‘New’ gym is launched at St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbein

‘New’ gym is launched at St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing

West London Clinical Commissioning Group is delighted to announce that, after a period of refurbishment, St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing’s gym will be reopening on 2nd January 2014. The new-  look gym will be known as ‘Hybrid Wellbeing @ St Charles’ and will be open to all.

As part of the new launch, the gym will be open for a sneak preview on Friday 13th December between 1pm-6pm and on Saturday 14th December between 1pm -4pm.

West London CCG has worked closely with NHS Property Services and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council to refurbish and re-establish the gym, which will be operated by Hybrid Wellbeing.  

The new gym will be developing and offering a wide range of complementary services including acupuncture, nutrition, physiotherapy, osteopathy, podiatry and homeopathy.  A complimentary therapist and naturopath will also be available. The new range of classes available at the gym will include Pilates and yoga as well as exercise stations, personal training and group training.

The gym will be open 7 days a week, at the following times:

Mon- Fri- 06.30- 21.00

Sat- 08.00- 14.00

Sun- 10.00-14.00

The gym is open to all, with discounts for GP referrals and NHS staff.  Returning members of the previous gym can use all of the services in the gym for 1 month, completely free of charge.

Dr Fiona Butler, Chair, West London CCG

“We are very happy to have the gym reopened at St Charles. It is extremely popular, an integral part of the community and offers local people the chance to manage their own health closer to their home.

“We spent a great deal of time looking for the right provider – we wanted to appoint an organisation that could not only look after the gym and provide an excellent range of services, but who could also fully support the health needs of the local community. We believe that Hybrid Wellbeing have the right staff to help people in the borough take positive steps to a fitter and healthier life style.

“The gym is also open for GP referrals and we would very much like to encourage local practices to use the gym as a tool for helping to manage the health and wellbeing of their patients.”

Liston Wingate Denys, owner of Hybrid Wellbeing and personal trainer said:

“Hybrid aims to service the gap missed by many gym providers by servicing our diverse community. Combing functional training and prescriptive exercise with emphasis on personal, physical and social needs, we will help our members reach their goals, whatever they may be. We look forward to working with the local community, old and new members and the NHS staff, many of whom we hope to see in January in THEIR new gym”

 

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