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Customers power into action

Published on Monday, 30th July 2018

Toning suite success

More than 140 people have powered into action by taking out membership at Northallerton Leisure Centre’s new Toning Suite.

The suite opened its doors in December last year, and those who joined are already seeing the results.

The ten station facility provides an alternative for anyone wanting to exercise and improve their quality of life, often appealing to those who are a little older, overweight, or have joint or mobility difficulties. Lots of medical conditions can be helped by Toning Suite workouts.

The Shapemaster power assisted equipment, unlike conventional gym equipment, doesn’t rely exclusively on muscle power - an electronic power system helps users to work according to their ability.

The equipment can be used by almost anyone regardless of age or condition. Many people use the Toning Suite to help manage long term conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, dementia, arthritis and asthma and the equipment is ideal for post-stroke treatment and post-operative rehabilitation.

Councillor Mrs Bridget Fortune, portfolio holder for Leisure said: “We are thrilled with how popular the Toning Suite has been since it opened and the impressive results seen by many of its users. Because users benefit from exercising all major muscle groups in short bursts of time, many individuals are benefiting from a full body workout in just 30 minutes.”

Virginia Best, aged 77 from Northallerton,(pictured with Cllr Fortune)  said that since joining the Toning Suite in April, she has lost over a stone in weight,  “I am definitely more mobile - when I started I could not get off the machines on my own, but now I do so without any difficulty and I can also climb stairs more easily,” she said.   “I go most days and would strongly recommend it to anyone with any form of disability. I find that it puts no stress on my joints or my back.  I love going to the Toning Suite and am thrilled with the results that I am seeing in just over two months.”

For more details about the Toning Suite and to access a free three day pass visit hambleton.gov.uk/zest or contact Northallerton Leisure Centre on 01609 777070