It’s all go at Honiton Leisure Centre!

PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 September 2016

LEDs Honiton Leisure Centre was recently commended by a leading quality scheme.
The leisure centre passed a tough assessment by Sport Englands leading national quality scheme, Quest.  Quest is the best-known improvement programme within the leisure industry and its rigorous assessments challenge even the very best leisure centres in the UK.

LEDs Honiton Leisure Centre was recently commended by a leading quality scheme. The leisure centre passed a tough assessment by Sport Englands leading national quality scheme, Quest. Quest is the best-known improvement programme within the leisure industry and its rigorous assessments challenge even the very best leisure centres in the UK.

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Thinking of getting fit this autumn?

Reception at Honiton Leisure Centre.Reception at Honiton Leisure Centre.

Honiton Leisure Centre – run by LED Leisure – is the place to go.

The centre has just launched some superb new sessions at its swimming pool, including the dynamic full-body Float-Fit workouts, plus an expanded range of activities in the gym.

Not only that, but there’s a terrific unlimited annual membership deal currently on offer, allowing you to delay payment until November.

“The most exciting new classes going on are the float-fit sessions,” says Andy Mackie, the Honiton Leisure Centre manager. “That’s a 30-minute High Intensity Interval Training [HIIT] work-out in the pool.

Float Fit session. Photo: Ted Walker.Float Fit session. Photo: Ted Walker.

“It includes burpees [squat thrusts], lunges, squats, aquaclimbers, v-sits… all on the water! So it’s a revolutionary, low-impact, cross-training class that gives you a fun full-body workout.

“It’s on a floating exercise mat, called the aquabase, that sits on the water. It incorporates isometric exercises like a v-sit and plyometric exercises, like burpees and stretching.”

The Float-Fit sessions are being run three times a week – Mondays (9.15am-10am), Tuesdays (6.45pm-7.30pm) and Wednesdays (7pm-7.45pm).

It’s all go in the gym, too. Upgraded in 2014 and with more improvements to come, a new and expanded timetable has just been introduced.

The gym at Honiton Leisure Centre.The gym at Honiton Leisure Centre.

“We’ve got lots of new classes going on, on a Saturday that we’ve not previously had available for group exercise before,” says Andy.

These include step, core, body blitz, studio cycling, kettlebells and yoga. In addition, there’s body combat, which combines martial arts and karate in a group exercise. Saturdays also see a new Teen Gym session from 11 years plus.

Elsewhere there’s new junior squash coaching on Wednesdays, new karate sessions for juniors, adults and families, and more space on the junior badminton classes.

Coming soon is boogie bounce – a fun, energetic class on mini trampolines – and there’s a kindergym for younger children.

The sports hall at Honiton Leisure Centre.The sports hall at Honiton Leisure Centre.

There’s also a crèche four days a week, so parents can drop their children in and join in a class, have a swim or hit the gym.

LED’s current offer on annual unlimited membership is well worth considering. Allowing you to join now with nothing to pay until November, the membership includes all the new classes and sessions mentioned above, as well as the centre’s basic facilities.

And even if you’re not currently that fit, the centre can help you.

“The gym side of things is particularly good,” says Andy. “We do a fitness assessment. So if you just popped into the centre, you’d get a basic tour, followed by a needs analysis. So depending on what your goal might be – going on holiday and wanting to lose a few pounds, or if you want to be in the Olympics in Tokyo – we can build a programme around you.

The studio hall at Honiton Leisure Centre.The studio hall at Honiton Leisure Centre.

“There are so many things on offer to try, without having to be a member. And once you do try something and like it, then there’s the opportunity to do more of what you like.”

So, what are you waiting for?

It’s time to tone up this autumn at the Honiton Leisure Centre.

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