Prices frozen for second year at popular leisure centres
Horizon Leisure Centres, the Charity that operates both Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres, has announced that activity charges at both Centres are to be frozen for a second consecutive year meaning that prices will remain at the same level as 2015.
The charges to access the centres are normally adjusted in January each year but following a review by the Board of Trustees the decision was made not to increase membership fees or general pay-as-you-go admission charges in 2017.
The Charity’s Chief Executive, Howard Broad said “The purpose of the Charity is to provide high quality leisure facilities at affordable prices for the communities of Havant and Waterlooville and beyond.
The decision to freeze prices for the second year in a row is good news for our customers and will help increase usage of the Centres and encourage more people in the community, to become more active, more often. As a result, customers will not only improve their wellbeing but their quality of life too”.
As a charity Horizon Leisure Centres provides a range of targeted programmes to meet the community needs these include daily teen (aged 10 – 15) gym sessions. ‘MEND’ children’s exercise and anti-obesity clinics, exercise referral schemes and cancer rehabilitation through exercise.
The Horizon centres provide a range of facilities and activities for everyone, including two award-winning gyms, two massive and themed children’s indoor soft play centres, a highly successful swim school for babies, children and adults, and over 70 other activities. January will see the launch of an Over 50s Sports and Social Club, formally known as the ‘Fun Club’.
In addition to the price freeze, Horizon is set to continue making improvements in 2017. At Havant, plans are underway to provide an extended Cycle Studio complete with state of the art bikes and a new Wellbeing Centre in the Gym that will house a range of toning tables. At Waterlooville landscaping works will begin in the New Year to help provide more car parking that will not only help meet existing demand but will also support a further planned extension to the centre in the future. To help encourage greater usage and meet the demand for more lessons the swimming pool programme at both centres is to be extended from January.