Cut-price club helps greater activity

Live Borders health and fitness advisor, Stephanie Common, helps to launch One Club (Phil Wilkinson Photography)
Live Borders health and fitness advisor, Stephanie Common, helps to launch One Club (Phil Wilkinson Photography)
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A new form of leisure centre membership from Live Borders aims to enable people of all ages in the region to become more active more often, through a low-cost annual subscription fee.

The Live Borders One Club membership will provide access to gyms, swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms and gym-based fitness classes at leisure centres across the region for an annual fee equivalent to just £29 per month – around £6.70 a week.

Ewan Jackson, chief executive of Live Borders, said: “We want to make using the facilities in our care as easy and affordable to local people as possible. Our new One Club membership is an effort to try and help achieve this by offering what we believe to be great value access to leisure facilities across the region.

“We will even be giving an additional 15 per cent discount on the cost to those aged 65+, students, and members of the Accreditation Club benefits scheme.”

Live Borders is a non-profit trust and the new scheme will operate across the following leisure facilities in its care – Galashiels, Kelso and Peebles Swimming Pools, Tweedbank Sport Centre, Teviotdale and Selkirk Leisure Centres, and Eyemouth Leisure Centre.

Between the facilities, the exercise and activity opportunities on offer range from swimming and use of the latest gym equipment to an array of fitness classes catering for people of all ages and abilities, from gentle yoga and t’ai chi-inspired body balance to dance-based Zumba, calorie burning spin and high intensity metafit and HIIT.

Mr Jackson added: “There are over 40 different types of fitness class on offer through our leisure centers, including aqua-based activities, all available free through One Club, in addition to unlimited swimming and gym use.”

In addition to offering One Club on an annual subscription format, the membership is also available on a month-to-month rolling contract but at a higher cost. For more details, visit liveborders.com or contact Live Borders on 01896 661 166 or phone any of the leisure facilities involved in the scheme.