Ilkley & District u3a and Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club held a joint event on Friday 1st September to launch a new ‘off peak’ gym membership scheme for members of u3a.
A spokesperson for the u3a said: “Both the tennis club gym and u3a believe that providing an innovative special membership will be of mutual benefit. The gym is less busy during the day which suits to lives of u3a members living in and around the district. So now they all have every incentive to keep fit in retirement rather than become couch potatoes.”
Chris Harrison, General Manager at the tennis club comments: “ILTSC is thrilled to continue the relationship with u3a, cementing us as the “go to” fitness destination in the local community. The feedback from the pilot sessions has been brilliant and it’s great to see the project grow. Facilitating u3a members during our off peak times is great for everyone involved and we hope to continue this relationship long into the future.”
The u3a offer over 100 different groups ranging from walking to science, art appreciation to railways. All with the aim of keeping its 1,800 locally based members socially and actively engaged after the world of full time work.
Further information about the off-peak u3a gym membership and Ilkley & District u3a can be found on the website ilkleyu3a.org