PEOPLE looking to improve their fitness in 2022 can take advantage of New Year membership offers at Dudley Council leisure centres.

The council has recently made improvements at Crystal Leisure Centre, with Halesowen Leisure Centre expected to reopen in January. The £18m brand new Duncan Edwards centre will open in Dudley town centre later in January.

Any new Direct Debit member, joining the Lifestyle membership scheme between January 2 and February 14, will pay nothing until March 1 2022 with memberships starting from £27 per month.

New annual payment members, also joining the Lifestyle membership scheme between January 2 and February 14 2022, will be offered a 12-month membership for the price of 10 months, starting from £270.

Memberships can be used at Crystal, Dudley and Halesowen leisure centre as well as the Dell Stadium and include unlimited public swimming (excluding the leisure pool at Crystal Leisure Centre), unlimited gym use (including a free gym induction), unlimited fitness classes and unlimited sauna access at Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre when it opens late January 2022.

Members will also get a 50 per cent reduction on badminton, squash, racketball and table tennis (Monday to Friday until 5pm and all weekend), unlimited use of the running track at the Dell Stadium at selected times, plus seven-day advance telephone and online leisure bookings for fitness classes, badminton, squash, racket ball, and five-a-side.

Councillor Simon Phipps, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said: "We are preparing for a rush of activity to take advantage of our fantastic deal and the new facilities in January.

"A lot of people will be thinking about their New Year’s resolution and the message we are keen to get out is that our centres offer affordable leisure activities for everyone no matter what their fitness levels and aspirations may be.

"We’re incredibly excited about opening the Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre in January and we are equally proud of the fantastic new and improved facilities at Halesowen and Crystal."