A brand new swimming pool and spa faciltiies were opened at the Ramsgate Sports Centre yesterday (Thursday 1 August) by Steve Backley OBE.
Mr Backley described the new facilities as a way to continue 'inspiring a generation' and congratulated all of the agencies involved.
The redevelopment project has been a collaboration between Your Leisure, private sector partner Alliance Leisure and Thanet District Council.
The transformation was undertaken by ISG over a 13 month period and has created a first class centre for the community to participate in a range of sport, fitness and wellbeing activities.
Customers will be able to enjoy taking a dip in the new 25 metre swimming pool or teaching their children to swim in the smaller pool – an expanded Swim School and lesson programme will also be available.
Your experience starts when you first arrive, being greeted in the new reception with a café and seating area before entering the modernised changing rooms.
The centre also includes the Feel Good Factory toning suite which provides an allover body workout by spending just a few minutes on each of the 12 stations. The power assisted exercise machines provide older customers and those with restricting mobility or sporting injuries the opportunity to complete a gentler resistance based workout.
An alternative workout is also available in the refurbished fitness suite which has seen the introduction of the latest state of the art fitness equipment.
Luxury and unrivalled relaxation arrives in East Kent as Ramsgate Leisure Centre now boasts ‘Your Spa. A purpose built luxury wellness environment which includes an array of thermal experiences, hydro spa pool and four beauty treatment rooms all available at surprisingly affordable prices.
Cabinet Member for Community Services, Cllr. Iris. Johnston said: “We’re delighted to celebrate the opening of a brand new swimming pool in Ramsgate. Supporting the development of new swimming facilities in the town has been a priority for the council for some time and will be a great addition to Ramsgate. The scheme brings together two major sports facilities in one place, which was a clear mandate from local people. We’re committed to creating an active and healthier Thanet and hope that by continuing to support our local sports facilities we can inspire more residents in Thanet to keep fit and active.”
Steve Davis, Managing Director at Your Leisure Kent Limited says: “Our aim is to encourage people of all ages to participate in an active and healthy lifestyle and this will only be achieved by improving both the quality of the facilities and the services provided within the publicly owned leisure venues we operate. At a time when public finance is under considerable constraint we are pleased to have been able to deliver this key corporate objective for the Council at no additional cost”.
He added: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our existing customers for their loyalty and understanding during the disruption caused by these works and we are confident that the new facilities on offer will far exceed their and the local community’s expectations”.
For further information about opening times and membership options please contact Reception 01843 585111 or visit www.yourleisure.uk.com
Phone: 01843 577034 or 01843 577120