Friends have been getting fitter and meeting up for the first time in months as gyms, pools and leisure centres re-opened as part of the latest lockdown easing.
In Glossop’s Manor Park, High Peak Borough Council was turning the tennis courts into fitness centres.
Glossop Leisure Centre and Glossop Swimming Baths are also back in business and although not all of the sessions are operational, there are plenty to choose from.
Staff are reporting a large turn-out of people eager to get back into the fitness groove and meet up with old friends.
Social distancing is being observed at all the council’s sporting outlets and there are hand sanitiser points throughout.
BACK IN THE GYM: Katy Allison
Nicola Kemp, Head of Service Commissioning at High Peak Borough Council, said: “We’re pleased to be able to start re-opening our leisure centres and pools as we know how much people have missed them and how important keeping physically active is for our physical and mental health.
“People can be confident that we have measures in place to help keep everyone safe and we’re asking people to follow the guidance at each centre, as well as sticking to the hands, face, space rules which are still in place, so we can all enjoy the amenities on offer as the restrictions gradually ease.”
Outdoor classes at Manor Park are: Monday 9.15-10am body conditioning; Tuesday 7.30-8.15pm bootcamp; Wednesday 10-10.30am 30 minute blast; Thursday 8-8.30am 30 minute blast.
Anyone wanting to take part must book in via the leisure centre, you can’t just turn up. You can meet at the tennis courts and take your own mat.
Classes are also subject to change and it’s important to note that all classes must be pre-booked either via the app or by phone on 01457 842272.
Going swimmingly: Swimmers are back at Glossop's pool.