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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 looks for further business partnerships after the success of Pepsico Walkers gym initiative

Peterlee Leisure Centre is on the lookout for local businesses that want to offer their employees the chance to get fit and healthy in the New Year. The call comes after the success of a corporate gym membership scheme run in conjunction with the Peterlee-based food and drinks manufacturing company Pepsico Walkers. Having launched in November, the special scheme provides company employees with the opportunity to sign up to a subsidised membership at Peterlee Leisure Centre. To date, over 100 employees have already signed up to the initiative.

  • The membership package includes unlimited use of the swimming pools, Harper’s gyms, fitness classes, squash courts and health suites.
  • The scheme has been subsidised by Peterlee’s Pepsico Walkers factory and can be provided free if an employee uses the facilities at least twice a week.
  • This is the latest in a range of health initiatives launched by the company, following on from the provision of occupational health facilities, healthy food options in the canteen, smoking cessation programmes, and health screening.


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

Pepsico Walkers is leading the way in the industry by demonstrating a genuine commitment towards the health of its employees. The scheme not only allows more local workers to get the benefits of our many top quality facilities, but also makes great business sense in terms of reducing sickness absences, improving productivity and creating a healthy, loyal work force. After all, who wouldn’t want to work for a company offering these types of benefits?

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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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