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London 2012 athletes shape up—at Mile End Hospital

PUBLISHED: 20:48 27 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:37 05 October 2010

ATHLETES training for the London Olympics could soon be going to hospital to shape up for 2012. The gym at Mile End Hospital, just two miles from the Olympics park now under construction, reopened its doors today after a £1 million revamp

By Gemma Collins

ATHLETES training for the London Olympics may soon be going to hospital to shape up for 2012.

The gym at Mile End Hospital in East London, just two miles from the Olympics park now under construction, reopened its doors for the first time today after a £1 million revamp.

It offers therapy for patients after its two-year refurbishment—but is also now being made available as a new training facility for athletes.

CLINICIANS

It is one of the only NHS gyms in the country to have physiotherapy clinicians on-hand, say Tower Hamlets health chiefs, to help reduce the time patients have to wait for therapy.

The gym has cardiovascular equipment, weight and conditioning machines, isokinetic strength testing facilities often used in research and a range of balance and floor based exercise equipment.

It is also being used by researchers at the Sports & Exercise Medicine department at London University’s Queen Mary College next door.


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