Get fit at Baggy Ts Gym in King’s Lynn discovery centre

Jimmy and team have created Baggy Ts gym at North Lynn Discovery Centre. ANL-150804-183232009
Jimmy and team have created Baggy Ts gym at North Lynn Discovery Centre. ANL-150804-183232009
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A new gym and converting a double decker to a mobile youth club are some of the projects coming to fruition at North Lynn Discovery Centre.

Jimmy Yallop and his team have been busy converting a former visitor centre into Baggy Ts private gym along with a sensory room.

Baggy Ts is aimed to provide a private exercise space for families and individuals who do not have the confidence or finances to go to the main gyms.

It has been funded by grants from the NHS along with donations of equipment from Adrian Flux.

Centre manager Mr Yallop said: “We want to create a place where people can put the music on and get fit rather than feel embarrassed about others watching and taking pictures. One person was on a cross trainer at a gym and someone filmed it and put it on Facebook.

“This is going to be an exciting year as we have a lot of projects coming together.”

The other section of the unit is being transformed into a sensory room for youngsters with disabilities along with a space for local bands to practice and record.

The team is applying for funding to kit out the room with equipment but it is hoped to have igaze, which helps youngsters to use the internet with their eye movement.

Mr Yallop said: “Hopefully Churchill Park will make use of it and families.”

The centre has also been awarded £29,975 from the Police and Crime Commissioner to create a mobile youth club in a 85-seater double decker.

The bus, which is currently being converted, will be travelling out to villages around West Norfolk to help prevent youngsters from getting into trouble.

Youngsters will be encouraged to use the free Wifi along with games console and pool tables. They will also be encouraged to talk to the team about training options and other issues.

Mr Yallop, whose dream came true when he got to drive the bus, is also hoping to get funding to add a cinema screen onto the side of the bus.

He said: “We want to hear from communities where who would like us to visit.”

The centre is also hoping to receive funding to put on 10 weeks of affordable activities of during the summer holidays.