Huge First Month Attendance Figures For The Revamped DG1 Leisure Centre

Dumfries & Galloway Council Press Release

DG1 has had a very successful first month of operation since it opened on 15 July.

Attendance figures for the first month are:
Gym – 20,600 attendances
Swimming pool – 17,500 attendances
Leisure pool – 5,274 attendances
Fitness classes – 4,751 attendances

901 new memberships have been taken out.

Council Leader Elaine Murray said: “I’m delighted so see that DG1 has been so busy in its first month and that so many people have joined me in taking out a membership. DG1 is a first-class facility and customers using DG1 over its first month of operation have mostly been very impressed with it.”

Depute Leader Rob Davidson said: “It’s vital that councils contribute towards improving people’s health and wellbeing. Now that we have a first-class leisure facility in DG1, it is heartening to see how well it has been used in its first month of operation. DG1 will make a major contribution to increasing people’s physical activity over many years.”

Customer Feedback includes:

“Was in yesterday signing up for the gym. smooth process and staff were very informative.”

“I absolutely love going to the gym…Overall a great experience, especially when I was nervous the first time I joined! And the staff are friendly and helpful when you need to ask them about anything.”

“L had a fantastic time at gymnastic summer camp for 3 days last week. Was so well organized. The staff were brilliant. She had so much fun. Well done.”

“Lovely clean pools, great sized dressing areas. Hoping they will get a family pass option as that would be great.”

“Been a Club DG member for a few months, great value for money at £25 per month with no contract ties and can use other venues too. Great fitness classes that are suitable for all ages, shapes and sizes with knowledgeable instructors who give low impact alternatives for those that need it. Love it and highly recommend!”

“Brilliant classes. Great gym, staff very helpful, pleasant lovely pool.”

“We visited the pool today with three children, staff could not have been more helpful and aqua aerobics looked fab fun.”

“Great value, staff excellent and very knowledgeable and always there to help and encourage you whatever your ability.”

“Very clean and warm…cheerful guards and plenty of them…was not too expensive either.”

“Staff are incredibly friendly and never pass by without saying hello. Gym meets my requirements; classes are taught well. Signed up for a membership now.”

“Great value and helpful staff.”

“My boys really enjoyed the leisure water and pirate ship today! Staff were brilliant and very organised! Glad to be back.”

“Great atmosphere and friendly staff!”

“Great to be back at DG1, boys had a fantastic afternoon in the pool and loved the pirate ship. Great atmosphere too, all the staff were friendly and approachable.”

“Best gym in the toon!”

“Absolutely brilliant. Great classes great facilities and brilliant staff.”

“Staff are friendly and knowledgeable, so far the facilities I have used are excellent.”

“My kids love their swimming lessons at DG1! The staff are always friendly and helpful.”

“Just been for a couple of taster sessions in the new gym and I’m really impressed, more equipment, nice and clean, more spacious.”

“Fab new facility, delighted that it’s open again, gym looks great.”

“Great place for a birthday party, kids had loads of fun.”

“Fantastic place for birthday parties, all the kids had a great time and spent hours of fun on the pirate ship, would definitely recommend. Thank you.”

“So glad to have DG1 back! Both kids and adults have had a fab time the past few days.”

“Would just like to personally thank you for the facility and helpful staff member for looking after our needs for our daughter’s birthday party today. From the minute we arrived and the time we left he made us welcome and was at hand if we needed anything. L and her friends all had a great day.”

A Council spokesman said: “Obviously, with a venue such this there will be some operational issues, particularly when demand has been so high. We’re aware that there have been some booking issues during busy peak times. We’re working to resolve these as soon as possible.”

Full membership for DG1 and other Council leisure facilities is available from only £25 a month, see: https://www.dg1leisure.co.uk/article/19160/Memberships

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