AN OUTDOOR fitness station has been unveiled Barry Leisure Centre.

The new addition was launched on Thursday, July 21, with a variety of equipment in the fitness area – including:

  • Weights;
  • Jump-boxes;
  • Pull-up stations;
  • Weightlifting tyres.

The space will allow people to enjoy their own workouts or join one of the centre’s outdoor fitness classes, which will include strength camp, circuit training, high-intensity interval training classes, and more.

Vale of Glamorgan Council has signed a contract extension with Parkwood and Legacy Leisure for the continuation of services at the site until at least 2030.

Managing director of Legacy Leisure, Glenn Hall, said: “We’re excited to open this fantastic new facility for the local community.

“We’ve had the privilege of operating the facilities on behalf of the Vale of Glamorgan council and the partnership has been superb.

“We’ve delivered some incredible results over 10 years, including a 20 per cent increase in usage, 800,000 visits, and great investments into the facility."

The outdoor station was funded by Vale of Glamorgan Council (£40,000) through Section 106 funding, while Sport Wales gave £30,000 from their recovery fund.

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Chief executive of Sport Wales, Brian Davies, said:

“If there’s one thing the pandemic taught us as a sector, it’s how important it is to be fit and to use the outdoors if you can.

“That is made easier with facilities like this, which utilise unused space and encourages people to be active outdoors in a safe environment.

“It’s a fantastic initiative and we’re really pleased that Sport Wales could lend support to the along with the Vale of Glamorgan Council.”

Cabinet member for leisure, sport and wellbeing, Cllr Gwyn John, who attended the official launch added: “What has been created should serve future generations and provide new opportunities for residents of the Vale."

A full class timetable will be available soon at