Three free days of fitness!

Lifestyles gym
Lifestyles gym

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.

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.

“This is a great opportunity for residents – young and old – to find out what facilities are on their doorsteps and discover just how easy it is to get fit.

“It’s hugely important we do as much as we can to encourage everyone to adopt a healthy lifestyle and I hope as many people as possible make of the most of this fantastic offer.”

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 click here 

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 Athletics Centre, Sports Park and Tennis Centre.

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.