This month, the Forum took a close look at the proposals for the Walter Bower House gym.
Allan Gartshore, Strength and Conditioning Manager at Saints Sport, talked us through the layout and equipment planned for the new gym. Using their considerable knowledge and experience in gym design, the Saints Sport team have put together a facility offering a good selection of popular equipment.
The equipment has been chosen to give users both strength and cardiovascular workout options and should offer something for both experienced gym users and newbies alike.
Here is a 3D model of the proposed gym at WBH, showing a bird’s-eye view of the layout and equipment:
And here’s a detailed breakdown of what’s on offer:
- 2 treadmills
- 1 elliptical cross trainer
- 1 recline running machine
- 1 ‘Skillrow’ rowing machine
- 2 indoor cycling bikes
- 1 dual adjustable pulley
- 1 ‘Plurima’ multigym training station
- 1 Multipower assisted strength workout/Smith machine
- 2 adjustable weight and workout benches
- Selection of chrome dumbbells and rack
- 4 stretch mats
If you’re more of a runner or a cyclist than a gym enthusiast, don’t worry. WBH will also have a changing room, lockers and showers available for use by all, plus a drying room for those sweaty clothes you may want to quarantine.
The proposed opening hours will likely be similar to the main Sports Centre (6.30am to 10pm) but we’ll keep the reps informed of any updates. You’ll need a Saints Sport membership to use the WBH gym which, of course, would give you access to all of the excellent facilities at the main Sports Centre as well.
So that’s a quick overview of what will be on offer at WBH. However, if you’d like to find out more about membership or the facilities offered by Saints Sport – or see the equipment in action before you join – drop into the Sports Centre to find out more.
That’s it for this month… have a great summer, however you plan to spend it!
PSR Project Officer