Gyms to undergo a £140,000 refurbishment

Waves Leisure Centre, Whitley Bay
Waves Leisure Centre, Whitley Bay
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Two gyms are set to benefit from a £140,000 investment.

North Tyneside Council is revamping the Contours gyms at Waves in Whitley Bay and at The Lakeside Centre in Killingworth.

As well as new fitness equipment being installed, both will benefit from decoration and improved layouts.

Coun Eddie Darke, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “Our gyms are extremely popular so we are continuing to invest in them to make sure they remain first-class facilities.

“Each of the council’s five gyms benefits from a refresh every few years – and now it’s the turn of those at Waves and The Lakeside Centre.

“This means we will have to close the gyms for a short period of time while the work is carried out, but the other facilities at both centres will remain open as usual.”

The Lakeside Centre will close from March 21, reopening on April 1. Waves’ gym will be closed from April 4 to 29.

Coun Darke added: “As Waves will be closed a little longer, we’ll be running extra classes throughout this time and I’d encourage people to come along and try them out.”

The work at Waves is part of a wider £300,000 project which also includes maintenance work to the roof and the airflow within the building.