Behind the Scenes at Atlantis

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New booking system – with online bookings

We are in the process of upgrading our booking, till and membership system to make it much more efficient and user-friendly. It will allow you to book and amend classes, badminton, squash and tennis online. The go-live date is scheduled for June 19.

Soft play refurbished

The soft play area received a £2,000 refresh this month. The investment concentrated on fixing all the wear and tear the popular feature has sustained. As part of this mini project, the climbing cube was also reset. It now offers all levels of ability a fresh challenge.

CCTV upgraded

This upgrade to our closed circuit TV means that Atlantis now has full HD coverage, including in the locker areas. This is a huge improvement and significantly increases the safety of customers and staff.

Energy review

We welcomed Community Energy Scotland to the centre this month. They undertook a feasibility study to look at the options for replacing our old air source heat pump. Wee look forward to reading the recommendations.

LEDs nearly done and dusted

The LED lighting project is nearing completion, with the café being the last area to receive the new lighting. This has been a huge project, but with so much potential to save us significant amounts on our energy bills.

New gym equipment

We’ve added a number of new pieces of equipment to the gym this month.

Skill Mill: This is a non-motorised curved treadmill which helps you improve power, speed, stamina and agility in a safe, engaging and effective way. Because it is non-motorised, the speed is determined by your effort, which makes it much more like real, outdoors running in comparison to a motorised treadmill.

Second Squat Rack: Fed up with the wait for the rack? The new Olympic rack can be used for barbell weight training, especially useful for when you don’t have someone to spot you. The height can be adjusted dependent on user and exercises, and it can also be used for pull-ups and dips.

Body Composition Monitor: The new Tanita Body Composition Monitor will be used by our gym team and Healthy Options staff to help track progress and improve training programmes. The monitor takes the following measurements; weight, body fat %, total body water %, muscle mass, physique rating, basal metabolic rate, metabolic age, body mass index and visceral fat.

Cafe ownership change

It’s all change at the Atlantis Café in the next few weeks as Michael leaves and Beth joins us on April 1, bringing with her lots of exciting plans and ideas for how to grow the café’s offering. We’re very grateful for all the work that Michael has done over the past few years and wish him well.