New technology to help people reach their fitness goals in Corby

Cllr Tom Beattie and chief executive Norman Stronach in the gym

Cllr Tom Beattie and chief executive Norman Stronach in the gym

2
Have your say

New technology to help people improve their fitness and track their progress is being introduced at two gyms in Corby.

Corby Council leader Tom Beattie and chief executive Norman Stronach were the first to use the new piece of equipment that will tell them exactly what their bodies are made of.

This new piece of equipment will be a welcome addition to our health and fitness equipment and I’m sure many will benefit from its use

Cllr Tom Beattie

Boditrax is a state-of-the-art machine that can measure body composition and is an easy way of keeping track of your goals and progress.

By stepping on the scales and uploading the results to a personal online account you can see at a glance the positive steps you are making.

The technology can show exactly what your body is made of including body weight, fat, water, muscle mass, bone mass, physique rating, your metabolic age and more.

Cllr Beattie and Mr Stronach gave the Boditrax equipment a try this week, which coincides with Men’s Health Week, before it is made available for gym members at Corby East Midlands International Pool and Lodge Park Sports Centre soon.

Corby Council’s fitness manager Gemma Lynch said: “Some people simply go on how their fitness progress is going by using standard scales; however this doesn’t give the full picture.

“Seeing little or no movement on the scales can be very disheartening to those that are trying to lose weight and get healthier, however this is where boditrax can help.

“The system breaks your body down into so many different sections that you clearly see changes happening, even small ones, giving you a fuller picture of your progress and hopefully keeping you on the right track for a fitter and healthier lifestyle.”

Corby Council leader Tom Beattie said: “What better time to find out more about your body than Men’s Health Week.

“This new piece of equipment will be a welcome addition to our health and fitness equipment and I’m sure many will benefit from its use.

“We look forward to it being introduced to our members in the upcoming months.”

In celebration of Father’s Day on Sunday, Corby Council is offering children the chance to win their dad a free seven-day membership, giving them unlimited access to the gym, swimming pool and health suite along with a seven-day free junior membership for themselves.

All people have to do is pick up a sheet from Lodge Park Sports Centre or Corby East Midlands International Pool before Saturday, June 20, colour in the picture and hand it back to either of the reception desks.

For details of what an adult and junior membership offers, visit http://www.corby.gov.uk/home/leisure-culture.

For more information on the offer, contact Corby East Midlands International Pool on 01536 464643 or Lodge Park Sports Centre on 01536 400033.