Councillor put through paces on new equipment at Nidderdale gym

Staff at a Nidderdale fitness centre have put a Harrogate councillor through his paces on their new state of the art gym equipment.

Tuesday, 21st February 2017, 3:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 11:31 am
Councillor Stanley Lumley is put through his paces on the new high tech equipment at Brimhams gym at Nidderdale Leisure Centre by fitness instructor Kate Roberts and Sport and Leisure Operations Manager Ben Cutting.

Councillor Stanley Lumley, Harrogate Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture and Sport, was given an induction at Brimhams fitness centre at Nidderdale Pool and Leisure Centre.

Councillor Lumley tried out some of the latest Technogym fitness equipment, including treadmills, cross-trainers and bikes, as well as the new weight training equipment.

Staff also showed Coun Lumley the new SELECTION PRO resistance machines, which feature a small Wi-Fi connected touchscreen that provides a virtual coach for strength training, the first of its kind in the industry.

As part of the upgrade, Brimhams have also introduced a mobile app which can be linked to wearable technology to provide customers with one central place to record their indoor and outdoor workouts, access their activity data, and check their progress.

Coun Lumley said: “We’re committed to investing in the district’s leisure and sporting facilities and the Brimhams fitness centres here in Nidderdale and at the Harrogate Hydro and Ripon Leisure Centre have been completely transformed with equipment that is stylish and modern, and better meets the expectations of modern gym users.

“We hope that residents will enjoy using the new, improved fitness equipment, and will make full use of the new technology which will make it much easier for them to keep track of how they’re progressing.”