Opening of refurbished gym in Great Dunmow hailed a success

PUBLISHED: 11:55 24 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:55 24 January 2018

L-R: Emma Jennings, 1Life general manager, Cllr Geoffrey Sell, chairman of UDC, Beckie Reynolds, 1Life contract manager and Cllr Vic Ranger.

L-R: Emma Jennings, 1Life general manager, Cllr Geoffrey Sell, chairman of UDC, Beckie Reynolds, 1Life contract manager and Cllr Vic Ranger.


The official opening of the refurbished gym at Great Dunmow Leisure Centre was hailed a “huge success” by organisers.

Members and non-members alike came through the doors of the centre on January 16 to view the gym, which has been refurbished and fitted with an updated free weights area and a new functional training area to include squat racks, benches, smith machines and more.

Councillor Geoffrey Sell, chairman of Uttlesford District Council, was joined by Councillor Vic Ranger, responsible for Active Uttlesford, for the opening and both said they were encouraged to see the enthusiasm for the new equipment and layout the gym now offers.

“Being active is an essential ingredient in keeping our bodies in good health,” said Cllr Ranger. “The newly refurbished gym at the Great Dunmow Leisure Centre is part of the continuing programme that the district council is promoting for its residents of all ages and abilities.

“No matter what your personal limitations may be there is some activity you can engage with, and I would encourage everyone to talk to the 1Life teams to explore the possibilities.”

In addition to the refurbishment of the gym at Great Dunmow, in Parsonage Downs, 1Life has also invested in its gym at Lord Butler, in Saffron Walden, giving the residents of Uttlesford a reason to get active and enjoy a fit and healthy start to 2018.

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  • Really !!! I am a member and heard nothing but complaints! Such a success that it has been changed back to original cofigerationuse Members were told about the changes but to consulted?

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