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Gyms Around Cambuslang
Written By Scott Bird
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Inspired by Mich’s brief summary of Jerusalem gyms, I decided to compile a listing of the facilities around Cambuslang.
Note : Cambuslang isn’t exactly noted for its abundance of powerlifting-friendly gyms (or anything with remotely decent free weights areas), which is why there’s a predominance of sports and leisure centres.
Carluke Leisure Centre
Carnwath Road
Carluke
Tel. 01555 751384
Facilities : 25 metre pool, gym, health suite (sauna/steam room/relaxation area and TV), tanning cabin, theatre (full sound and lighting), games hall, dance studio, two committee/meeting rooms, first aid room, disabled change (shower and toilet), viewing area, disabled parking and access.
Lanark Pool
South Vennel
Lanark
Tel. 01555 666800
Facilities : 25 metre pool, gym, sauna/health suite, sunbed.

Biggar Sports Centre

John’s Loan
Biggar
Tel. 01899 221029
Facilities : games hall, gym.
Leisuredome
Thornton Road
Kirkmuirhill
Tel.01555 893093
Facilities : games hall, crèche, gym, cafeteria.
Forth Sports & Community Centre
Main Street
Forth
Tel.01555 812058
Facilities : games hall, fitness club, crèche, community rooms, kitchen, function area.
Coalburn Leisure Complex
School Road
Coalburn
Tel. 01555 820848
Facilties : 20 metre pool with spa, baby changing units, gym, sauna/health suite, sunbed, games hall, crèche, meeting/training room, cafe, beauty therapy, satellite TV.
East Kilbride and area
Dollan Aqua Centre
Town Centre Park
Brouster Hill
East Kilbride
Tel. 01355 260000
Facilities : 50 metre pool (can be split into 2 separate pools), baby-changing, cafeteria, committee/meeting room, crèche, floating floor, flume/tyre ride, health studio, gym, Jacuzzi, childrens’ pool, sauna/health suite, soft play area, sunbed.
Duncanrig Sports Centre
Alberta Avenue
Westwood
East Kilbride
Tel. 01355 248922
Facilities : Dual use facility with games halls, gym, community halls, grass rugby pitch, blaes running track, blaes hockey pitches, blaes football pitch.
John Wright Sports Centre
Calderwood Road
Calderwood
East Kilbride
Tel. 01355 237731
Facilities : Athletics track, badminton courts, basketball courts, five-a-side football, blaes football pitch, gymnasium, handball court, health studio, main hall, netball court, shape-up suite, squash court, tennis court, volleyball court, committee/meeting room, general purpose room, crèche, first aid room.
Strathaven Leisure Centre
Bowling Green Road (off Townhead Street)
Strathaven
Tel. 01357 522820
Facilities : 25 metre pool, baby-changing, committee/meeting room, crèche, sauna/health suite, gym, Jacuzzi and sunbed.
Hamilton and area
Blantyre Leisure Centre
Glasgow Road
Blantyre
Tel. 01698 821767
Facilities : 25 metre pool (with pool hoist), teaching pool, activity hall, spinfit studio, aerobics studio, sauna/health suite, free-weights gym, squash court, soft play area, sunbeds and tan stand, beauty therapy workshop, committee/meeting room, cafeteria, baby changing, crèche, photo kiosk, car parking. flume, tyre ride, jacuzzi, kiddies pool, health studio, sauna/health suite, high-tech fitness gym, soft play area, sunbed, committee/meeting room, baby-changing, crèche.
Hamilton Water Palace
35 Almada Street
Hamilton
Tel. 01698 459950
Facilities : 25 metre pool (floating floor), leisure pool (comprising of flume, tyre slide, lazy river, bubble beds, bubble pool, water curtain, geysers, children’s play pool and outdoor pool), health suite (comprising of sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and relaxation area with satellite television), sunbeds, body workshop (beauty therapy, aromatherapy and reflexology), fitness suite, cafeteria, disabled changing rooms, baby changing, first aid room, spectator gallery, car parking.
Larkhall Leisure Centre
Broomhill Road
Larkhall
Tel. 01698 881742
Facilities : 25 metre pool (floating floor), badminton courts, gym, lesser hall, main hall, soft play area, squash court, baby-changing, disabled toilets.
Eddlewood Sportsbarn
Devonhill Avenue
Hamilton
Tel. 01698 422991
Facilities : Sport/function hall, 6-station gym, disabled changing facilities.
Hareleeshill Sportsbarn
Donaldson Road
Larkhall
Tel. 01698 887917
Facilities : Sports/function hall, 11 station multi-gym, sunbed, kitchen facilities, disabled changing facilities.
Jock Stein Sportsbarn
Hillhouse Road
Hamilton
Tel. 01698 828488
Currently closed for refurbishment. Due to reopen January 2007.
Whitehill Sportsbarn
Margaret Road
Hamilton
Tel.01698 286598
Facilities : Sports/function hall, cardio-vascular gym, disabled changing facilities.

Burnhill Recreation Centre

Toryglen Road
Tel.0141 643 0327
Facilities : Main hall, Lesser hall, gym, kickabout pitch.
Stonelaw Community Sports Centre
Calderwood Road
Rutherglen
Tel. 0141 647 6779 / 0141 647 4530
Facilities : main hall, 2 small halls, fitness suite, dance studio, outdoor football pitches (synthetic, all-weather) shower & disabled access throughout.
Now you can see why I choose to train in a garage.

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