Mar 18

Blackpool Paralympian launches ‘world class’ renovation

New gym at Moor Park Health and Leisure Centre has been launched by Shelly Woods, Blackpool’s home-grown Paralympic athlete.

Shelly enjoyed a tour of the new facilities which encompasses an extended brand new 65 station gym. The £414,000 expansion at Moor Park Leisure Centre also includes a large free weights area, Feel Good Factory, meeting space and two new dedicated exercise class and spinning studios.

Cllr Graham Cain, cabinet member for tourism and leisure, said: “Since the re-launch of Moor Park five years ago, we’ve seen increasing demand following some really good feedback from members.

“Now with this expansion, we can cater to more members and provide brighter, airy spaces that are welcoming and far from dull.

“This work is a testament to what we’re trying to achieve with Blackpool’s leisure offer, and we will continue to develop and invest in this area where other authorities can’t.

“Both new gyms at Moor Park at Palatine are absolutely top quality and include some of the best fitness equipment around, there really is something for everybody.


Shelly Woods and Cllr Graham Cain in the newly refurbished Moor Park gym

“We’ve also opened The Feel Good Factory here, a really popular alternative to the regular gym environment. The room is relaxed and social area to aid mobility, strength and weight loss – which has already sold 111 memberships since opening.”

Shelly Woods said: “I’m blown away with the renovation. I used to come here years ago for school swimming classes; the changes now are world class.”

All four of Blackpool Council leisure centres provide excellent value for money and are a great way for people to get fit and healthy. If anyone wants to find out more about joining then they can go to any of the receptions or visit www.sportblackpool.co.uk for more information.

Moor Park Health and Leisure Centre has been shortlisted for Gym of the Year 2015 by the Blackpool Gazette.