Leisure Centre Celebrates Year of Success

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Leisure Centre Celebrates Year of Success

The Cotswold Leisure Centre Cirencester celebrates its first birthday on April 4th - and will look back on a year of success.

The 8.5m building, owned and run by Cotswold District Council, has clocked up a grand total of more than 341,000 visits to use the facilities which include a 25m pool, learner pool, Relax Zone, gym, squash courts, dance studio and sports hall.

So far, 3,230 people have taken out one of a range of membership offers.

Members and casual visitors return time after time, with a total of 58,560 workouts in the gym, 9555 visits to the Relax Zone and 19,381 attendances at exercise classes.

More than 130,700 dips have been taken in the pool, 36,700 people have used the sports hall and 12,700 have played squash. There have been 25,000 attendances at swimming lessons and 34,000 attendances at school swimming sessions.

Group Manager for Leisure Jamie Nesbit said: "We've got off to a fantastic start. The number of people using the centre has far exceeded our expectations. Interest in health and fitness has boomed in recent years and the gym, with its top of the range equipment, has proved especially popular.

"Nationally, people are being encouraged to become more active more of the time and we hope the facilities at the centre are helping Cotswold residents to do just that.

"We are being well supported by local sports clubs and schools and are confident that we can continue to compete with the private sector"

"We are looking forward to our next project, which involves improvements to the gym at Fairford Leisure Centre."

Posted : 03/04/2007 02:10:01

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