Newton Abbot Leisure Centre and Broadmeadow Sports Centre have been confirmed to be among the country’s top leisure facilities by independent accreditation scheme Quest.
Quest is a nationally recognised UK Quality Scheme for Sport and Leisure, endorsed and supported by Sport England. It encourages managers to focus on areas such as service planning, staff management, customer relations and operational service. The award certifies a sports facility as offering ‘best value, continuous improvement, excellence and quality’.
Both of the local leisure centres scored impressively in the assessment which included a Quest assessor spending one day at each location, interviewing staff on all aspects of the day to day running of the centre.
Newton Abbot Leisure Centre improved its previous Quest score from 79 per cent to 83 per cent, stepping up to the category of Highly Commended, while Broadmeadow Sports Centre gained ‘Commended’ status with 70 per cent; a notable improvement of 7 per cent on its previous score.
In celebration of their ongoing achievements, the facilities are offering a whole host of new classes for 2011, featuring between them: Ante Natal and Post Natal Classes; New for Teenagers – Teen Fit and Teen Pump; Cardio Blast – increase your aerobic capacity in this class loaded with cardiovascular exercise; Thighs, Bums and Tums – a low impact class with deep muscle conditioning and cardiovascular training to boost energy levels; New Junior Fitness League – energetic classes designed to increase strength, agility and stamina for under 16s; Fitness Chaos – an energetic class involving elements of combat, kickboxing, pump and aerobics.
(image: Cllr Anne Fry, Teignbridge Executive Spokesperson for Recreational Services and Martin Hough (manager of Newton Abbot Leisure Centre) (front left and right) with the NALC team.)