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Star Trac kit for Stratford’s Healthworks Fitness Studio

Healthworks Fitness Studio – a Stratford- Upon-Avon health club run by personal trainer Jason Ziel – has invested £12,000 in the refurbishment of half of its gym floor, which has seen new equipment such as the Star Trac HumanSport Range installed. Originally launched in 1994 by Jason and

his late father Ray, the 2,500 sq ſt (232sq m) independent health club currently has more than 300 active members. Ziel hopes that the refurbishment will not only expand training options for existing members, but also attract new members.

Swimming sector report unveiled

Te majority of the UK pop- ulation (84 per cent) live within 2 miles (3.2km) of a swimming pool, according to the 2011 State of the UK Swimming Industry report. Published by Te Leisure

Database Company, the study found that the public is able to choose from 4,674 pool facil- ities across more than 3,300 public and private sites. In the year to 31 March

2011, there was a decrease in the number of pool facil- ities at private health clubs. However, this was offset by a rise in provision and public sector venues. Te report has also revealed that the South

Te study found most Britons live within 2 miles of a swimming facility

East region has the most swimming facilities per geographic region, with Northern Ireland offering the least amount. Sport and Recreation Alliance chair Andy Reed said: “We know that swimming remains

H2 Bike Run has launched its first venue in Soho

H2 Bike Run founder sets out growth targets

H2 Bike Run founder Piers Slater has outlined his vision for the growth the ‘com- muter fitness club’ chain, which launched in Soho, London, earlier this year. In an interview with Leisure Management

(Issue 3, 2011), Slater said the company is aiming to open its second site at London Wall within the coming 12 months. Slater also told the magazine that H2

Bike Run is looking to add “two or three” more clubs to its pipeline, which will work towards the aim of opening 10 London sites. Other UK cities may also be targeted.

New fitness suite opens at Knutsford venue

London 2012 cycling hopeful Dani King has helped launch a new gym at Knutsford Leisure Centre, Cheshire, which has bene- fited from a £153,000 refurbishment. Matrix Fitness has equipped the venue’s

fitness suite, which was unveiled on 16 July and aims to improve access and attract users who would not normally use a gym. Cheshire East Council cabinet member

with responsibility for environmental ser- vices Rod Menlove said: “Our investment in the new fitness suite shows our com- mitment to encouraging as many people as possible to stay fit and healthy.”

6 Work starts on Fraserburgh development

Aberdeenshire Council has held a turf-cutting ceremony in order to mark the start of work on a new multi-million pound swimming and leisure complex in Fraserburgh. Te project is to be deliv-

ered by Stewart Milne Construction and will feature a 25m competition-standard, six-lane swimming pool and a small training pool. A three-court sports hall; a

gym; and a fitness studio will also form part of the venue, along with a village changing area; sauna/steamroom facili- ties; and a new community centre. Sustainable materials and measures will be

incorporated into the new building, which aims to attain a “Very Good” rating under the BREEAM assessment system.

Stewart Milne Construction has been appointed to build the new centre Architectural works have been carried out

in-house by part of the Infrastructure Service of the council. W A Fairhurst and Partners; AECOM; and DEP Landscape Initiatives will work with the local authority going forward.

Power Plate studio opens in Nantwich

Cheshire-based PT Jennie Johnson and busi- ness partner Andrew Watts have set up a new independent fitness facility in Nantwich. Te newly-opened JJ Studio is a dedicated

Power Plate studio and has been equipped with four Power Plate pro6 machines.

Read Leisure Opportunities online: Johnson said: “We wanted to offer a fitness

studio that is different from other gyms on the high street. Our aim is to create a friendly and relaxed environment, with clients who want results and staff equipped with the skills to help them achieve that.”

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a massive participation sport and activity, but we still need to grow the market and the num- bers participating regularly. “Reports suggest that latent demand for

swimming remains high so providing this kind of detailed information can help us all plan to meet this growth.”

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