form to receive your FREE Sauna Buyers Guide.


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  3. Pizza is Best from a Wood Fired Pizza Oven

    While Wood Fired Pizza Ovens are the choice of high-end restaurants and authentic Italian kitchens, they have so much more to offer your household. If you’ve ever considered cooking using a Wood Fired Oven, read on to learn more about what makes cooking with wood a superior experience.

     

    They’re Authentic

    Since the inception of the pizza we know today in 18th Century Naples, Wood Fired Pizza Ovens have been used to create a beautifully smoky tasting, evenly-cooked pizza with a perfectly crispy crust – it’s no wonder that quality Italian restaurants still cook their pizzas in this way!

    The heat generated from the fire is absorbed and circulated throughout the oven via convection and radiation, meaning that food will cook evenly and quickly. The smoke helps create another dimension to the flavour, and if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can try experimenting with different types of wood to bring out different flavours in your creations.

    Pizza in a Wood Fired Oven

    They’re Versatile

    Think Wood Fired Pizza Ovens are just for pizzas? Think again! From baking deliciously crusty bread to fire-roasting vegetables and hickory smoked steak, the only limit to what you can cook in your oven is your imagination. Not sure where to start? Head over to our YouTube Channel, which contains loads of easy recipes and tricks to make the most out of your Wood Fired Pizza Oven.

    Award Leisure Youtube Recipe Video Screenshot

    They’re Perfect for Entertaining

    There is something mesmerising about watching dancing flames – and it gets much more interesting when there’s food at the end of it! Cooking with a Wood Fired Pizza Oven is perfect for entertaining guests, and a cooling oven is still able to keep everyone warm long after dark. Throwing a pizza-making party is perfect for when you want to catch up with friends without slaving away in the kitchen all evening.

    With Wood Fired Pizza Ovens coming in many different sizes, you are sure to find one which will complement your garden perfectly and become the perfect centrepiece for entertaining guests. 

    Wood Fired Pizza Oven Garden Party

    Once you’ve decided that cooking with a Wood Fired Pizza Oven is for you, its time to find the perfect match. Here at Award Leisure, we have worked tirelessly to perfect our range of Wood Fired Pizza Ovens that create beautifully cooked food every time, accommodating everyone from limited garden spaces to large families. To help you decide the best Wood Fired Pizza Oven for you, download our FREE Buyers Guide to find your perfect Wood Fired Pizza Oven.

     

    There’s never been a better time to Buy a Pizza Oven from Award Leisure. Order your Wood Fired Pizza Oven in November and get 25% off!

     

    #woodfiredpizzaoven #woodfiredoven #woodiredpizzaovensUK #freepizzaovenbuyersguide #pizzaovenvouchercode #pizzaovendiscount

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  4. Swim Spa Test Day with Lewis White & Pizza Cooking Classes

    Award Leisure are proud to present Paralympic Bronze Medalist Swimmer Lewis White, who will be joining us on August Bank Holiday weekend to demonstrate and test our fantastic Coast Spas Swim Spa - Saturday 25th August. 

    GB Paralympian Lewis White will be doing a live demonstration on our WellnessUltra Infinity Swim Spa at our Warwickshire showroom 25th August at 2pm.Lewis has represented Great Britain in the Paralympics Games in Rio in 2016 winningBronze, and has also smashed multiple British record times, as well as winning 4 gold medals at the IDM open para-swimming meet in Berlin.

    Fancy testing the Swim Spa for yourself? No problem! Just bring your swimwear and give it a go! 

    We will be hosting swim spa games with competitions and prizes to be won, so you can take on the athlete if you think you’re strong enough.

    We will also be serving FREE pizza made fresh in our wood-fired Pizza Ovens, FREE Prosecco and FREE Peroni!  

    As well as some amazing offers on Hot Tubs & Swim Spas with up to £2,000 worth of FREE features (e.g. Lights, colour upgrade, music etc) and a spa parasol with any Coast Spas Regency Spas Hot Tub/Swim Spa. Plus we are offering a wood-fired Allegro pizza oven FREE with any Coast Spas Elite, Luxury or Wellness Hot Tub or Swim Spa!

    We also have a one time performance from Neil Diamond tribute act 'Two Strong'! - Saturday 25th August. 

    And on Sunday through to Monday we will be doing live cooking demonstrations on our wood-fired pizza ovens showing you how to cook everything from meat to fish! 

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  5. August Special Offers

     

    FREE Wood Fired Pizza Oven with Coast Spas Hot Tubs

    FREE Wood Fired Pizza Oven with Coast Spas Hot Tubs

    Cannot Be Used in Conjunction with any other offer


    FREE Spa Parasol & 3 FREE Feature Upgrades with Regency Spas Hot Tubs

    FREE Spa Parasol & 3 FREE Feature Upgrades with Regency Spas Hot Tubs

    Cannot Be Used in Conjunction with any other offer


    £2,000 Worth of FREE Features with Regency Swim Spas

    £2,000 Worth of FREE Features with Regency Swim Spas

    Cannot Be Used in Conjunction with any other offer


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  6. 10 Cool DIY Ideas You Need For the Perfect Man Cave

    Everyone at one point or another has dreamed of their own personal Man Cave. A private sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of every day life; a place to relax, unwind and freely indulge in hobbies and leisure time. You don’t even need planning permission for a lot of outdoor cabins, which are a great hassle-free way to start your man cave project.

