SOUTHWELL Leisure Centre is delighted to announce the opening of the newly refurbished wet side changing facilities, giving swimmers a fabulous new area to change and shower in.

Following a £150k investment by the Centre's Trustees, customers can now enjoy state-of-the art facilities, including a complete refit of tiling, lighting and flooring, new individual changing cubicles and a dedicated push chair section in the family changing area plus family sized lockers.

The Leisure Centre would like to thank all of its customers for their patience throughout the disruption of the building works. The final phase including additional lockers and the shower refurbishment is due to be completed by Saturday 26th November.

Swimming offers a great full-body workout that will help you tone up and lose weight, and, as a low-impact sport, it is a great activity whatever your age or ability. Swimming is now recognised as one of the biggest calorie burners around. It also significantly enhances your core strength and because it's an aerobic exercise, it can strengthen your heart too. Not only does it help with your physical health, but it's proven to be a great form of stress relief and immensely good for your mental health.

If you're used to pounding the pavements and aren't sure if swimming can offer as much as a run, think again! There are many bene ts of swimming for runners, most notably; it's a low-impact sport that can really get your heart beating. Even a gentle swim can burn 200 calories in just 30 minutes. By incorporating a swim into your weekly exercise regime you will give your body a completely different kind of workout – most importantly, a day off for your joints to recover from more high-impact sports.

With over 30 hours per week of swimming on offer including some new afternoon sessions on the timetable: Monday Fifty Plus 14.30-16.00, Tuesdays Lane swim 14.30- 15.30 and Sunday evenings 19.40-20.40 – why not give swimming a try? The centre also runs Swim 4 fitness - a fun motivational swimming programme to help you plan and keep track of all of your swims.

Membership Offer
In recognition of the completion and re-opening of the changing facilities, Southwell Leisure Centre is offering a no joining fee across all new Activo memberships. Swimming memberships are available from just 52p per day. The Memberships promotion is available until 30th November – see advert for details.