A huge gym, spa and fitness facility which is thought to be the ‘biggest in Staffordshire’ is due to open tomorrow. (31)
The new M-Club is opening inside a 70,000 sq ft building which has been constructed as an extension to the Waterworld Leisure Resort on Festival Park, in Stoke-on-Trent.
The three-storey facility boasts more than 300 pieces of cutting-edge equipment supplied by Pulse Fitness. It also has a functional training zone, a free weights area and a 50-metre running track.
M Club owner and founder Mo Chaudry, who also owns Waterworld and Pulse Fitness, said: “I can confidently say that this gym boasts the biggest range of fitness equipment you’ll find in any other gym in the UK.
“This is the biggest single project I have ever done – I wanted to create the best gym in Staffordshire.
“It’s lovely to be involved in a business I’m so passionate about, and which improves people’s lifestyles.”
He added: “There is something for everyone here, whether you’re a complete beginner, or have ambitions to follow in the footsteps of Staffordshire’s own Eddie Hall to become the next World’s Strongest Man.”
M Club will open its doors for the first time at 8am on Saturday, October 31.
The facility includes treadmills, cross-trainers and static exercise bikes complete with digital screens which show training videos and a full-entertainment package including Netflix and social media channels.
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Mo said: “It means you can browse social media, listen to the radio, watch your favourite television programme, or even stream a movie during a workout.
“Alternatively, our members will be able to use the screens on most machines to access their own virtual personalised fitness plans.”
Elsewhere the spa area includes a huge swimming pool, plus sauna, steam room, plunge pool, hydrotherapy pool, and heated seating.
There are also two rooms for physiotherapy and sports massage, a large yoga studio, ladies-only gym area, spinning studio and another large studio area which will be used for fitness classes.
Mo added: “We already have a fantastic base of members at M Club, but we hope that this is going to allow us to continue our growth.
“Times have been tough for everyone this year, so it is nice to be able to do something really positive like this for the people of Stoke-on-Trent.”
Former international athlete Clifton Bradeley – who hails from Stoke-on-Trent – visited the new site for a sneak preview.
He said: “It’s not very often that my breath is taken away, but just take a look at this – absolutely state-of-the-art. It’s incredible.”