Leeds Council-run leisure centres in Armley and Pudsey will benefit from a slice of a £200,000 citywide investment in self-service check-in points.
Improvements include access control points to reduce queues, which will allow staff time to look after customers’ needs.
The measures will also prevent tailgating and card swapping and increase safeguarding as there will be a log of users accessing the centres.
At Pudsey the improvements will be in reception, at Armley new access controls will be implemented for the gym.
A council report says the measures should increase revenue at the centres and adds:
“One of the key aims of the service has to ensure that continually increasing customer expectations are matched by our facilities/services.
“When they arrive at a leisure centre most sites still provide a very traditional offer and there are a number of improvements available to enhance the customer’s experience. “
Other centres benefiting from the investment include Garforth and Middleton.
As reported last month Leeds City Council has already agreed to invest £30,000 at Pudsey Leisure Centre to create a new exercise/toning room from a disused sunbed room.
£20,000 will also be spent at Kirkstall Leisure Centre on a studio refurbishment and general re-decoration work.