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“We’re not building facilities and keeping them under wraps until the Commonwealth Games. As soon as they’re completed, we open them out to the community”


Sir Chris Hoy takes to the velodrome, which has been named in his honour


And the community has responded


extremely positively. In its fi rst seven weeks of operation, the 600-membership target originally set for the Arena for the end of March 2013 had already been easily surpassed, not to mention all the pay-as-you-go usage. The venue has also already hosted elite events but, as Garrett explains: “The Arena is located in an area of real social deprivation, and 66 per cent of those who have joined are locals. That’s just as important to us as elite use.”


Fitness and spa Alongside the sports facilities at the Emirates Arena is an 80-station gym equipped by Technogym and Jordan, which overlooks the velodrome and indoor arena. This is complemented by three group exercise studios, with additional sessions taking place in the various sports halls and outdoor spaces. “We’ve placed a big focus on


developing our health and fi tness offering over the last fi ve or six years,” says Garrett. “Most of our 32 sites include health and fi tness facilities, all operating under our Glasgow Club brand – Glasgow Club members have access to all of our venues across the city. “For us, the recent FIA rebrand to


ukactive is very apt – we don’t see a division at all between sports and fi tness. We simply have a commitment


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The Emirates Arena gym is kitted out by Technogym and Jordan


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