Fancy getting fit and healthy? Well it’s never been so easy as residents can now get a 50 per cent discount at local sports centres, access to pop up park events and free swimming for children.
A brand new leisure contract between Kensington and Chelsea Council and GLL means that residents can now look forward to more opportunities to get active whatever their age or ability.
Every resident is entitled to a free Better Pay and Play membership card which gives discounts of up to 50 per cent at Kensington Leisure Centre and Chelsea Sports Centre on swimming, classes and using the gyms. The cards are available from sports centres or online by clicking on memberships.
The changes come about after the Council signed a new 10-year contract with GLL to continue running Kensington Leisure Centre and Chelsea Sports Centre. The new contract looks to build on the excellent work of GLL and also the commitment the Council has to making it easier for everyone to be active.
In the coming months GLL will be annoucing details of pop-up events in parks and estates. These will be designed to make it easier for everyone to be more active by bringing events nearer to residents and also demonstrating what can be done without having to go to sports centres.
GLL will also invest in the local community through its Community Foundation, contributing both financial and in-kind support to a number of projects that encourage local people to get active, learn and play together.
In addition, GLL Sport Foundation will also support 27 talented young athletes from within the borough.
Kensington Leisure Centre will receive a health and fitness upgrade, with the installation of new equipment and improvements to the gym floor.
Further improvements will include the extension of the Spa Experience offering, as well as the introduction of a brand new soft play facility.
Similarly, Chelsea Sports Centre will also receive an upgrade to its health and fitness offering, improving equipment and studio space as well as the introduction of a new ‘dry spa’ area, offering a wide range of treatments.