Published: 13 January 2020 at 10:03
Anglia Ruskin University opens new gym in historic Chelmsford building
People in Chelmsford can get fit at competitive prices at The Old Factory, a new community gym run by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).
The new facility at Globe House, adjacent to ARU’s Chelmsford campus in New Street, is now open to all with brand new state-of-the-art fitness equipment, free parking and a competitive pricing structure with some eye-catching opening promotions.
Members of the public can join for just £16.67 per month if signing up to a 12-month contract – but there are a variety of other membership options available, including a rolling monthly membership for £20. There are also discounted rates for ARU alumni.
The Old Factory, named as it is located on the site of the historic former Hoffmann ball-bearing factory, incorporates two studio spaces as well as spacious changing facilities and a large gym floor area with brand new cardiovascular and resistance machines and free weights.
There is also a dedicated spin studio, a fitness studio, two ten-metre sled tracks and a multi-functional fitness rig. Free parking will be available for users.
Martin Beaver, Head of Sport at ARU, said:
Globe House has been unoccupied since May 2018, and has been previously used as a gym by several different companies.
The Old Factory replaces ARU’s existing gym at the Mildmay building on its campus, although its sports hall will remain in use.
For more information or to sign up, please visit aru.ac.uk/oldfactory