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New Abraham Darby leisure centre opens in Telford

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[gallery] Fitness fanatics have had their first chance to try out a new state of the art gym in Telford. The centre at the Abraham Darby Sports and Learning Community opens to the public today.

Fitness fanatics have had their first chance to try out a new state of the art gym in Telford. The leisure centre at the Abraham Darby Sports and Learning Community opens to the public today.

It followed a weekend of taster sessions for existing members of Telford & Wrekin Council's Aspirations fitness scheme.

The new sports centre, part of a £35million development that also includes new buildings for the Abraham Darby Academy and Woodlands Primary School, has a whole life fitness suite, a 25 metre swimming pool with a moveable height floor, sports hall and an aerobics studio.

The fitness suite, which has dedicated changing rooms and showers, has 24 pieces of Cybex cardio vascular equipment with television screens, including 10 total body arc trainers and five lower body arc trainers, five pieces of Cybex resistance equipment, two power plates and 12 Precor team bikes in a dedicated spinning studio.

Councillor Arnold England, cabinet member for leisure and well-being, said: "We are very excited about the opening of the Abraham Darby Sports and Leisure Centre."

The leisure centre replaces the Madeley Court Sports Centre, which closed before Christmas.

Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre on the Madeley Court site is still open.

The whole sports and learning community development will be completed in June when the Abraham Darby Academy moves into its new building on the site.

The move was delayed after a canopy collapsed in August.

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