First Speedflex studio for leisure trust site

The first Speedflex studio to open at a leisure centre launches this month at Wilmslow Leisure Centre in a bid to help modernise its offering to members. Everybody Sport & Recreation is the first

leisure trust to offer the Speedflex training. Housed in an under-used meeting room, the new studio will offer eight Speedflex machines and eight auxiliary stations. The new studio comes at a time when the

Leisure Trust has recently been awarded a contract to run Cheshire East’s public health programme. It is hoped that the new studio offering will support this activity as it offers HIIT with low impact, thanks to this hydraulic machine-based technology. “We were really impressed by how

inclusive the Speedflex offering is and this style of training will bring something completely new to the local area,” says Paul Winrow, director of sport & operations for Everybody Sport & Recreation.

First phase of dementia- friendly Great Sankey launched

LiveWire has launched the first phase of its new community hub facility integrating leisure, library and health services designed to support people with dementia. LiveWire Warrington has unveiled the first phase of its newly refurbished Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub after an extensive two-year redevelopment. The £16m regeneration scheme, developed in

collaboration with Walker Simpson Architects, has been specifically designed to meet leading dementia-friendly standards throughout, creating a safe and welcoming environment for people living with the condition. This includes a range of dementia-friendly features such as natural and artificial lighting, new signage and floor finishes, accessible toilets and a quiet room. A fully-accessible swimming pool, sports hall and a new luxury spa are set to be opened


at phase two of the project, expected to be later in 2018. The project has been constructed by BAM, and supported with funding from Warrington Borough Council, NHS England, Sport England, Football Foundation and Lawn Tennis Association. “We recognise that health and fitness is

personal to everyone and with that comes a set of very individual needs. From the outset of this project, our goal was to create a workout space that caters for every person in our community, from facilitating a dementia- friendly experience, or making first-timers feel comfortable, to challenging more advanced fitness fans with the latest equipment. We genuinely feel as though this is a game-changer in terms of provision in the North-west,” says Kev Forester, commercial manager at LiveWire.

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