Big Sister project

A space to discover your journey to getting active

Places Leisure proud to be part of the Big Sister project

Are you aged between 9 and 15 and looking for a way into physical activity? You're in the right place!

At Places Leisure, we are delighted to partner up with Women In Sport and Hey Girls to deliver the Big Sister project, a programme designed to help all girls achieve their goals, whatever they may be.

As part of our commitment to helping girls get into activity we are offering free 6-month onsite memberships, which include:

  • Unlimited gym, which includes a 1:1 gym induction (11-15 year olds)
  • Unlimited swimming
  • Selection of group workout classes
  • Friendly on-site team, to support you through your activity
  • Free period products and advice
  • Free access to Places Locker App and Virtual Studio which includes a Big Sister channel, chats and general advice

We know that not everyone has the same goals and not everyone progresses at the same speed, that's why our team are on hand to provide a friendly voice to talk to, a professional opinion to achieve the best results possible and a positive outlook to maintain that encouragement all the way.

Our free 6-month membership is available at our sites listed below.

If you are interested in finding out more or signing up, please complete the below form and we will be in contact. Please be aware that your parent/ guardian must attend site for your initial signing up process after this visit you can then attend alone or with friends or family members.

About the Big Sister project

The ‘Big Sister’ project, led by Women in Sport, working with Hey Girls, Places Foundation and not-for-profit leisure provider Places Leisure, aims to break down the deep seated barriers that teenage girls face in leading healthy, happy and active lives by creating a supportive network of ‘Big Sisters’.

The programme will help girls aged 9-15 in target areas feel ‘sport ready’ by recruiting a network of ‘big sisters’ – peer leaders and supporters from sport, school and community organisations. Sport leaders will be trained on the emotional and physical barriers girls face, and girls taking part in the programme will be offered free girl-focused exercise sessions, gym membership and access to the award-winning Places Locker fitness app.

There will also be free reusable period products, resource packs and a range of digital resources to help girls feel confident enough to take part in sport.