Port Hedland’s refurbished fitness facility delivers for FIFO, families and fitness enthusiasts

The Town of Port Hedland has announced that the refurbished Gratwick Aquatic and Fitness Centre will officially open on 19th September, providing a new standard of member experience in the coastal community for all ages and lifestyles.

The site’s refurbishment is the result of a commitment by the Town of Port Hedland to secure the facility’s longevity, with locals voicing their love of cooling off in the pool with the ocean views over Cemetery Beach.

Key site upgrades include more open space and higher ceilings in the gym, better accessibility, more shaded areas for families by the pool, state of the art Technogym fitness equipment, space for virtual group fitness classes and 24/7 gym access for members.

Perhaps the most noteworthy upgrade is the installation of Technogym fitness equipment, featured in fitness chains around the world and known for spearheading the digital fitness revolution.

Members will be able to login to the Mywellness app on their smartphone, allowing them to better track their workouts and connect to gym equipment. This upgrade in digital capabilities builds on the recent successes Port Hedland Leisure enjoyed with their virtual workouts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Town of Port Hedland Chief Executive, Carl Askew said the refurbished facility appealed to the town’s diverse lifestyles, including FIFO workers, families and individuals passionate about health and wellbeing.

“We’ve endeavoured to create a fitness facility which empowers locals to reach their health and fitness goals, whether they’re shift workers in the mining and resources industry, families faced with constraints or young professionals – there’s something for everyone.

“Port Hedland is unique in that our communal life integrates with industry. The new gym offers 24/7 gym access, giving these workers the ability to fit workouts using state of the art strength and cardio equipment into their rosters.

“More and more families are choosing to call Hedland home, so the site has a welcoming vibe with plenty of space for parents, children and friends to congregate and share their fitness journeys.

“I’m pleased the Town has delivered on our commitment to upgrade the site for current and future generations in Hedland to enjoy.”

Image: Gratwick Aquatic Port Hedland

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12th February 2020 – Port Hedland to benefit from $750,000 from Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund

21st January 2020 – Upgrades at Port Hedland’s Gratwick Aquatic Centre extend facility’s lifespan

1st September 2019 – Council masterplan aims to reshape Port Hedland’s Sporting Future

17th July 2019 – New Chapter for Port Hedland’s Visitor Centre

26th April 2019 – Town of Port Hedland to take back management of key aquatic, recreation and sport facilities

14th February 2019 – Town of Port Hedland invites residents to shape community’s leisure future

10th December 2018 – Port Hedland council to take back management of aquatic, recreation and fitness facilities

25th October 2018 – Filtration system failure set to result in 12 month closure of Port Hedland’s Gratwick Aquatic Centre

19th April 2018 – High Hopes for Port Hedland in Western Australian park awards

8th March 2018 – Port Hedland parks to turn into Fantasy Playgrounds

25th August 2017 – Town of Port Hedland’s Marapikurrinya Park playground attracts local children

13th June 2017 – Port Hedland Council votes to reduce pool operations to fund new aquatic centre

18th April 2017 – Million dollar new facility for Port Hedland Netball Association

7th April 2016 – YMCA WA awarded contract extension to manage Port Hedland Leisure facilities

1st May 2015 – Port Hedland’s Gratwick gym moves towards 24/7 operations

10th February 2014 – Port Hedland celebrates official opening of $11.3 million aquatic centre

13th July 2012 – Town of Port Hedland and YMCA partnership initiates Port Hedland Leisure


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