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Fort Gym Closes As Springfield Opens

The new gym at Springfield has opened for the first time today ( 15 May).

It has been refurbished to include 75 stations with free and fixed weights and cardio areas.

They is a spin studio, Mind & Body studio and a large studio suitable for circuits and Boxfit.

Work started in early 2022 as part of a multi-million pound investment in the island's sports facilities.

The Springfield gym was due to be completed by last July, but was delayed.

Its opening means the Active gym at Fort Regent is now closed as part of plans to move sport out for the centre for its redevelopment.

The Friends of Fort Regent campaign group has been petitioning for sport to remain there, but Sports Minister Deputy Lucy Stephenson has said that it the building is outdated and uneconomical to run.

She has been for a look at the new gym.

"The redevelopment and modernisation of the gym at Springfield is part of a significant programme of investment being made by the government into Jersey’s sporting facilities.

I visited Springfield this week, along with the Active staff, and was impressed by the fresh, spacious and modern facilities which I hope will be enjoyed by the Active community for many years to come.”

The future of Fort Regent remains undecided after the government said a transformation plan unveiled in 2021 to turn it into a landmark entertainment venue are unaffordable.

New Active gym

Deputy Lucy Stephenson, the assistant minister with responsibility for sport, visited the newly renovated facility at Springfield which opened its doors to Active members today. It includes a 75-station gym with free weights, cardio and fixed weights areas, a Mind & Body Studio, a state-of-the-art Spin studio and another large studio suitable for circuits, Boxfit and more.

Posted by Government of Jersey on Monday, May 15, 2023

"The redevelopment and modernisation of the gym at Springfield is part of a significant programme of investment being made by the government into Jersey’s sporting facilities.

I visited Springfield this week, along with the Active staff, and was impressed by the fresh, spacious and modern facilities which I hope will be enjoyed by the Active community for many years to come.”

The future of Fort Regent remains undecided after the government said a transformation plan unveiled in 2021 to turn it into a landmark entertainment venue are unaffordable.

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