1610 Chard celebrates first year with doubling of membership and a party

Posted: 3rd Apr 2017

Category: 1610 Trust


Staff at 1610 Chard have much to celebrate this April as the state of the art fitness centre has doubled its membership a year after it opened its doors.

Staff at the Jarman way based centre are organising a party on Tuesday 4 April and they will also be celebrating with members who have helped to make the fitness centre such a success.

1610 invested £500,000 in making the health and fitness centre the most up to date sports and fitness facilities in Somerset. It boasts the largest Prama studio in the UK, featuring LED mood lighting, interactive flooring and walls to create a whole new work out experience. A 46 station fitness studio was also installed along with a dedicated spin studio with 39 bikes.

More than 900 members now regularly use the facilities, 31, 459 class attendances have been logged at the centre since its launch in April 2016, an increase of 10,000 on last year.

The Prama studio has been proving popular with many local sports teams and clubs and the first ever Chard Chaser 10k organised by the centre last year was also a huge success with 255 runners taking part and more expected to take part in this years event.

1610 Chard Wellness Manager, Trish Bishop says that 1610 wants to say a big thank you to the local community for their support in the past year; “ We will be organising a presentation and birthday lunch for staff and some special exercise sessions for members and refreshments at evening classes who have been so supportive and enthusiastic about what we do here. We have enjoyed an amazing year, with so many highlights such as the Chard Chaser and fund raising events which have attracted so much support from everyone.”

 For further information please contact 1610 Chard Tel 01460 494020.