Thanks to everyone for their help and patience while we’ve made this move around of the gym equipment. In particular, our administrator Louise, who coordinated the whole thing, Jackie who spent several days at the centre directing operations and Richard and Keith who moved a lot of the weights down to their new home in the back room. Thanks also to the coaches for their tolerance while people are walking through their classes and to gym users for making their way through as carefully as possible.
As you know, this is a temporary move so we can get the floor in the old cardio room repaired. We have had the room surveyed and the dry rot is extensive and is in a lot of the floorboards, so we are going to have to do a full floor repair, not just a small area. We are waiting for what will probably be a scarily large quote to do the work.
The gym move went mostly as planned, although it turned out the Smiths machine couldn’t be moved to the back room with the other weights and a few machines wouldn’t fit. However, most people seem happy with the layout – in fact several people have asked if it can stay like that. If you have any comments on it, please let the volunteer on reception know. After requests from centre users, we have moved the changing rooms so that the men’s is now where the ladies was and we should very soon have a proper door for the ladies shower so that can be used as a ladies changing room.