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Public display for Donyngs proposals

Redhill leisure centre set to undergo £3.4m refurbishment under RBBC scheme

By Pete Hayman

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council (RBBC) are inviting local residents to have their say on detailed proposals for a £3.4m refurbishment of a Redhill leisure centre. The council and operator

Nuffield Health are behind the proposed upgrade of Donyngs Recreation Centre, which will see more than £320,000 spent on new gym equipment alone. The venue's gym will

increase in size by 30 per cent and will be moved to accom- modate new equipment, while a children's fitness gym, a physio room and a Health MOT room are also planned. Other plans include upgrad- ing existing fitness facilities to


£2.7m to be invested in Leeds leisure centres

A £1.9m refurbishment plan of

The leisure centre is set to benefit from an enlarged fitness suite

provide an extended dance and exercise studio, while the swimming pool is set to be retiled and improved. A revamped reception area

and soft play areas also form part of the scheme, in addition to renovation work to the main

changing rooms and improve- ments to the building's exterior. Plans have been put on

display in Donyngs Recreation Centre's foyer as part of a two-week consultation process, with feedback to be passed onto the project's design team.

New outdoor gym concept launches in Edinburgh

By Pete Hayman

A new gym concept, which sees instructors guide participants on a full-body workout using the Edinburgh cityscape, has been launched in Scotland. Rat Race Urban Gym will

make use of the natural and man-made environment to form a circuit that will allow people of all fitness levels to receive a 'unique' workout. Classes will run on Monday and Wednesday evenings to

City locations will form a circuit

provide a number of aerobic, resistance and conditioning exercises, starting and finishing

incorporate 3km (1.9-mile) of running and jogging around the city, broken up with 'rat stops' – using the urban environment rather than traditional gym equipment. The concept has been

developed as a result of the popularity surrounding the annual Edinburgh Rat Race – part of the international Rat Race Urban Adventure Series.

The Health Club in Clevedon, North Somerset, has been vought by personal trainer Mike Neck and club general manager Jonathan Hughes. The pair will take over the running of the

club and have already outlined their plans for a refurbishment of the club, which is housed in a Grade II-listed building.

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The revamp will include a newly mirrored

class studio, an upgrading of resistance equipment, new therapies and an extension to the current mezzanine floor. The mezzanine extension is set to host a new

cardiovascular section and will offer views over the town of Clevedon.

Aireborough Leisure Centre in Guiseley has been submitted to Leeds City Council (LCC). Plans include village-style changing rooms, new changing cubicles, a revamp of the pool hall, a new reception and an enlarged Bodyline gym. LCC's Graham Latty said: "This report should make pleasing reading not only for the people of Guiseley and Rawdon but the whole of North West Leeds."

from a central hub on the city's Castle Terrace. Hour-long sessions will

UEA Sportspark sees increased turnover

Sportspark, the University of East Anglia's (UEA) multi-million pound sports facility, has seen a 12 per cent increase in annual turnover to nearly £3m. According to the Norwich Evening News, the 10-year-old facility is planning to develop a gymnastics centre, expand the four-pitch SoccerPark and build an additional 25 metre pool. Mr Nicholls, director of PE and sport, was quoted as saying: "The university and county motto is 'do different', and Sportspark is a prime example of this approach."

Phase one of Farnham scheme nears finish

Waverley Borough Council in

Surrey has announced that the first phase of a £5m scheme to transform Farnham Sports Centre is due to be completed in May. Poor weather conditions at the start of the year caused slight delays to the project, but it is now expects that the centre's new 90-station gym, enlarged reception and revamped swimming pools will open in May. The council has also confirmed that a "coffee house-style café" has been added the centre's facilities, with the new reception's layout altered to accommodate the change.

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