Gym extends opening hours following request

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A leisure centre has extended its opening hours following a request from members.

The gym at The Parks, in North Shields, is now open for members from 6.45am.

And now both members and non-members can take part in an early morning fitness class from as early as 7am.

Coun Eddie Darke, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “Our leisure centres are extremely popular and are well-used throughout the day, and making sure they meet the needs of customers is so important.

“Members have told us that they would like to use The Parks gym and attend classes earlier, so that’s why we’ve made this change.

“Classes continue to run throughout the day, right into the evening, offering a more leisurely start to those who’d like one, and there’s no change to the time the centres close.”

At weekends, the gym at The Parks opens at 9am.