Bradford gym transformation has far-reaching benefits

A former storage area at Transmec’s Bradford branch has been transformed into a well-equipped gym which is benefiting employees and youngsters at a local cycling club.

The first-floor space had been used for archiving but when files were moved to the warehouse, managers recognised its full potential.

Half of the area was used to accommodate some of the branch’s 45 employees, with the other part gradually turned into a wellness centre, which is now complete.

It’s become more and more popular as we’ve acquired and added equipment. Around a quarter of employees already use it and we expect numbers to increase now it’s finished,” explained depot manager, Paul Priestley.

We’re actively encouraging them use it before or after work or during their lunch break. We hope they see it as a way of staying fit and healthy, while also supporting their mental health and work-life balance.”

The facilities are also benefiting youngsters at Kirklees Cycling Academy, who are able to use them free of charge for their winter training.

KCA, which has existing sponsorship links with Transmec, was encountering problems with its previous training venue being closed or double booked.

It’s a brilliant space for us. We now have a clean safe and secure environment with no cost, so club funds can be allocated to purchase and replenish equipment,” said coach, Sarah Fearne.

The kids, who are between four and twelve years old, are loving the option to train on rollers and then carry out strength and conditioning sessions in the gym.”

Picture: Paul Priestley, manager of Transmec’s Bradford depot, with business services manager Kerry Jackson.

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