East Ayrshire Leisure is aiming to help get people in the area active in 2023 - and is pointing towards the praise of people already on its leisure membership scheme as reason for others to consider signing up.

Membership of East Ayrshire Leisure provides access to gyms, fitness classes, swimming pools and racquet sports at premises owned by the organisation.

Currently, Active Plus Membership costs £22 per month and can be used at any of their nine participating venues, with a view to get people fit after the festive season.

Members have been singing the praises of how useful and beneficial the memberships can be.

One member said: “I would like to commend the staff who work there. They have all been extremely helpful, approachable and encouraging.

"Special thanks to James for checking in with us every time he’s working and offering advice.”

Another added: “This is such a positive service for the local people as we do not need to travel to Ayr etc.

"I feel this is a valuable service for people now and is definitely promoting a healthier way of life.”

A third said: “I attend Fiona’s Monday LBT class at Hunter Centre. She has also occasionally covered classes in Stewarton when the regular instructor has been absent.

"Her professional and technical standards are exceptionally high. She motivates and encourages me to achieve more than I think I’m capable of. She is excellent.”

For further information or to find contact details for your local centre, please visit eastayrshireleisure.com