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New gym at Water Meadows Swimming and Fitness Complex

The gym at the Water Meadows Swimming and Fitness Complex has opened its doors following a massive refurbishment.

Work to introduce new audio visual displays on cardio equipment, new resistance machines, a larger specialised fitness equipment area and redecoration has all been completed. The new gym reopened to the public on Saturday (11 August) followed by the official opening today (Monday 13 August). The rest of the leisure centre remained open during the refurbishment.

The upgrade is part of a £500k investment into Mansfield Leisure Centres.

Oak Tree Leisure Centre will begin the refurbishment of its gym from 13 August and will reopen on 25 August. New Life Fitness equipment will be installed, along with virtual bikes. To celebrate the upgrade, an open weekend will take place on 25 and 26 August when people can try out the new facilities on offer. Fitness classes and other activities will carry on as normal during the works, including the new body pump classes and the new indoor cycling classes.

Meden Sports Centre gym reopened on 31 July following its redecoration and installation of further equipment to enhance the fitness offering at the facility. River Maun Recreation Centre's gym has also received an upgrade.

Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre's gym will be undergoing its refurbishment during the 13 August and will reopen with its new equipment on the 14 August.

The work has been scheduled to allow people access to gym facilities offered at other leisure centres, whilst each of the gyms are closed for refurbishment.

Refurbishment works to Water Meadows reception area and new water features have already been completed.

Brian Taylor, Chairman of the Mansfield District Leisure Trust, said: "This is an exciting time for the fitness facilities at Mansfield Leisure Centres and we hope to attract new people to the facilities with our new lower and more affordable pricing, including new rates for people over the age of 60, students, a low junior price and different packages available to reduce the monthly cost of our all inclusive membership. With the desire for more people to get fit following on from the Olympics, the facilities are geared up to welcome beginners to exercise and have fun. Whether it be walking, cycling, gym, rowing, swimming or gymnastics, we have something to inspire everyone during and following the games."

Cllr Philip Shields, Portfolio Holder for the Environment at Mansfield District Council said: "We have already seen a substantial amount of investment and work since the transfer of the management responsibilities in May and we look forward to continue working with the Mansfield District Leisure Trust to provide our residents, and those visiting from outside the District, with a quality experience when visiting our leisure centres."

Published 10 August 2012

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