Fitness First: Wigan gym wants to build community following recent refurbishment

Fitness First, which is based on Stadium Way, has an extensive weight training area, high-end fitness equipment, specially adapted workout classes, a swimming pool, steam room and two tennis courts. squash.

The redeveloped space covers over 50,000 square feet, with the company recognizing the importance of having this facility in the city.

Club manager Mike Neale said: “It’s outstanding. I cannot thank enough the people who participated in the renovation and those who invested in the club. It’s really something that brought the community together.

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“We try to provide a place where people can come and get fit and be part of something special in the Wigan area. “The studios we have bring a real conviviality and make people want to be part of the brand and the club.

“What we’re trying to achieve is really coming to fruition, and without the team none of this would have happened, because it’s all well and good to have brilliant facilities, but it’s really important to have the right people at the good positions to bring members on the journey with us.

“An important factor is people’s mental well-being. After what happened, it’s good to make people feel included and valued again. Members are not just a number, they are the people we try to invest in and we take their goals very seriously.

“We offer a variety of things, regardless of people’s goals. We have the yoga studio, high intensity workouts with rotation and a specially designed boxing studio, if you want to get rid of stress, which is my favorite feature.

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“I got my first gym job when I left school and I’m 36 this year. This is where I worked and we want to make our mark, not just in Wigan, but across the country.

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Brand Experience Manager Sean Kelly added, “It’s really important that our people and their expertise are at the forefront of really using these facilities and bringing them to life.

“We are really proud, he has everything we represent. We recognize that Wigan is a very competitive market for gyms so we need to cater to each member’s needs.

Facilities include a newly designed weight and weight training area, which includes over 50 pairs of dumbbells and 14 adjustable weight benches.

Meanwhile, the dedicated lift platform features four Technogym half racks incorporating bespoke Olympic lift platforms, with all new bumper weight plates and bars.

There’s also a purpose-built bike studio, yoga and pilates studio, upgraded aerobics studio, and more space for members to work out with a platform and wall-mounted ball targets, a HIIT area with sled track, curved treadmills, assault bikes, Ski Ergs and rowing machines.

Managing Director Lee Matthews said: “The Wigan club has been redesigned with our members in mind and we are delighted with the result.

“We are committed to bringing our expertise to the Wigan community and making our members stronger in life, one training session at a time, in the safest and cleanest environment.

“Our members are thrilled with the new space and that’s the best feeling.”

Fitness First has also added some of its most successful concepts to the club.

This includes: RoX, which is a boutique-style studio space and class session combining running and boxing into one anti-stress workout, and TraX, which is a high-intensity, low-impact workout to improve mental health. strength and increase aerobic capacity.

All members also have access to the FFX app to get the most out of their membership and maximize their workouts.

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