Palms Health & Fitness Club looks healthier than ever after major refurb

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As part of our continued reinvestment, Palms Health & Fitness Club has had a major refurb and is looking healthier than ever. It is the only gym in Norfolk and Suffolk to exclusively have the new high spec equipment and machines from Pulse Fitness Group.

To ensure that we continue to offer guests and Palms members the most up-to-date equipment in the fitness market, all of our machines – even the dumbbells - have been replaced with the latest models. The result is 50 brand new machines from Pulse to help you with your fitness goals, as well as aesthetically a fresh new look designed by Jane Potter.

Thanks to Jane’s vision, the two-floor gym now looks fresher, lighter and bigger with its colour scheme of grey and white. We caught up with Jane, who said: “Palms celebrated its 30th anniversary last year and is a facility used by Palms members and Potters guests, making it one of the most popular areas on Resort. As a result, and to offer guests and members the most state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, we decided that it was time to refresh the gym and give it a more modern look. The result is a brighter and calmer space and, together with 50 new machines, we have already had really positive feedback from Palms members. In fact, it has motivated me to join again and step back on the treadmill (Glenys will remember when I was super fit!) As always, a massive thank you to all our members and guests who use the facility and for their continued support, and the Palms team for their hard work. A special mention to Ian Hawes, Karis, Tessa, Eric, Jordan and Stuart for their input. With Palms refurb now complete, we are also now working on a refresh of Aphrodite Beauty Studio, which also celebrates 30 years, and we will be sharing news on this soon. Now, where are my trainers?!”

Palms Health & Fitness Club Manager, Ian Hawes, worked with his team to choose the new machines. We spoke with Ian, who said: “It has been a really exciting year for us with a brand new website, a complete replacement of our machines and equipment, and refresh of the facility. It has been around five years since our last big refurb and I spoke with fitness instructors and team members to find out what members want and are looking for in their fitness needs and goals. The new equipment provides everything that people could want and we also have new dance and fitness classes coming soon.”

Machines on offer include an Olympic lifting platform for dead lifts, squats and heavier weights and a squat/standing calf rack. The new wattbike pro was created with British Cycling and is a training and testing bike that amateurs through to professionals can use, allowing output and heart rate to be measured in seconds. Get ready to pedal!

A stepmill strengthens the lower body and includes a large step area to climb on, while the alpha runner is the latest treadmill with a powerful free run belt. With regular use the new cross climber can increase aerobic capacity and support stronger muscles and bones. Other highlights include an AirBike for a total body workout and a prone leg curl, where users lay down and target the glutes, hamstrings, calves and the lower back.

If you get easily bored at the gym, make use of the cardio machines, which have new series 3 consoles for the screen, and are also smartphone compatible, allowing personalised entertainment options and the ability to browse the internet, watch TV and keep up-to-date with social media.

For the first-timer or professional weight trainer we have dumbbells ranging from 1kg all the way to 50kg. With a full rack, smith machine, lifting platform, benches, multi-pulleys, barbells and kettlebells, you will have so many options of exercise to do in this room. We also have a stretching area and a bespoke functional rig with two boxing bags, a pull up bar, a dip bar and a training rope. Additional equipment includes, boxing gloves, skipping ropes, ab wheels, foam rollers, medicine balls, Swiss balls, base bags and much more.

Facebook comments from Palms members on the new look gym include...

  • “Went today and must say loved the new equipment, great effort, well done. It’s brilliant.”
  • “Thank you for our new gym - it’s fabulous.”
  • “Lovely new gym. Already been and tried out the equipment.”
  • “Just been for the first time since refurb and I’m rather impressed.”