Middleton Councillors welcome new gym at John Charles

Councillors Paul Truswell and Sharon Burke (Labour, Middleton Park) have welcomed the opening of a new state of the art gym at Leeds City Council’s John Charles Leisure Centre, in their ward.

Supported by the Councillors, Leeds City Council has made significant investment into new equipment and a wider refurbishment at the centre, with the gym sporting brand new upgraded Technogym equipment, a new sled track and functional fitness area. It follows on from the installation of a new gym at Middleton Leisure Centre.

Along with new equipment, the refurbishments have created a brand-new experience for leisure centre users with money invested in new flooring and decoration, creating a much brighter and open space.

As well as the new gym, John Charles has a range of great facilities including a 50-metre swimming pool, indoor squash courts, group fitness classes, running track and a tennis centre to name just a few.

To arrange a tour of the new gyms or to find out more about memberships, please visit active.leeds.gov.uk

Councillor Paul Truswell (Labour, Middleton Park), said:

“We welcome this further investment to improve sport and fitness facilities for Belle Isle, Middleton and South Leeds.  It complements the recent provision of a brand-new gym at Middleton Leisure Centre.

“While the John Charles Centre also plays a widely respected regional and national role, we believe its first priority is to be a community sports centre. We’d like to encourage more people to come and explore the broad range of activities on offer.  We will also continue to press the case for better public transport links, though this will remain a problem until we get more local control over bus operators.”


This post is based on a press release issued by Cllr Sharon Burke & Cllr Paul Truswell (Labour, Middleton Park)