Phase one of the recent refurbishment work at Freedom Leisure Lydney opened on Saturday 24 September.
The leisure centre at Lydney is operated by Freedom Leisure on behalf of Forest of Dean District Council. The not-for-profit leisure trust became the council’s official partner, taking over the management of all five of the council’s leisure facilities in the Forest of Dean in October 2015.
When everything is complete in November, the improvement works will have seen £660,000 of partnership investment including, £525,000 of District Council funding and a £9,000 bursary from England Squash.
The first phase sees a greatly improved fitness suite with the gym area extended, modernised and new state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment, plus, two new studios that will enable a more extensive programme of exercise classes.
Still to come in phase two will be; brand new changing rooms dedicated to fitness suite users, refurbished squash courts, refurbished swimming pool and school-use changing rooms, all to be completed in November.
Our investment in Freedom Leisure Lydney has delivered huge improvements to the gym and wider facilities. Current and prospective members will be able to enjoy getting fit and active in attractive modern surroundings with fantastic state-of-the-art equipment.Councillor Terry Hale
Freedom Leisure Area Manager, Dave Spencer says: “We are delighted to be leading this investment programme, which will greatly enhance the fitness and leisure experience for the local community in Lydney and the wider district. As a leisure trust we are committed to providing a high standard of affordable and fun leisure facilities for all. This gym will be one of the best in the area with the latest TechnoGym equipment and an extensive free weight area, plus the equipment and space to offer the very latest ‘Ignite’ fitness sessions!”
Councillor Terry Hale, cabinet member for the community added: “We recognise the importance of providing high quality sustainable leisure centres in our district and the health benefits it brings to the local community.”
“Our investment in Freedom Leisure Lydney has delivered huge improvements to the gym and wider facilities. Current and prospective members will be able to enjoy getting fit and active in attractive modern surroundings with fantastic state-of-the-art equipment.”