Fitness Suite equipment arrives

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Pool Academy’s Fitness suite will soon be ready for use after the equipment arrived at the beginning of this week.

Treadmills, rowing machines, cross trainers and other items were brought into the school in large brown boxes.

They have now been opened and Alastair Durant, Pool Academy PE teacher, hopes to be one of the first teachers to test out all the equipment.

The fitness suite has been funded thanks to the help of the Big Lottery Fund handing over a grant of £10,000.

The school already has a sports hall, a dance studio, an outside Multi Use Games Area and tennis courts.  

It’s hoped staff, students and members of the community will now enjoy the suite along with body pump classes and a space for weight loss groups.

Mr Durant said: “I am very excited to see our new fitness suite coming together. A lot of the equipment has touch-screen technology. I can’t wait for everybody to get inducted and get active.”

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Tesco supermarkets in Redruth and Pool are currently collecting blue tokens to help provide funds for the suite. Shoppers are being urged to support the academy by putting their tokens in the school’s slot.

It is believed a fitness suite could help improve the health of staff and students as well as improve PE provisions at Pool Academy.