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Woodford Leisure Centre reopens after £6m redevelopment

Woodford Leisure Centre in Hull, East Yorkshire has reopened after undergoing an 18-month, £6m redevelopment.

Works at the centre included the installation of a new 25m six-lane swimming pool, the addition of a learner pool and a new gym fitted with Precor equipment.

The gym also features a new, fully-immersive virtual studio, with a six-metre screen, interactive lighting and audio system.

The studio is among the largest in any UK public leisure centre and will deliver a variety of classes with a 30-bike spinning session, guided rides, high-intensity fitness classes and holistic sessions, alongside the traditional instructor-led session.

Owned by Hull City Council (HCC) and operated by Hull Culture and Leisure, the centre has also been equipped with new environmental technologies – such as a thermal glazing system roof – to reduce operating costs.

The opening of Woodford Leisure Centre has spelt the end for the historic East Hull baths, which first opened in 1898. The ageing building closed its doors for the final time in April and has been put up for sale by the council.

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Woodford Leisure Centre in Hull, East Yorkshire has reopened after undergoing an 18- month, £6m redevelopment
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The centre opened its doors on 18 May
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We investigated the typical day for young offenders in prison and found they were typically locked up and inactive for 22 hours a day - Dr Phillip Lee MP
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Calisthenics: is it just for hardmen, or is it an alternative activity that could appeal to your crossfitters or those in your free weights area? Kath Hudson reports
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The IHRSA European Congress, which takes place next month in Lisbon, Portugal, is a must-attend, must-experience event for industry leaders doing business in Europe says IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh
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Kristen Walsh, associate publisher at IHRSA, reveals the top performing health club operators in the US, Canada and Latin America
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Floatation
Scientists believe floatation therapy could be a shortcut to meditation and much more than just a relaxation amenity for health clubs. Niamh Madigan dives in to find out more
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Cycling
A new age of indoor cycling is upon us, characterised by a more diverse range of bikes and consumers. Steph Eaves breaks down the options in this two-part series
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New trends
A combination of being hunched over desks and dynamic workouts have led to a new trend in assisted stretching studios. Is this the next big thing and should health club operators be adding it for their members? Kath Hudson reports
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Tech
Body composition analysers are an excellent way to differentiate your club, as well as help your members get results. Kath Hudson reports
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