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Upgraded gym opens its doors for a day of free fitness fun

A newly refurbished leisure facility in Stowmarket is opening its doors to the public for a day of free fitness fun.

The gym at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre has recently received a £100,000 upgrade, and Everyone Active is helping customers enjoy the new facilities by offering the chance to test them out for free on Saturday 14 January.

From 10am – 2pm, fitness instructors will be leading free 30-minute inductions on the gym floor, before giving customers time to try out the new equipment at their own pace. A number of free group exercise taster sessions will also be hosted from 10.45am – 12pm. Customers can book their place on the activities by calling the centre or speaking to a member of the team.

The updated gym was unveiled on 2 January and will be officially opened by Cllr Julie Flatman on Friday 13 January. It features new state-of-the-art cardio vascular apparatus from equipment designer Technogym, as well as aesthetic improvements to the gym and changing area.

The upgrade was funded by Mid Suffolk District Council as part of its partnership with Everyone Active, which also sees the latter manage Stradbroke Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre. Together, the organisations are aiming to meet their goal of encouraging more people to lead healthy, active lifestyles by giving customers access to a variety of improved facilities.

Everyone Active’s contract manager, Anselm Gurney, said: “We are really excited to be offering the community a chance to come and enjoy the new gym for free, as well as get a taste of what else we offer at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre.

“There will be lots of people who have started off the New Year with the aim of getting more active. We want to help customers achieve and sustain this goal, and giving them the opportunity to get fit for free will help them on their journey.”

Cllr Flatman’s, Portfolio Holder - Community Capacity Building & Engagement, said:

“I am delighted we are now able to unveil these fantastic new fitness facilities and give people a chance to try them out for free.

“Encouraging our residents to live healthier lifestyles is one of our key priorities, which is why we made the decision to invest £100,000 in refurbishing the fitness suite. We hope those who already use Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre and potential new customers, enjoy getting active with the new state-of-the-art equipment.”

For a full timetable of activities and to book a place on any of the free sessions, call Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre on 01449 674980 or visit www.everyoneactive.com

By Robert Carmichael on January 11th, 2017

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