Oberon Fitness Centre is up and running with residents lining up to become members.

Since opening for business in August, more than 210 people have signed up for a membership at the facility

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole was joined by Deputy Mayor Mark Kellam, staff from The Y, and Member for Calare Andrew Gee in Oberon to cut the ribbon.

The centre is a result of an investment of $500,000 by the NSW Government and is now set to improve the quality of life of local Oberon residents.

Mr Toole said he was more than impressed with the facility which will be managed for Oberon Council by The Y (formerly YMCA) of NSW.

“This fitness centre is the perfect space for locals to come and work out.

“The number of people that have joined up in the first few weeks is outstanding and shows the community was calling out for this type of development.”

Mr Toole said the need for an indoor fitness centre had been well documented due to Oberon’s high altitude cool climate and the large number of shift workers in the area.

“The YMCA are offering a host of different membership options, including a multi-site deal where you can gain entry to both the fitness centre and swimming pool which is located right next door,” he said.

“A facility like this is a game-changer for residents and the finished product really does have to be seen to be believed.”

 “The centre will work very well in tandem with the pool, which is located next door.”

The Y operators will offer a dual pass for residents to access both facilities under one membership.