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New state of the art gym kit arrives in Glasgow Club at Kelvin Hall

Today marked another milestone in the preparation for the opening of the Glasgow Club facilities at Kelvin Hall as brand new Technogym equipment arrived at the venue.

The health and fitness facilities that opens on Monday 22 August, are part of the first phase of a £35million redevelopment at the venue - a unique collaboration between Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life, the University of Glasgow and the National Library of Scotland.

The new Technogym equipment is top-of-the-range. Users will benefit from the very latest UNITY 3.0 touchscreen displays on cardiovascular machines which not only allow members to browse the internet and watch YouTube, but also enjoy the newly released race modes. Members using the new treadmills can compete against one another on the running track in the ARENA; use VERSUS to create their own races, choosing their preferred distance, track and location; or run some of the world's most iconic marathon routes using MARATHON mode.

Resistance equipment will be 'digitally connected', making it easier for users to plan, track and record their own workouts.

G-Cycle enthusiasts will also experience the first ever Glasgow Club studio with a video screen wall which will play during indoor cycling classes.

The venue will also be the first Glasgow Club to install a SKILLMILL, the latest innovative piece of Technogym equipment which can be used for training power, speed, stamina and agility - and will be the main focus of the venue's Functional Training classes.

Bringing around one third of the building back into use, the Glasgow Club at Kelvin Hall will host a state-of-the-art Super Gym, an eight-court multi-purpose sports hall, three dance studios, and a gymnastics hall, making it one of the biggest sports facilities of its kind.

The gym will be one of the largest indoor health and fitness facilities anywhere in Scotland, spread over more than 1000m2, and around £325,000 has been invested in more than 100 cardiovascular, strength conditioning, and fixed resistance stations.

To mark the arrival of the new kit, Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council, paid a visit to the venue to unwrap the first batch of equipment.

He said: "Kelvin Hall is hugely important in our city's sporting history - and it really is wonderful to think that, this time next month, the people of Glasgow will be able to come here and try out the newest, biggest, and best-equipped gym in the city.

"This new kit is state-of-the-art, and was brought here with Glasgow Club users in mind. We want our people to have the best facilities and the best technology - and this equipment offers just that.

"I can't wait to see Glaswegians take ownership of their newest public facility when it opens on 22 August."

Stephen Barton, Managing Director at Technogym UK, added: "We are delighted to support Glasgow Club at Kelvin Hall by providing our very latest equipment and technology. Kelvin Hall is set to be a fantastic facility which will be a great hub for so many people in the community to keep active and healthy."



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