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Leisure centre reopens

Tue 12 March 2019, 3:04 pm

Hanworth Air Park Leisure Centre reopened its doors in January 2019, following the 1.3 million refurbishment of its swimming pools and gym.

The reopening, which was attended by the mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Samia Chaudhary, saw residents treated to gym taster sessions, health assessments, a spin challenge and a float frenzy session in the pool. 

Visitors to the leisure centre can now enjoy upgraded pools, including a new tiled surround and pool surface in the main pool and new starter blocks for competitive swimming. 

The pool hall has been redecorated with special non-slip flooring in the balcony area and new lights above the pools. The flume pool is now a learner pool, with increased capacity for swimming lessons, while the former teaching pool has also been refurbished. 

An upgraded gym now offers 35 new pieces of cardiovascular equipment, including new treadmills, bikes, rowers, zero runners and cross trainers, as well as 22 fixed resistance machines, plus free weight and functional equipment, including a training rig, slam balls, kettle bells and Olympic rings and tyres. 

Chaudhary said: “It was great to see so many residents at the opening and to be told how pleased they are to see the changes, with thanks to Fusion, which manages the centre on the council's behalf. The revamp will provide local residents with a new and modern facility that will better meet their needs and encourage them to become healthier and enjoy exercising, especially young people. We must encourage taking up sport and fitness activities at an early age to combat obesity, coronary heart diseases and diabetes, to name but a few. 

 Fusion Lifestyle's operations director, Anthony Cawley, added: “Hounslow and Fusion Lifestyle are committed to providing top quality services to the public and we hope they agree that the improved centre offers something for everyone.” 

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