A new health
and fitness suite is set to open in Dawlish Leisure Centre.
and fitness fanatics can benefit from a new suite which will boast cardio
equipment, strengthening stations and exercise classes.
and fitness studio has been created in the former cafe area. It will have a mix
of machines and free weights including treadmills, cross trainers, rowers,
adjustable benches, a lat pull-down machine, weighted bars, medicine balls,
dumbells and more.
The £43,000 for the new offering has come from planning contributions
dedicated to improving leisure facilities in Dawlish.
It also forms part of a bigger improvement
plan for Dawlish Leisure Centre. During the summer the swimming pool's
13,302 tiles were replaced and the centre was given a
fresh update with new doors and lighting, making it an even better place for
Now it's going to benefit those who prefer to stay on dry land.
An official ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on November 16.
People will also be able to meet the gym instructors, have a look around
and enjoy lots more that will be on offer too.
To celebrate Teignbridge District Council is inviting residents to name the new
gym and winner will be announced at the opening event.
The person who comes up with an original name will win a month's free use of
the new suite, a personalised fitness programme, a gym induction and a body
analysis programme so they can get their new lifestyle off to a flying start at
no initial cost.
multi-use Dawlish Leisure Centre in Sandy Lane, which offers free parking and
is next the popular playing fields, has more than 300 members and is busy with
visitors throughout the year.
is increasing what the centre offers to give people a wider variety of ways to
get fit and stay fit for life.
suite opens customers can go along and sign-up for classes like Pilates and
yoga as well as more specialised short term weight management
George Gribble, Teignbridge Council's Executive spokesman for
Communities, Recreation and Leisure, said:
thrilled with Dawlish Leisure Centre's new health and fitness suite. We hope
all our existing members enjoy it and it attracts more people here. The layout
has been carefully designed so people can make the most of the stunning outside
views and we've given lots of consideration to the range of equipment so people
can do their own workout or get involved in classes.
is committed to providing top quality leisure and recreational activities at
all its leisure centres, parks and open spaces. We think this facility is going
to add to an already fantastic offering for residents and visitors."
Graham Price, Teignbridge Ward Member for Dawlish Central and North East, said:
"This is a
wonderful addition to the very popular and well used Dawlish Leisure Centre. It
will aid both young and old, those who are fit and those who wish to get fit.
It will also benefit those who are recuperating from illness to return to
Ted Hockin, Teignbridge Ward Member for Dawlish Central and North East, said:
am absolutely delighted that in these days of austerity it has been
possible to open this new fitness centre. Keeping healthy is very
important for all of us and I urge everyone to pay a visit to the Leisure
Centre to see and try the refurbished swimming pool and new health and fitness
gym competition forms are available at Dawlish Leisure Centre's reception.
must book an induction prior to using the gym equipment. Existing Teignbridge
all-inclusive leisure members can benefit from having another gym available,
and even more classes to choose from!
offering people 50 per cent off a gym induction and a free three-day free pass are also