Mingara members and the Central Coast community have eagerly watched the Tumbi Umbi construction site for several months and now Mingara One Fitness, Aquatics and Wellness is open for business.
Stage 1 of the project, awarded to Stevens Constructions and worth $5.5 million, has provided Mingara members and Central Coast community with one of the finest fitness centres in Australia. Members now have more equipment, classes, aquatic facilities and expert advice at their disposal than ever before.
Stage 2, due for completion in February next year, will include Wellness practitioners, with this additional construction taking the bill to around $7.75 million.
Mingara chief executive officer, Paul Barnett said community reaction to the new centre had been very positive and thanks to the expert team at Stevens Constructions, the project was completed within budget and on time.
“Our members are very pleased with the new Centre. They wanted more classes, longer opening times and more cardio equipment. All these requests have been accommodated. Our group fitness classes now number over 100 and we have extended our hours of operation to 10pm to cater for those who commute for work, like to work out after dinner and for shift workers,” he said.
“Mingara One is now nearly three times its original size and offers members over 104 cardio fitness pieces and 133 pieces of strength equipment. The centre is over two levels and includes Mingara One Aquatics and Mingara One Swim School.”
“Over the past 12 months, membership of Mingara One has grown by 41 per cent and this is testament to our decision to diversify our product and improve fitness and wellness facilities for the Central Coast community,” Mr Barnett said.
While the fitness complex was designed for Mingara members it also provides an outstanding training facility for elite athletes across the Central Coast and is the official training centre of the Central Coast Mariners. In conjunction with the Central Coast Academy of Sport and the NSW Institute of Sport, Mingara One sponsors up to 25 aspiring athletes developing their talents and helping them achieve their best.
“Few fitness centres offer such a comprehensive program of activities and equipment for such a wide range of users groups. We are proud to provide such an outstanding facility to the Central Coast community,” Mr Barnett said.