Bracknell fitness center vulnerable to closure may keep open

Bracknell fitness center vulnerable to closure may keep open

A Bracknell fitness center that was vulnerable to closure is in negotiations to remain open.

A Bracknell fitness center that was vulnerable to closure is in negotiations to remain open.

There have been fears that the Bodyzone Heavyweights, Health & Well being Health club must shut or relocate as its lease was on account of expire in January this yr.

Bodyzone, positioned within the Bracknell Leisure Centre, is run by its proprietor Sid Bourne, who has hosted Will Smith and strongman Eddie Corridor within the fitness center lately.

Mr Bourne said that Bodyzone was granted a lease extension to 2028 by the council’s Assistant Director of Contracts in 2020.

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However Mr Bourne obtained information final yr {that a} ‘coverage change’ meant that he must organize a lease with the Bracknell Forest Council’s leisure contractors Everybody Energetic as a substitute.

As the prevailing lease was on account of expire, Mr Bourne feared he would both have to shut or relocate.

Nonetheless, the fitness center has remained open after Mr Bourne filed an official criticism to Bracknell Forest Council.

Mr Bourne mentioned: “The excellent news is the council upheld our criticism relating to their controversial withdrawal of a lease extension to 2028, initially granted in 2020.

“We’re at the moment at Stage 3 of the Complaints course of and nonetheless in negotiation with the CEO at Bracknell Forest Council in regards to the continuation of our Lease.

“We’re hopeful {that a} honest compromise will probably be reached and in favour of Bodyzone Health club and its future at Bracknell Leisure Centre and in the area people.”

Within the meantime, the fitness center is continuous to commerce and remains to be welcoming new members.

Mr Bourne added:  “Bodyzone stays sturdy because it at all times has for the previous 20 years. It’s members and repute preserve it that method.

“Folks of the group want Bodyzone for all types of causes, health, a therapeutic place for psychological or bodily well being points or only a place to be in a pleasant household setting.

“I’ll do every little thing I can to safe Bodyzone’s future for these folks.”

Bracknell Forest Council is just not in a position touch upon this matter whereas the complaints course of is ongoing.

Bracknell News: Sid Bourne, the owner of Bodyzone gym which is based at the Bracknell Leisure Centre. Credit: James Aldridge, Local Democracy Reporting ServiceSid Bourne, the proprietor of Bodyzone fitness center which relies on the Bracknell Leisure Centre. Credit score: James Aldridge, Native Democracy Reporting Service

Bracknell Leisure Centre is owned by the council and operated by its leisure contractor Everybody Energetic.

Everybody Energetic runs its personal fitness center inside the leisure centre, which is extra tailor-made in direction of health and cardio exercises.

Final December, a spokesperson for the corporate mentioned: “Everybody Energetic doesn’t at the moment maintain the licence to underlet the unit utilized by Bodyzone.

“Everybody Energetic is conscious of ongoing discussions between Mr Bourne and our companions, Bracknell Forest Council.

“As such, we aren’t ready to remark additional presently.”

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One other spokesperson for Everybody Energetic mentioned nothing has modified since December.

The case stays within the council’s complaints course of and Everybody Energetic is just not concerned within the discussions.