East Northamptonshire Gym Developments

September 4 2017

The Two biggest gyms in East Northamptonshire just got even better!

The Nene Centre in Thrapston and The Pemberton Centre in Rushden, both operated by Freedom Leisure on behalf of East Northamptonshire Council, have received a total investment of £394,000 to improve their fitness suites.

These gym improvements, along with upgrades to their indoor cycling facilities are the latest in a string of developments being made by Freedom Leisure to the three centres in the district which it began operating in April.

Both gyms have received state-of-the-art functional kit in the investment, which is designed to allow users to exercise while replicating day-to-day movements thus improving strength, fitness and flexibility, greatly benefiting daily life as well as achieving weight loss and muscle building goals. Just a few of the new pieces include; competition standard  kettle bells, titan bags, slam balls, boxing gloves and new TRX suspension bodyweight training bands, born in the Navy SEALs to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability.

In addition the gym at The Nene Centre has received 30 pieces of cardiovascular (cardio) kit and the gym at The Pemberton Centre has received 37 pieces of cardio kit, with perhaps the most exciting news for customers being that; both gyms now have the SKILLMILL™ and CLIMBER™.

These two pieces of cardio kit by TechnoGym are the latest must-haves in any top gym – and Nene and Pemberton are the only two centres in the whole of East Northamptonshire to have them!

Both centres also received brand new indoor cycling bikes (also known as spin bikes), with Pemberton’s studio being upgraded to take a capacity of 20 customers, and Nene 24, while four additional bikes in the gym at Nene have personal MyRide on them, meaning that even if you are there when there isn’t a scheduled class, you can do your own private MyRide workout on the screen.

Finally, to vastly improve the instructor led offering, both centres will be launching ‘Ignite’ classes on their group exercise timetables – small, action-packed, group training session based in the gym using the latest gym equipment to transform your workout forever, designed by and exclusive to our gyms.

Chris Tye, Freedom Leisure Area Manager says: “These improvements now mean that these two gyms are extremely high class facilities for East Northamptonshire and we are delighted to be working in partnership with East Northamptonshire Council to make it happen for local resident. Some of this kit is really new and unique setting us aside from others, and we are very lucky to have ‘Ignite’ available here too. It is an amazing fitness offering which gives participants real results! It gives the taste of a personal training session and is free with membership.”

Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Steven North, adds: “This investment demonstrates our commitment to providing first class facilities for our residents. We encourage people to head to the Nene Centre or the Pemberton and check out the high quality equipment available to help them get fit and healthy.”

This investment demonstrates our commitment to providing first class facilities for our residents. We encourage people to head to the Nene Centre or the Pemberton and check out the high quality equipment available to help them get fit and healthy.

Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council