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Customers wanted more a modern functional training experience using HIIT-style equipment

Precor at Darwen Leisure Centre Maximising the budget with mix and match equipment and a unified console

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anaging budgets while still offering a high-end fitness experience was the priority for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, when planning the refurbishment of its 375 sq m gym at Darwen Leisure Centre. Maintenance costs were increasing on the older equipment, and customer feedback established that a new, less cluttered layout was wanted, along with a more modern functional training experience using HIIT-style equipment. Richard Brown, leisure, health and wellbeing manager, says: “We wanted a partner who was a good match for our leisure, health and wellbeing strategy and aspirations, as well as our operational needs. Working with Precor enabled us to make the best use of resources by choosing lines of CV equipment to suit our requirements, while maintaining consistency across the gym floor by installing machines with the same consoles. This, combined with Precor’s aftercare and support, was a significant factor in our

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decision to partner with them.” The centre’s 80-station gym now benefits from a new layout, showcasing Precor CV and strength equipment, as well as a Queenax™ functional fitness unit, all fitted out in the new Precor Black Pearl colourway.

MIX AND MATCH

“The flexibility of being able to mix and match the Precor 800 and 700 cardiovascular lines, while using P62 consoles across the whole range has allowed us to manage our budget in a smart way. It provides a mix of CV equipment, while at the same time offering a consistent, interactive networked screen.” Richard Brown, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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Brown explains: “The flexibility of being able to mix and match the Precor 800 and 700 cardiovascular lines, while using P62 consoles across the whole range has allowed us to manage our budget in a smart way. It provides a mix of CV equipment, while at the same time offering a consistent, interactive networked screen. This makes it easier and quicker for customers when they switch machines. Operationally, it meant we were able to make our budget work hard and incorporate additional equipment, like the Queenax™, providing a more up-to-date offering and addressing the need for a versatile, functional fitness area.” The Open Format Queenax™

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Health Club Management May 2019  

Health Club Management is the magazine and online community for decision-makers in the global health club, fitness and gym industry.

Health Club Management May 2019  

Health Club Management is the magazine and online community for decision-makers in the global health club, fitness and gym industry.