On 27 January more than 80 HBF Stadium members enjoyed a day packed with fitness, fun and festivities to celebrate the official opening day of the newly refurbished health and fitness centre.

During the day, members were treated with the opportunity to experience the new QueenAx suspension training and to participate in group fitness classes followed by an official launch mingling with other members, VenuesWest CEO David Etherton, local MP Mr Sean L’Estrange MLA and Chairman Richard Muirhead.

The refurbished health and fitness centre includes an expansion of the existing gym, the addition of state-of-the-art equipment, a dedicated group fitness room as well as WA’s first QueenAx suspension training system.

Furthermore, in a few months, the fitness centre will be offering Suspended Yoga classes, becoming one of the few places in WA to do so.

Following an investment of $35 million by the State Government in the new WAIS High Performance Service Centre, an opportunity arose to expand the existing HBF Stadium gym.

VenuesWest CEO David Etherton said he was delighted with the final result, “This refurbishment offers our loyal customers, some of whom have been with us since day one, a first class gym experience complete with the latest equipment.”

“We are proud to be the first gym in WA offering QueenAx, the latest in functional and suspension training. I look forward to welcoming new members as well as providing greatly improved facilities to our existing members.”

“Furthermore, I would like to thank local MP Mr Sean L’Estrange MLA for sharing this special moment with us and recognising these upgrades will bring HBF Stadium in line with community expectations as well as acknowledging the importance of providing first class facilities to the local community.

Norman Solomon, aged 83 years, welcomes the new facilities now provided to members, “I have been a member since 1999, and the current improvements to HBF Stadium have transformed not the gym but the whole environment including the frontage to the building. No doubt this will attract many more members.”

Another long standing member, Wendy Smith, is also taking advantage of the newly expanded gym, “The new equipment is fantastic with wonderful enthusiastic instructors who encourage you to work to the best of your ability. The facilities have greatly improved in both appearance and classes on offer. A gym membership at HBF Stadium is excellent value for money!”

Currently the health and fitness centre at HBF Stadium has 1,240 members with many of the members already expressing their delight with the new equipment and the opportunity to try the new suspension training system.

The refurbishment is part of the New Vision Project designed to enhance the venue and its facilities. The upgrades which began in in mid-2015 include:

  • Remodelling of the entrance, facade and front areas of the venue
  • Creation of a VIP door entry and vehicle drop off zone
  • Creation of an ‘octagon’ function space and a larger function garden area
  • New children’s crèche
  • Upgrade to 70 per cent of the existing toilets and change rooms

VenuesWest is Western Australia’s provider of premier sports, recreation and entertainment venues and its portfolio includes the world class Perth Arena and the redeveloped nib Stadium as well as Perth Stadium to be completed in 2018. These are in addition to HBF Stadium, HBF Arena, WA Athletics Stadium, Bendat Basketball Centre, Midvale SpeedDome, Perth Motorplex, Champion Lakes Regatta Centre, WA Rugby Centre, State Netball Centre and the Western Australian Institute of Sport High Performance Service Centre.