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Gym at Aylestone Leisure Centre reopens after £440k revamp

Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Aylestone Leisure Centre gym

GYM facilities at a popular Leicester leisure centre have been transformed, following a £440,000 revamp.

Customers returning to the Aylestone Leisure Centre for the first time since lockdown will discover a newly-extended workout area, featuring a brand new 70-station gym.

New flooring has been installed throughout, while air handling and lighting have been improved.

A dedicated area for popular spin classes has also been created, featuring brand new bikes.

City Mayor Peter Soulsby and deputy city mayor Cllr Piara Singh Clair formally opened the refurbished gym yesterday (Tuesday 13 October).

“Helping people to get more active and to improve their fitness levels has never been more important, and I’m sure these new, improved facilities at Aylestone Leisure Centre will be much appreciated by people in the area,” said the City Mayor.

“I’m proud that the city council is continuing to invest in its leisure centres, helping to give people affordable access to a wide range of sports and leisure activities in their local neighbourhoods.”

While the gym and the pool at Aylestone are now open for business, the leisure centre’s sports hall is currently being used for coronavirus testing, so no bookings for racquet sports can be made. Group exercise classes are currently taking place in the ancillary hall.

New systems are in place at all city council leisure centres to help keep customers and staff safe, with all sessions requiring pre-booking.

Hour-long sessions in the gym must be booked in advance, with each workout restricted to 50 minutes to allow time for changeover.

Sessions in the pool must also be booked in advance, with each swim restricted to 45 minutes.

Anyone wanting to book a session at a city council leisure centre must be an Active Leicester member. Active Leicester card-holders can use the facilities on a pay-as-you-go basis, or can sign up for a competitively priced membership scheme.

More information about sports and leisure in Leicester is available at leicester.gov.uk/sports