Fitness classes move online to replace closed leisure centres – In Your Area

GLL, which operates leisure centres in Cornwall, has created online fitness lessons to help keep people fit during the third lockdown (Image: GLL)

With all leisure centres closed in Cornwall because of a third national lockdown, operator GLL is working on a way to keep local residents fit and healthy.

The company, which operates under the Better brand and runs Cornwall’s leisure centres on behalf of the council, has had to close its leisure centres.

When the third lockdown was announced, GLL decided to offer free home exercise videos and 600 online fitness classes instead.

Available on the Better UK app, classes, put together in partnership with Public Health England range from 15-60 minutes in length and include core, agility, fat burn, mindfulness and yoga.

“In these challenging times we are working hard to help our members stay fit and healthy while they are unable to access the gyms, pools and leisure facilities they would normally visit,” said James Curry, GLL’s Cornwall partnership manager.

“As a charitable social enterprise, we care deeply about the health and wellbeing of our local community and are doing all we can to support them through our online offer.

“We look forward to welcoming our customers back again when we can and, in the meantime, thank them for their loyalty.”

GLL is reminding people that Bodmin Leisure Centre, Bude Leisure Centre, Helston Leisure Centre, Launceston Leisure Centre, Liskeard Leisure Centre, Newquay Trampoline and Play Park, Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, Saltash Leisure Centre, Ships & Castles Leisure Centre Falmouth, St Austell Leisure Centre, St Ives Leisure Centre, Truro Leisure Centre, Wadebridge Leisure Centre and Waterworld Leisure Centre, Newquay are all closed until further notice.