Leisure centre’s £3.1m refit and upgrade is open

Hailsham Leisure Centre – operated by Freedom Leisure in partnership with Wealden District Council – unveiled a range of new facilities at the official civic opening on Thursday.

The £3.1m investment by Wealden District council has transformed the centre into a state-of-the-art leisure facility.

The centre has benefited from an enlarged gym, which is now situated on one level. Brand new cardio and strength equipment surrounds a large functional training area, which houses all the latest kit including Jordon Soft Plyometric Boxes, battling ropes, ViPRs and Kettlebells. The centre is also one of the first in the country to install a Queenax Training System. This multifunctional training frame allows a host of functional exercises to be performed including climbing, swinging, hanging, jumping and stretching. Other exciting additions to the gym floor include the Technogym Kinesis and two Power Plate Pro 7 machines, which the fitness team also plan to use to enhance GP referral programmes.

Two new exercise studios have been opened, including an indoor cycling studio with Myride+. Myride+ is a virtual ride system, which takes class participants on virtual rides through real locations such as the Alps and Mont Ventoux.

In addition to the workout areas, the centre has benefited from brand new, high- spec changing rooms, a new café area, improvements to the bowling alley and a new American pool table and amusement machines.

Dominic Horner, Hailsham Leisure Centre’s manager, said, “The investment has transformed the centre and we now have facilities which rival those of a high-end private club.”