£50,000 gym refurbishment brings new fitness innovation to Bridgwater and West Somerset

Posted: 11th Aug 2017

Category: 1610 Trust


Bridgwater and West Somerset residents will soon be able to scale a Norwegian mountain or feel as though they are rowing on water all without leaving the safety of the gym thanks to a major investment by 1610 at Trinity Sports & Leisure and West Somerset Sports & Leisure in Minehead.

1610 is investing a total of £50,000 on gym refurbishments at the two centres with the installation of some of the UK’s most cutting edge interactive fitness equipment.

Trinity and West Somerset Leisure Centres will be the first in the South West to  have the new Technogym Skill Row, an interactive rowing machine which gives rowers the feeling they are rowing on water. It was designed to follow the natural curve of the stroke on water and has been developed by Olympic rowers including British Gold Medal winning Olympian Scott Durant. It also allows rowers to race against other rowers or as a team. 

The Technogym Climb will be installed in both centres which has adaptable  workouts built in to suit any fitness level as well the latest entertainment features including out outdoor workouts where participant can scale a mountain glacier or two!

The interactive or “immersive” technology which is being installed at the 1610 centres reflects a growing trend in the fitness industry to have personalised or bespoke fitness experience as 1610 Wellness Manager, Matt Bryant explains; “ Exercise habits are changing and the leisure industry is constantly innovating to keep up with consumer demand and keep a head of the game. Consumers expect to be able to watch TV on demand at home and it is the same in the gym they want interactive technology which can give real time and detailed personalised information so they can improve performance and fitness.“ The Gamification factor” or taking the element of game playing and incorporating into how you work out is changing the way fitness is developed in the UK. We were one of the first in the South West to have Parma interactive dance studios in our centres which has proved to be a great success and this new equipment is part of that innovative trend.”

Trinity Sports & Leisure will also benefit from the installation of Technogym’s connected group cycle concept. This will allow users to access pre-programmed classes and provide real time feedback on heart rate, RPM and calories burnt all on a 43 inch display screen.

Tanita is also making its way to Trinity which will allow members to have greater body composition data, allowing them to have a more accurate and focused goal and training programme.

For more information about Trinity Sports & Leisure please Tel; 01278 429119 or West Somerset Sports& Leisure Tel 01643 708815.