Gym refurbishment to mark Wellington’s 10th birthday

Telford & Wrekin Council has announced a £230,000 refurbishment into its aspirations gym at Wellington Civic and Leisure Centre.

Gym refurbishment to mark Wellington’s 10th birthday

The investment comes as a part of the council’s wider £4.6 million commitment for leisure services which was announced last year to help make the borough cleaner, greener, safer and more enjoyable. 

June 2022 marks 10 years since Wellington Civic and Leisure Centre opened its doors. Now,  the leisure hub of Wellington, see’s around 15,000 customers walk through its doors each week to make use of onsite gym, swim, fitness and sports facilities onsite. 

The gym refurbishment which will begin at the end of July, will see new state of the art gym kit installed from Pulse Fitness including 30 cardio stations complete with treadmills, elliptical cross trainers, stepmills and Watt Bikes. There will also be 19 fixed resistance stations which includes an eight station resistance frame and eight free weight stations with a smith machine and half rack. The refurbishment will also see the installation of new group cycling bikes to enhance the cycling classes offer at the centre.

Councillor Kelly Middleton (Labour), Cabinet Member for Leisure, Public Health and Well-Being, Equalities and Partnerships commented: “As a council which is on the side of its residents, we are striving to make a difference by investing in the borough to make it cleaner, greener, safer and more enjoyable. 

“We are very excited to see this new refurbishment happen at Wellington. Our leisure facilities play a vital role in contributing to people’s physical and mental wellbeing. This is why we will continue to invest in council owned gyms and swimming pools to ensure not only that they are great places for our residents to keep fit and healthy but that we offer customers the latest fitness equipment to enhance their leisure experience.” 

Andrea Oliver, National Sales Manager at Pulse Fitness said: “We are incredibly excited to have been chosen to work alongside Telford & Wrekin Council as their fitness equipment supplier”.

“The opportunity to work on this proposal with the team at Telford & Wrekin has been a great pleasure and we are truly excited to see the outcomes across all their fitness sites”.

“We will be providing our Premium ranges of cardio and strength equipment along with bespoke equipment, and will also be working closely with the team to ensure their sites are state of the art and their members have an incredible fitness experience.”

Further details around the refurbishment including closure dates will be announced in due course however customers are reminded that during the work they can use any other aspirations centres in Telford and Wrekin during this time. Wellington swimming pool and fitness classes will remain open during the refurbishment.

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