Eastleigh’s Borough’s superb new health and fitness venue, Places Leisure Eastleigh, is celebrating its first anniversary this month by throwing open its doors to the local community.
The award-winning £28 million venue – developed by the Borough Council as the replacement for Fleming Park Leisure Centre – welcomed its first customers on Tuesday 28 November last year and, since then, thousands of people from across the region have made over a million visits to enjoy the state-of-the-art facilities, and have benefited from its focus on improving wellbeing.
To mark the occasion, the Places Leisure Eastleigh team are opening up the centre to the local community and offering free access passes so that residents can join the celebrations during their birthday week, from Monday 26 to Friday 30 November.
Free birthday passes will give access to the centre’s 25-metre swimming pool, state-of-the-art gym, studio classes, squash courts and soft play area.
Throughout the week, the centre is also planning daily giveaways, face painting, cake decorating, food tasting and much more. Passes are available via social media.
The week will be a fun-filled local celebration, complete with surprise visits from the centre’s mascot, Pooch. Staff from Eastleigh Borough Council will be joining the centre’s celebration on Wednesday 28 November by providing a One Hour Healthwalk at 10am (meet in the main reception at Places Leisure Eastleigh). The Health Hub will be open all day (9am-4pm) for Healthworks Physical Activity advice.
Jo Parker, Places Leisure Eastleigh’s General Manager, said:
‘We are very proud of our centre and what we have achieved in our first year of operation. We want to thank our customers for supporting us and look forward to seeing you at the centre.’
As well as receiving prestigious awards, a particular highlight of the past year was the Community Celebration Day to raise awareness of the excellent facilities, when Olympic double-gold medallist swimmer, Rebecca Adlington, joined the team for the day, met customers and described it as an ‘incredible venue’.