Singleton Council is flexing its investment muscles in 2021 with $269,000 to keep the Gym and Swim at the top of the game.
All fitness equipment in the health club has been replaced, including the introduction of weightlifting platforms, more variety in cardio machines, and a brand-new spin cycle studio.
The gym overhaul is another example of Council's commitment to sport and recreation infrastructure in 2021, which also includes a new surface for Howe Park, sport lighting upgrades and the continued roll out of irrigation systems for sporting fields.
Anthony Egan, Council's Director Business and Community Services said the new equipment was an investment in the health and wellbeing of the Singleton community.
"We are starting 2021 off on the right foot - and that means the best possible facilities to get people stuck into their new year's resolutions and fitness goals," he said.
"We've seen during COVID that exercise is a really important component for one's physical and mental health and we are really proud of the facilities right across Singleton, from sports fields to cycleways.
"We have a great partnership with Belgravia Leisure to deliver programs to help you get where you want to be, and ensuring the Gym and Swim offers members state-of-the-art fitness equipment goes a long way to support this."
Belgravia Leisure Area Manager Amanda Lenton said with a new fitness challenge launched at the gym on Monday, the arrival of the new equipment was well-timed.
"It's a new year, a new gym, and a new challenge. Whatever your fitness goals, it's always nice to work out on state-of-the-art, brand new equipment, and with that, we now offer an improved experience to our members," she said.
"The cardio machines and pin-loaded cable machines have mostly been replaced like-for-like, and we are really excited to introduce some new additions to the gym like s-force machines, stair master, woodway curve, Jacobs ladder, assault bikes, SkiErgs, and new kettle bells.
"Equally as exciting, in the strength room, we've also introduced new weightlifting platforms and bumper plates, a hack squat machine, as well as more duplicates in our free weight rack.
"It gives people something to be excited about, and a little bit of motivation and a reason to get back into the gym after a really hard year."