Gym in Great Yarmouth’s Marina Centre gets £300,000 facelift

A sneak preview at the revamped Marina Fitness Suite. Photo: Gemma Smith

A sneak preview at the revamped Marina Fitness Suite. Photo: Gemma Smith - Credit: Gemma Smith

More than £300,000 has been invested into a leisure centre in Great Yarmouth.

The Marina Centre has seen a complete new fitness suite installed to continue to boost the health and wellbeing of the community.

Sentinel Leisure Trust took over the operational management of the leisure centre in 2015.

To continue the improvement and the increase on demand for modern health and fitness provision, the charitable trust have invested more than £300,000 into revamping the aged fitness suite at the Marina Centre to match the level of service on offer at its sister site at Phoenix Pool and Gym in Bradwell.

The investment involves a full swap out and installation of more than £250,000 of new equipment.

This includes new cardiovascular, resistance and plate loaded pulse fitness equipment integrated by the newly developed pulse move cloud system for fitness programmes and workouts.

Managing director of Sentinel Leisure Trust, Stuart Everett said: 'After a very successful first two years of our operation in Great Yarmouth and the launch of the new Phoenix Pool and Gym, Sentinel are excited to make a smart investment into the Marina for our loyal existing members and future members.'

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Andy Wilson Sutter, chairman of the trust, said: 'It is great that Sentinel are in a position where we can choose to undertake this amazing project and investment to improve the service on offer to the local people of Great Yarmouth.

'This is exactly what our charity is all about, reinvesting into local services and facilities.'

The new equipment will be installed and ready for use this weekend with the grand reopening this Saturday. All ancillary works will be completed shortly after.

In partnership with the borough council and development partners Pulse fitness, Phoenix pool has been redeveloped and the Sentinel Leisure Trust says it 'has surpassed all expectations' by attracting more than 1,300 members in its first year.

To celebrate the reopening of the new Marina Fitness Suite, Sentinel are inviting all of the local community to the suite with free day passes to anyone interested.

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