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Christchurch fitness centre moving

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Christchurch fitness centre moving

Christchurch City Council can once again offer health and fitness opportunities to communities in eastern Christchurch with the move of the QEII fitness centre to Parklands Community Centre now complete.

QEII Fitness at Parklands will open to the public on Monday 15 August 2011 in the Parklands Community Centre, 75 Queenspark Drive, opposite Parklands Shopping Centre.

"QEII Fitness at Parklands offers the same full range of services and equipment that the QEII fitness centre did, and in fact - the equipment is the same," says the Council's Recreation and Sports Manager, John Filsell

"We managed to retrieve the world class state of the art Technogym machines, formally at QEII and bring it all to Parklands.

"The same committed and professional staff from QEII will be based at Parklands and they worked really hard to ensure the equipment got to Parklands safely, piece by piece.

"I am really impressed with the new site. It feels tailor-made for the new fitness centre. It's got a big open space with high ceilings and lots of light so it's a nice comfortable space to work out in.

"We've invited all QEII fitness centre users to reactivate their frozen memberships to QEII Fitness at Parklands and we're sure to receive plenty of new memberships from the local community once they see how well equipped the new site is," says John Filsell.

Members of QEII fitness centre and the local community are invited to take their first look at QEII Fitness at Parklands this weekend. The public are invited to an open day on Sunday 14 August, 12pm to 4pm, to meet staff, community groups and local sports clubs. Timetables will be available.

QEII Fitness at Parklands will offer group exercise classes, a full range of cardio equipment, machines and weights and personalised fitness programmes. The Parklands Community Centre also offers a sports lounge, meeting rooms and offices which are available for community groups to book.

The move is temporary until a new permanent home can be found in the city's eastern suburbs. The fitness centre was part of the QEII complex, which has been closed since the February earthquake because of structural damage and liquefaction.

For membership enquiries, email recandsport@ccc.govt.nz or call 941 6888.

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