Two of the borough’s sports facilities will receive huge amounts of funding to encourage more people to keep fit.
Everyone Active, the trading name for Sports Leisure Management (SLM) who operate leisure centres in partnership with local councils across England, are investing £500,000 in Southall Sports Centre and £60,000 on upgrading the gym at Northolt Leisure Centre.
Everyone Active has recently taken over management of the two places in partnership with Ealing Council and aim to enhance customer experience and entice more people into the services.
Leader of Ealing Council, Councillor Julian Bell, said: “At this time of year, lots of people are thinking about being more active, and I’m delighted that our residents will have even more choice and improved facilities.”
Northolt Leisure Centre will have new fitness equipment installed, including Power Plate devices and X-Cube, the latest functional fitness equipment which helps improve strength, efficiency and coordination.
It will also be getting larger lockers, Wattbikes to allow cycling fans a more scientific way to train, and Keiser indoor cycles which will replace the existing group exercise bikes.
Southall Sports Centre will also have new equipment installed, a new cardio zone added to the main gym with Precor CV equipment, an upgraded weights section, the X-Cube, Power Plate machines and GRAVITY Training on the Total Gym, Wattbikes and Trixter indoor bikes.
This centre will benefit from the development of a new dedicated Group Cycling Studio, an extended women’s only gym and an enhanced group exercise programme.
James Bowden, Everyone Active contract manager for Ealing, said: “We are committed to providing the best facilities and service possible and this recent investment will allow local residents even more choice and access to the best equipment possible.
“The range provides something for everyone and we hope it will encourage more residents to get active and come and try something new.”
Equipment was installed at Northolt on January 13 and the Southall centre upgrades have begun and will be completed in March, remaining open throughout.