Leisure centre newbies offered free fitness pass

Jan 17, 2019 | Local News

People looking to get active this New Year can pick up a free taster pass to discover what’s new at their local leisure centre.

Anyone visiting a Durham County Council leisure centre between Friday 18 and Monday 21 January can pick up a free three-day pass, which they can use to try out the gym and swim sessions, and selected fitness classes.

Gym users will receive a free individual introduction to the centre, including a tailor-made personal induction plan.

Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre Gym. .Photo by: Silverbird Photography Emily Carey (www.silverbirdphotography.com)

Kaye Stephenson, principal aquatics manager, said: “New year can be a great incentive for people to get fit and start new habits. For people who are new to our leisure centres, who may not know what to expect, this gym and swim offer is a great chance to come and try out the great range of activities and facilities we have available.”

For those who are ready to commit, a great membership offer is available this month too. Anyone who signs up to a direct debit gym or swim membership between Saturday 19 and Thursday 31 January can sign up for just £5 and pay nothing until March 2019.

Memberships can be purchased online at www.durham.gov.uk/leisurecentrememberships or in person at a participating leisure centre.

The membership and three-day pass offers are available at:

  • Abbey Leisure Centre, Durham
  • Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre
  • Consett Leisure Centre
  • Freeman’s Quay Leisure Centre, Durham
  • The Louisa Centre, Stanley
  • Meadowfield Leisure Centre
  • Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre
  • Riverside Leisure Complex, Chester le Street
  • Shildon-Sunnydale Leisure Centre
  • Spennymoor Leisure Centre
  • Teesdale Leisure Centre
  • Woodhouse Close Leisure Centre, Bishop Auckland

Leisure centre users can also take advantage of the new thrive active swimming app to get into shape. More information about the app, which gives instant access to the latest swimming pool timetables and pool news, can be found at www.durham.gov.uk/thriveactive