Health and Fitness at Chirk

We understand one size doesn’t fit all, so whether you prefer working out in the gym alone or within a group, we can show you how to make the most of your valuable exercise time.

Gym at Chirk

The new gym has almost doubled in size and has state of the art Technogym Equipment. 

Cardiovascular - The latest in the Technogym Cardio range which will offer new performance features and new exercise and performance options promising more challenge, fun and motivation.

In addition we have the following new equipment for you to try….

The excite Climb - This stair climber will help boost muscle activation, maximise calorie burn and muscle tone making it one the most sought after pieces of cardio equipment on the gym floor.

My Ride Spin Bikes - Myride® is an immersive, high-resolution fitness adventure: the most challenging road races at a level to suit you. Thousands of preset challenges, stacks of music and over a million studio and real footage workouts so you can build your own cycle programme - no matter what your fitness level.

You get an on-screen instructor to show you how it’s done, a huge range of music to match your pace, and you can switch them off when you want it to be just you and the bike.

It’s an inspiring, addictive endorphin rush and a fantastic way to get fit fast. So grab your gym kit and your headphones, get down to The Gym, and get on your bike. My Ride Video

For Strength - The free weight area is increasing in size which meets the current level of demand. The existing strength equipment will be repositioned to fully maximise the space available.

Dual Adjustable Pulley - Offers users the opportunity to improve muscle strength and endurance through advanced exercise routines.

Selection Pro Multipower (Smith Machine) - Will enable users to perform a large variety of assisted upper and lower limb exercises.

Olympic Half Rack - With an adjustable bench this is a sleek walk through designed durable piece of equipment which allow users to improve strength with a variety of upper and lower body exercises.

Dumbbells up to 40 KG - Additions to our dumbbell range will allow for a greater range of exercises

Four adjustable benches – These will meet the current demand for more free weights.

Stretch/ Functional area - This area will allow users to complete stretch and functional exercises in comfort.

How do I get started in the gym?

All gym users are entitled to an introductory orientation with a qualified fitness instructor to guide you through the equipment and ensure that we can tailor your workout to achieve your goals and aspirations whether they want to get fit or fitter, to lose weight or tone up or you are training to be better at your chosen sport.

We can help you every step of the way and Chirk has everything for your whether you are a first time gym goer or you’re an experienced athlete.

 

 

In addition all of the strength training equipment in the new gym will have the IFI (Inclusive Fitness Initiative) stage two mark, this mark means that this equipment is totally accessible to all abilities.

The IFI accreditation provides an inclusive platform for disabled and non-disabled people to be active together.

 

We’re so proud to have a brand new gym at Chirk . It has all the very latest equipment and will be a great asset to the people of Chirk and the surrounding districts.

David Watkin Centre Manager

group exercise at Chirk

Chirk Leisure and Activity Centre sports hall that plays host to a variety of fitness classes during the day time and evenings.

17 classes per week. Include LesMills BODYPUMP™, BODYCOMBAT™, BODYBALANCE™, BODYATTACK™. Zumba, Aquafit™, Bootcamp, HIIT, Metafit™ and Yoga.

Although the Sports centre and the school are attached, it has been developed in such a way that during the times of leisure centre access the school are unable to do so.

 All the instructors are qualified to a minimum level 2 certificate in all the activities that are on offer. 

have a look at our exercise class timetable

Junior Gym at Chirk

Time in the gym for 11 - 15 year old's. All juniors will get a thorough orientation from one of our trained fitness instructors. They will be shown how to use each item of equipment safely and effectively.

These sessions are supervised by a member of staff.

Monday's 16:00 - 17:00
Friday's 16:00 - 17:00
Sunday's 12:00 - 13:00

national exercise referral scheme (ners)

The National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) is a Welsh Government (WG) funded scheme which has been in development since 2006 to standardize exercise referral opportunities across all local authorities and Local Health Boards in Wales.

The Scheme is funded by Welsh Government and working in partnership with the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA), local authorities, Public Health Wales (PHW) and Local Health Boards. It targets clients who are at risk of developing chronic disease, providing an opportunity for referrals to access a high quality supervised exercise program to improved health and wellbeing.

Coordinated locally by Wrexham County Borough Council and aimed at those over 16 years of age, who are not used to being regularly physically active and have a medical condition, the Scheme is designed to provide opportunities to exercise that are fun, rewarding and that can be incorporated into everyday life.

Clients are referred by a GP or Health Practitioner so if you think you would benefit from joining this scheme please speak to your GP or visit www.wrexham.gov.uk/ners

The potential benefits of physical activity to health are huge. If a medication existed which had a similar effect, it would be regarded as a ‘wonder drug’ or ‘miracle cure’

Professor Sir Liam Donaldson