    Need inspiration? Check these out: https://awardleisurewarwickshire.co.uk/valkea-cabins.php

    One of the greatest things about owning your own personal man cave is having complete free reign on the interior design. You’re free to be as creative and unique with your design as you like, it can actually be kind of overwhelming letting your imagination run wild with ideas for such a big project. So to make it easier - we’ve compiled a shortlist of some features we think are essential in creating the perfect man cave. 

    Projector Screen

    Whether it’s to gather all your mates around for the World Cup, a heavy gaming session, or even a cosy night of Netflix n Chill; a home cinema is a huge statement and essential feature of the perfect man cave. It doesn’t have to be expensive either, get yourself on amazon or eBay for a projector and a pull-out screen, or even pin up a white sheet!

    Bar

    One of the most common and exciting aspects of owning a man cave, is the idea of having access to your own personal bar. Building a bar yourself is a rewarding and exciting project, or even consider buying a ready-made bar and decking it out with all your favourite spirits and beers. To give the bar a more rustic feel, think quirky wine racks, bottle openers, chalk boards, bar mats etc.

    Pool Table

    I don’t know about you, but when I think “Man Cave”, I think “Pool Table”. I’m not even really sure why, they just seem to make sense together. It’s the combination of home and pub, community and solitude, that make a pool table seem so endearing. Whether you build it yourself, treat yourself to a luxury real wood table, or even get yourself a more affordable plastic table; in the right environment it’ll fit right in.


    Musical Instruments

    If you’re a musician who doesn’t live alone, a man cave is essential for jam sessions (your neighbours will probably appreciate it too). Guitar hangers are a great looking and cheap way to display guitars, and they’re super easy to put up.

    Rustic Walls

    A great way to jazz up a man cave is by getting creative with the interior walls. Most cabins have a nice rustic wood finish to them, but there are lots of ways to create that edgy look. Consider corrugated metal sheets, maybe even a little rusty? Or there are great brick wallpaper options out there to create the illusion of a bare brick wall.


    Neon Signs

    Neon signs are in right now, and a super trendy way to light up your man cave. They go great with a bar, and you can even get signs custom made to say whatever you like! Or, consider the more old-school look by up-cycling a retro neon sign, perhaps from an old bar or petrol station.


    Vintage Pieces

    On that note, why not invest in a vintage piece of furniture? Online, charity shops and auctions are a great place to start looking for these. Who knows, maybe you could start a collection! Think old jukeboxes, petrol pumps, popcorn/candy floss machines… get creative!


    The Perfect Chairs

    No man cave is complete without the perfect chair. Consider the theme of your man cave, if it’s the perfect place for you to kick back on Fifa, get yourself a decent gaming chair. If the space is more sophisticated, perhaps a vintage leather piece would work nicely? We also think this way of displaying bean bags by hanging them is awesome!


    Record Player/Speakers

    Music is pretty much essential for any man cave, whatever mood you’re going for there’s an album to stick on. Consider investing in some decent speakers, maybe surround sound or bluetooth connectivity? Or, if you’re thinking more old school (or maybe you already have a hefty vinyl collection), consider a record player. There are so many great and creative ways to display records proudly!


    Cool Lighting

    Why not get creative with the lighting in your man cave? Sure, you can get yourself a nice lamp from IKEA, but why do that when beer-lights are a thing!? There are so many DIY options online for creative lighting for your man cave, or consider creative custom designers who could create your ideal lighting to your specification!


    And finally - the perfect cabin to put it all in! 

    Hamptons Cabin

    A stunning design that provides an outstanding summerhouse, private home gym or impressive home office, our California 44mm Log Cabin is a spacious outdoor building- 19 square meters of floor space with the advantage of the height being under the required planning permission requirements.

    https://awardleisurewarwickshire.co.uk/brookhaven-log-cabin.php 

     

    Brookhaven Cabin

    The Brookhaven Log Cabin has a large number of windows around to 3 sides which therefore allows for plenty of light to flood in. The 34mm thick logs that this building has are much thicker than your standard summerhouses, this enables ensure your cabin looks beautiful for years and years to come.

    https://awardleisurewarwickshire.co.uk/brookhaven-log-cabin.php 



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  7. July Cashback Offers

    This month we are giving you extra value !

    Get £250 Cashback to spend in-store for every £5,000 you spend in July.

    Now you can treat yourself to a little extra with Award Leisure when buying a Hot Tub or Swim Spa you can get money off a Wood Fired Pizza Oven or a Cabin or a Gazebo or a Sauna

    Get More Outdoor Pleasure with Award Leisure this July.

    Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers. 

    #hottubsale #swimspasale #woodfiredpizzaoven

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