EFFORTS to help the community of Hounslow adopt a healthier way of life are coming to fruition thanks to an innovative partnership between London Borough of Hounslow and Fusion Lifestyle, a leading charity leisure operator
A new £13.5m facility, Heston Pools and Fitness, is now open after several years of planning.
The impressive centre includes a 25m pool, as well as a learning pool, a 100 station gym, extensive functional fitness space, large attractive exercise studios, interactive ‘myride’ group cycle system with virtual trainers, routes and cycle tracks – and is open to schools and clubs as well as the public.
Fusion Lifestyle and London Borough of Hounslow have worked together since 2008 to provide excellent facilities for residents, helping to improve participation in healthy activities across the area.
Fusion Lifestyle operates 90 locations across the UK and 13 other sport and community centres on behalf of the London Borough of Hounslow.
Coun Ed Mayne, cabinet member for public health and leisure at Hounslow Council, said: “The new centre provides a wide range of modern facilities and is something residents can be proud of.
“Our aim is to make sure residents have high quality facilities to enjoy healthier lifestyles and have places to go to do this.”
Tim Mills, director of business development at Fusion Lifestyle, which manages the borough’s leisure facilities, said: “The old pool closed in 2014 and this brand new centre takes the amenities in the area to the next level.
“As a charity all income is ploughed back into creating more and better health and fitness centres that are accessible and affordable for all. In recent years that’s £150m of reinvestment“ - and Heston Pools and Fitness is a perfect example of what can be achieved.”
Fusion Lifestyle is involved in a number of high profile developments across the capital including: Brockwell Lido, Southgate Leisure Centre, Golden Lane in the City and Kings Cross Pond.
The London based charity has ongoing investments in Frome, Wells and Bedford all due for completion in 2016. These schemes will benefit from some of the latest Fusion brand innovations including the new Intencity HIIT training Studio concept and the new Bickels Yard café brand.
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