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(From The Northern Echo)
Byline: BARRY NELSON
Apioneering mobile fitness centre is about to begin touring Wear Valley. Health Editor BARRY NELSON changed into his sports gear and took a closer look
THE first time I saw the dazzling interior of Wear Valley council's Wellness On Wheels mobile gym I was impressed. With its array of top-of-the-range gym equipment, its air conditioning and its sophisticated electronic fitness monitoring system, the WOW trailer is quite something.
But what was even more impressive was the constant stream of curious people - youngsters, adults and grandparents with grandchildren in tow, who knocked on the door wanting to look around when I was there.
My efforts to interview WOW project manager Natalie Drew kept being disrupted by new faces peering into the trailer and wanting a guided tour.
The degree of interest in the WOW trailer, which has benefited from GBP640,000 worth of Sport England's money, augurs well for the future.
Starting in Wolsingham on September 19, the trailer and an accompanying support vehicle will set up in different towns and villages in Wear Valley for ten weeks at a time. The aim is to …