Becontree Heath Leisure Centre is a Games Time Training venue for water polo at the London 2012 Games, and has been an extremely popular facility within the borough since it opened nearly one year ago, so it seemed right to mark the occasion at this venue.
So for one day only, customers at Becontree Heath Leisure Centre will be able to get one free hot drink during their visit (terms and conditions apply).
Becontree Heath Leisure Centre in Dagenham has been a fantastic addition to the borough which has a 25m x 25m pool with movable floor and boasts the most up-to-date fitness equipment using the latest Technogym Wellness System.
When it opened last year, the gym had 95 stations, but due to popular demand and the success of this facility it has just recently undergone an extension, adding another 51 stations including equipment for cardiovascular, core stability and free weights.
A new studio timetable has also been developed which includes up to 85 classes per week.
Building on the success of this facility, a second new leisure centre is now planned for Barking, replacing both Goresbrook Leisure Centre and Abbey Sports Centre.
Barking and Dagenham is proud to be a Host Borough for the London 2012 Games and has five Games Time Training Venues as well as the rehearsal site for the opening ceremony located within the borough.
The Games Time Training Venues include Barking Abbey School, Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Becontree Heath Leisure Centre, Mayesbrook Park and Sporthouse; the sports covered at these venues will include basketball, boxing, water polo, athletics and handball, as well as Paralympic athletics, judo and wheelchair rugby.
Paul Hogan, Divisional Director for Culture and Sport said: “This borough is very proud of its sporting history and as a result of our links with the London 2012 Games and the investment being made; we are securing a great legacy for the young people of the borough to develop into the athletes of the future.
“With only 100 days to go until the start of the London 2012 Games, the countdown really has begun for what is a very exciting time.
“We have some fantastic events taking place this summer as part of the Cultural Olympiad, not least the Olympic Torch Relay on Sunday 22 June, and I would like to encourage everyone to get involved in as much as they can – this summer will provide local people with memories for a lifetime!”