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Work Out In Front Of The Telly


8:43am 19th December 2014

We can work out while watching our favourite TV shows or burn off calories during a game of Candy Crush now a Dorchester Gym has reopened following a major refurbishment that cost more than £200,000.

Dorchester Sports Centre opened its doors again on 12th December with state-of-the-art equipment and the latest iCloud technology as well as a complete new layout.

The investment means customers will be able to find out more about their fitness so they can improve their training.

General Manager of Dorchester Sports Centre Kenny Brown said; "They have access to some of the leisure industry's leading state of the art equipment which will vastly improve their work out experience."

"With access to a range of social media, apps and Internet our customers will be better connected and informed about their fitness and so they can improve and monitor their training."

1610 leisure spent £223,000 on upgrading the facilities at the gym that they run on behalf of West Dorset District Council.

The Chief Executive of West Dorset District Council Matt Prosser and the Chairman of WDDC Councillor Gillian Summers (pictured above) were part of a group of local councillors who were among the first to try out the new gym facilities as they toured the site following the gym opening on Friday.

She said: "We are pleased to be able to support Dorchester Sports Centre. It is great to have such a fantastic leisure facility in our district. "It is great news that the sports centre's customer numbers have increased which shows its popularity."

1610 is a non-profit making leisure trust (formerly Somerset Leisure) which manages 19 leisure centres based on school sites across Somerset, Devon and Dorset that aims to help people live fuller, richer lives through having an active body and an active mind.

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