THE opening times at the Oval gym in Bebington will be changing next week.

Starting from Monday, October 15, the Oval will open their gym from 6.30am on weekdays as opposed to 7.15am.

At the weekends, the gym will also stay open until 6pm rather than 5pm for Invigor8 members.

Cabinet member for leisure and recreation Cllr Phillip Brightmore told the Globe: "We are having to continually do more with less as council resources are squeezed.

"So I am pleased to be able to say this is yet another example of us maximising the opportunities provided by our leisure centres for Wirral's residents.

"People tell us they want to be able to use our gyms and leisure facilities at times which suit them and by providing this service we hope more people will benefit and help support our leisure facilities.

"It is my hope that we will be able to continue making improvements such as these across all our leisure centres and I must add my continued thanks to staff who work so hard to ensure we make every effort to provide a high quality service to the public."

There are now two council run gyms which open early during weekdays; Europa from 6am and the Oval from 6.30am.

For more information about joining Invigor8 call 0151 606 2010 or visit