Carlisle community centre applies to open own gym
Last updated at 12:37, Thursday, 10 January 2013
Exciting times lie ahead for one Carlisle community, after plans were submitted for its own gym.
Bosses at Botcherby Community Centre, on Victoria Road, want to extend the current building to house a small community gym, complete with showers.
Helen Fisher, centre manager, said the idea was originally suggested about five years ago following a large-scale community consultation in the Botcherby ward – part of the healthy living initiative.
“It highlighted the need for a community gymnasium which is affordable,” Mrs Fisher, 44, explained. “We tried to secure funding, but then we hit the recession and the idea was shelved.”
The gym will offer reasonable membership rates and pay as you go fares, to ensure people without bank accounts or anyone struggling financially is not excluded.
The majority of items in the new extension would be for cardio workouts, but Mrs Fisher said there will probably also be free weights.
“The emphasis is on the word community,” she insisted. “This is a community gym that we want to make accessible to all.”
First published at 11:34, Thursday, 10 January 2013
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
Have your say
- Double blow as historic Carlisle pub and club close (8 comments)
- Cheapest fuel prices in Cumbria revealed (5 comments)
- Carlisle bouncers could get body-mounted cameras (10 comments)
- United Utilities outlines reasons for seven-mile Lake District fence (4 comments)
- NMP to be stripped of Sellafield contract - claims (23 comments)
- Carlisle Utd co-owner: fans threatened me with violence (11 comments)
- Tesco drops plans to build new superstore in Carlisle (37 comments)
- Crime less than fifth of all calls to Cumbria police (1 comment)
- New Ofsted report heaps more praise on Cumbrian school (13 comments)
Court & crime
|NEWS & STAR ON:|
- Fans petition Carlisle Utd owners to sell club (109 comments)
- Dog fouling crackdown gets under way in Carlisle (72 comments)
- Grieving man’s call to ban dogs from Carlisle Cemetery (47 comments)
- MD Nixon: Last week was my blackest time at Carlisle Utd (45 comments)
- Labour’s all-female shortlist for Workington is boost for women - claim (42 comments)