Gym update is complete

Waves Leisure Centre, Whitley Bay
Waves Leisure Centre, Whitley Bay

A gym has re-opened following a major refurbishment.

Around £300,000 was spent improving the facilities in the Contours gym at the Waves leisure centre in Whitley Bay.

It re-opened to the public last weekend.

New equipment has been installed, including cardio machines and free weights, as well as the gym floor being replaced.

Paul Youlden, senior manager for sport and leisure at North Tyneside Council, said: “Each year, we welcome more than 470,000 visitors to Waves. With such popularity, some wear and tear is inevitable, which is why it’s important we invest in the site and ensure it remains a first-class facility.

“On behalf of the council, I would also like to thank the public for their patience while the work was carried out.”

Improvements are also under way to the roof and the airflow within the building.

The pool will remain open throughout the project.

Waves is one of the council’s five leisure facilities – the others include Tynemouth Pool, The Parks, Hadrian Leisure Centre and The Lakeside Centre.