World and European medallist opens £2.3m Gym refurbishment in Dukinfield
Tuesday 7th March 2017 @ 13:53 by Mark Phillip

World & European medallist Jenny Meadows has officially opened Active Tameside’s redeveloped centre in Dukinfield following a £2.3m makeover.

The newly refurbished 24/7 gym in Dukinfield, offers monthly memberships for just £17.99, no contract and provides amazing facilities.  The opening of iTrain Gym means that getting fit has never been so affordable, safe and accessible.

Jointly funded by Tameside Council and Active Tameside, the six-month refurbishment, designed by Active Tameside has seen the site transform to include; a 24/7 gym over two floors with over 150 stations of Pulse Fitness equipment.

The centre also boasts a three lane indoor running track, functional training zone, 3 exercise studios including dedicated spin and TRX, Watt Bikes, Concept 2 rowers, Myzone, Matrix Indoor Cycle Exercise bikes, TRX, stylish changing facilities, a member’s lounge, fingerprint entry, café and iPlay Zone soft play centre as well as free parking.

Site refurbishments were led by CEJ Builders, supported by New Charter Housing Group, RMD Contracts Ltd, Panoramic Security Solutions, Showoff Media and Ethics Leisure.

The official launch of iTrain also included an exclusive iRun masterclass delivered by Jenny Meadows.  iRun is a brand new group fitness concept designed by Jenny to maximise training on the indoor track at iTrain Gym.
Classes will be launching soon and will include nine different sessions, meaning that there should be a session to suit everyone. It caters for all fitness levels and also allows people to choose their own intensity dependant on what they want to get out of the session.

Jenny said: “I’m really excited to be involved with the launch of the new iTrain Gym and bring my iRun programme to Active Tameside.  The concept and practicality of a 24seven facility means that Active Tameside are opening their doors to the whole community and catering for an abundance of fitness needs and preferences.  There really is something to suit everyone in a state of the art facility!”  

Since opening in January the gym has attracted high volumes of members and is proving to be a valued addition to the local community and with the addition of a new soft play centre which will also function as a crèche for members this should only grow.

The iPlay Zone is open to the public as well as members of the gym and has a café open both to the gym and the soft play centre. This is the third iPlay Zone to open in Tameside with others located in Sky High Adventure in Droyslden and Total Adrenaline in Mottram in Longdedale.

Mark Tweedie, chief executive of Active Tameside, which manages and operates the centre on behalf of the council, said: “This has been a major project that has taken us six months to complete. I think everyone will agree that the results have been worth it and demonstrates our commitment to investing in our centres for the community and the future.”

“iTrain Gym offer a comprehensive range of training equipment and with fully qualified staff on hand to help members achieve the most from each and every visit, iTrain Gym will appeal to anybody with health and fitness goals.”

Tameside Council’s Executive Member for Healthy and Working, Councillor Ged Cooney, said, “We have invested this money in this and other leisure facilities because the Council is determined to drive up participation in physical activity amongst Tameside residents. All of the evidence suggests that being active can significantly reduce the risk of developing a range of health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and even cancer. Acting now could reduce the demand on health services in the long term and more importantly enable more local people to lead longer, healthier lives.”

For more information visit or


By Anna Fletcher