Hackney ,

December gym deal for residents with disabilities


Residents with a disability are able to access Hackney Council’s gyms for half the normal concessionary price this month thanks to a special December deal.

The Council and its leisure partner GLL already offers a cut-price ‘Better Inclusive’ membership to people aged 16 and over and in receipt of any of the following: severe disablement allowance; mobility allowance; disability living allowance; personal independence payments; industrial injuries disablement benefit; disablement benefit; attendance allowance; employment and support allowance.

But until 31 December, Better Inclusive will be half the normal monthly £19.95 fee in recognition of the UN’s International Day of People with Disability earlier in the month.

Better Inclusive was launched in 2012 and, along with the discount membership, it also includes an extensive range of benefits, including:

. Access to more than 140 GLL-operated centres

. Access to centres at any time (not restricted to off-peak times)

. Inclusive access to the gym, swimming, group exercise classes and a fitness induction

. Carers of disabled customers given free access to centre

. No joining fee and no minimum contract

. Available as a Direct Debit or annual membership

. Six days advance telephone booking

. Online booking for activities

. Access to courses and other member-only activities

. Up to 30 per cent off non-member prices for other activities


Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council
Why not make this offer an early Christmas present to yourself? Not only is it a great deal but the effects will be felt long after the festive period has finished.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council

Peter Bundey, Deputy Managing Director of GLL, said: "The Better Inclusive card is an important way in which we can provide practical ways of promoting participation and performance within disability sport.”