Britain’s Greatest Ever Paralympian, Dame Sarah Storey to Open New-Look Nantwich Leisure Centre

By jadegriffin January 27, 2022

Everybody Sport and Recreation have announced that British Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey will be officially opening the newly refurbished Nantwich Leisure Centre on Saturday 12th February.

Dame Sarah Storey


The Nantwich centre and Barony Sports complex has recently undergone a £2.1 million investment in partnership with Cheshire East Council, with a brand new gym extension, indoor group cycling studio, new-look reception and Taste for Life café.

Dame Sarah Storey is known and loved for her achievements as a cycling and swimming Paralympic athlete and is the most successful and decorated British Paralympian of all time with 17 gold medals. She will be attending the open day on 12th February for an official opening ceremony and tour of the state of the art facility.

Dame Sarah Storey commented,

“I’m very excited to be opening the new-look Nantwich Leisure Centre and seeing the upgraded facilities. Community space to gather and enjoy physical activity and sport are so important. Regardless of your current fitness level, community facilities are the bedrock of connecting as people and enjoying time together, as well as setting those who wish to on a sporting path. Physical activity is one of our best assets in building a strong and confident society and the commitment made by the partners of this facility shows just how important that is, so it is an honour to have been asked to be involved.”

The open day will also be a chance for the local community in Nantwich and surrounding areas to come and book a tour of the facilities and take part in free taster fitness classes and free personal training sessions in the gym. There will also be exclusive discounted membership offers available on the day.

Thomas Barton, Executive Director of Everybody commented,

“We are very much looking forward to welcoming Dame Sarah Storey to open Nantwich Leisure Centre, her Paralympic achievements are an inspiration to our members and all those within our organisation, as well as her commitment to educating and supporting people on the importance of physical activity and leading a healthy lifestyle.”

He continued,

“We have had fantastic feedback from the Nantwich users so far and this open day gives more people an opportunity to come and try the new cycle studio and gym.”

The new indoor group cycling studio is now open. It is a bespoke group cycling studio running Les Mills and Everybody instructor led and virtual classes. Filled with the latest Stage bikes with functions such as SprintShift, quick position adjustments and the accurate data from the Stages Power meter will bring the serious cyclist out in you.

As well as being twice the size of the previous fitness suite, the newly refurbished gym features TechnoGym’s latest range of cardio, resistance and free weight equipment.

The cardio equipment features TechnoGym Live a new digital user interface that is designed to inspire people to embrace exercise and help achieve results in a fun and motivating way.

And to top it all off the resistance machines have MyWellness built in allowing you to scan the equipment and get personalised workouts, tips and more straight to your phone.

The new café area provides a delicious menu of Taste for Life’s much loved coffee blend as well as hot and cold snacks and lunches. Popular with swimming lesson families and gym-goers is the new and exclusive to Nantwich freshly made smoothies and juices. These include tropical and berry mixes as well as pre and post workout recipes.

The café is situated at the entrance of the facility with further seating and social areas overlooking Nantwich’s indoor swimming pools and ground floor fitness studio.

The café is open 9am-3pm on Saturdays and 11am-6pm on weekdays with opening hours increasing with demand.

A second phase to the project will include the changing provision and access to the Outdoor Pool, to enhance the customer experience for members and tourists alike.


For more information about the open day event and to book your membership tours, free taster classes and more visit:  or call 01270 685590



Notes to Editors

Everybody Sport & Recreation – Everybody is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. As a Health and Wellbeing Charity, Everybody Sport and Recreation aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by changing lives through healthy recreation. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities across the Cheshire East region as well as a range of Health, Leisure Development and Outreach programmes and the new Everybody Academy, providing local training and career opportunities. For more information please visit: or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.

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