YMCA Fleetwood Leisure Centre is to receive £134,000 investment in new top-of-the-range health and fitness equipment.
Wyre Council’s Cabinet has agreed proposals that will see the centre’s fitness suite refurbished and totally upgraded with the latest digital fitness experience and cardio and resistance training equipment.
Integrated TV, internet and personalised workout features are also built into the kit and the addition of a pioneering Synrgy functional training system means live group workouts with YMCA instructors will be coming to the gym.
Councillor Lynne Bowen, Cabinet member with responsibility for sport and leisure at Wyre Council, said:
“Following major investment in Poulton and Thornton Health and Fitness Centres and with plans in the pipeline for Garstang, it is important that facilities at Fleetwood match the same high standards.
“We’ve already introduced Marine Splash water play area which brought a fantastic new element to the site in summer and plan to upgrade the learner and main swimming pools with new sand filters.
“We want to improve the experience for existing members and also attract new customers, which in turn should reduce the amount of public money needed to run the centre.”
Steve Mullins, Manager of YMCA Fleetwood said:
“This is fantastic news for our members and fitness customers. We introduced the new Life Fitness equipment at Poulton and Thornton earlier this year with tremendous feedback and the functional training rigs and sessions are massively popular.
“Add these improvements to the recent addition of the café and re-development of the front of the centre and we have a facility that truly offers something for everyone to benefit from.”
The new equipment will be installed before new year and further information will be sent to YMCA members in due course.
Fleetwood Leisure Centre is located next to Marine Hall on the Esplanade in Fleetwood.