Fitness fans in Wolverhampton are celebrating the completion of the first phase of a £300,000 refurbishment of WV Active Central.

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The council run facility in Bath Avenue now boasts a brand new, air conditioned exercise and spin studio allowing a full programme of fitness classes.

The improvements have been carried out after WV Active - the name for City of Wolverhampton Council's leisure brand - was awarded a grant of £150,000 by Sport England and the council agreed to match that funding.

The second phase of the improvement works is due to start in the spring and will see the changing rooms completely refurbished and new equipment installed in the gym.

Councillor Steve Evans, cabinet member for city environment, said: "The refurbishment of WV Active Central will directly benefit both existing and future customers.

"The centre was due a refresh and the brand new, air conditioned spin and exercise studio will enable a full range of classes at the facility each day.

"We will also be revamping the changing rooms in the spring. Central is in a great location on the edge of the city centre - making it perfect for office workers to pop in before or after work or even for a lunchtime work out."

WV Active incorporates 3 sites at Aldersley, Bert Williams Bilston and Central. Members are able to make use of all 3 facilities.

Great value memberships start from just £10 a month with no joining fee or contract. For more information visit Type=links;Linkid=4852;Title=WV Active;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Thursday 28 January, 2016