The Friendly gym in Brownhills – going from strength to strength

Pictures of the Friendly Gym Kindly supplied by Kerry Michelle Smedley

Kerry Michelle Smedley has been back in touch to ask if I’d mention that the Frriendly Gym in the Community Centre Brownhills where she works is growing in popularity and becoming a thriving community in which ladies of any age or fitness level can gain or maintain fitness in a supportive, welcoming environment – ideal for those who may be a bit nervous joining a more conventional facility.

I originally posted following earlier in the year:

Readers will know that I like to promote stuff going on at the Community Centre on the Miner Island in Brownhills – well, there’s a great gym there now too that’s specifically for the ladies and especially good for those who maybe are a bit nervous, self conscious or concerned about the idea of using a mixed-use facility.

The project is run by Mandy Godridge, a really lovely lady who will welcome you and talk you through who everything works – Kerry Michelle Smedley who also works at the gym and wrote to me with the above pictures and would like to tell you all about this great fitness project.

She wrote: 


Ladies, are you feeling a little sluggish after Christmas, do you want a new you for the new year? Lose inches, and tone up at our Friendly Gym located in Brownhills Community Centre off the Tin Man Island.

We are a ladies only assisted exercise gym with no weights, no mirrors absolutely no pressure, just a friendly figure improving environment.

The beauty of an assisted exercise program is it takes the guess work out of exercising. It delivers the right work out for everyone AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON, regardless of age and fitness level.

Lots of folk can feel intimidated in mixed use gyms – so that there is a ladies-only facility is welcome I feel.

For the traditionalists however, we do have a treadmill, cross trainer, exercise bikes, and vibroplates so there really is something for everyone.

For more information either pop in  or call us on 01543 373222 to find out more, and book your free trial; we look forward to seeing you.

Kind regards
Kerry Michelle Smedley

Thanks to Kerry for that, I’m sure many female readers will be interested in this and it will be of benefit to them. If you give it a go and would like to comment, please do either comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.

In the meantime, the blog is always open to advertise local community projects and local businesses – please don’t hesitate to get in touch! 

Brownhills Community Centre, as photographed by John M and posted on Geograph under a Creative Commons licence.

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