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The Harpers Fitness Durham Contract includes Peterlee Leisure Centre and Seaham Leisure Centre. Harpers Fitness caters for every gym-goer with a variety of membership packages and payment options to suit all lifestyles and budgets. Operating across 70 centres in the UK, Harpers has invested over £2.6 million into its facilities to deliver the latest gym equipment, fitness classes, personal assessments and training, for more than 50,000 members.

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Peterlee Leisure Centre launches free Healthy Challenge initiative

Peterlee Leisure Centre has this week launched a new Healthy Challenge course that aims to help members of the local community take a holistic approach towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. The free five-week course will take place every Wednesday in the Combat Room of the leisure centre and will feature a variety of relaxation techniques, exercises and handy health information.

  • The sessions aim to be both fun and informative, and activities include smoothie making, exotic fruit tasting and a weekly weigh-in.
  • Participants will also receive expert advice on getting five fruit and vegetable portions a day and reading and understanding food labels
  • If you would like to get involved in the free Healthy Challenge please get in contact with Claire Madison on 0191 518 8810.
  • For more information about Peterlee Leisure Centre please visit: http://www.harpersfitness.co.uk/gyms/peterlee-leisure-centre/.


Malcolm Grinstead, Contract Manager for Peterlee Leisure Centre, comments:

“I think this class will prove really useful to many members of the community. Everybody is aware of the importance of doing exercise and eating well, but often it is not as easy as it sounds! The Healthy Challenge will help people to understand how to make considered and sustainable lifestyle changes in a way that is fun, engaging and informative. We hope that people will take the chance to get together in the name of improved health!”


Local leisure centre makes a splash with new sport initiative

Peterlee Leisure Centre is teaming up with County Durham Sport to help the local community get into sport by introducing a brand new Aqua class for beginners to its timetable. The class is specifically for people that are currently inactive and want to take that first step into a healthier and fitter lifestyle. The classes […]

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Peterlee vs. Mud! Local leisure centre takes on epic obstacle race

On Sunday 23rd March, Peterlee Leisure Centre users took part in an extreme obstacle filled mud run in Hardwick Park, Sedgefield. Sixty-seven fitness enthusiasts who train at the centre completed the Muddy Mayhem challenge, which involved running 5km or 10km over a muddy obstacle course The extreme course saw the brave participants wade through freezing […]

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Peterlee Leisure Centre to host free ladies day

Peterlee Leisure Centre is teaming up with East Durham Belles to host a special ladies day at the centre on Saturday 29th March. From 12pm until 4pm, the leisure centre will be encouraging the women of the community to come and try a wide range of exercise classes completely FREE of charge. This exciting physical […]

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