As lockdown restrictions have eased, many gyms in England have re-opened their doors to welcome back keen fitness enthusiasts. Holme Pierrepont, a Serco Leisure site in Nottingham that is also home to the National Water Sports Centre, has recently opened up to the public again.
After installing a Wattbike studio in 2019, Holme Pierrepont saw an 80% increase in their cycling class occupancy. But due to lockdown, no classes have been offered for the past year or so. However, in an enterprising move to make group classes accessible, members can now safely enjoy a Wattbike group session outside at the adjacent Holme Pierrepont Country Park.
Jack Garner, Contract Manager at Holme Pierrepont, comments:“Since lockdown restrictions eased, members have loved being back, however feedback early on was that they missed our Wattbike classes. By moving the studio experience into the grounds of Holme Pierrepont Country Park - made possible by the versatility of the Wattbike - we’ve been able to quickly and smoothly set up outdoor classes for our members, without the need for a power source.”
Members have been thrilled to be able to join an exercise class again, and they have the option to choose from a few different workouts currently being hosted outside. Garner adds: “Sessions are proving as popular as expected with many reaching full capacity, while offering another element to our outdoor offering which also includes HIIT and bootcamp-style classes.”
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