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As Ilkley’s premier fitness facility prepares to expand again, we catch up with the club’s Head of Fitness,Marcus Whitehead to hear about how they’re flexing their muscles further with this latest development.

Exciting times are ahead for fitness enthusiasts in Wharfedale with the imminent arrival of new state-of-the-art facilities and additional training space, at Ilkley Lawn and Tennis Squash Club.

Due to overwhelming demand and a rapid increase in membership, the region’s leading fitness facility is set to expand its offerings even further.

Members can look forward to the arrival of more equipment to work on and more space to train in after the conversion of an existing squash court into a two-storey extension of the current gym.

The expansion will allow the club to bring even more high-tech training machines to the floor and also create additional specialised studio space.

Here is what members can expect from the ambitious upgrade once the new facilities open at the start of 2024.

Ground Floor: Strength and Conditioning Haven

On the ground floor, expect to find nothing less than three Olympic Elite Half Racks. Ideal for everyone from beginners to professional athletes, these half racks are designed for a variety of strength exercises like squats, bench presses, and pull-ups, to name just a few.

Alongside the half racks, a range of plate-loaded resistance machines will be installed. These machines are perfect for those looking to build muscle in a controlled, targeted manner. This extension solidifies the gym’s commitment to offering something for everyone, whether you’re into muscle building, strength training, or both.

Upstairs: HIIT Studio – The Ultimate Cardio Experience

If you thought the ground floor was exciting, just wait until you hear about the upstairs level. This area is being converted into a state-of-the-art High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) studio. The studio will feature top-of-the-range equipment including air bikes and ski ergs, delivering a cardiovascular workout that is both intense and exhilarating. Whether you’re looking to burn fat, improve your cardiovascular health, or just unleash some pent-up energy, this HIIT studio will offer the perfect environment.

Talking about the exciting new developments, Marcus said: “The latest expansion is more than just a physical growth; it’s a testament to the gym’s ongoing commitment to delivering a complete fitness experience.

“Already renowned for our comprehensive offering—covering Muscle Building, Holistic Health, Cardiovascular Training, Mobility and Strength—the new extension will provide even more options for members to diversify their fitness regimes and we look forward to welcoming all to these exciting new facilities at the club.”

Don’t miss out

If you’re not a member yet, there’s never been a better time to join Ilkley’s premier fitness facility. With even more space and equipment, your fitness journey is set to become more varied, specialised, and fulfilling than ever before.

So what are you waiting for? Come see for yourself why ILTSC is the go-to fitness destination in Ilkley. Book a tour or just bob in and say hello to the friendly team. Once you experience the unparalleled variety and quality of their offerings, you’ll understand why it’s the fastest-growing fitness community in the area.

For more information pop in or visit or call 01943 607182 to chat to one of the team.

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