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Back in 1978 when Highworth Recreation Centre first opened, its daily story was very different. Everyone’s fitness story was different. This was the year people were more likely to lift weights (thanks to the film Pumping Iron with Arnold Schwarzenegger) than go Indoor Cycling or sign up to Pilates. Jane Fonda was only just coming up with her Workout (the best selling fitness video of all time came out in 1982) and swim hats were back in and adorned by most female bathers in swimming pools across the country.

We’ve travelled through from the thigh master generation to the age of Fitbit and seen hundreds of thousands of people enjoy activity on the way. But this has to be THE best time of all for health and exercise, and the best year to mark our 50th in Highworth.  

It’s no longer about trends or weights or waistlines, but about your physical health and mental wellbeing, whatever your age, ability or ambitions.

To celebrate our 50th birthday we are giving you the chance to win £50 High Street Vouchers and a bottle of bubbly… all you need to do is visit us during april and bring your Halo card to swipe in at reception to be in the chance of winning.

We are also giving you the chance to try some of our activities for just £1...find out more here 

Ask reception next time you are in for your workout.

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