Horizon Leisure Centres opened its new three-storey gym and 50-capacity studio today at Waterlooville Leisure Centre.
The gym is part of the long awaited two-phase extension plan that will increase and improve the range of leisure facilities available to the community which is set to transform the Waterlooville Leisure Centre originally built in 1991.
Howard Broad, Chief Executive of Horizon Leisure Centres said ‘Having opened a hugely successful new gym at Havant Leisure Centre last July, I am extremely proud to be opening another fantastic new gym within a year at our Waterlooville Centre.
The uniquely designed gym and studio at Waterlooville is part of a 3 million pound extension that will also see a fabulous new indoor children’s play centre (called World of Play) open in July as well as a Cafe and fully refurbished main reception area.
To help meet the expected increase in usage customers will be pleased to know that significantly more parking spaces is being provided.
As a charity, we are dedicated to improving and developing our leisure centres in order to enable more people to become more active more often and to ‘Make Life Better’ for our users.”
The fantastic new air-conditioned gym contains over 150 state-of-the-art work stations from leading equipment supplier Life Fitness. The modern naturally-lit gym will enable users to improve their health and fitness levels with supportive instructors guiding individuals through their fitness journey to reach their personal goals.
The cardio-vascular area has treadmills, stationary bicycles, rowers, cross trainers, exciting new Power Mills and two new everlasting staircases. Resistance equipment covers every muscle group in the body and comprises a great selection of free-weight machines and weights alongside a functional training area.
The spacious new air-conditioned exercise studio means there will be a bigger and wider range of group fitness classes. Horizon Leisure Centres have programmed a wide-range of over 50 classes a week at Waterlooville Leisure Centre with pay-as-you-go options making the classes accessible for everyone.
Harry Abbott a member Horizon Leisure Centre said “Having been a member of Waterlooville Leisure Centre since December 2014, I am extremely excited for the opening of the new gym and the additional facilities it will bring.
The greater selection of free-weight machines and weights will be particularly useful. It will be motivating to have new equipment to incorporate into my work outs to ensure I can constantly challenge myself and push towards achieving my fitness goals.”
Despite the significant investment made by Horizon, membership prices have been frozen in order to encourage greater participation and help improve the health and well-being of the community.