STATE-of-the-art gym equipment is being installed in Midhurst’s new Grange Centre as staff prepare to open it to the public in February next year.
The current Grange is set to close on January 14.
The equipment includes Technogym fitness machines for the new gym.
There will be four new training zones in the gym which will be able to accommodate up to 50 people.
The functional training zone where users can perform exercises using their body weight to target core muscles and the lower back, a free weight zone for exercises using a range of dumbbells, barbells and a squat rack, a cardio zone with treadmills, bikes, rowers, cross trainers and four variable stride trainers.
Finally the fixed resistance zone has moveable seats, allowing easier access for wheelchair users.
Users of the gym will be given a special Technogym key, which will record and track their progress – as well as altering each machine so that the settings match their needs and work out programme. They can also watch television and plug in their MP3 players or phones into most pieces of equipment.
Users can also track their progress at home on the Technogym website and plan their future goals.
The new centre will also include a multi-purpose four court sports hall, two squash courts and a squash viewing area, dance studio, health suite, including a sauna, steam room and spa, multi-purpose community hall, community activity rooms and a bar and cafe with free WiFi access overlooking South Pond.
The communiy facilities include a library with free WiFi access, a children’s library and access to council and local information, Chichester District Council’s customer service information and a registrar office, where you can register births and deaths.
Cllr Eileen Lintill, CDC’s cabinet member for leisure said: “As soon as the new centre is up and running, the demolition of the old building will begin.
We really do appreciate everyone’s patience and so we will be planning a free fun day to launch the centre and to say a big thank you to the local community.
We’ll announce the date nearer to the time.”