Posted: Thu 16th Jun 2016

New Fitness Room Equipment For Caernarfon, Porthmadog And Pwllheli

This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016

New fitness room equipment has recently been installed at some of Gwynedd Council run leisure centres. The new ‘Pulse Move’ equipment feature the latest connectivity entertainment experience, 18.5” integrated high contrast console and digital TV and radio. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A new 24 station fitness room and free weights area as well as a new indoor cycling suite have been installed at Dwyfor Leisure Centre in Pwllheli. Since opening to the public in April over 690 people have already received an induction to the fitness room and are taking advantage of the great new facilities. The new cycling studio is the first of its kind for Gwynedd Leisure Centres, with 16 ‘Kieser’ bikes also installed. Structured sessions are held, and customers can also use the room at any time when the classes aren’t on and participate in a virtual class, choosing the route, instructor and DJ. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Peter (Des) Marshall, a National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) customer at Dwyfor Leisure Centre in Pwllheli said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Having used the old Technogym over a period of several months the new ‘Pulse’ fitness equipment is an absolute joy and very user friendly. The cardio machines – bikes, treadmills and cross trainers are equipped with state of the art programmes not least the ability to watch television or even use the internet, helping to ease the strain of exercising and perhaps, even the pain. There is an extra bike, now three in total, which gives more people a chance to use them, especially for those on health programmes. All the weights machines are easy to use and new technology gives a much freer movement than the old equipment that uses a strap system rather than cables. The room seems larger than previously because the machines have been placed very thoughtfully in the area creating an air of spaciousness. To sum up, what a great way to stay fit and healthy.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Glaslyn Leisure Centre in Porthmadog received a new 24 station fitness room and a free weights area. Since re-opening in April 530 people have received inductions, with many more coming in daily. Ms Williams a regular customer at the leisure centre said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I’m very happy with the new gym, love the fact that I can watch TV while I exercise. The staff were very helpful when I had my induction explained well how to use the new equipment.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Arfon Leisure and Tennis Centre, Caernarfon’s new fitness room and strength and conditioning area re-opened to the public in May and has proved very popular with 800 receiving inductions. The new fitness room and strength and conditioning area includes 34 stations, a functional rig, 10 ‘Kieser’ bikes, plate loaded and free weights as well as an astro pitch for power and plyometric work. Again, the rig is the first of its kind at Gwynedd Council run Leisure Centres and provides customers with the opportunity to do a whole range of exercises as well as the new functional ‘rig’ classes that are being held. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Mair Rowlands, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Healthy Gwynedd said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The new fitness rooms are a great addition to the leisure centres and will be a fantastic incentive to encourage new customers through the doors. The £250,000 investment will bring in new and current customers to the facilities as they are suitable for people of all ages and abilities and qualified fitness instructors are on hand to help. This is all part of the Council’s vision to support the people of Gwynedd to live a healthier lifestyle.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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