Council spin: SHDC staff power through a spin class at the Castle Sports Complex gym.

Every spin’s a win with new facilities at gym

The Castle Sports Complex unveiled its state of the art spin class facilities last week, on National Fitness Day.

A brand new spin class facility is among the updated offerings at the Castle Sports Complex gym in Spalding.

Now operated by LEX Leisure, a division of Parkwood Leisure, the gym’s currently undergoing an overhaul – with brand new running machines now facing out over the playing field, a freeweights area ad a stretch room with TRX bands.

The biggest change so far is the investment in a spin class designed to let everyone get involved, manager Tommy Fairweather said.

Taking place in a dynamically lit room, “you can do it in your own way,” he said.

If you like the personal touch, instructor-led classes are available, but if you want to try it in a more private way, ‘virtual’ sessions with experts leading on a huge screen are the way to go.

“It’s an eight-week programme so it won’t get stale,” Tommy said of the video series.

Virtual RPM – a programme for cardio stamina, and Virtual Sprint – a high intensity interval training (HIIT) programme offer diversity in the offerings.

Tommy: “The whole idea is trying to engage with the wider community. We’re trying to get people engaged and to give it a go.”

Tommy explained that any exercise is beneficial and along with the social aspect, is proved to improve mental health, as well as physical.

“Engagement with our staff alone would be enough,” he said, explaining the gym’s pride in its highly knowledgeable staff.

The new approach is working, with Tommy explaining people who left the gym under the old operator returning after seeing the huge difference its made since March this year.

See for class schedules and sign-up details.

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