East Riding Leisure Francis Scaife will be investing significantly into the Tone Zone gym this Spring.
The £300K + investment project is due to take place 6 May, and will reopen on 22 May.
Extra classeshave been organised during this time.
The spin studio will close on 6 May but bikes will be relocated to the reception area and the spin studio will reopen 24 May
The refurbishment includes the latest models of Matrix equipment, and will be the first in the authority with virtual active and internet capability on all of the Cardio-vascular (C.V.) equipment.
The new look 50 station gym will include a free weights area, latest Cardio-vascular (C.V.) equipment, x2 multi functional trainers, and a brand new TRX wall.
The Matrix 7xi Virtual Active C.V. machines include the following features:
- Immersive Virtual Active programming
- I-pod compatibility for video and audio playback, charging and playlist selection
- TV availability on all C.V. machines
- 3-speed personal fan
- Touch screen technology
- WIFI enabled
Questions and Answers
Why refurbish the Tone Zone?
The current Tone Zone opened in September 2012, so the equipment within the Tone Zone is now over 4 years old. Whilst the equipment is still in good condition, servicing is becoming increasingly more difficult and costly so now would be a good time to replace it.
Our policy across all our Tone Zone gyms throughout the East Riding is to replace gym equipment every four years, this provides customers with the latest range of equipment to use, whilst minimising our servicing costs.
The current Tone Zone at Francis Scaife is in need of general updating. The colour scheme and flooring proposed match that recently put into the facilities at Beverley, Haltemprice, Withernsea and Goole.
How is the mix of equipment decided? (is there too much cardio-vascular equipment)?
Cardio-vascular (C.V.) equipment is the term used to describe treadmills, cross trainers, different types of cycles, rowing machines, etc. As the vast majority of customers have a significant element of their programme aligned to improving their cardio-vascular fitness the number of machines provided is very important. The most regular complaint we receive from customers is regarding the lack of C.V. machines at peak times, particularly treadmills.
The number of C.V. machines proposed in the new Tone Zone is 22, this is the same number as in the current Tone Zone. 8 treadmills, cross trainers, ascent trainers and rowing machines proposed is the same as currently provided. To add a new element to the C.V. provision within the Tone Zone two Stairmills has been proposed, replacing two cycles.
Will there be a TRX wall like the one at East Riding Leisure Beverley & Goole?
Yes, the TRX wall has been very well-received by customers at Beverley and Goole, and we will be incorporating this in our refurbishment plans.
Will you also be refurbishing the Spin Studio?
Yes, we will be refurbishing this room and installing state of the art brand new bikes with Vismo X technology. We will be the first East Riding Leisure site to incorporate this software within our spin studios.
Any further questions?
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