Exciting refurbishments for Newham leisure centres

To ensure residents get access to the best facilities to help them stay fit and healthy, Newham Council is spending up to £1.6m to improve two of its leisure centres with state of the art equipment, refreshed changing rooms, air conditioning and more space for members to enjoy their workouts.

​During the refurbishment, the gym and studios will temporarily close at both leisure centres from early November to allow for the works to take place. The crèche will also be closed at Newham during this time. Both leisure centre pools will close from mid December - writes newham.gov.uk.

The sites will both fully open on Tuesday 2 January 2018. For the exact dates of closure, please visit www.activenewham.org.uk/balaam-refresh or www.activenewham.org.uk/newham-refresh​ .

While the refurbishment work is being carried out, Balaam and Newham Leisure Centre members will be able to use their membership privileges at East Ham and Atherton Leisure Centres and Manor Park Fitness Centre as they would at their regular centre. Residents who continue their membership throughout this time are guaranteed a price freeze if they continue with their existing membership plan when the revamped centres re-open.

As part of the refurbishments, Newham Leisure Centre willgain new cardio and strength equipment for both able-bodied and disabled customers and the ground floor gym will be extended, with a larger free weights area. At dedicated times, the top floor of the gym will be dedicated to female members for women-only sessions.

At Balaam Leisure Centre, every piece of equipment will be replaced and a new exercise station installed. Members will be able to make the most of new classes taking place in a specially equippedhot yoga studio with room for 50 customers. Balaam customers will also be able to enjoy the gym 24 hours a day, with a duty manager on site from 10pm to 6am.

Councillor Forhad Hussain, cabinet member for sports and leisure, said:

“The improvements to both leisure centres will ensure that our residents will haveaccess to the most modern and up to date equipment and facilities. Newham Council believes in supporting our residents to stay fit and lead healthy


For more information, please contact activeNewham on 0300 124 0123.

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