Pelhams Gym to be transformed this summer

BH Live, the registered charity which operates leisure centres across Dorset and Hampshire, is transforming the health and wellbeing facilities at Pelhams this summer.

Pelhams Park Leisure Centre is located in Kinson, North Bournemouth. It is a popular community leisure centre with a large gym, two swimming pools, daily classes in its three group exercise studios, 3G rubber crumb football pitches, outdoor tennis courts, a café, FeelGood Factory and more.

What’s happening…
Over the summer holidays the first-floor gym and group cycle studio at Pelhams are to be completely revamped to create brand new bright, welcoming and accessible facilities for all.

New high-specification cardio fitness equipment will appeal to those looking to improve their overall fitness, strength and mobility. Strength training is being powered up with lifting platforms, plate-loaded machines and functional equipment. There will be improved space for pre and post-workout stretching and mobility work too.

On the upgraded gym equipment, customers will be able to track their progress, log essential body stats, personalise training and sync with other health apps such as Apple Health, FitBit and Strava. There will also be a complete suite of touchscreen entertainment and streaming.

Furthermore, the centre’s group cycle experience is being relaunched with brand-new high-spec training bikes from TechnogymTM, with interactive features, plus Myzone fitness tracking.

Pelhams has been operated by the charity in partnership with BCP Council since 2010.

This transformation, coupled with the reopening of BH Live Active, Queen’s Park, new attractions at Littledown, plus essential investments at other local leisure centres demonstrates how BH Live, as a registered charity, uses any surplus to invest in local facilities for the benefit of the community.

Rob Cunningham, BH Live’s Associate Director of Leisure said,

“With so many great facilities and activities, Pelhams is an incredibly popular community space enjoyed by thousands of customers each week. We know this investment will be welcome news indeed and we can’t wait to get started.

“Once completed, customers and residents will have access to even better local sports facilities right on their doorstep – providing an inclusive, motivating, safe and welcoming space for people of all ages and abilities and enjoy their leisure time and focus on improving fitness, mobility, strength, physical health and mental wellbeing.”

To complete this welcome transformation at Pelhams as quickly as possible there are some scheduled temporary closures.

  • Monday 24 July – Sunday 3 September 2023
    Pelhams gym temporarily closed
  • Monday 21 August – Sunday 3 September 2023
    Pelhams group exercise studios temporarily closed – outdoor classes will be available
  • Monday 4 September 2023
    New gym and studios to open

The rest of the centre and activities at Pelhams, including the FeelGood Factory, pools, sanarium, café, soft play, football pitches and tennis courts will all remain open as usual.

During these temporary closures, customers will be able to use other facilities as part of their BH Live Active multisite membership at Corfe Mullen, Queen’s Park, Littledown, Stokewood and Sir David English Sports Centre.

A preview suite with demo equipment is available in the centre’s reception. Customers are encouraged to speak with the team in the centre if they have any questions about their membership or would like to find out more about what’s happening.