Ribby Hall Village opens £1m gym

Ribby Hall Village, the UK Health Club of the Year 2013, has unveiled its all-new £1m gym.

Ribby Hall Village gymIt is first in the North to be equipped with Technogym’s Unity, the world’s most advanced cardio console.

The launch was compered by Olympian Roger Black who gave an inspirational talk to 180 guests including health club members, the media and supporters of Ribby Hall Village.

When the health club first opened in 1994 it had just 12 staff and 200 members. Today, Ribby Hall Village’s Health Club is enjoyed by more than 3,600 members as well as a growing number of UK holiday guests, with a staff of 123.

The layout of the 413 sq ft gym overlooks The Village’s golf course and boating lake, with large viewing windows providing natural light. Technogym cardio machines are fitted with Unity, a state-of-the-art swipe-screen cardio console, which allows users to access their favourite websites and content whilst working out.

All equipment also has fully interactive TV screens and allows members to personalise their workout plans, as well as exercising in virtual training environments. Ribby Hall Village is also the only health club in the North with Omnia, an innovative new functional training solution that offers limitless training possibilities for users of all levels.

Mark Leech, senior manager of sport and leisure at Ribby Hall Village, said: “We pride ourselves on design excellence and quality in our offering to all our members. In response to our growing membership numbers it’s important we offer only the latest and greatest of gym equipment.

"Technogym, with its state-of-the-art technology, innovative design and industry-leading machines, was the perfect fit for us. The new consoles not only look great, they are the most advanced in the market."

Also within the gym is a new spinning zone equipped with Startrac’s latest NXT Blade spin bikes and interactive eSpinners. These bikes feature high resolution touch screens with embedded workouts, an ipod dock and wireless heart rate monitoring. The all-new gym has also doubled the size of its free weights section. The launch of the new gym continues a busy year for Ribby Hall Village’s health club, which has also recently refurbished fitness studios and tennis courts, opened an archery centre, and introduced segways and a floodlit all weather pitch.