Gym revamp will meet fitness needs

Using your own body weight to work out has become increasingly popular in recent years, but the Ravenscraig facility also has plenty of state-of-the-art equipment.
Using your own body weight to work out has become increasingly popular in recent years, but the Ravenscraig facility also has plenty of state-of-the-art equipment.

North Lanarkshire Leisure says a refurbishment of the gym at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility was necessary to keep up with fitness trends.

NLL has expanded the size of the fitness suite and installed brand new, state of the art, fitness equipment and improved the multi-functional spaces.

This is the latest NLL-operated gym to be refurbished following the likes of the Aquatec, Wishaw Sports Centre, the Time Capsule and Broadwood.

They were all much older facilities than Ravenscraig but, despite the gym only having been open for five years, health and fitness development manager Nicola McLachlan explained the revamp was necessary to continue to attract users.

She said: “We’ve reconfigured the space as the way people are training these days has changed significantly over the last few years.

“Although it’s not as old as say Wishaw or the Time Capsule, we still want to provide customers and users of this facility with the same experience as they can get elsewhere.

“We did a lot of work speaking to our customers asking them what they wanted and tracked which machines were being used and that’s how we came up with the new design.

“We have also added a massive multi-functional and strength and conditioning space, again because people are changing the way they work out and realising what they can get out of just using their own body weight.

“The fitness industry changes drastically year on year. You have your staple equipment like the treadmills or the bikes but, in general, members know a lot more nowadays.

“In turn we want to gather the best knowledge to help them get the best results.”

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