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Minister for Sport officially opens Larkfield Leisure Centre after £1m revamp


TM Active LLC Opening 097 Hi ResTracey Crouch, the Minister for Sport, Civil Society & Loneliness, visited Larkfield Leisure Centre on Friday 29 June to officially open the Centre’s brand new and upgraded facilities that have formed part of a £1m redevelopment project.

After cutting a ribbon in the Gym to mark the occasion, Tracey, who is a customer of the Centre, delivered an encouraging speech to the invited guests, who included the team behind the project, Trustees, Councillors and staff. As well as being incredibly impressed with the new facilities Tracey said, “I love to see investment in good local facilities. Good local authorities get it and understand why they should invest, because it helps them to commit in so many other policy areas.”

She went on to say, “We need to ensure that we look after the physical and mental wellbeing of our local residents and ensure they have the option and opportunity to find good places to exercise. And as we move locally and nationally to a system where we start to socially prescribe exercise, not just medication, then centres like this are going to be at the forefront of this change.”

The Centre, which is operated by tmactive, an independent leisure trust, on behalf of Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, now offers three stunning new group exercise studios, including Kent’s first Immersive Spin Studio, featuring a cinema-scale screen, nightclub-style sound system and LED lighting to take riders through different digital worlds. Together, the new studios give members a choice of more than 150 group exercise classes.

In addition, the gym has been extended and redesigned and includes brand new market-leading kit, including the latest Technogym cardiovascular and resistance equipment, inspired by the company’s work with elite athletes. The Technogym equipment incorporates new Unity screens, providing touch ID, personalisation, exercise programming and customer contact software, and is not available anywhere else locally regardless of price point.

The new-look gym caters for the demand for functional training with a brand new dedicated Functional Training Area, complete with a state-of-the-art 12 station Outrace rig that will be used for new group HIIT classes, as well as individual workouts and PT. An extended range of free weights is also on offer.

All tmactive Health & Fitness Members receive a free mywellness account allowing them to view their programme, track their progress and personalise their entertainment while working out.

The £1 million redevelopment was funded entirely by tmactive. The Borough Council provided a further £200,000 for replacement gym equipment.

If you would like to visit the Centre for a tour of the new facilities please call 01622 719345.