Star Radio’s Emil Franchi is helping to get your new year’s resolutions moving. If you are looking to kick start your new year’s fitness regime, like Emil, why not take advantage of Durham County Council’s great membership options this month – join one of their multi-site gym or swimming memberships at their Open Weekend this Friday 27th to Tuesday 31st January for only £5 and pay nothing more until March.* Their great value, multi-site gym memberships includes:

• Unlimited swimming within your group.

• Access to up to 5 Leisure Centre gyms.

• Access to up to 100 free group exercise (GX) classes

• A Thrive card which offers exclusive discounts at our Leisure Centre.

Only want to use Newton Aycliffe gym? You can choose their single site option for only £19.99. Only want to swim? Swimming only membership starts from £15* per month and gives you unlimited swimming across all 6 Durham County Council managed pools. What’s happening in the Leisure Centres? They have been continually improving the facilities within Newton Aycliffe. Recent investment has included a £1 million project to move the town’s library into a newly refurbished space within the leisure centre as well as continuing refurbishment of the leisure facilities and the addition of new equipment within the gym.

GX Classes A wide range of exercise classes are included as part of your membership. Why not try Pilates to strengthen your core, dance your way to fitness in our Clubbercise classes or take on something more intense with a Cycle energy or Metafit session? Whether you are looking for enjoyable starter activities, want to get fit in a fun and friendly atmosphere or need more of a challenge – there’s a class for you. All things Aqua Prefer the pool to pounding the treadmill? Or Aquafit to Metafit? An hour water aerobics class can burn between 400 and 500 calories, according to the Aquatic Exercise Association. Our classes include Aquafit, Aqua tone and even waterbased boot camp and Zumba sessions. This is a great way to work out in a fun environment, while removing any impact on the joints. Look out for the Swim a Mile Challenge coming soon with great prizes to be won.  *T&Cs apply Join for £5 offer not available on single site membership For more information visit: