Free taster classes this weekend at Prince Regent’s new £200,000 exercise studio

The new exercise studio at the Prince Regent
The new exercise studio at the Prince Regent

This weekend the Prince Regent Swimming Complex launches a brand new group exercise studio with a full programme of classes.

The state-of-the-art studio opens at the Churuch Street building son Saturday (March 2) and will offer free taster classes on the day.

Prince Regent Swimming Complex, Brighton.

Prince Regent Swimming Complex, Brighton.

Brighton and Hove City Council, which owns the Prince Regent, has invested more than £200,000 in the new studio, and Freedom Leisure, the not-for-profit leisure operator which runs it, hopes it will widen the appeal of the much-loved facility.

Ryan O’Gorman, Freedom Leisure Health and Fitness Manager, said: “We’ve gone all out with the design of this studio to create a really current and appealing exercise space for customers to enjoy.

“The glass-fronted studio has the latest sound and air conditioning systems, a touch screen lighting system that allows the use of full-colour spectrum ambient lighting, plus some of the most innovative functional training equipment on the market.

“However, the piece de resistance is the specially designed shock-absorbing polyurethane flooring called ENERGYM which is kinder on users joints and reduces injury making for an even safer workout!”

The centre already has a compact yet very well-equipped gym and by making the most of some unused space it will also be able to offer more than 40 group exercise classes a week.

The classes are for all levels of fitness from beginners to advance and the gym will now also boast a new team of 12 fitness instructors.

To launch the new studio with a bang, all classes on Saturday will be free to try and the team will be offering a special rate of £25 a month for unlimited classes (normal price £30 per month) for the first 50 people who sign up.