New look gym for borough unveiled

Pictured at the official opening of a new gym at Craigavon Leisure Centre which includes disabled access are back row from left, Karen drennan Disability Sports N.I. Stuart England, centre manager, Stephen Fraser director of leisure services, Craigavon Borough Council, Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Carla Lockhart, Councillor Ronnie Harkness, chair of leisure services committee, Conleth Donnelly, Sport N.I. Front from left, Aubrey Bingham. Disability Sport N.I., Amadeu Coimbra and Suzanne Whitten, service users. INPT40-202.
Pictured at the official opening of a new gym at Craigavon Leisure Centre which includes disabled access are back row from left, Karen drennan Disability Sports N.I. Stuart England, centre manager, Stephen Fraser director of leisure services, Craigavon Borough Council, Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Carla Lockhart, Councillor Ronnie Harkness, chair of leisure services committee, Conleth Donnelly, Sport N.I. Front from left, Aubrey Bingham. Disability Sport N.I., Amadeu Coimbra and Suzanne Whitten, service users. INPT40-202.
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CRAIGAVON Leisure Centre has launched its new state-of-the-art new look gym.

It boasts inclusive fitness equipment including two upper body ergometers, a recumbent bike, rower with back support seat and several new resistance machines with colour coded adjustments and rollaway seats for wheelchair access.

This new equipment, which has been secured through the Craigavon Inclusive Leisure Project, a joint Council, Disability Sports NI and Sport NI initiative, is specially adapted and accessible for people with a disability.

Colleen Murray, inclusive sports and leisure pfficer, said: “My role, within the centre, is to promote our gym and make it as accessible as possible for people with a disability. Having had this new IFI Accredited equipment installed we are now able to achieve this and offer a more inclusive service to the whole community.”

Colleen will also be offering a number of sport/physical activity programmes which take place at the centre throughout the week.

They include: Boccia, Mondays, 1.45-2.45pm; disability gym, Tuesdays, 1-3pm and 6-8pm; new age kurling, Thursday, 1.30-2.30pm.

Anyone interested in registering for any of these programmes, or would like any other information or advice regarding disability programmes or the gym, contact Colleen by email to colleenmurray@dsni.co.uk or telephone 028 3834 1333.