We’re delighted to have been involved in Salford Community Leisure’s largest gym refurbishment at Worsley Leisure Centre. The gym has undergone a huge transformation with the new extension more than doubling the size of the gym. The project was completed in December 2018 with doors opening for the first time in January 2019.
The extension at Worsley Leisure centre has vastly increased the capacity of the centre. Whilst the main objective was to increase the gym’s capacity it was equally important to modernise the gym and introduce a greater variety of equipment and training facilities to the gym floor, thus broadening the appeal of the centre to a wider audience.
Gym Design and Planning
Worsley Leisure centre needed to embrace modern fitness trends and training equipment without jeopardising the existing membership base. A larger free weights area, HIIT zone and functional training area needed to be incorporated into the open plan design. Several 3d visuals and a virtual tour of the gym were created to help fine tune the gym design making sure every part of the gym was accessible and welcoming to members.
Salford Community Leisure members can now enjoy the latest Gym Gear Entertainment Series Cardio with a host of features including wifi internet, TV, fitness apps, Virtual Go interactive programs, Body Management, and asset management capabilities. A new functional area with rig has vastly increased the scope for functional and small group training on the gym floor. The new free weights area is considerably larger than before and benefits from a Sterling Series half rack, large range of free weights, Smith machine, and a variety of Olympic and adjustable benches. However the Piece de resistance has to be the HIIT Zone, simply for the great range of equipment on offer including Tornado airbikes, Concept 2’s, Jacobs Ladders, Stairmaster Gauntlets and UBE’s, members are simply spoilt for choice!
Worsley Leisure Centre is the new flagship site for Salford Community Leisure Trust. The finished product is beyond expectations and provides a truly exciting and engaging environment to exercise in. Appealing to a much larger client base the new centre is sure to be a success!