Leisure Investment a Boost for YMCA Garstang Leisure Centres

YMCA Garstang Leisure Centres on Windsor Road and Oak Road are excited with the continuing investments and improvements to the facilities.

Wyre Council’s Cabinet approved a £65k investment to the centres which has included a newly refurbished foyer and reception area at YMCA Garstang swimming pool and 25 new spinning bikes at YMCA Garstang Leisure Centre. This is the latest investment that the partnership between YMCA and Wyre Council has delivered. The centres received a make-over in recent years including complete refurbishments to changing rooms at both centres and to the fitness suite at YMCA Garstang Leisure.

The latest investment signifies the intent of the partnership to ensure the whole community continues to be active. The investment into purchasing new spinning bikes and fitness experiences to YMCA Garstang Leisure Centre will allow the centre to enhance their class timetable and improve the overall customer experience. The new Schwinn AC Performance bikes and improved lighting will provide an authentic riding experience that cannot be rivaled locally.

Not only this, but customers will be able to utilise a new fitness experience within the centre in the shape of “My Zone”. My Zone aims to help people feel good about exercise through technology. It is an innovative wearable heart rate based system that uses wireless and cloud technology to accurately and conveniently monitor physical activity.

Following investment into upgrading the pool plant room in 2017, YMCA Garstang pool on Oak Road has received a full refurbishment of their foyer including renovations to the floor, ceiling and lighting. The reception has also had a complete refurbishment and the previously enclosed area has now been replaced by a new reception area and office, creating a more open environment.

Dave Sweetman, General Manager at YMCA Garstang said, “We hope you will agree that the investments at both centres are an exciting new addition to the centres. The refurbishments at YMCA Garstang Pool will create a more positive experience for the customer. We hope you like the changes. The addition of 25 new spinning bikes will also add to the customer experience, creating more opportunity for people to enjoy our class timetable at YMCA Garstang Leisure Centre. We urge the local community to make full use of the facilities on offer. Working in partnership with Wyre Council, we continue to provide a great experience that will inspire all members of the community to get active with us.”

Councillor Lynne Bowen, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Health and Community Engagement at Wyre Council comments, “We are proud to work together with YMCA Fylde Coast to invest in state of the art leisure centre facilities and fitness equipment. The improvements made to the two centres in Garstang provide a high quality exercise experience for local residents at both the leisure centre and the swimming pool.”

YMCA Garstang Pool Foyer L-R: Cllr Lady Dulcie Atkins, Cllr Sir Robert Atkins, Laura Swift (Lifeguard at YMCA Garstang Pool), Cllr Alice Collinson, Cllr Lynne Bowen (Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Health and Community Engagement), Dave Parker (YMCA Senior Manager for Physical Activity)

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