The gym at Redhill Leisure Centre has benefited from a £74,000 upgrade to ensure it’s ‘fit for the future’.
The substantial sum has been spent on state-of-the-art equipment and improving the gym’s facilities.
The refurbishment is part of Gedling Borough Council’s commitment to invest in its leisure facilities to support healthy lifestyles and improve resident’s health and well-being. Calverton and Carlton Forum Leisure centres both received upgrades last year.
The gym, which reopened today (September 5) now has new modern weight lifting and exercise equipment with something suitable for users of all abilities.
Advanced weight training and sport specific weight training options are available, including equipment that can load up to 500kg weights onto them, as well as machines with removable seating, which are more accessible for people with disabilities and wheelchair users.
All four of the council’s leisure centres as well as the Richard Herrod Centre, The Bonington Cinema and Theatre and Gedling Country Park have been given the CredAbility Kite status. This means that provisions are in place to suit the needs of disabled customers and also their carers.
The Redhill refurbishment includes a new Boditrax machine. It measures fat percentage, muscle mass, metabolic rate and more, to help track a weight plan progress and identify areas which can be improved on through specific exercises.
As well as new equipment, the gym has also had shock absorbing flooring installed and fresh decoration with LED lighting throughout to give the gym a brighter and more exciting look.
Deputy leader of Gedling Borough Council, Cllr Michael Payne attended the opening of the new-look gym today.
He said: “We want to make sure that our gyms meet our residents’ needs and encourage more people to live a healthier lifestyle. The refurbishment of Redhill Gym will give users access to the very best equipment, we’ve also made sure that the gym is accessible to all. We want to encourage new members to join the gym and this refurbishment will help us do that.”