Studio developments

Studio spaces - coming Autumn 2023

Following the news of our continued management of the Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex, Elmbridge Xcel Sports Hub, and The Hurst Pool with Elmbridge Borough Council, Places Leisure is investing £6 million into a complete refurbishment and restructure at Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex.

The first stage of these redevelopments includes a restructure of the gymnastics hall into four, brand new studio spaces, which will take place from 31st July to 9th October.

This will include studios for group exercise & holistic classes, and an immersive cycling studio, all of which have innovative lighting and design concepts at their forefront.

Holistic studio

The studio that will become home to our much-loved Yoga, Pilates, and other holistic classes features colour tuneable LEDs and downlights to control brightness and tone of light, further softening the space for relaxation, balance, and calmness.

Group cycling studio

Complete with vibrant, colour-changing lights, a sound system for motivating music, and smart bikes, the cycling studio will incorporate current group cycling classes alongside our brand-new addition, LES MILLS®’ THE TRIP ™. THE TRIP is a workout experience that combines multi-peak cycling with journeys through virtual worlds, taking indoor studio cycling to new levels of innovation and fun!

Group exercise studios

We’re investing over £99k into new equipment that supports studio sessions and group fitness programmes, some of which will be found in our two largest spaces for group exercise classes. From SMART BARS™ and SMARTSTEP™ systems from LES MILLS®’ SMART TECH kit, to new indoor studio bikes, we’re helping more members to stay active innovatively and safely.

Our sports hall will be used as a flexible space to incorporate activities such as our Rise GymnasticsTrampoliningActive Play & Bounce, and sports sessions.

During this period of redevelopment, all group cycling classes will be held in the creche. Due to this transition, there will be no group cycling classes taking place on July 26th and 27th.

Studio classes and sessions will not be affected and will operate as normal in their respective studios throughout this period.

For more information and our FAQs please click here. To have your say on our brand-new group exercise timetable complete our survey.

We hope that you’re just as excited as us to bring these new spaces to life.