KNUTSFORD Leisure Centre has become the first facility in the north west to install innovative gym equipment, with Cheshire East Council’s mayor cutting the ribbon at a grand opening event.

The state-of-the-art eGYM resistance equipment provides instant user recognition for users, automatically adjusting and providing training guidance.

Introduced as part of a wider refurbishment including new cardio and resistance equipment, the technology has bene funded by the council and Everybody Sport and Recreation.

Cllr Liz Wardlaw, CEC cabinet member for health, said: “Being the first in the authority in the north west to use this new technology just goes to show how committed we are in providing the best user experience to all our residents.

“I expect residents from Knutsford, and further afield, to get health benefits from this intuitive way of delivering leisure facilities.”

CEC mayor Cllr Arthur Moran cut the ribbon to reopen the gym.

Paul Winrow, director of sport and operations for Everybody Sport and Recreation, said: “We are delighted to have been able to fund this significant investment into our Knutsford facility.

“We are committed to providing all residents across Cheshire East with access to modern, high-quality fitness equipment.

“It is clear from the feedback that we have had to date, that this improvement has been well received by both our existing customers and prospective new users of the facility.”

For further information about how to access the facilities at Knutsford Leisure Centre, call 01565 653321 or visit