NEWS: Lifestyle Gyms offer three free days of fitness to kick start a healthy 2013


WAS festive excess the theme of your Christmas? Do you feel like you have a waistline to rival Santa’s? Liverpool’s Lifestyles Fitness Centres have the answer as each of the 13 venues will be opening their doors for FREE from 2 to 4 January.

Liverpool residents are encouraged to make healthy start to 2013 with Lifestyles centre opening doors for free for 3 days. Gym, swimming pools and classes can all be used from 2-4 Jan.

So, whether you’ve gained a few extra pounds over the festive season, or you’re a fitness fanatic thinking about trying something new for 2013, head to your nearest centre have a swim, try out the gym equipment or take part in a class – at no cost to you (other than maybe a few aches and pains after your session).

Throughout the three days, staff will be on hand to give advice on leading a healthy lifestyle and how to get the most out of the fitness centres.

Liverpool city council’s cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “Everyone tends to eat and drink a bit more during Christmas and New Year and this free, three day access is the perfect way to kick start a healthy 2013.”

Both adults and children are welcome, and during the three days, booking is not necessary although places in classes will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. There is no obligation to become a Lifestyles member.

For more information call 0151 233 5433 or visit www.liverpool.gov.uk/lifestyles

The centres are located in:

Liverpool Aquatics Centre
Garston
Peter Lloyd
Alsop
Austin Rawlinson
Cardinal Heenan
Croxteth
Ellergreen
Everton Park
Millennium House
Park Road
Walton
Wavertree Sports Park

Under 17s who live in Liverpool already benefit from an offer when they join the Futures Lifestyles programme, giving them a month’s free use of gyms and pools and after that sessions cost just £1.

This latest initiative comes just weeks after the launch of the Be Active: Be Healthy strategy which outlines the city’s commitment to promoting active lifestyles and aims to improve the health of everyone in Liverpool, regardless of age or ability.

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