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Peterlee Leisure Centre looks for further business partnerships after the success of Pepsico Walkers gym initiative

Peterlee Leisure Centre is on the lookout for local businesses that want to offer their employees the chance to get fit and healthy in the New Year. The call comes after the success of a corporate gym membership scheme run in conjunction with the Peterlee-based food and drinks manufacturing company Pepsico Walkers. Having launched in November, the special scheme provides company employees with the opportunity to sign up to a subsidised membership at Peterlee Leisure Centre. To date, over 100 employees have already signed up to the initiative.

  • The membership package includes unlimited use of the swimming pools, Harper’s gyms, fitness classes, squash courts and health suites.
  • The scheme has been subsidised by Peterlee’s Pepsico Walkers factory and can be provided free if an employee uses the facilities at least twice a week.
  • This is the latest in a range of health initiatives launched by the company, following on from the provision of occupational health facilities, healthy food options in the canteen, smoking cessation programmes, and health screening.


Malcolm Grinstead, Contract Manager for Peterlee Leisure Centre, comments:

Pepsico Walkers is leading the way in the industry by demonstrating a genuine commitment towards the health of its employees. The scheme not only allows more local workers to get the benefits of our many top quality facilities, but also makes great business sense in terms of reducing sickness absences, improving productivity and creating a healthy, loyal work force. After all, who wouldn’t want to work for a company offering these types of benefits?

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Local woman on the road to national rowing championships in London

After months of training at Peterlee Leisure Centre, local woman Lesley Wright, aged 45, has recently qualified to compete in the National Rowing Championships at the Olympic Park in London next February. Lesley from Peterlee entered her first competition in 26 years at Manchester Velodrome after less than six months of training with her personal […]

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‘Clubbercise’ classes a hit at Seaham Leisure Centre

Seaham Leisure Centre launched its news ‘Clubbercise’ classes this month, to offer a new type of exercise for those who refuse to leave the dance floor! The new aerobic sessions, which take place on Wednesdays at 7.15pm and Thursdays at 5pm, are set to classic 90s dance floor anthems and modern day hits. The studio […]

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Peterlee Leisure Centre to host a fun filled Festival of Fitness!

Peterlee Leisure Centre is hosting a free, action packed festival of fitness on Monday 30th March to celebrate the unveiling of its all-new class timetable, which will launch on April 30th. The three-hour festival will kick-off at 5.45pm, showcasing the wide variety of classes available at the centre Current members and non-members alike will be […]

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