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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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Training
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Retail
Years ago, gym retail meant a small selection of basic products sold behind a counter. Now retail can turn more profit more than anywhere else in the gym, with opportunities in activewear, supplements and specialised gym equipment. We look at what’s working according to three industry experts
Features
Sweating the details
Features
Flooring
The feel of a certain surface under a member’s feet can unconsciously put them in the right headspace to workout. We take a look at the latest flooring projects inspiring members to move...
Features
Wellness
Our industry needs to get older people significantly more active if the UK is to avoid a major crisis in social care, says a new report. Abi Harris explains what the key findings mean for you
Features
Trends
Is going sub-zero the next big thing in health clubs? We take a closer look at the benefits of cryotherapy and some of the options on offer if you’re thinking of making the leap into the big chill
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Report
What role can sport and physical activity play in preventing crime and anti-social behaviour – and are our prisons making the most of this opportunity to change lives? Kate Cracknell reports
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Interview
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Interview
Our education programme, Mind Set, covers everything from gut health and weight management to positive psychology and behaviour change
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People profile
In London, people are familiar with the boutique concept, but elsewhere it’s still relatively new, so initially it was a challenge to educate people in Manchester about our benefits, when they were used to paying budget club prices
People
People profile
You can do lots of great stuff, but find there are still large numbers of people who don’t engage. If you can start to understand why, then you’re onto something
People
Interview
Anyone looking into the boutique market thinking it’s going to cost them ‘X’ needs to double that figure. it isn’t enough just to give your club a new lick of paint and new flooring every 10 years
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Interview
In a 45- to 50-minute Blaze workout, members can burn anything from 500 to 1,000 calories
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People profile
I think we’ll start to see more pay-as-you-go concepts, as they offer better value for money and flexibility. HIIT will stay popular and we will see more use of data in workouts to engage people
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People profile
As long as people do the 30-minute circuit, twice a week, they are guaranteed results, and that’s a simple message to get across
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Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: SportsArt Eco-Powr line feeds power, harnessed from exercise, back into the grid
SportsArt has developed a new range of environmentally-friendly fitness equipment that could dramatically reduce a facility's carbon footprint, as well as lower operational costs.
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Myzone launches new features to enhance user experience for operators
Myzone, delivers a wearable and digital technology solution for the fitness industry. With the intent to amplify facility owner experiences, Myzone has released new features.
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Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
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Company profile: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
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