First look inside JD Sports new £2m gym at the former Cleveleys ice rink site

A Fylde coast building with a chequered history has now been made fit for purpose – as a new £2m gym.

Friday, 7th June 2019, 5:22 pm
JD Gyms

JD Sports has opened its latest gym at the former ice rink at Cleveleys. The building was last used as the Knucklheads indoor play centre which opened in 2016 and has been due to become The Bounce Factory but later closed. Here we take a closer look inside:

The Jubilee Park building has seen a series of uses but now is one of the largest gyms in the area.
It was opened by the team with help from 2019 Britains Got Talent rollerblade stars Rosie Axon and Adam Jukes who both hail from Blackpool. Pictured: Anita Cottam, Danny Petricco and Chis Openshaw

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Anita Cottam, who has competed in the Bodybuilding World Championships in Rome in 2017 is assistant manager.
She said: The building has had a bit of a past but now it looks fantastic.
It took quite a bit of work to bring it up to standard because it had been an ice rink at one time and that took its toll, but it has now been fitted out brilliantly with all the latest gym equipment.
It is JD Sports 25th gym in the country. We have all the latest weights equipment, spinning studio, rowers and treadmills, cardio equipment and a whole range of classes."
Although the gym does not have a pool it does have a sauna in the changing rooms.
It has around eight personal trainers and eleven instructors.