Crow Wood Leisure invests £500k in gym tech

Crow Wood Leisure has announced a major new investment in its gymnasium which will see over half a million pounds spent on new hi-tech equipment

Woodland SpaThe award winning Burnley business is replacing every piece of cardio vascular equipment with the very latest from Technogym. This will see a wide range of equipment that will allow members to monitor their training results not just in the gym, but anywhere in the world with internet access, as results will be saved to a cloud based data storage system.

Besides monitoring training progress, each machine will have its own monitor screen, allowing you to watch your own television, dock most models of mobile phone and listen to your own music collection.

Andrew Brown, managing director of Crow Wood Leisure, said: “It’s incredible to think that our members will be able to work out whilst surfing the internet, sending and receiving emails, doing shopping, and staying in touch with friends and relatives on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

“If you use “map my run”, you can even include your gym session in your training stats,” added Andrew. “Alongside walking the dog and rounds on the golf course, it will all add to your calorie burn and you can monitor your progress with the most comprehensive training aid available.

“In the next few weeks we will also be offering  “Swimtag” to our members, by borrowing a free of charge wristband from reception, sensors in the pool hall will measure your swim, giving you full analysis of speed, distance, fastest length etc., then you can add it to your cloud based records.

“I’m sure this is the way forward for gym businesses, but at the moment it’s not available anywhere else in Lancashire.”

This latest round of investment at Crow Wood follows the installation of the AlterG treadmill that enables you to reduce gravity’s impact by selecting any weight between 20 per cent and 100 per cent of your body weight. It is a technology used by elite athletes and has been used at Crow Wood by Burnley FC striker Sam Vokes in his rehabilitation from injury. Last year Crow Wood invested £4.5m in The Woodland Spa and Bertram’s Restaurant. The subsequent increase in business performance that has seen the creation of 75 new jobs at the Royle Lane based business.