Passport to Leisure travels to Whiteley

Press Release: 05/07/2007

Do you fancy getting a discount to make exercising that bit less painful? Winchester City Council has introduced its Passport to Leisure scheme to the Meadowside Leisure Centre in Whiteley to help some residents do just that.  The scheme, which has been successfully running at Winchester City Council's other leisure facility River Park Leisure Centre, allows discounted rates on various fitness & sports activities to the following groups of people.

  • Registered students with current NUS card. (not in full time employment)
  • Registered unemployed
  • Registered disabled (incapacity benefit)
  • Lone parent receiving income support
  • Persons over 60 years of age

Fitness suite membership, fitness classes, badminton & tennis have all been discounted by up to 40% in off peak times and 25% in peak times for these customers. James Wade Centre Manager said, "I hope the scheme will prove really popular and I know in particular there are plenty of students in Whiteley and the surrounding areas that can now take advantage of these discounted rates.  We already run cheaper gym sessions for younger children but this should really help the teenage population.  

"The gym has a really warm, friendly and relaxed environment so I also hope we can attract customers who have not exercised properly for a long time or who just need a change in lifestyle". 

For more details on the scheme please contact the Meadowside Leisure Centre on 01489 577 464 or go to and you can also download a registration document.