Free open weekend at Birmingham Alexander Fitness Centre

By on 20/02/2012 in News

Olympic and World Championship medal winning athlete and London 2012 hopeful, Kelly Sotherton and Cllr Martin Mullaney will be testing their fitness levels at the brand new Birmingham Alexander Stadium gym this Saturday (25 February).

The Alexander Stadium will be hosting an open weekend over 25 and 26 February, which will include free group fitness classes, tours of the new gym and the opportunity to try out some of the very latest cardiovascular, free weights and resistance equipment.

Following a multi-million pound development, the brand new, purpose-built gym will become the flagship fitness centre in Birmingham. The existing gym; will become a new venue for group fitness classes, offering an improved programme for all levels of fitness.

Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture, Councillor Martin Mullaney said 'The Birmingham Alexander Stadium fitness centre is a fantastic brand new facility that we as a city are extremely proud of, and I want to encourage the people of Birmingham to utilise the excellent facilities that this new gym has to offer.'

The new gym has over 100 exercise stations installed by the UK's leading fitness supplier, with specific training zones including cardiovascular equipment complete with individual TV screens, music and iPhone/iPod connection. The free weights area will include Olympic bars and kettle bells. Power Plates will complete the mix for the total workout.

Fully qualified staff will be on hand to provide a comprehensive gym induction and help to get the most of an individually tailored training programme. A range of payment options are available and there will be a special joining offer for those who sign up to the Your Choice direct debit scheme on the weekend.

The gym is the latest addition to the Birmingham Alexander Stadium site which now includes the athletics track, which frequently hosts international, national and local sporting events, the Birmingham High Performance Centre, the Gymnastics and Martial Arts Centre (GMAC) and Birmingham BMX Track catering for everyone from beginner to elite athlete, including health physiotherapy facilities.

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