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New Urban Gym opens at Champneys Henlow STATE OF THE ART CYCLE STUDIO AND BOXING ZONE

new health and fItneSS exPerIenceS at Champneys Henlow in Bedfordshire include a new state of the art Cycle Studio and Urban Gym complete with a Boxing Zone bringing spa guests and club members the latest in workout trends.

Indoor Cycling classes, using the most technologically advanced IC7 indoor bikes from Cybex, include Virtual cycling and Coach by Colour cycling. The Virtual classes include immersive on-screen coach workouts that deliver results. Riding to world- class instruction and energising music will help exercisers get fitter, faster and stronger and the Coach by colour programme combines five coloured zones to accurately coach effort for the best customised results.

BrIngIng all the fun of the SeaSIde to the BorderS of eaSt BedfordShIre, hertfordShIre and South camBrIdgeShIre, The Beach @ Bury Lane is the exciting, brand new, children’s adventure zone for ages 0-12 years. The large summer outdoor play area offers diggers, trampolines, bungees, go karts, climbing boulder, sandy beach and much more! The Beach is one of a kind, with a huge range of play equipment for children to enjoy. The fully enclosed safe and secure area is

adjacent to the well-established Bury Lane Fun Barn which means there is an on-site cafe for hot and cold food and drinks, clean toilets and baby change facilities. Outdoors there is an Ice Cream and Refreshments Hut and the Beach Shop provides everything you need from buckets and spades to sun cream lotion. Say goodbye to airport queues and lost luggage and plan your summer holiday days out with the kids at The Beach @ Bury Lane. Visit Bury Lane (A10 Melbourne By-Pass), Melbourne, Royston, or for opening hours and prices visit

Opening of the Tudor Walled Gardens AT THE FOUR STAR OLD PALACE LODGE, DUNSTABLE

The bikes each include precise watt rate power meters which mean personalised workout feedback, enabling guests and members to track their workouts and progress - and virtual cycling routes projected on the studio screen show terrain-focused footage from all over the world paired with music and

voiceover coaching delivers fun yet fierce workouts. The speed interacting scenery is stunning and engaging. The new cycle theatre, with professionally engineered audio, video and lighting technology, provides a superior cycling experience for the beginner and the experienced member. The introduction of Boxing classes at Champneys Henlow, led by a team of qualified trainers, includes group classes such as Box Fit, Box Club as well as 1:1 Boxing training sessions. The gym includes a prowler track, ropes, boxing bags and air bikes. There are also dedicated sections for high intensity interval training (HIIT), core conditioning and total body workouts with bursts of cardio to deliver amazing metabolic results. Classes include Urban HIIT and Urban Power. Louise Day Fitness and Wellbeing Director at Champneys says “We look forward to welcoming members and spa guests to our new state of the art gym and cycle studio and the opportunity to try some of our exciting new classes.” For more details visit

VIPS, clIentS and frIendS joIned the offIcIal oPenIng of the Tudor Walled Gardens at The Four Star Old Palace Lodge, Dunstable.

The evening started with a retrospective of the gardens development, compiled in a short film. Two years, 1 tonne of rubble, 2000 plants and an investment of £350,000 has seen site on Church Street transformed into a beautiful enclosed setting with yew trees ,Tudor roses, a water feature, oak wood framed gazebo and modern “pods” ideal for drinks or eating. The plot was once a palace owned by Henry 1 named Kingsbury (gift from a king) it became a farm and more recently the Norman King Inn. Now it is a beautiful addition to The Old Palace Lodge 85-bedroomed hotel and Henry’s restaurant which is ideal for casual lunches, dinners, or private parties and wedding receptions for up to 115. The garden was officially declared open by the new High Sheriff


Photo: Owners, Martyn and Victoria Murphy, and newly appointed High Sheriff of Bedfordshire Meryl Dolling.

8 County Life

Bedfordshire Mrs. Meryl Dolling. Former High Sheriffs, councillors, dignitaries, corporate clients, loyal customers and suppliers enjoyed the official opening on Tuesday 2 April. Earlier rain held off so guests could enjoy singing from local Soprano Bryony Burnham and the Vegas Brothers, champagne, fireworks and a delicious barbecue.

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