City of York Council’s leisure centre Energise is celebrating a record number of visits during the 12 months up to 31 March 2013. A total of 422,000 visits were made, an increase of 6.1% year on year.
Both the number of visits to wet or pool-based sports and activities based in the swimming pool and dry or land-based sports increased during this time.
Wet sports like water polo and aqua fit recorded 193,000 participants and dry sports including hockey, badminton and gym attendance reached 248,000.
Councillor Sonja Crisp, Cabinet member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: “All areas of the centre enjoyed increased visits, from public swims and Swim York swimming lessons to fitness classes, climbing and club bookings.
“The recent improvements at Energise, including the extension to the fitness suite, have made Energise a fantastic, all-round community facility and this is reflected in the end of year results. 2012 was an inspiring year for sport and physical activity in lots of ways.
“With many people trying new sports as part of York Gold 2012, its great that residents are continuing to keep active and fitter with a wide variety of different activities to suit all ages and tastes at Energise.”
For more information about Energise and its timetables visit the Energise York website or call 01904 552424.
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