Head to the gym for 2013

The fitness suite at the Meadows Sports Centre in Ellon has a lot to offer.
The fitness suite at the Meadows Sports Centre in Ellon has a lot to offer.

Calling all those looking to get fit in the New Year! There’s an event just for you this weekend at the Meadows Sports Centre in Ellon.

An open day for over 16s is being held in the fitness suite on Sunday from 10am-3pm with special membership discount offers for the gym only available on the day.

The centre organises two open days each year - one in September, the other in January.

These events have proved extremely popular and joint managers Shona Fraser and Michelle Rothney say they are keen to let local people see what the gym has to offer.

Michelle said: “This is the time of year when everyone has started booking their holidays and getting fit in 2013, so we are just trying to put on a good offer to allow them to come and do that.

“We want to get people, who have never been down here before, in to look around. Once people are in, fitness staff are in the gym ready to give information, advice, things like that.

“It’s just allaying any customers’ fears that they can’t do it. It’s like - welcome to the Meadows Sports Centre, January, 2013. People can pop down, have a look round, ask questions, sign up, take information away - it’s entirely their option.”

Shona added: “I think when people actually come along who have never seen the gym, they are quite impressed that this facility is available in Ellon.”

For further details contact 01358 725162, or e-mail meadows@ellon.org.uk or visit www.ellonmeadows.com

First 4 Wellness will also be at the open day, having teamed up with the centre to help kick-start people’s New Year resolutions. Representatives will be providing free one minute ‘body fat’ testing, help and advice on how to achieve wellbeing goals in 2013.

A weight loss challenge class will start at the Meadows on January 17 at 6.30pm. For details from Claire on 07966847227 or e-mail info@first4wellness.co.uk, or visit www.first4wellness.co.uk