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£74,000 refurbished gym in Redhill is fit for the future

Date Posted: 10:38 AM on Tue, 3 September 2019

£74.5K refurbishment incudes new equipment and facilities at Redhill Leisure Centre

Following refurbishments at both Calverton and Carlton Forum Leisure centres last year, Redhill Leisure Centre has now also undergone a refurbishment of its gym facilities and will have an official reopening on 5 September.

Redhill Gym new equipment including treadmills and cross trainers

The refurbishment is part of the council’s commitment to invest in its leisure facilities to support healthy lifestyles and improve resident’s health and well-being.

The gym will have 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.

Weights on racks at Redhill Gym

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, Councillor Michael Payne 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.”