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Active Leeds unveils new state of the art gym

A new state of the art gym has been opened at John Charles Leisure Centre, as part of Leeds City Council’s ambition to ‘get more people, more physically active, more often’.

Significant investment has been made into new equipment and a wider refurbishment at the centre, with the gym sporting brand new upgraded Technogym equipment, a new sled track and functional fitness area. Along with new equipment, the refurbishments have created a brand-new experience for leisure centre users with money invested in new flooring and decoration, creating a much brighter and open space. As well as the new gym, John Charles has a range of great facilities including a 50-meter swimming pool, indoor squash courts, group fitness classes, running track and a tennis centre to name just a few.

Councillor Salma Arif, executive member for public health and active lifestyles said:

“I’m delighted that Active Leeds has been able to open the new gym at John Charles centre of sport. This significant investment demonstrates Leeds City Council’s commitment to helping the people of Leeds live healthy and active lives. Active lifestyles are so important to increasing health outcomes across Leeds and it is crucial that as a council we ensure there are a wide range of affordable options for residents to keep fit and stay active.”

To arrange a tour of the new gyms or to find out more about memberships that start from as little as £20 a month, please visit

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