Places for People Leisure ventured further into a new area of leisure provision last month, with the opening of their second budget gym in Corby. Following the success of the first Places Gym, a refresh of the Sam Jones gym in Sheffield, the second site that opened in May, has been warmly received by local residents.
The award winning social enterprise, who partner with numerous local authorities to manage leisure facilities, were keen to branch out into the budget gym sector and offer a more cost effective alternative to bigger gym environments. The new Places Gym in Corby provides members with over 100 stations to accommodate their exercise needs. Top of the range Precor CV equipment, Matrix resistance equipment, Vplates and a free weights area are also available.
Despite being open for only a month, initial reception has been extremely positive from local Corby residents. The 10,000 sq ft gym, open from 6.30am to 10.30pm weekdays and 8am to 6pm on weekends.
Sandra Dodd, CEO of PfPL says: 'This is a very exciting time for the Places group to be expanding into the budget gym sector. We’re really keen to offer an alternative to the traditional leisure centre facilities that we currently provide and also ensure that we can keep our membership costs down by cutting back on the non-essential items. The reception for both Places Gyms has been particularly encouraging and we look forward to expanding in the future.'