Only a few months out from opening, the new multimillion-dollar community fitness centre at the Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park is starting to take shape.
Hawke's Bay community fitness centre trust representative Sarah Beetham said now that a new 50 metre indoor running track had been installed, the new centre was incredible to look through.
"It's a very impressive structure to see.
"It's an amazing building and is a significant project for Hawke's Bay to be able to develop what will be a world-class facility."
The project, led by Sir Graeme Avery, is an integral part of the new EIT Institute of Sport and Health at the park, and is set to be completed in May.
An official opening to be hosted in early July, with courts, a running track, and track and field facilities all available once opened.
State of the art equipment will also be installed in the centre, including an "Alter G" (anti-gravity) treadmill, one of three in New Zealand, and also a top of the line bone scanning machine.
Beetham said it would be a great place to grow and build young high-performance athletes for the future of New Zealand sport.
"This facility will give us the opportunity to nurture and grow young promising future Olympians and athletes right here in our back yard."
It would also help in building with the community health in Hawke's Bay and getting more people active and involved in sport and exercise.
"That's why it's a community centre: We want schools and locals to be able to come in and use the facility's just as much as fulltime athletes will," Beetham said.
"We want to improve the health of the community, that's sort of the overriding vision of what we are wanting to do is improve the overall health in Hawke's Bay.
"It's a facility that will accommodate everyone, young and old, it will suit everyone."