The two-month project, designed and delivered by leisure development expert, Createability, has seen the old spa, which has been closed for eight years, transformed into a completely holistic environment.
Designed to attract customers who may need additional support, such as the elderly, Exercise on Referral, rehabilitation patients or disengaged individuals who have never exercised, the area includes a fitness suite, fitted with eGym equipment, a studio and three consultation rooms, as well as a DDA compliant changing facility.
Jonathan Brooks-Martin is Business Development Manager at Createability, which is currently celebrating 25 years of designing and building leisure facilities. He explains: “Mytime Active wanted to create a wellbeing hub for both the mind and body. The team had a very clear idea of how this should look and feel and so we worked with them to extract those ideas onto paper and develop a design that could work for The Spa at Beckenham, but also for further Mytime Active sites in the future.
“The area previously had a sauna, steam and spa, relaxation area and male and female changing, as well as two treatment rooms. It’s a large, 160sq m space, which we have divided into a 44sqm fitness suite fitted with state of the art eGym equipment, which offers the ultimate support for its users, with each movement controlled by the computer, set up specifically for the individual by their consultant.”
In addition to the new gym, a 60sq m wellbeing studio, situated on the first floor above the swimming pool’s village changing area, which can be accessed via stairs or a lift, will be used for classes such as pilates and yoga, whilst the consultation rooms will be used for massage, therapy and rehabilitation.
“Mytime Active’s aim is to tap into the 80% of the population that wouldn’t usually come to a gym,” continues Brooks-Martin. “At the Mind + Body Studio they will be fully supported throughout their journey, in a warm, friendly and welcoming environment.”
The project is the second redevelopment undertaken by Createability on behalf of Mytime Active in recent months. It follows a £150,000 upgrade of the changing village at MyTime Active’s The Pavilion in Bromley, Kent.