Leeds City Council’s flagship new programme of free daily sport and fitness sessions for all begins this week.
The ambitious new sport and health pilot ‘Leeds Let’s Get Active’ offering free sessions at every council-managed leisure centrein the city, including Morley.
The programme will see one off-peak hour each day made available at every Leeds City Council-managed leisure centre in the city for free gym and swimming sessions.
While open to all, the sessions are aimed in particular at encouraging those who currently do little or no regular sport or physical exercise in order to address health problems and inequalities in the city.
The programme will run for 18 months until March 2015 and is being funded by £500,000 of National Lottery investment from Sport England and £500,000 of match funding from Leeds public health, plus an additional £60,000 from Leeds City Council’s public health budget.
The project aims to improve the overall health and wellbeing of the city, increasing participation in regular exercise and cutting the cost of physical inactivity which is estimated by Sport England to cost Leeds as a city £10.4m every year.
For more information about Leeds Let’s Get Active visit www.leedsletsgetactive.co.uk