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Walsall Council announces brand new gyms at same old prices

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Lots of shiny new equipment will be installed in our gyms over the coming weeks.

Feet on a treadmill

December is nearly upon us and many of us are planning Christmas and perhaps buying our body-weight in chocolate treats, while telling ourselves “I’ll go on a diet and go to the gym in January”.

We’d like you to sign up and be more active before Christmas — although new members are welcomed at any time of course — and we have a huge investment in brand new equipment coming for our Active Living Centres to tempt you to dip your toes in the water.

New equipment will be installed over the next few weeks and this will mean short closures of the gyms.

“ This investment includes cardio-vascular equipment with the latest touch-screen technology as well as a self-powered range of cardio-vascular equipment including curved treadmills, ski ergs and air bikes.

Bloxwich and Oak Park will also benefit from new premium model fixed resistance equipment, with digital consoles, an extended free weights area with heavy plate loaded and strength and conditioning equipment and the TRAKK user-friendly personal training app, designed to track your workout activity.

Added to that, we’re freezing membership prices. Our membership packages start from as little as £17 per month and also include use of the swimming pools.

Councillor Garry Perry, Portfolio Holder for Resilient Communities
Walsall Council

The leisure centres’ gyms will be closed for the installation of the new equipment on the following dates:

Gala: Gym closed Monday 28 – Wednesday 30 November

Oak Park: Gym closed Wednesday 30 Nov – Friday 2 December

Bloxwich: Gym closed Monday 5 – Wednesday 7 December

“ Rumours that I will be available for photo opportunities trying out the new equipment are yet to be substantiated. I’m advised that ‘gym-bunnies’ will understand what this new kit means, but most of us probably don’t.

What I’d say is that, if you want to get fitter, please don’t be afraid to visit one of our centres and talk with a friendly team member. It doesn’t matter where you are on your journey to better health — they’re there to help and guide you

Councillor Garry Perry, Portfolio Holder for Resilient Communities
Walsall Council

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