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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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Richard Hanney,
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Ladies Day comes to Peterlee Leisure Centre

On Saturday 8th October, Peterlee Leisure Centre will be opening its doors, completely free of charge, to local ladies that want to have fun, meet new friends and improve their health, as it shares what’s on offer at the centre, with the help of the East Durham Belles.

  • Encouraging women aged 16+ and living in East Durham to engage in physical activity, the East Durham Belles, a project funded by Sport England, will be on hand to showcase a variety of different activities.
  • These include badminton, Harpers Gym sessions, exercise classes, Swim 4 Fitness, aqua jogging, swimming, spinning, squash, and racketball.
  • Doors will be open between 10am and 2pm and a timetable of activities from the centre will be available. Anyone wishing to take part is advised to wear something comfortable and to bring a swimsuit for use during any of the pool activities.


Malcolm Grinstead, Leisure Connection’s Easington Contract Manager, said:

The ladies day is a golden opportunity for ladies in the local community to kick start their goal to better health as well as have fun and meet new friends. There will also be displays from a range of community groups, plus the all important refreshments.

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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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