Initiatives that dramatically improve facilities for local residents include new equipment in the gym - new treadmills and a state-of-the-art indoor cycle studio with ‘MyRide’, a virtual indoor cycling system perfect for cyclists when the weather is poor.
Renovations have also been carried out in the swimming pool changing area with new showers, vanity units and an increase in the number of hair dryers and mirrors to improve the customer experience.
There's also a complete bank of new lockers to ensure customers can safely store their belongings - and all these improvements have been completed with a fresh coat of paint and improved lighting to lift the look and feel of the whole centre.
The biggest investment is the installation of a new pool filter, a circulation pump and two new boilers, which not only improves the water quality but also dramatically improves the energy efficiency of the building.
The total cost of the improvement works, jointly funded by Freedom Leisure and Derbyshire Dales District Council, was around £140,000 and staff at the centre have already received some excellent feedback from customers of all ages.
Chairman of the District Council’s Community & Environment Committee, Councillor Chris Furness said:
"On handing over the management of the district's four leisure centres to Freedom Leisure we committed jointly to invest £1.6m to help improve and modernise the facilities.
"The renovations at Bakewell Swimming Pool and Gym in recent months will undoubtedly improve the customer experience, encouraging more people to become physically active, while improving the energy efficiency of the building."
To celebrate the improvements at Bakewell Swimming Pool and Gym Freedom Leisure is inviting all local residents, whether they’ve visited the centre before or not, to take advantage of a free guest pass. Anyone interested in taking out a guest pass for swimming, gym or an aqua class can so do by visiting www.freedom-leisure.co.uk/guestpass
On the recent works at the centre and guest pass offer centre manager Neil Spencer said:
"Freedom Leisure is committed to providing the best quality service to our customers and we are delighted to have completed these recent improvement works. I hope that local residents who haven’t visited the centre recently will take up the offer of a free guest pass and we look forward to welcoming them into the centre.”
To find out more information about Bakewell Swimming Pool & Gym email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01629 814205 or visit www.freedom-leisure.co.uk/bakewell