Exercise - make it a family affair!

Published Tuesday, 7th August 2018

Families are being invited to exercise together at Hartlepool Borough Council's leisure facilities.

The aim is to keep children active over the school holidays and beyond by encouraging families to work out together in the fitness suites at Mill House Leisure Centre, Brierton Sports Centre and Headland Sports Centre.

The move reflects national guidelines that indicate the need for all children to achieve a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity a day.

Mill House Leisure Centre

Mill House Leisure Centre

Paula Edwards, Lifestyle Intervention Officer with the Council’s Sport and Physical Activity Team, said: “This can be difficult for children to achieve, especially with the added attraction of computer games and social media.

“By opening up the doors to the fitness suites at our sports centres we aim to support families who want to improve their health and wellbeing.

“Children as young as 10-years-old can come along and increase the amount of time they are active by walking, running, cycling, rowing. When children reach the age of 13 they will be introduced to the resistance machines.

“Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times whilst in a fitness suite and both must attend an induction.”

To book an induction or for more information contact Paula Edwards on (01429) 284050 or email paula.edwards@hartlepool.gov.uk There are flexible options to pay, with monthly direct debits, family passes or pay as you go all on offer. More information can be found at www.gethartlepoolactive.co.uk/memberships