Belgravia Leisure declares recent takeover of Singleton a success

NEW COLOURS: Amanda Lenton (Belgravia Leisure area manager of Singleton) and Kristy Lambkin (assistant manager) have declared the opening ten weeks of Belgravia management a success for the Singleton Gym and Swim.
NEW COLOURS: Amanda Lenton (Belgravia Leisure area manager of Singleton) and Kristy Lambkin (assistant manager) have declared the opening ten weeks of Belgravia management a success for the Singleton Gym and Swim.

Amanda Lenton is no stranger to the fitness and leisure industry.

And it appears that this will remain the case for many years to come following a successful opening ten weeks as the Belgravia Leisure area manager of Singleton.

"From a Belgravia Leisure point of view there has been a smooth transition from the previous YMCA management (in the Singleton region)," Mrs Lenton told the Singleton Argus.

In April this year Council awarded Belgravia Leisure the tender to manage the Singleton Gym and Swim and Singleton Heights facility thereby ending the YMCA's nine year tenure at the facilities.

Three months later the Council gave the company the green light to manage the facility around Lake St Clair; a task Lenton has welcomed with open arms.

"It's been an eye opener across all three venues and Belgravia has put forth all this positive planning to us," she added.

"We were already planning and managing these two facilities which are all about leisure so we thought we'd pick up the lake and look at what other activities we could do out there.

WELCOME TO SINGLETON: Amanda Lenton (new area manager) has worked for 16 years in the leisure and fitness industry.

WELCOME TO SINGLETON: Amanda Lenton (new area manager) has worked for 16 years in the leisure and fitness industry.

"There's the maintenance and that entire sort of stuff so we have to pay tribute to our site managers Peter and Maureen Baker because they're doing a terrific job."

Admittedly, the timing of the area manager's move to Singleton has coincided with the redevelopment of her previous centre in Castle Hills (suburban Sydney).

This has inspired further redevelopment discussions on a local scale.

"We're looking at potential upgrades to the facility at the Heights and ways where everything is top notch," she revealed.

"There's also so much office space to rent out at the Gym and Swim as well."

Until then, she will continue her goal of utilising the three facilities for the benefit of the Singleton community.

UNITED AS ONE: Amanda Lenton, Melisa Geale and Kristy Lambkin pictured at the recpetion of the Singleton Gym and Swim.

UNITED AS ONE: Amanda Lenton, Melisa Geale and Kristy Lambkin pictured at the recpetion of the Singleton Gym and Swim.

"It is such a fantastic centre and most sites in Sydney would kill to have the amount of space that we have here," she said.

"Our job is really just getting that connection with the community."

"We're looking at disability and inclusion programs, we've started our team gym and we're meeting council to get around community events."

"So for me this is a great opportunity to really drive the centre and support the team and kick some goals so I was stoked to come on board."

Kristy Lambkin nears a decade of service for the Gym and Swim where she held the title of YMCA Operations coordinator for many years.

IN THE GYM: Amanda Lenton, Nikki Moody and Kristy Lambkin pictured at the gym facility earlier this month.

IN THE GYM: Amanda Lenton, Nikki Moody and Kristy Lambkin pictured at the gym facility earlier this month.

While she now dons the Belgravia colours her warm heart and inspiring attitude remains on show.

"I always refer to this place as a family and it doesn't matter if you're part of the staff or a member because we all believe that this is a safe environment and that we look after each other," Mrs Lambkin added.

"We need to get all these communities out there to keep coming in and to get all of those programs into our centre."

The Singleton Gym and Swim is open from Monday to Thursday 5am - 9pm, Friday 5am - 8pm, Saturday 6am - 4pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm.