GERRARDS CROSS NEEDS A GYM
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YOUR piece ‘Gyms double up across Bucks’ (Bucks Advertiser/ Examiner, October 13) highlights the fact that fitness facilities of every sort in Bucks have more than doubled in number since 2010.
Notable then that, after the closure of the gym at the Memorial Centre, Gerrards Cross no longer has a gym nor indeed a fitness or wellness facility of any sort.
By population Gerrards Cross is the tenth largest community in the county.
It can and has supported a communitybased gym in the Memorial Centre for more than 20 years.
It is to be hoped that the GXCA Committee will look favourably on the establishment of a new, well-managed and modernised gym in the Centre.
This can very well include fitness activities addressing the increasing demand for a wider range of physical recreation.
A new fitness facility should, like the earlier gyms in the Memorial Centre, address the needs of the local community, particularly those for whom the “lycra clad, lifestyle gyms” are not accessible or appropriate.
We fully understand that a new fitness facility must be at least self funding. But we urge that in negotiations with potential new gym operators the GXCA Committee should take fully into account the wider community interest in having a gym and fitness facility in Gerrards Cross.
The members of the former gym will do all that they can to work with the GXCA Committee and potential new gym operators to bring this about. Gerrards Cross deserves something comparable to the leisure facility that many comparable communities take as part and parcel of their communal infrastructure.