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ricky hatton
launches centre
Boxer Ricky Hatton has opened a new
£2m health and fi tness centre in Hyde,
Greater Manchester, following eight
months in development.
Formerly occupied by a print works,
the 1,000sq m (10,764sq ft) Hatton
Cybex has equipped the new gym Health and Fitness Centre opened on
Assuming we have a decent summer, many
12 May and features an 85-station gym
more of us will want to take full advantage gym overhaul
equipped by Cybex, along with two
of it by adding more outdoor activities to
Power Plate machines.
A new fl oor has been added to
our exercise regimes. In fact what better
for queen’s club
provide a boxing area – including two
way to exercise and keep fi t than to do it in
Queen’s Club in West Kensington, rings, bags and speed balls – while two
the fresh air!
London, has undergone an £85,000 studios offer a range of classes such as
refurbishment to its fi tness facilities. group cycling and conditioning.
There are so many activities that you can
Established in 1886, the club was Facilities at the centre, which
do to keep fi t and enjoy. Of course many
named after its fi rst patron, Queen had already secured more than 300
of us walk, run and cycle, but for those of
Victoria, and is one of the fi rst Lawn members ahead of its opening, also
you interested in challenging yourself, the
Tennis and Racquet clubs in the world. include a reception and refreshment
summer brings us the triathlon season – so The facility, owned by members of the area, a shop selling Hatton’s clothing
you can add ‘open’ water swimming to the Lawn Tennis Association, has had its gym line, a sauna and changing rooms.
list of activities too!
doubled in size to 1,672sq m (1,800sq ft). Wellbeing treatments and therapies
The new gym, converted from former such as sports massage are also provided
There are also lots of activities to improve meeting rooms, has been fi tted with as part of the offering.
strength, power and muscular endurance
£50,000 worth of Cybex kit, including 15
too. Outdoor circuit classes for example are
CV stations and strength equipment from
becoming more and more popular either as
the Eagle and VR1 Dual ranges.
individual sessions with a personal trainer
There is also a dedicated stretch
or as part of an organised ‘event’. The
area and two treatment rooms
for massages, osteopathy and
beauty about these activities is that they
physiotherapy. The old gym has been
are varied, simple, fun, and sociable.
transformed into an aerobics studio.
However, the key to maximising all of
The club also offers 45 courts: 12
grass, 10 indoor, eight shale and clay,
these activities is clear direction, goals
four plexi and four artifi cial grass
and of course focus. This doesn’t mean our
courts, in addition to two racket, two Boxer Ricky Hatton (centre) with
outdoor activities have to become strictly
real tennis and three squash courts. members of the Power Plate team
‘training’ per se, but rather that simple
guidance and clear direction on what to do,
when and at what level will improve the
new outdoor gyms for liverpool
chances of any individual achieving their
fi tness goals.
New outdoor gym equipment has been Park, as well as Everton Park and
installed in six Liverpool parks after Walton Hall Sports Centre.
Nick Morgan research revealed that local residents LCC executive member for the
Head of Sport Science for Lucozade Sport
over the age of 50 were unlikely to use a environment, Berni Turner, says:
conventional gym to keep fi t and healthy. “Liverpool still has huge health problems
The LSSA has extensive knowledge
The study was carried out by and we have one of the highest levels of
drawing on over 30 years of experience
in sports nutrition research.
Liverpool City Council (LCC) and heart disease in the country. Ideas like
Liverpool Primary Care Trust (PCT). these will only help to improve fi tness.
As part of the city’s Year of the “Research shows that older
Environment initiative, the PCT has generations don’t like to use conventional
invested £100,000 in the new scheme to gyms, so giving them another, greener
get more people active. option will suit them better. This
Wicksteed Playscapes has provided equipment can be used by the family and
the equipment, which has been installed will set a great example to the younger
at Croxteth Country Park, Dovecot generation when they see their parents
Park, Calderstones Park and Otterspool or grandparents getting active.”
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