Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

A Gr-Eight Way to Fitness; Tees Active

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

A Gr-Eight Way to Fitness; Tees Active

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MEMBERS of Tees Active Sports Academy, along with fitness fanatics on Teesside, are taking advantage of a new Activ8 gym which opened at Thornaby Pavilion this week.

Andrew Winspear and Irmina Reithmair from the academy, who both live in Ingleby Barwick, are now able to supplement their specific sports training with strength and conditioning sessions at the state-of-the-art gym.

Andrew is currently training exceptionally hard as he has been selected for the English schools swimming team which will be competing against the home nations in early March. And at the end of March he will be competing at the Olympic trials.

Both Irmina and Andrew were impressed with the spacious 70-station gym which has 40 cardio vascular machines, 30 resistance stations and a comprehensive free weight area.

Andrew was particularly impressed with the 'Radiant', a machine which will allow him to replicate some of the movements he uses in the pool.

Irmina, 2005 Bavarian figure skating champion, is currently recovering from an injured ankle so the gym will help with her rehabilitation while also being able to work muscle groups not affected by her injury. …

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