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A stylish fitness offer for Ashton
Wednesday 31st January, 2018

Ashton Leisure Centre’s £3.2m transformation is nearing completion and it’s promising to bring a touch of style to the local leisure and wellbeing scene.

The current building has been extended to accommodate a new first floor, 393 sqm metre gym, complete with 80 individual stations. Planned to open early May, the new look leisure centre will be packed with the latest Technogym equipment.

A new group exercise studio, indoor cycling studio, sauna and steam room and ultra-modern changing rooms will complete the modern new look. While outside a new synthetic playing pitch and a multi-use games area ideal for hockey, netball, football and basketball will be available for hire.

Inspiring healthy lifestyles manage the site on behalf of Wigan Council.

Managing Director Peter Burt, said: “This is a stylish design but it doesn’t just look good. “We have listened to our customers and will be giving them more of what they want. More classes and group exercise classes based around their needs and at times that suit them.

“Our aim is to inspire everyone to achieve a healthier, happier life. Ashton Leisure Centre is part of a bigger network of Inspiring healthy lifestyles services and activities. This means more opportunities to reach your fitness, health and wellbeing goals, whatever your ability or interests.

“From cycling and walking sessions across the borough to kayaking and sailing at Scotman’s Flash, golf at Haigh or climbing at Howe Bridge Leisure Centre - no other leisure provider offers such variety.

“Everybody’s health and wellbeing journey is different and when you join Inspiring healthy lifestyles we can match activities and services to suit where you are now and support you to get to where you want to be.”

The new Technogym kit at Ashton will also mean the introduction of the MyWellness Cloud, which allows you to track and keep a record of your sessions and the progress you are making wherever you are.

Other innovations coming to Ashton Leisure Centre include group sessions in the gym and virtual Les Mills exercise classes.

The transformation of Ashton Leisure Centre is part of a larger £6m investment in health, wellbeing and fitness in the borough under Wigan Council’s Deal for Health and Wellness. The funding has been used for similar transformations at Howe Bridge and Leigh Leisure Centres.

The team behind the transformation are now looking forward to the official re-opening of Ashton Leisure Centre in early May.

To keep up to date with the developments at Ashton Leisure Centre, visit new.ashtonleisurecentre.org

A temporary gym is currently open for business and the swimming pool is not affected by the development. You can join now by visiting leisurecentres.org or calling in for a chat.

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