By John Baron
Armley Leisure Centre is set to benefit from £222,000 of new cardio and resistance equipment, a council report has said.
Council chiefs hope the new equipment will attract an extra 300 members a year at the leisure centre, off Carr Crofts.
A report approving the expenditure says: “The gym equipment and wider development will help to support healthy, physically active lifestyles, ensuring the equipment matches the needs and demographics of the area, whilst keeping up to date with the latest fitness trends.
“The development provides greater opportunity to engage will all user groups to increase their activity levels and improve the health of people in and around Armley.”
Armley has higher than average rates of childhood and adult obesity, childhood asthma, serious mental health issues and COPD, along with lower life expectancies.
The full report can be read here.