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Revamp is a boost for fitness

PUBLISHED: 17:58 26 May 2010 | UPDATED: 10:27 12 August 2010

A NATIONAL sports centre gym has opened to the public after undergoing a £1million investment.

A NATIONAL sports centre gym has opened to the public after undergoing a £1million investment.

The new fitness suite at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre (CPNSC) in Maberley Road, Crystal Palace, has five fitness zones designed to suit the needs of top-class athletes to residents out to get fit or lose weight.

It opened on May 17 and is another completed part of the £20million planned development which is being jointly funded by social enterprise organisation GLL and the London Development Agency (LDA).

LDA deputy chief executive Peter Bishop said: "These new facilities will bring more people into the centre and will make the most of our recent modernisation of the centre buildings."

One of the gym zones has an 'Aerobikes' studio, with 15 bikes, and simultrainers which let users simulate races and virtual DVD classes.

A second part has 100 cardio vascular and resistance stations and a section for stretching and core work with Swiss and medicine balls.

There is also a 'Vario Room' offering four new sets of cardio-equipment including cross trainers and wave machines, treadmills, exercise bikes and a new free weight area.

More plans include refurbished squash courts, a new climbing wall a dedicated junior health and fitness zone and a refurbished cafe at the main entrance.

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