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The new state-of-the-art center, which functions as a community sports facility, has upgraded indoor facilities, including two multi-sport arcades with seating, three fitness studios and a gym with three times the number of fitness stations. ‘exercise.
Council leader Cammy Day said he was delighted with the new centre. “I think it will be one of the best facilities for community and club sport in the country. I hope the fantastic, high-end facilities will encourage people to move more and more often. I was very impressed when I was given my first look and I’m confident old and new members will be too.
“Participation and accessibility are at the heart of the centre, and it will bring enormous physical, mental and social benefits to generations of local people for years to come. There is a busy schedule of activities and a range of courses to suit all interests and abilities. Meadowbank has been an iconic part of the capital’s sporting history and I’m confident the new center will build on that heritage.
Mel Young, chairman of Sportscotland, which has contributed £5million to the project, said: “The Meadowbank Sports Center has been a sporting and social center for so many in the Edinburgh area over the years. The reopening of Meadowbank will allow the local community to have access to a state-of-the-art sport and physical activity center right on their doorstep. This collaboration between the City Council, Edinburgh Leisure and Sportscotland is a great example of working in partnership developing real opportunities that will help make sport and physical activity a way of life for local people.”
Edinburgh Leisure Managing Director June Peebles said: “Meadowbank Director Donald Goldsmith and his team are incredibly excited, like me, about this much-anticipated opening and look forward to welcoming old and returning customers alike. new to this multi-million pound investment which will provide countless opportunities for the citizens of Edinburgh to be active and will undoubtedly contribute to the well-being of our city.
Here’s what the new Meadowbank offers
– Eight-lane outdoor athletics track with 499-seat grandstand and outdoor throwing and jumping area
– 60m indoor athletics track with six lanes and jumping area
– Two multi-sport halls with fixed and mobile spectator seats
– Trampoline and dance room
– Two fitness studios (capacity 30 each), which include the world famous Les Mills workout program, smart tech bars and weights
– Fitness class schedule with 92 classes
– Bike studio (capacity 30) with Life Fitness IC7 bikes and ICG myride and Les Mills RPM courses
– Gym with Life Fitness equipment, dumbbells up to 50kg, Watt bikes, SkiErg, row and Cybex SPARC machines (capacity 90)
– Bump plates combined weigh in the gym: 2927.5 kg
– Combined indoor dumbbell weight: 1,918 kg
– Over 40 pieces of resistance equipment and free weights
– Fight studio for martial arts
– Two 3G locations (synthetic) including one with a 499-seat grandstand
– Hospitality suite and event hospitality facilities
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