Sports facilities get a makeover

London Met invests £25,000 in new gym equipment and refurbishment for students and staff.

Date: 8 October 2015

London Met has completed a £25,000 upgrade of its sports facilities, with new gym equipment and fitness classes offering even more to students and staff.  

The University has installed a number of new machines to increase capacity at its Holloway Fitness Centre, which has been freshened up by a full redecoration.

There are newly fitted changing rooms, more activities on offer, and new vinyls have been installed featuring London Met’s sporting successes. The Benwall Road gym has also been refurbished.

“Alongside the refurbishment, we have added eight new spin bikes, brand new resistance training machines, and a new array of weights which can be used for various exercises,” said John McBennett, Sports Manager at London Met.

“We are also running a new schedule of classes and activities, with new additions to the programme including spinning and yoga. We’re running new circuit training classes as well.

“We hope this will encourage more students and staff to take advantage of the low membership cost for the gyms – which includes free access to all sports classes and activities.”

The feedback on the new facilities has been resoundingly positive, according to Jerry Woods, Head of Campus Services at London Met.

“So far we have had nothing but positive feedback from both staff and students,” he said. “University needs to be a fun place to be - not only to aid learning but to encourage social interaction and give all our students the chance to relax and unwind. I hope this project and the investment we have made shows the importance London Met places on sport.

“John and his team worked hard to come up with the vinyl ‘wall art’ concept, alongside our Estates graduate intern Lena Vackova, and I’d like to thank them and everyone involved in the project for this success.”

Students can join the London Met gym, which includes access to the University’s full range of sports classes and activities, for just £72 – equating to just £6 per month.

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