Indoor exercise classes back at Northumberland leisure centres from May 17

Indoor exercise classes are re-starting at leisure centres from May 17.Indoor exercise classes are re-starting at leisure centres from May 17.
Indoor exercise classes are re-starting at leisure centres from May 17.
Bookings are now being taken for indoor exercise classes at leisure centres in Northumberland.

Active Northumberland is gearing up to welcome customers back to indoor group exercise classes from May 17.

The date marks another milestone in the easing of lockdown restrictions and fitness instructors are preparing to welcome customers old and new back into the centres to pick up their exercise routines.

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Customers are now being invited to book online, via the Active Northumberland website or app, to secure a place.

Members can book 14 days in advance and non-members can make bookings up to seven days in advance.

Booking is essential as numbers will be reduced to ensure social distancing.

As a result, the exercise classes will only be resuming in the nine key sports centres – Ashington, Blyth, Concordia, Ponteland, Prudhoe, Riverside in Morpeth, The Swan Centre in Berwick, Wentworth in Hexham and Willowburn in Alnwick.

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Classes include dancercise, Pilates, spinning, yoga, HIIT, Circuits, Body Pump, Body Balance and more.

Timetables for each centre can be found on the Active Northumberland website

Mark Warnes, Chief Executive of Active Northumberland, said: “While the doors to our sports and leisure centres re-opened in April, under the new government regulations, re-opening has been phased, with initially only gym and swimming sessions permitted.

“From May 17, once again our customers will be able to enjoy the fantastic range of exercise classes that we lay on for all ages and abilities.

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"We have a great team of experienced fitness instructors who are excited to get back to their job of helping people to get fit and enjoy the many benefits that exercise brings.”

For those who are unable to get back to their local sports centre, Active Northumberland has launched a new online fitness experience which brings professional group exercise classes to your home.

The new Active at Home sessions allow people to join the fitness team at Active Northumberland for their favourite exercise classes either live or on-demand.

The monthly subscription is £7.99, launching with more than 20 live classes a week and access to workouts people can do at a time convenient to them.

For further information on timetables and how to join go to