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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:

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:

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:


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:

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:

£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

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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:

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