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Investing in state-of-the-art fitness equipment

woman lifting weights with trainer

Gym users will benefit from new state-of-the-art fitness equipment in Chesterfield Borough Council owned gyms.

New equipment will be in place replacing the 150 stations currently available at the Healthy Living Centre in Staveley with the latest approach of combining cardio, strength and functional fitness equipment together to provide a range of exercise options.

The work will be carried out before Christmas and will be the first time the equipment has been replaced since the centre opened in 2008.

New equipment will also be in place at the new Queen's Park Sports Centre when it opens early next year.

The size of the new fitness suite will be more than double that in the current Queen's Park Centre, with over 80 stations compared to the 40 stations currently available, including a mix of cardio, strength and functional equipment.

At least half of the new equipment will be designed to an inclusive standard, which will improve accessibility to equipment for people with disabilities.

Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: "One of the council's top priorities is the health and wellbeing of our residents and this investment in all new gym equipment at the Healthy Living Centre and the new Queen’s Park Sports Centre shows how seriously we take this.

"We are committed to keeping the equipment at both our fitness suites as up-to-date and as accessible as possible for our gym users."

The council will carry out a consultation to help inform the final mix of equipment to be supplied.

Details of the consultation will be announced shortly.

First published on 04 September 2015 Last updated on 31 October 2016