Rhyl Leisure Centre
Denbighshire County Council has invested £850,000 in the redevelopment of the changing and fitness provision at Rhyl Leisure Centre.
The first phase of work, which encompassed the complete refurbishment of the swimming pool changing rooms finished in summer 2017, with phase 2 completing in Spring 2018. This has seen the centre refurbish the upstairs gym, creating the largest, dedicated functional training space in the area by converting an unused drama studio and a new group cycling studio. A high quality dedicated changing area for members has also been introduced.
Jamie Groves, Head of Facilities, Assets and Housing at Denbighshire County Council, says: “The functional training space offers the community a facility like nothing else in the local area. We have created an environment which motivates and inspires both trainers and users.
“A full range of functional kit, from suspension trainers to kettle bells, battle ropes to Bulgarian bags, has been complemented by an Origin functional rig. This will support individual training programmes and also host instructor-led, small group, training sessions. Our ambition is always to get more people, more active, more often and this format of training will help us to better engage new and existing users.”
A new, dedicated cycle studio, housing Technogym bikes, has also been added to the provision, offering instructed and virtual classes to help users train at times convenient to them.
Julia Goddard, Senior Business Development Manager at Alliance Leisure, says: “A phased approach to the development has ensured the community had access to fitness facilities throughout the project. Once the functional space was complete, work began in the main gym space upstairs. The Centre plays a vital role in the provision of leisure facilities for the local community and this investment will safeguard its future as a physical activity hub for many years to come.”