Closed since 5 January, leisure centre doors re-opened on 12 April 2021 for gym and pool sessions and customers have been flocking back in to get their physical activity fix.
Steve Baker, Business Manager for Active Leeds says:
“It’s been fantastic to open back up and see so many people ‘Make Their Comeback’, and it’s great to have that positive energy back in our buildings. We would like to thank all of our staff for the hard work over the past few months, to get us to where we are now. We’re also very grateful for our customers who have stayed loyal to us during recent closures and lockdown restrictions.
“It’s been tough for everyone since we closed back in January, but we’ve been blown away by the amount of people who have visited in these past weeks and chosen us as their preferred option to keep active. We all know how important moving more is for people’s mental and physical health and we are glad we can support this more intensively now”
Customers can now book gym and swim sessions, with indoor fitness classes being available from the 17 May if the government’s roadmap allows. However, Active Leeds are offering outdoor classes at some centres now, including John Charles Centre for Sport, providing popular classes such as Zumba and BodyPump.
Customers are encouraged to download the Active Leeds App to keep up to date with information or simply follow Active Leeds on social media. But if you can’t wait that long or you’re missing your favourite indoor classes, the service is live streaming classes via the Active Leeds App and from the 26 April all their live streams and the brand new on demand platform will be completely free of charge to members.
If you’re not currently an Active Leeds member don’t worry you can still take part in the digital classes. You can take out the new virtual membership, providing unlimited access to all live and on demand content for just £7.49 per month.
School and junior swim lessons are also now back up and running, with hundreds of children learning to swim and be safe in the water each week.
If you would like to get back into activity and “Make your Comeback” with Active Leeds, why not visit active.leeds.gov.uk. Active Leeds is a real community and staff and instructors are on hand to help customers through every step of their journey.
This post is based on a press release issued by Active Leeds
Photo: the new gym at Middleton Leisure Centre