A new you for the new year

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A New Year beckons - with council chiefs hoping it will lead to people embarking on a fitness drive.

If you’re thinking of shedding the extra pounds you gained over the festive season, Hartlepool Borough Council could have the answer.

It has drawn up a huge list of new health and fitness classes ranging from junior weight training sessions to karate for beginners, and from aquarobics to chair aerobics.

Principal recreation officer Maxine Crutwell said: “We want to give people that kickstart to get into fitness. People of all ages and abilities can get involved.

“We do have a big, friendly team of people here to offer one-to-one support.

“We want people to find out about promotions and new activities.”

Three council-run leisure centres are offering a comprehensive range of activities for 2013.

At Mill House Leisure Centre, activities include family fitness, junior weights, cyclefit, water mobility, pilates, healthy heart sessions and body balance.

The Headland Leisure Centre has sessions on table tennis, a tea dance, aeroboxing, badminton, and family fitness.

New activities for 2013 include seven personal training gym sessions for £100, and a bootcamp with six sessions costing £15.

Brierton Leisure Centre’s timetable includes beginners spinning classes, fit at 50 sessions, kettle bell sessions and football coaching.

For more details, contact

n Mill House Leisure Centre, Raby Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8AR. Tel: (01429) 223791.

n Headland Sports Hall, Union Street, Headland, Hartlepool, TS24 0NZ. (01429) 236564.

n Brierton Sports Centre, Catcote Road, Hartlepool, TS25 4BY (01429) 284864.

n Sport and Physical Activity Team on (01429) 284050.

n The GP Referrals Team on (01429) 284363.

n Summerhill Outdoor Sports Centre and Country Park on (01429) 284584.

n The Outdoor Activities Team on (01429) 284104.

n General inquires on (01429) 523404.

n Email sport.recreation@hartlepool.gov.uk

n Anyone wanting to receive regular updates on sport and recreation activities and promotions, should email sport.recreation@hartlepool.gov.uk and send their mobile number with their full name, age. They should let the team know their types of interests and they will receive regular updates.

n Follow the sports and recreation team via Twitter @HBCSport for regular updates, news and