August 2, 2011 9.04 am This story is over 152 months old

Lincoln’s teens to get into shape

Fit summer: Yarborough Leisure Centre runs summer programmes for teens in Lincoln, in a bid to get them fit.

Sam Waby, the son of one Yarborough Leisure Centre’s members of staff, is working on the treadmill to get fit

A NHS study found that one in five 11-year-olds are officially obese, and Lincoln teens are amongst the most overweight in the country.

Prompted by the study, Yarborough Leisure Centre aims to get youngsters fit by opening its doors to 11-15 year-olds throughout the summer for £15 per month.

Emma Lockwood, Campaigns and Communication Coordinator for Active Nation, says: “According to the NHS, children should do an hour of moderate-intensity physical activity every day, but in reality, this is easier said than done.”

To help parents out, the leisure centre will is open for children from specific times during the week. This will allow kids to exercise safely and to get expert advice from instructors.

Yarborough Leisure Centre is holding a summer promotion for adults as well, allowing parents to exercise with their children. Adults can make good use of the facilities for the duration of the school summer holidays for £6 per week.

The centre is even offering snorkelling, trampolining and tennis lessons for children as young as four-years-old.

The six week campaign is running for the duration of the school summer holidays

Source, Photo: Active Nation