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Braunstone Leisure Centre Gym Reopens Following Major Investment

A leisure centre gym has reopened its doors to visitors, following a half-a -million-pound refurbishment.

The gym at Braunstone Leisure Centre has been transformed as part of a wider £4.7 million city council investment programme which has also seen improvements made at Spence Street Sports Centre, Cossington Street Sports Centre, Evington Leisure Centre and two phases of work at Aylestone Leisure Centre.

Leicester Time: Braunstone Leisure Centre Gym Reopens Following Major Investment
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The 500k revamp at Braunstone features an 80-station gym, new virtual group cycling studio, a functional training space, up to date cardiovascular equipment and a dedicated free weights area.

It was officially opened on Tuesday (January 10), by City Mayor Peter Soulsby and deputy city mayor for culture, leisure and sport, Cllr Piara Singh Clair.

“These improvements to the gym at Braunstone Leisure Centre represent a real investment in ensuring fitness and sport facilities are accessible to all in the community,” he said.

“We’re upgrading sports facilities in centres across the city, to make sure what wherever people live, they have the opportunity to make the most of high-quality sports and leisure equipment.”

The work is the latest investment by Leicester City Council in its gyms and sports centres across the city.

In November, Spence Street Sports Centre in Spinney Hills, reopened following a £1million refurb which saw it equipped with a new 50-station gym, large group exercise studio and training space, a free weights area, new signage and updated cardiovascular equipment.

“Across the city this refurbishment programme is really transforming sports facilities, and ensuring equipment and training spaces are up to a high standard,” said City Mayor Peter Soulsby of the scheme.

“I was very impressed with the recently-completed scheme at Spence Street, and the ongoing work at Aylestone Leisure Centre is the latest of two phases to bring those facilities up to date too.

“It is an investment which will hopefully pay dividends for years to come.”

Gym members have access to the new equipment at Braunstone and have the opportunity to be shown around by a member of the leisure centre team.

To tie in with the relaunch, customers are also able to get 50 percent off the cost of their first three months of membership.

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