Lockmeadow Health Club Upcoming Works - Gym Refurbishment

Apr 25, 2024 | Blog

So… what are the plans?

We so excited to be bringing you a massive upgrade to your fitness experience with a brand-new cardio suite installed plus upgrade and extension to the free weights area, adding more new plate-loaded equipment as well as a range of exciting new kit.

We hope these exciting changes to the gym will be welcome news to our members and we can't wait for everyone to enjoy these new facilities.

What equipment can I expect to see?

The latest range of Life Fitness Cardio Equipment including treadmills, cross-trainers, Bikes, PowerMills and more.

We are adding to the Life Fitness Insignia series pin loaded equipment plus installing the latest range of Hammer Strength Plate loaded equipment.

The synergy frame will stay, but we are updating free weights area to include new power racks with lifting platforms and a larger range of dumbbells.

There will be a dedicated area to movement preparation, mobilisation, recovery, regeneration and relaxation.

If this is not enough, we cannot wait to show you the specialist E gym equipment to test and track your strength.

How is the layout and equipment going to change from what we have now?

The new refurbishment will see the introduction of a brand-new flooring solution allowing us to change the layout optimising the best use of space.

When will the works start?

The gym will close from 10th July, and we aim to reopen 27th July. Please note that the dates could be subject to slight change, while we respond to contractor timelines.

Can I use Lockmeadow Health Club during the closure period?

Yes, we are pleased to advise that for gym only access (not swim and classes), your membership will be valid for this short period.

Please be aware that some of the equipment will differ slightly, so please speak to a member of the team if you are unsure. The car parking arrangement is slightly different to the leisure centre; customers must register if they plan to stay at the facility longer than to 3hrs and by registering you can park for free.

We should also note that our Maidstone members will be afforded the same offer during their refurbishment which will take place between 24th July and the 10th August.

Will Group Exercise classes be affected?

With the exception of small group training on the gym floor, there will be zero disruption to the workout timetable.


Will we be inducted on the new equipment?

Most of the new equipment will display a QR code that can be scanned to receive an instant demonstration on how the equipment works but if you feel like you need more support why not book in for a ‘Get Going’ session where one of our team can make sure you are comfortable in the new environment.

How can we check progress?

Look out for further exciting progress updates on our website and social media: https://www.maidstoneleisure.com/ - www.facebook.com/lockmeadowhealthclub 

Will there be improvements to the changing rooms and lockers?

The changing rooms and lockers will receive a refurbishment in December and more will be communicated once the finer detail are confirmed. Naturally, we will advise how this may impact members, school swimming or public usage but we expect the pools to stay open.

Will pricing change with the new upgrades?

No. We are pleased to advise that there are no immediate plans to upgrade existing customers membership subscription in response to these changes.

Will car parking be affected during this period?

No. We do not expect there to be any major impact on parking but obviously there will be some element of delivery and short access disruption.