Whether it is eating five pieces of fruit and veg a day or walking 10,000 steps, our health and fitness is something we are all told we should be more conscious off. The government are keen that we all take better care of ourselves in an effort to reduce the strain that obesity and an aging population is putting on the National Health Service. In addition to losing weight, even a small amount of exercise can help to:
- Reduce several cardiovascular risks, including heart disease and high blood pressure
- Improve mental health
- Manage stress, anxiety and depression
- Maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of diabetes
- Promote bone density, helping to protect against osteoporosis
In an attempt to improve the standard of leisure facilities in the area, South Norfolk Council has invested £3 million into a £4.15 million project to refurbish Wymondham Leisure Centre. As part of the work, BMA were delighted to be asked by lead contractor, Kier, to provide decorating services throughout the expanded building.
The work, which will see the centre triple in size, is being completed in two phases and will see:
- The swimming pool refurbished and the changing area enlarged, with family sized changing booths and facilities for disabled users.
- The creation of a soft play area for children.
- The construction of a new glazed extension to the existing building, which will house a gym facility with space for 100 exercise stations.
- New community facilities, a spa and café.
“We are looking forward to welcoming our members back to Wymondham Leisure Centre. Supporting the health and wellbeing of our residents is a key priority for us and the new centre will be much more in-line with what modern leisure users expect” – Martin Wilby, Deputy Leader of South Norfolk Council
Phase one of the project, which focussed on the refurbishment of the swimming pool and changing area, was completed last month. It has since reopened to the local community and students of Wymondham High School, who regularly use the facilities. The second phase of work is now underway and due for completion in Spring 2016.
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