Here are the facilities at the village:
- The new sports village boasts:
- two new swimming pools
- four court sports hall
- 100 station fitness suite with changing rooms and steam cabins
- two exercise and dance studios
- outdoor artificial turf pitches - full size and 7-a-side
- outdoor grass pitches with changing facilities
- Shokk youth gym and youth area
- community and training rooms
- Badminton courts
- Cricket nets
- Table tennis
- Trampolining for juniors
You can see some photos of the facilities here. Impressive isn't it?
I have been lucky enough to have been given a three month free membership because of a scheme here run by the NHS called Exercise on Prescription. Anyone with a health problem (in my case Diabetes) who needs to lose weight (which I do) can be referred to a local gym for a free membership by their GP. My GP referred me and if, after the trial period, I have used the facilities regularly and have lost some weight the membership can be extended for another six months.
I started last Monday and for the first week I just used the gym. The exercise machines, bikes, treadmills etc., all have their own TV screens and connections for headphones and even Ipods so you can watch TV or listen to your own music whilst exercising. This week I did a dance class on Monday and today I've booked in for an Aquafit session in the pool tomorrow. In the meantime I have been using the exercise bikes and treadmills in the gym, working up a sweat!
I am so enjoying myself and hopefully getting fit and slimmer in the process. I'm keeping my fingers crossed I can get an extension on the membership. Wish me luck.