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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Upgrade at Workington Leisure Centre

Workington leisure centre customers have received an early Christmas present thanks to a major refurbishment.

The Moorclose centre has had its gym extended, with new equipment brought in.

A wall which divided the original gym from a free weights room has been knocked down and a cardio-vascular machine now fills that area.

An old cafe and kitchen have been removed, creating extra gym space for resistance workouts.

A new free weights area has been formed in a redundant meeting room downstairs and the male and female changing rooms for the gym and sports hall have been overhauled.

The spinning room has also been extended, redesigned and re-floored, with 30 new spinning bikes.

Martin Horne, area manager for Carlisle Leisure Limited, said: “We had a very challenging timescale and wanted to get done in around six weeks and we’re not far away from that.

“All three gym spaces have been tied together by a really striking light grey and lime green colour scheme.

“We now have around 75 individual workout opportunities. This will mean more choice and less waiting time for our customers.

“We’re confident that our 1,000 existing members will see a huge difference and that the many new customers we’re looking forward to seeing will find an absolutely top quality fitness experience.”

The work has been funded by centre owner Allerdale council, Carlisle Leisure Limited, which runs the centre, and equipment provider Pulse.

The centre is due to fully reopen next week with final work planned over the next month.

Have your say

I haven't seen the gym refit, but Carlisle Leisure have got to start spending some money on the Moorclose swimming pool. The board covering the smashed pane of glass has been there for years and the pools and changing rooms are always under the desired temperature. I have complained on more than one occasion, but nothing is every done. Such a shame - it's a good facility, but few people use it for these reasons.

Posted by jenny on 20 December 2012 at 16:38

all well and good the refurbishments but same old workforce who are more like dinosaurs than helpful assistants.

Posted by sharon on 17 December 2012 at 20:33

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