Leisure centre back in action following extensive upgrade

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The final phase of a £970,000 improvement programme at Stokesley Leisure Centre has been completed.

Having already developed the gym, cycling studio and reception, the Leisure Centre and Stokesley School have worked to refurbish the sports hall and activity room, sourcing funding from the Governments Conditions Improvement Fund and £210,000 from Hambleton District Council.

The completion of the project means customers can celebrate the return of group fitness classes in a newly refurbished work-out space.

David Ashbridge, Hambleton District Council’s leisure operational delivery manager, said: “It’s great to see the activity room reopen in time for step three of our leisure centre reopening roadmap, particularly the return of indoor group fitness.

“The refurbishment has been carried out to a very high standard and demonstrates our commitment to improving the customer experience at a time when it’s never been more important to invest in leisure facilities to support people’s health and wellbeing as we recover from the Covid pandemic.”

The refurbished activity room features a sports-specific cushioned floor, new air conditioning system, improved ceiling and lighting, a new sound system and extraction fans.

Stokesley Leisure Centre manager, Mike Readman, said: “We are thrilled to welcome customers back.

“We’re confident our customers will love the upgraded workout space. We’ve already received some really positive feedback from our group fitness coaches and our regular users.”