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Are you ready for the challenge?

Published: 29/02/2016

Flintshire County Council has completed a £400k refurbishment and upgrade of exercise equipment in gyms at Deeside, Flint, Holywell and Mold Leisure Centres. The gyms now boast world class Technogym equipment which includes treadmills, bikes, recline bikes, cross trainers, rowers and a wide range of resistance and functional training equipment that is suitable to all users of all ability levels. New cardiovascular equipment has an exciting array of digital entertainment and is fitted with Android-based consoles that allow customers to integrate indoor training performed using gym equipment with daily life activities and outdoor training directly through the Technogym mywellness cloud app. Customers can also experience total freedom of movement with our new ARKE and OMNIA functional training equipment which can help users improve co-ordination, stability, speed, agility and reaction time as well as cardiovascular and respiratory fitness. The gyms at Deeside, Flint, Holywell and Mold Leisure Centres are also signing up to the global challenge, Let’s move for a better world campaign which aims to address growing problems with obesity and sedentary lifestyles and to encourage people to become more active. The campaign runs from 1 - 19 March and the goal is to inspire leisure centre members, their friends and family and fellow citizens to donate their physical activity to fitness as part the challenge. The ranking of the facility is determined by the total number of MOVES collected during the campaign. MOVES are collected by participants training on our new Technogym cardiovascular equipment that is connected to the mywellness cloud via an internet connection. The three best ranked gym facilities in the UK will earn the opportunity to donate Technogym fitness equipment to a local non-profit organisation in their community. In order to join the challenge all you have to do is call in to Deeside, Flint, Holywell or Mold Leisure Centres to sign up and we are offering FREE 7 day passes to non-members who sign up. There will also be prizes awarded along the way. Cllr. Kevin Jones, Cabinet Member for Leisure said; “The health and well-being is of the people of Flintshire is a priority for this council and I am delighted that the Council have been able to invest in upgrading the gym facilities at Deeside, Flint, Holywell and Mold Leisure Centres. “Several months ago I made a commitment that repairs and upgrades to the swimming pool areas and lighting at Holywell Leisure Centre would be carried out as a further demonstration of the Council’s continued support for the facility. I am sure that staff and customers will agree that this £90k investment in Holywell Leisure Centre will agree that this commitment has been realised. “I am also sure that the new state-of-the-art Technogym equipment will encourage people of all ages and abilities to take up the Lets move for a better world challenge.” Note to editors Pictured in the attached photograph is Cllr. Kevin Jones, Cabinet Member for Leisure with members of staff at Holywell Leisure Centres recently refurbished gym