March 20, 2020 9.45 am This story is over 18 months old

East Lindsey leisure centres close to help fight coronavirus

“It breaks our hearts”

Leisure centres across East Lindsey will close from the end of today “until further notice” – but fitness enthusiasts will still be able to get their kicks.

Magna Vitae, which runs ELDC’s facilities, including Horncastle and Skegness Pool and Fitness Suites, Meridian Leisure Centre in Louth and the Station Sports Centre in Mablethorpe, said they were “totally committed” to reducing the risk of Covid-19.

In its place, the trust will be launching a new project with a company called TV.Fit which specialises in workouts based in the home.

Further details have yet to be released on how it will work.

The trust will also freeze direct debit memberships of its facilities, including fitness, Waterwise swimming lessons and gymnastic memberships, from tomorrow (Saturday) for the length of the closure period.

The trust thanked its staff “who have been working tirelessly on the front line as this challenging situation has evolved over the last few weeks.”

“We are only too aware of the giant hole, our centres being closed, is going to create in your everyday world.

“We have thought long and hard as to how we can help you to continue to look great, feel great and live a great life simultaneously to help improve immunity, we would like everyone to keep active, healthy and fit during our closure,” said the trust.

“Whilst it breaks our hearts that we must close, we’re firm believers in pulling together as one to face the challenge head on, and we know as a member of the Magna Vitae team you are with us on this.”

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