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New gym for Dawlish Leisure Centre

By HEdawnellis  |  Posted: October 24, 2013

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A new health

and fitness suite is set to open in Dawlish Leisure Centre.

Gym bunnies

and fitness fanatics can benefit from a new suite which will boast cardio

equipment, strengthening stations and exercise classes.

The health

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

customers.

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.

The

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.   

Teignbridge

is increasing what the centre offers to give people a wider variety of ways to

get fit and stay fit for life.

When the

suite opens customers can go along and sign-up for classes like Pilates and

yoga as well as more specialised short term weight management

classes.  

Cllr

George Gribble, Teignbridge Council's Executive spokesman for

Communities, Recreation and Leisure, said:

"We are

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.

"Teignbridge

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."

Cllr

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

better health."

Cllr

Ted Hockin, Teignbridge Ward Member for Dawlish Central and North East, said:

"I

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

suite."

Name the

gym competition forms are available at Dawlish Leisure Centre's reception.

Customers

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!

Vouchers

offering people 50 per cent off a gym induction and a free three-day free pass are also

on offer.

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