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Torridge gym major refurbishment to be revealed

By NDJNicole  |  Posted: February 12, 2014

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A TORRIDGE gym which has undergone a major transformation will be officially opened on Saturday.

The £135,000 dance studio and refurbished gym at Torridge Pool in Northam will be unveiled at 1pm.

Major investment in the dance and group exercise studio is part of a joint partnership scheme between 1610 leisure trust which manages the facility and Torridge District Council.

Chairman of Torridge District Council, Tony Inch will open the new premises.

Mr Inch said: “This is an excellent facility as the refurbishment works allow 1610 to be able to offer more exercise classes for local people in a state of the art studio. It really is time to work off those Christmas puddings.”

Torridge Councillors will be given a tour of the facilities which include a new sports floor for the dance studio as well as improved lighting, ventilation, mirrored walls and ballet bars.

The councillors will also watch a demonstration of some of the exercise classes on offer at the centre which have increased because of the refurbishment work.

As well as the new dance studio, the gym at the Benson Drive site has also undergone a major refurbishment by 1610, with the latest state of the art technology fitted to allow users to monitor their fitness both in and outside the gym.

There are also 29 fitness stations at the gym which include treadmills and cross trainers.

Chief Executive of 1610, Tim Nightingale said the investment in Torridge Pool has meant a huge improvement in the services on offer.

He said: “The local community in Torridge now has a first class leisure facility on its doorstep with some of the best fitness equipment available on the market and with more exercise classes to choose from than ever before.

“The community in Torridge has really embraced the new facilities and we are delighted that members of Torridge District Council will be able to enjoy touring the facilities and to see first-hand how well the money has been spent.”

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