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Nuffield Health reopens new-look London centre


A new-look Nuffield Health fitness and wellbeing centre has opened its doors to the public in south London, following the completion of a £1m refurbishment. Facilities at the King George’s Park club


in Wandsworth were revitalised and new equipment and classes are on offer, such as a fitness scheme for five- to 15-year-olds. More than 100 pieces of new equipment


have been installed, most of which have been supplied by Life Fitness. TRX and Reebox boxing equipment also feature. Details: http://lei.sr?a=t3m0P


Anytime enters central London


Anytime Fitness, the health and fitness club franchise, has announced the opening of its first location in central London to further expand its presence in the UK market. Te new facility is located


on Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, and has been devel- oped in partnership with Life Fitness to boast a 3,500sq ſt (325m sq m) fitness suite. Open 24 hours a day, the


Anytime Fitness venue caters for more than 1,000 members and offers cardiovascular and strength equipment. It is the latest club to open as part of Anytime


Te Kings Cross site is Anytime Fitness’ first to open in central London


Fitness’ UK roll-out plans, which recently saw a second Bristol site open. It aims to have a 50-strong estate by the end of the year. Anis and Jay Suterwalla, owners of Anytime


Fitness Kings Cross, said: “With the fitness suite being in constant use, it was vital that


Shapemaster equipment is on offer at the facility


BH Live to launch new ‘Feel Good Factory’


Leisure and cultural trust BH Live is to launch a ‘Feel Good Factory’ exercise and toning studio at Pelhams Park Leisure Centre, Bournemouth. Te facility will include 12 Shapemaster


toning tables and chairs and is designed to offer customers to the centre a combination of supported movement and exercise. BH Live said the facility will provide an


area for female customers to achieve inch loss and tone up in small classes within a women-only environment. Read more: http://lei.sr?a=L6m4o


New leisure centre opens in City of London


A new 38-station gym and exercise studios equipped by Life Fitness have opened at a refurbished facility in the City of London. Te renovation of Golden Lane Sport and


Fitness has been undertaken in partner- ship between Fusion Lifestyle and the City of London Corporation, with Cartwright Pickard Architects creating the designs for the Grade II-listed building. Te site’s sports hall and 20m, four-lane


swimming pool are due to open as the second phase later this month (March). Details: http://lei.sr?a=X5U7l


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we chose a supplier who would be able to offer us strong support and service.” Life Fitness account manager Antony


Morrison added: “[Te equipment] offers con- sumers a really wide spectrum of exercises that can be performed across all muscles groups.” Details: http://lei.sr?a=t4e0D


Eco-friendly Redditch project completed


A Worcestershire leisure cen- tre is to see its energy bills cut dramatically aſter work was completed on a project to allow it to use waste heat from a nearby crematorium. Heat generated from the


flue gas cleaning process at the Redditch Crematorium will be reused throughout the Abbey Stadium Leisure Centre under the innovative, yet controversial, project. Redditch Borough Council


(RBC) is behind the scheme – completed by Drivers Jonas Deloitte alongside ISG – and aims to create one of the greenest leisure cen- tres in the UK, with the process providing 42 per cent of the facility’s yearly heat demand. Julian Record, director of Driver Jonas Deloitte, said: “Te Abbey Stadium project


Te innovative project will significantly reduce the centre’s energy bill


is an innovative development that has enabled the council to reach two key objectives - reducing the energy demands of the centre and the crematorium emissions.” Details: http://lei.sr?a=p5N3u


£4.2m revamp for Bridgend’s largest facility


Bridgend Recreation Centre, the South Wales town’s largest facility, is to undergo a £4.2m revamp as part of a management deal recently awarded to Halo and Greenwich Leisure. Te social enterprises were appointed by Bridgend County Borough Council last month


Read Leisure Opportunities online: www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/digital


to run leisure centres for up to 15 years, with the agreement to come into effect on 1 April. Plans for the overhaul include new health


and fitness areas and a revamp of the dry-side facilities, which date back to the mid-1970s. Details: http://lei.sr?a=Y8P8B


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