New Queensferry gym on public view

Queensferry Rugby Club are to hold an open day on Sunday between 10am and 1pm to promote their new gym facilities which they aim to open to the public.

The club, which took over the day-to-day running of the Queensferry Recreation Centre at Ashburnham Road, has invested a of cash and time in creating a gymnasium at the facility.

Predominantly a strength and conditioning gym, there are also cardio machines such as exercise bikes, a running machine, a rowing machine and a cross trainer.

Although the facility is used by the rugby club members, the ultimate aim is to attract members of the public. To be able to use the facilities, potential users will need to become a private member and apply for a social membership, which is a one-off payment of £20. The charge is then £10 per month for gym usage. Initially it will open Monday to Friday, from 6pm to 11pm and all day at weekends, with inductions and fitness programmes available.

At present the centre is fully-manned and managed by volunteers, most of who work at their own jobs during the day.

Club president Allan Carson said: “There has been a number of changes made throughout the centre since we took over. This includes re-pricing of the all-weather pitches, a bar facility and transforming dressing rooms to make way for the gym. We hope members of the public will come along and sign up and become members.”