Gym aims to get residents fit and active

At the opening of the new Vinnie's Gym in Attleborough. From left, NCFC captain Russell Martin, gyom

At the opening of the new Vinnie's Gym in Attleborough. From left, NCFC captain Russell Martin, gyom owner John Vincent, paralympian Danny Nobbs and others. - Credit: Archant

Fitness fans are celebrating the reopening of a gym in Attleborough.

Vinnie's Gym and Exercise Centre has opened in Maurice Gaymer Road with an expanded range of facilities from the previous gym, which closed in October.

Norwich City captain Russell Martin and paralympian Danny Nobbs were special guests at the gym's re-opening.

Gym owner John Vincent said he was delighted with the new centre, which was designed to cater for Attleborough's growing population.

He said: 'The town didn't actually have a large gym facility so people travelled out of town to train so this is something for the people of Attleborough.

'The population of the town is growing month by month with new housing estates being built.

'The gym will enable new and old members of the Attleborough community to train in a safe and knowledgeable environment.

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'We are hoping that this new facility will cater for all tastes and really is a facility that provides training for all.'

Mr Martin said he was impressed by the new gym.

He said: 'I bet the town is pleased to have such a state of the art set up.

'It's very modern with a real open and friendly atmosphere. The staff are clearly very well qualified and know their stuff.

'The amount of space within the building creates a really welcoming environment.'

Mr Nobbs, who is from the town, use to train at the old Vinnie's Gym in the lead-up to the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, and he is aiming to qualify for the games in Rio de Janeiro this year.

The new gym has a range of equipment including free weights, rowing machines, treadmills, cross trainers, and visitors can take part in classes such as bokwa, spinning, circuits, pilates and bootcamp.

The first Vinnie's Gym opened 17 years ago on Queen's Square.

Mr Vincent said: 'The gym has moved from being a small fitness suite to a large gym and studio facility enabling us to cater for a wide range of clientele so there is something for everyone all under one roof.'

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