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Work is now under way to transform Active Nottingham gyms

Nov 27 2023

Gyms at Victoria and Southglade Leisure Centres are due to be transformed as part of a wider £1.5m investment for new equipment next month.

Active Nottingham, which is part of Nottingham City Council, is investing the money over five years across all of its six leisure centres – Harvey Hadden, Clifton, Ken Martin, Southglade, Victoria and Djanogly – with Clifton and Harvey Hadden members already seeing the benefits of the new gym concept.

The revamp at Victoria and Southglade Leisure Centres will feature premium equipment from Life Fitness, Hammer Strength and ICG ®, which is suitable for all training interests and fitness levels.

Aerial floor plan of Southglade Leisure Centre gym. On the left is the running machine and bikes. Middle is cabled weight machines and free weights with squat rack. Top of the image is the functional gym area with a weighted sledge.

Pictured: 3D graphic impression of Southglade Leisure Centre

The new kit will also feature immersive digital experiences with cardio consoles, a functional zone with a stretching area and environmentally-friendly Green Zones with self-powered equipment.

Victoria Leisure Centre is set to introduce a dedicated Functional Zone with multiple uses, including Ladies Only Functional Gym sessions, and Calm Functional Gym sessions which are aimed at gym-goers who prefer a quieter and less-crowded workout experience.

Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, Cllr Pavlos Kotsonis, said: “The improvements to the gyms at Victoria and Southglade Leisure Centre represent a continued investment in ensuring high-quality fitness facilities are available to our communities.

“We are refurbishing all Active Nottingham gyms across the city to ensure wherever people live, they have the opportunity and access to high-quality fitness equipment. It’s great to see the next phase in progress following the renovated gyms earlier this year at Clifton Leisure Centre and Harvey Hadden Sports Village.”

Sport and Leisure Development Manager, Sarah Retzlaff, said: “Active Nottingham aims to support the overall health and wellbeing of city residents, and the new Life Fitness equipment is set to play a significant role.

“The introduction of Calm Functional Gym and Ladies Only Functional Gym sessions, alongside an enhanced Group Fitness Programme at Victoria and Southglade Leisure Centre, will enable us to reach out to a larger segment of the community, encouraging their engagement towards improving their physical and mental health.”

3d floor plan of Victoria Leisure Centre gym (1st floor) showing a range of cardio, functional and strength equipment. 3d Floor plan of the ground floor space of a new zone at Victoria Leisure Centre

Pictured: 3D graphic impressions of Victoria Leisure Centre

On Monday 4 December, Victoria Leisure Centre (11 December for Southglade Leisure Centre) will reopen its doors to the gyms for a VIP Open Day, where trainers from Life Fitness will be on hand to help customers with the new equipment. Members will also be invited to bring along a friend for free on the day.

To tie in with the reopening, residents will be able to take advantage of special joining offers* which include:

  • 10% discount on an annual Active Nottingham membership
  • No joining fee on a rolling monthly membership
  • 50% discount on the first month when signing up for a 12-month agreement

*Terms apply. Choose one of the three offers mentioned, which are exclusively available at Victoria and Southglade Leisure Centres from 4th to 12th December, coinciding with the reopening of the gyms. Offers will only be available between 4 and 12 December in centre at Victoria and Southglade Leisure Centres, Offers not available over the phone or via the website.

Offers may be removed or changed at any time, without prior warning or notice.

For more information on the refurbishment project, visit Active Nottingham’s website here.