Modern makeover at town gym

GEOFF Moulder Leisure Complex will be fighting fit following a £70,000 refurbishment in the Creations gym.

A total of 18 new machines will be installed in the centre when the refurbishment takes place at the end of the month.

The state-of-the-art equipment will replace some of the current gear, some of which has been in constant use for almost a decade, meaning that gym fans will be able to get an even better workout during their exercise sessions.

New steppers, treadmills, cross-trainers and bikes are among the items which will be installed at the Rowley Road centre, as well as a new multi-pulley resistance machine.

When the refurbishment takes place from Saturday, August 20, until Sunday, August 28.

Creations will be closed during the work, which will also see the gym redecorated and re-floored.

Existing equipment which is remaining in the gym , including rowing machines, the balance master and free weights, will also be reconditioned.

A council spokesman said that there would be some limited access to some pieces of equipment during the closure.

When the facility re-opens gym-goers will be able to work out while watching their own TV with freeview, or sweat away the pounds while listening to their own tunes as the machines have iPod connectivity.

Dave Horry, manager of the leisure complex, said: “I know some people find the thought of going to the gym intimidating, but they should not be put off.

All the equipment is easy to use, fully accessible by anyone with a disability and suits all fitness, or unfitness, levels.”

The gym will re-open from 9am on Bank Holiday Monday, August 29, and will remain open until 2pm.

Regular opening hours will be from 7am until 9pm on weekdays and 8am until 4pm at weekends.

Anyone wanting more information about the gym or wanting to set up achievable fitness regimes at the centre, call 01205 363483, extension 26.