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The Harpers Fitness South Holland Contract includes Peele Leisure Centre and Castle Sports Complex. 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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Manifest Communications
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South Holland

Castle Sports Complex helps member lose fourteen stone

Castle Sports Complex in Spalding has helped one of its members lose an astonishing 14 stone by offering continued support to one of its members as she started swimming in an effort to lose weight.

  • Rebecca Sanford, aged 34, from Spalding joined as a member of Castle Sports Complex in November 2010, and has since been swimming in the pool every day in a bid to lose more than 15 stone in weight
  • At her heaviest, Rebecca weighed 26 stone 11 pounds, but having suffered from arthritis for a number of years, Rebecca had started to experience a variety of health problems associated with weight gain, and turned to swimming, after finding other forms of exercise painful
  • The buoyancy of the water helps to reduce the stress on painful joints while offering a great workout, and after more than a year of swimming everyday, Rebecca reached 12 stone 11 pounds


Rebecca commented:

The pool at Castle Sports Complex has provided me with a way to lose weight, and by attending the public swim every day I have improved my health and fitness immeasurably. The staff at the centre are always supportive and helpful if need advice or have any questions, and the facilities are brilliant.

Richard Johnson, Contract Manager at Castle Sports Complex, said:

Rebecca’s is a really inspiring story. It just shows that with the right support and the right place to go, it is possible to turn your life around. At Castle Sports Complex, we aim to offer facilities of the highest quality, so that both our members and the local community in general always have a place to come and concentrate on their own personal health and wellbeing.

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Hop down to Castle Sports Complex this Easter!

Castle Sports Complex is offering a variety of swim crash courses throughout the Easter holidays as a great way for adults and children to stay fit and healthy during the break. There are crash courses available for pre-school children, stage one or stage two swimmers, which will run from Monday 7th to Friday 11th April […]

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Castle Sports Complex appoints new health walks coordinator

Ray Bowden has been appointed as the new health walks coordinator at Castle Sports Complex, alongside his current roles at the centre: GP referral coordinator and fitness instructor. Ray started at the complex as a fitness instructor and after achieving fantastic results as the GP Referral Coordinator, a role he started last December, he has […]

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Castle Sports Complex awards two swim school scholarships

Castle Sports Complex has announced its two swim school scholarship winners for this term, who will each receive a free term of swimming lessons. An Aqua Action Swim School Scholarship is awarded every term to the pupil who the swimming teachers feel has shown outstanding progress or achievement The centre also awards a scholarship to […]

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