Sutton Council encourages new year health kick
Sutton Council is urging residents to make the most of its leisure facilities as people start the year with a health kick.
With the opening of the £11 million Westcroft Leisure coming later this month, residents will have access to two state-of-the-art swimming pools as well as a 160 gym station in order to keep in shape.
But if you are more suited to the outdoors, the council is reminding residents about its 31 parks and recreation grounds, some of which have tennis courts, football pitches and bowling greens, and are absolutely free to use.
Councillor Jill Whitehead, chairwoman of Sutton's environment and neighbourhoods committee, said: "We are very proud of our reputation as a cleaner, greener borough and there’s no better place to get into shape than in the lovely surroundings of our parks."
"The start of a new year is a good time to work on fitness and I would urge everyone to get out and get going."
The recently-renamed David Weir Arena (formerly the Sutton Arena Leisure Centre) and the Sutton Tennis Academy, the country's first and only indoor junior tennis centre, both offer fitness opportunities to people of all ages.