Gym's the tonic at new look Water Meadows
Thursday 19th July 2007
A major revamp and extension at Water Meadows, Mansfield's one-stop-shop for fitness and fun, is to be officially opened at the weekend (Saturday 21 July).
Mansfield District Council's Executive Mayor, Tony Egginton will cut the ribbon to open the new £1million fitness suite extension, which features a state-of-the-art 64 station gym.
The gym has been kitted out with the latest Pulse Fitness machines, from treadmills and weight machines to the new 'power plate' which vibrates to tone muscles.
As well as the new gym, the existing mezzanine floor was extended over the changing room area to provide an additional spectator area with vending machines. The old changing rooms were replaced with new male and female blocks, plus two family/disabled rooms.
Bosses at Water Meadows have been quick to pay tribute to the general public for their patience during the six month construction work, which allowed the centre to stay open while the work was on-going.
Local firm Baggaley Construction were the main contractor for the project, with the building design carried out by the council's own Design Services section.
The outside of the building has also been revamped, with upgraded lighting and new CCTV cameras in the car park area, which it is hoped will result in the facility receiving "Park Mark" accreditation.
And the improvements are set to keep on coming, with 400 new lockers in the changing areas being installed soon.
The launch of the new facilities has been timed to coincide with Water Meadows' first ever free swimming weekend, where the public can use the leisure and competition pools for free. The weekend is part of the 'Shape Up Notts' campaign, which aims to get more people involved in physical activity.