New Bodyworks Fitness Studio opens at Lynnsport

News release PR 2137

Issued 20 December 2012


The new Bodyworks Fitness Studio at Lynnsport is opening on 21 December 2012, two weeks ahead of schedule, thanks to the efforts of everyone involved.

The £325,000 project began in the summer with the conversion of the bowls hall to a five-rink facility, with improved lighting and flooring.

The space created by reducing the size of the bowls hall has been turned into a purpose-built studio, with an improved training environment, perfect for people who want to keep fit and active or wish to train to condition themselves for the rigours of everyday life. The studio will contain state-of-the-art cardiovascular and resistance equipment along with air conditioning and views overlooking the athletics track and parkland.

The former Bodyworks studio has been converted into a dedicated performance area which will appeal to the more serious trainer. It will contain fewer cardio vascular machines and the focus will be on resistance training with larger weights.

Senior Leisure Manager Simon McKenna said: “This imaginative redevelopment within Lynnsport has created a new 400m2 fitness facility with plenty of space, light and views along with improved air conditioning – things we know our customers will appreciate. The use of the former Bodyworks studio for dedicated resistance and weight training means there is more choice for people when they come along to Lynnsport, depending of the type of workout they want.”

In addition to the fitness rooms, an indoor group cycling studio has been created, reducing the time pressure in the dance studio and enabling more dance/aerobic classes to be programmed as part of the group fitness timetable.

Cllr David Pope, Cabinet Member for Assets, said: “This project has made excellent use of the space available and will bring improvements for a whole range of users. I really hope these changes will encourage even more people to come along and use the facilities and start to feel the benefits associated with a fit and active lifestyle.”

The work at Lynnsport has been carried out by local builders E N Suiter, Ian Trundley from Trundley Design and Malcolm Frammingham from G C Baxter Associates.

Cllr David Pope added: “I would like to thank everyone involved in this project for their hard work and dedication which has meant the work has been completed on budget and ahead of schedule. I would also particularly like to thank the Lynnsport Bowlers for their patience and support during the initial development phase."

 

Last updated: 21 December 2012
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