Christmas comes early to Wheatley as Park Sports Centre upgrade is completed

Released on December 22, 2015

Wheatley’s Park Sports Centre now boasts a fully refurbished gym following a £133,000 upgrade.

New facilities include the latest state-of-the-art Technogym ‘Excite’ equipment that comprises treadmills, recline bikes, Vario units, crossovers and synchro machines offering a full cardiovascular workout.  The centre also now has a newly revamped, air conditioned fitness studio. 

The improvements were funded by South Oxfordshire District Council and GLL, which operates Better leisure centres, and are part of an ongoing programme to upgrade facilities across the district.Wheatley leisure refurb

The newly refurbished facilities were officially opened by the council Chairman, Margaret Turner, on Wednesday 16 December 2015.

Councillor Anna Badcock,Cabinet member for leisure, arts, communications, health and well-being, and community safety at South Oxfordshire District Council,said. “The refurbishment and new equipment at Park Sports Centre is really impressive.  I am sure this investment will not only attract new members from the local community, but enhance the experience for people using the centre.

Ben Whaymand, Partnership Manager of charitable social enterprise GLL, said, “Park Sports Centre is a fantastic community facility and we’re delighted that local residents will be able to enjoy the upgraded facilities and have the chance to try out some of the most modern and innovative fitness equipment on the market.”

“As a non-profit organisation, we are committed to improving the facilities within South Oxfordshire over the long-term and will work to encourage more local people to take regular physical exercise and enjoy the benefits that it can offer.”