Council to deliver high-tech fitness boost

Published Tuesday 19 March 2019

Harborough District Council has paved the way for new, state-of-the-art gym equipment to be installed at Lutterworth and Market Harborough leisure centres.

Harborough District Council will install the new equipment, in early April 2019, as part of its ambitious ‘Healthy Harborough’ vision to create more opportunities for residents to enjoy sport and leisure activities across the district.

Gym users will benefit from a combination of cutting edge Technogym cardiovascular and resistance equipment including modernised treadmills, exercise bikes, cross-trainers and resistance machinery. There will also be a full-range of free-weights and a new online fitness tracking system that helps users achieve sporting, fitness and health goals in a fast, easy and fun way.

Staff at both centres will be on hand to demonstrate how to use the new facilities.

Whilst the new gym suite is being installed, the gym at both sites will be unavailable from Saturday 30th March to Sunday 31st March 2019. From Monday 1st April 2019 a temporary gym will be available in the Studio at Market Harborough Leisure Centre, to include a wide range of state-of-the-art Technogym equipment.

The temporary closure will allow for refurbishment of the gym area including replacing carpets, decorating and installing brand new Technogym equipment. It will re-open on Monday 15th April 2019.  

In addition to the improvements to the gym, users will see an introduction of virtual spin classes and virtual group exercise classes, using a big screen, in the studio areas.

Market Harborough fitness classes will run as usual but will be subject to scheduled location changes at the centre or adjoining football club whilst the upgrades take place.

Due to the well-used services at Lutterworth Sports Centre it is not possible to facilitate a temporary gym on site to cover the shorter duration of upgrade installations without affecting other existing users; however members at Lutterworth Sports Centre are welcome to use Market Harborough temporary gym free of charge, between Monday 1st April and Thursday 4th April, when Lutterworth gym will re-open.

In addition to the new equipment, the existing virtual spin class facilities will be replaced at Lutterworth Sports Centre and a brand new virtual exercise facility in the sports centre studio will be introduced.

Swimming pool access and other activities will not be affected at either site.