Oldham Active (Oldham Community Leisure) has launched its ‘new look’ gyms following a £750,000 investment.
Refurbishments of Chadderton Wellbeing Centre, Failsworth Sports Centre, Oldham
Leisure Centre and Royton Leisure Centre were successfully completed on schedule at
the end of 2023 thanks to OCL, the charitable trust that operates leisure facilities in the borough.
Works included a substantial upgrade to the gym space at all four of the leisure centres, including a total replacement of the cardiovascular equipment by Oldham Active’s partner, the market-leading fitness equipment provider, TechnoGym.
Each of the indoor cycling studios have benefitted from either new or upgraded bikes
and there is also a new, fully interactive gym floor cycle zone at Oldham Leisure Centre.
In addition, following requests from customers, a state-of-the-art sauna is a new
addition to Royton Leisure Centre. Guests can now also enjoy public high speed wifi which has been introduced at all centres.
Stuart Lockwood, CEO of Oldham Active said: “We are thrilled with the transformation of
our gyms, and we’re sure that you will be impressed too. We’ve enjoyed hearing our
customers positive feedback from the refurbishment.
“As a charitable organisation our aim is to support people to find opportunities for better
wellbeing; to help achieve this we need inspiring and welcoming facilities. The substantial investment into our facilities means all our venues have high quality equipment that’s easy to use, whilst creating a safe space where our customers enjoy spending time, now and into the future.
“We listened to our customers feedback and experience to create training spaces that the whole community feel comfortable and motivated in.
“This isn’t just a lick of paint, the refurbishment, plus the new equipment, as well as our
extended opening hours and our extensive timetable of classes, sports and aquatic
activities, demonstrate there is really something for everyone. Our friendly team of experts is always available to assist you.”
Julian Holland, a Failsworth Sports Centre fitness member says: “I’ve been coming to
this centre for two years now. It’s very friendly and the staff are always on hand if you need any help or want a new programme to work towards.
“The recent refurbishment, with lots of new equipment and the new lighting, has taken the gym into the 21st century.”