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Refurbished Ballyearl Fitness Suite Up and Running!

23 September 2015

Photo from the event
Head of Leisure, Ivor McMullan; Chief Executive, Jacqui Dixon; Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg; Ballyearl gym member, Ray Heron and Director of Operations, Geraldine Girvan.


The official launch of the newly refurbished fitness suite took place over the weekend at Ballyearl Arts and Leisure Centre. To help celebrate the £200,000 investment, a health day was organised for various local businesses to come along and showcase their services to the fitness members.   

This investment has extended and modernised the fitness suite to include 17 cardiovascular machines and 12 resistance machines. In addition there is now an increased muscular strength endurance section with additional free weights and a separate functional strength and conditioning area incorporating plyometric platforms, TRX cables and a range of sand bags.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg commented, “Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is committed to the continued development of sport and physical activity throughout the Borough. Engaging our community in physical activity is vitally important and this £200,000 investment in the fitness suite is just one way of helping achieve the Council’s aim of making more people, more active, more often.”

Ray Herron, a long term member of the fitness suite added ‘Being a member of Ballyearl fitness suite for such a long time, it is great to see the council investing in the facility. I enjoy going to the gym to keep fit as well as to socialise, and Ballyearl is great for both. The refurbished gym looks fantastic and I’m sure it will attract many new members.’

For more information on the fantastic leisure facilities we have on offer, please visit www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/Things-To-Do/Leisure-Centres.