University Upgraded Gym Re-opens

Following a £500,000 refurbishment, a state-of-the-art University gym is to re-open on Thursday 8 January at an event hosted at the Pleasance Sports Centre and Gym from 4pm.

Proceedings will be started off by Edinburgh University’s Director of Corporate Services Hugh Edmiston, along with University student and recently crowned European U-23 Cross Country champion, Rhona Auckland.

The 100 plus invited launch guests will be encouraged to walk, run, stride and cycle a combined total of 885 kilometres – around 500 miles – to The Proclaimers’ I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) in the background.

The University is the first in Europe to welcome the recently launched Precor Next-Generation Experience Series treadmills, which represents nearly half of the new allocation of exercise equipment. It will be the largest single site installation in Europe. The stunning gym facility comes equipped with new wiring to support network connectivity, and boasts a refreshed layout to provide more logical equipment clusters and improve member flow.

The refurbishment is part of a strategic pledge and ongoing commitment from the University to ensure its members and guests have access to the most technologically advanced equipment to support their health and well-being.

Jim Aitken MBE, Director of Sport and Exercise: “We continually seek to enhance member experience and provide the highest level of fitness provision for our …users. We’re thrilled with our new state-of-the-art installation of Precor Next-Generation Experience equipment and in being among the first gyms in Europe to have it.”