A free open weekend is to be held at East Riding Leisure South Holderness, Preston, to celebrate the opening of its £150,000 newly extended gym, which includes state-of-the-art equipment. 

Customers and residents are being encouraged to go along to the centre for a host of free activities on Saturday and Sunday, 25 and 26 May, from 9am to 6pm. 

There will be free gym sessions* and tours, free swimming and activities including Aqua Fit and bouncy castle (Saturday only) ... along with an exclusive offer to join for just £10 for your first month. 

The much larger, refurbished gym reopened to customers on Wednesday 22 May, following a major improvement project by East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 

The gym now covers three times its original floor space and includes the latest Matrix fitness equipment including Leg Press, Lat Pulldown, Seated Row, Leg Extension/Leg Curl, Aura Functional Trainer, ClimbMill, treadmills, Recumbent and Upright Cycle. 

New flooring has been installed, the area has been redecorated and new air conditioning has been fitted to offer an improved experience for gym users.

Councillor Nick Coultish, the council's cabinet member for culture, leisure and tourism, said: "This investment at the centre is great news for the community and represents significant improvements to the facilities we can offer local residents and East Riding Leisure members. 

"It's very pleasing that we are able to make such investments, even in these difficult times, and this shows our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our residents in the East Riding. 

"I'd encourage anyone to go along to these open days, join in these free activities and experience the new gym for themselves." 

A later phase of work at the centre will see the refurbishment of the changing rooms, general areas and meeting room, which will be made available to hire for parties during weekends. 

For more information on the open weekend visit Open Day (eastridingleisure.co.uk) 

For more information about the gym development please visit South Holderness gym reopening (eastridingleisure.co.uk)   

For full details visit www.eastridingleisure.co.uk or call East Riding Leisure South Holderness on (01482) 897609. 

*Those wishing to use the gym who have not used our facilities before will need to complete an online induction available on our website.