State-of-the-art upgrade for Medway sports centre

Published: Friday, 25th March 2022

More than 40 new pieces of top of the range equipment will be available for gymgoers at Medway Park next month.

We have been working with high-end gym providers to design a new gym for Medway Park customers in Gillingham.

There will be something for everyone whether they are new to working out in the gym or are a regular gymgoer.

There will be new cardio equipment including bikes, rowers, treadmills and cross-trainers with digital display screens. Customers will be able to sync their headsets to Netflix, Amazon TV, immersive seascapes or their own digital workout.

New plate-loaded resistance machines which encourage muscle building, strengthening and toning workouts will be available for gymgoers, at any level. For the ultimate workout, unique pieces of equipment including the latest StepMills, Alpha and curved treadmills will be installed which use gravity to move users along and adapt to their individual speeds.

Following the popularity of on-demand workouts, Techno-gym bikes are also being introduced and customers will be able to choose their own class, level, instructor and environment to cycle through.

Medway Park staff will be on-hand to answer any questions gymgoers may have and will also happily show customers around.

The fantastic upgrade means that the gym at Medway Park will be closed from Monday, 4 April until Wednesday, 13 April. The rest of the sports centre will be open as normal and customers can visit the gyms at Strood and Hoo sports centres whilst the works take place.

Excellent sporting facilities

Cllr Howard Doe, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: “I am pleased that we will be adding more than 40 pieces of state-of-the-art equipment to the gym at Medway Park. Medway has excellent sporting facilities and this new upgrade will further enhance our fantastic offering for customers. I would encourage residents to find out more about the wide-range of activities on offer at our sports centres.”

A new platform lift has been installed at Medway Park to make it easier for disabled customers to access both levels of the gym. The lift will also help swimming pool spectators access the first floor.

The athletics track has undergone a professional deep clean and is open for members and clubs to enjoy.

Medway Council is also updating its online booking system to make it easier for customers to book activities at its sports centres and introducing an app for those with smart phones from Tuesday, 5 April. To prepare for the upgrade customers will not be able to make online bookings from Tuesday, 29 March until Tuesday, 5 April. During this period all bookings will need to be made at reception at Medway Park, Strood or Hoo sports centres.

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