Pictured: Councillor Beverly Pinder and David Rowe using the EVOLT 360
Carlton Baths has undergone a significant gym equipment upgrade with members now enjoying the advantages of world-leading fitness technology.
The refitting of the City of Melbourne health and fitness facility was driven by customer feedback suggesting that the need to upgrade equipment was a key aspect to customer enjoyment.
YMCA Victoria in partnership with the City of Melbourne initiated the upgrades as part of their shared commitment to providing world class fitness infrastructure.
The new equipment installed includes:
State-of-the-art Precor Cardio Equipment
New pin selected strength machines
Spinner Chrono Power Bikes in the Cycle Room
Stairmaster HIIT Mill X (climbing machine)
TRX Rack - functional training system in a separate training room upstairs
Members will also benefit from access to the EVOLT 360 Body composition scanner as a way to review and measure their progress. The system is a medical grade, non-invasive scanner that accurately measures meaningful health data by which users can track their health and fitness levels.
Carlton Baths manager, David Rowe, said early feedback from users of the new equipment had been excellent.
“We are working hard with the City of Melbourne to improve the health and wellness of the community and these upgrades are part of the long term plan to grow that positive impact,” he said.
“We aim to reach more of the local community and have focussed on making the centre inviting and friendly and the new equipment accessible to all. We believe that the latest equipment advances will improve the member experience and allow us to better track the impact we are having on members health.”
“We’re also activating new spaces with new programming to ensure we are meeting the growing demand and attendances at the Centre.”
Mr Rowe added that the Group Fitness area had also undergone some upgrades with the addition of a range of new Les Mills Smart Bars and Steps, completing the fitout.
City of Melbourne’s portfolio chair of People City Councillor Beverley Pinder said the new equipment would benefit the community and help ensure Council centres remain among Victoria’s best and most vibrant.
“The Carlton Baths have been an important community asset for more than 100 years. Throughout this time, the Carlton Baths have changed and grown with the people who use them and become a valuable resource to community groups and people of all ages,” she said.
“We know that these centres play an important role in improving our community’s health and wellbeing and I’m delighted that we can deliver these upgraded facilities for the community."
For more information of the new equipment, programs and services at Carlton Baths contact the centre on 9347 3677 or visit www.carltonbaths.ymca.org.au.