Following the creation of Rhyl’s largest indoor functional training space as part of the 2018, £1.2 million centre redevelopment project, Denbighshire Leisure is expanding the provision further, but this time taking the concept outdoors.
Works have begun on a large outdoor functional training area to transform a previously unused service yard into a 970sqft, vibrant training facility.
Jamie Groves, Managing Director at Denbighshire Leisure, says: “During the pandemic, many people in Wales have taken to exercising outdoors, reconnecting with nature and benefiting from the fact that virus transmission is proven to be less of an issue outside. In response to this, we are developing a premium outdoor training facility which matches the quality and versatility of our indoor provisions.”
The space will be accessed via the indoor functional training space and will be serviced by two fully branded 20ft Functional Kit Boxes. The first container will support a galvanised steel functional training rig with various stations including: 2 squat racks, a dip station, monkey bars, rebound boards, pull up bars and steps.
The second Box, will house a comprehensive selection of functional training equipment. Across the front will be a dedicated TRX training area with a punchbag at either end, creating almost limitless training options. The floor between the two containers creates a 10m x 6m training space comprising of DuraTrain Impact Tiles with a 15m x 2m metre astro turf sled track running alongside the training area. The area will be enclosed by a 3m fence.
As leisure development partner under the Leisure Framework, Managed by Denbighshire Leisure, Alliance Leisure have been commissioned to deliver the £78,000 project.
Will Gardner, Business Development Manager, Alliance Leisure, says: “Working with our partner, Indigo Fitness, we are creating a welcoming, engaging and highly versatile facility that will perform well in all but the most adverse weather conditions. Whilst the initial space will not incorporate a roof, the facility has been designed so that it would be relatively easy to add one at a later date.”
Denbighshire Leisure has taken advantage of the enforced government leisure centre closures to get the works underway. The project is on target to complete in July 2021, when Rhyl Leisure Centre will become the first public leisure facility in Wales to offer a purpose built outdoor functional training space.