New year offer aims to help lose pounds

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A special offer is aiming to help people get fit by losing an initial pound.

North Tyneside Council’s leisure team is offering Contours membership for £1, with nothing else to pay until March.

Contours membership gives access to all facilities at the Lakeside Centre in Killingworth, Hadrian Leisure Centre in Wallsend, Tynemouth Pool, Waves at Whitley Bay, and The Parks in North Shields.

All Contours gyms have InBody technology, which uses an electrical pulse to precisely measure muscle mass, body fat percentage, body mass index and more. Instructors use the results to design the perfect mix of activities and regular InBody assessments.

Coun Eddie Darke, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “Many of us make New Year resolutions focused on improving our health in the coming year and we want to make it easier for residents to take a positive step towards achieving this.

“We hope our January offer will encourage people to get their 2016 off to a great start.”

Yvonne, who joined Contours in January 2015, said: “Last New Year’s Day was my wake up call; I weighed in at 20 stone.

“On my first visit I expected everyone to giggle and stare, and for everyone who attended to be in shape, but that wasn’t the case at all – everyone was so helpful and concentrated on their own training goals.

“The InBody assessments are really motivating as I can see my results.

“I feel much fitter, can breathe a lot better and have lost 7½ stone, going from dress size 26 to a 14 in just one year!”

The special Contours offer is subject to making a minimum of 12 monthly payments and terms and conditions apply.

For more details, contact any North Tyneside leisure centre or go to