Bridport Leisure Centre is delighted with feedback from local people asking how its facilities can be improved.
Some 646 customers and 68 non-users responded to the questionnaire, which was drawn up to help shape the future of the leisure centre at Brewery Fields.
“We‘re grateful to customers who told us what they think are the important things we should be focusing on,” said manager Nick Neale.
“The survey responses confirmed that customers really love the leisure centre, but the comments also gave us really good pointers for the future.
“Many of the comments that were made can easily be fixed or they are things that are already in the pipeline. Other suggestions will take more time – and money – to achieve.
“We will be consolidating all the comments and putting the more ambitious elements into a capital expenditure ‘wish list’, as part of our plans to go forward.”
Comments that came up regularly included providing more parking, self-service kiosks for check-in, sauna and steam, massage and physio treatment rooms, updating the swimming pool changing rooms, introducing more flexible membership options, providing a café, having a bigger free weights area, running more classes for teenagers and having more members on decision-making committees.
Bridport Leisure Centre is run by Bridport & West Dorset Sports Trust Ltd as a strictly non-profit making organisation. It was built at Brewery Fields in 1986 and provides a range of recreational facilities and activities to the people of West Dorset.
It is run as a charity and aims to offer people the best possible services for fitness, sport, health and wellbeing in the area.
Facilities include a swimming pool, teaching pool, fully-equipped gym, exercise studios, squash courts and more. There are activities for everyone, regardless of age or ability, including circuits, HiiT (high-intensity interval training), yoga, pilates, exercise on prescription, gymnastics, squash, swimming, swim lessons, trampoline, and tots’ gymnastics.
Since August this year, visitors to the fitness suite at the leisure centre have been able to enjoy and benefit from a range of improvements and an all-new, state-of-the-art training equipment. The new equipment includes two Technogym Skillmill and two ClimbExcite machines. Both offer leading edge technology and full body training that has enhanced the fitness suite’s already sizeable offering of apparatus and equipment. The new machinery is there for everyone to access, whether you are an accomplished athlete or just setting out on your journey to wellness. The new Wellness pods in the fitness suite now enables customers to log in from their smart phones and chat with personal trainers.
Everyone who completed the survey was eligible to enter a draw for a year’s free membership worth £500 and the winner is Jo Hadj-Aissa, who is pictured here on the new ClimbExcite machine in the fitness suite. Congratulations Jo and we hope you enjoy your prize!