Posted: Mon 21st Sep 2015

Splash Magic Celebrates Launch of New Fitness Suite for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Monday, Sep 21st, 2015

A Wrexham leisure centre which was saved from closure by a team of volunteers has celebrated the opening of a new Functional Training Studio.

Splash Magic, formally known as Plas Madoc Leisure Centre celebrated the opening of the new training studio on Friday 18th September.

The Splash Community Trust was launched after Wrexham Council controversially closed Plas Madoc and faced a huge public backlash. The facility in Acrefair was closed by Wrexham Council little over a year ago and was reportedly running at a £400,000-a-year loss under local authority ownership.

Darrell Wright, chairman of the Splash Community Trust, said: “It’s an addition to our existing gym and is a bit like a boot camp but indoors. There are monkey bars, ropes, kettlebells, all sorts of equipment to give people a fun and different workout.

“As is always the case with Splash, it’s been a tremendous team effort. The centre has paid for the equipment, and we’d to thank Craig Young from CY Consulting for all his advice.

“We’d also like to say a huge thank you to Kronospan for donating the flooring and Coleg Cambria students for once again lending their expertise to fit it.”

Chris Ryan, Kronospan’s company secretary, said: “Kronospan is delighted to have given Splash Magic our locally made flooring for the new gym area. So many volunteers work tirelessly for this special community-run leisure centre, so we are very pleased that we were able to help too.”

Since the centre was reopened by volunteers in December it has continued to go from strength to strength, with all profits reinvested into improving the facilities.

The fitness suite was opened by Clwyd South AM Ken Skates described the work carried out by Splash Magic as ‘amazing’, adding: “It’s a pleasure to be opening the new studio, which has been made possible thanks to the generosity and continued support of Kronospan and Coleg Cambria.

“The strides Splash Magic has made in such a short space of time have been amazing, and it’s a shining example to others of how facilities like this should be run.”

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