Improvements planned

Hornsea Leisure Centre

Work is due to commence at Hornsea Leisure Centre on a range of improvements to the building and its equipment, following on from the recent upgrade of the centre’s swimming pool changing rooms.

The sauna and steam rooms within the health suite at the centre closed on 6 March to allow for their replacement and improvements to the decoration, showers and tiling in the area. The newly refurbished health suite is due to reopen on Saturday, 7 April.

Painting and general decoration will be taking place throughout the centre, including corridors, male and female changing rooms and the dance studio and squash courts.

The centre is awaiting the delivery of new Keiser spinning bikes to replace the existing bikes, the introduction of these bikes and other items of equipment will greatly improve the exercise class programme.

Refurbishment of the Tone Zone fitness suite is being planned to take place in June with the introduction of the latest Matrix exercise equipment, including treadmills, cross trainers, cycles, weight training equipment, benches, a power plate and a stretching area.

The new equipment will include integrated televisions with their own freeview box to give a wide choice of channels, be iPod compatible and have their own personal fans.

Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for rural issues and cultural services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The start of this work is excellent and I welcome the investment made by the council into improving the services for the people of Hornsea.

“These works, when completed, will not only make a real contribution towards encouraging more use of the centre but also to improving the health and well-being of people across the area.”

Dave Chalmers, senior facility manager at the centre, said: “The work taking place will help us to deliver a wide range of activities to our customers. The work already undertaken in the swimming pool changing rooms makes the facility look a lot brighter and we’ve received many positive comments.

 “The new exercise equipment will allow us to improve the services we offer to a wide range of customers with complex health needs, many of whom would have never  have seen themselves using a gym. The improvement I see in these customer’s confidence, health and well-being after just a few weeks is truly amazing and this new equipment will allow us to do even more.”

The centre will remain open throughout the work, although there maybe limited access to some facilities at various times, for further details contact reception on (01964) 533366.