It’s that time of year again, the holiday preparation has begun and you’re thinking about how to shed all of that winter weight. Get rid of your spare tyre this summer with Derby Active. Here are ten ways you can get rid of that spare tyre and get ready to hit the beach.

1. Splash about

Get fit this summer at Queen’s Leisure Centre with their diverse pool programme. Have a go at Aqua circuits or take things at your own pace in the lane swim sessions. Whether you’re looking to get fit with a more structured session or by yourself, the Queen’s Leisure Centre programme will have something for you. See the full programme online   

2. Join in 

Getting fit is so much more fun with other people, and Derby Active has over 100 classes to suit every need. Try the all new PiYo workout at Springwood Leisure Centre which combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility benefits of Yoga. Try out the latest Les Mills classes at Springwood Leisure Centre and Derby Arena including BodyPump, BodyAttack and BodyCombat. Find the full list of classes at on In Derby’s website

3. Work out 

Derby Arena, Queen’s Leisure Centre and Springwood Leisure Centre all boast state of the art Technogym equipment in their gyms and provide the ideal space to get rid of your spare tyre for summer

4. Swing it 

Summer is the perfect time to take a swing a try out golf. Derby Active caters to every type of golfer, whether you’re a keen golfer ready to take on Allestree Golf Course’s 18 holes, or looking to try something new in Footgolf at Markeaton Park. Find more information and prices for Derby Active golf on the In Derby website

5. Cycle around 

Derby Arena is the perfect place to start your journey to leaving your spare tyre behind you. Try out track cycling in a taster session, and feel the thrill of the cycle track. Try track cycling for the first time for just £16.10. Find out more and book your first session now on the Derby Arena website

6. Kick it

If you’re a team player then why not get fit with a game of football on one of Derby Active’s artificial turf pitches? Book yourself a pitch at Moorways Stadium or Springwood Leisure Centre for just £15 an hour. Find out more about pitches available on the In Derby website

7. Hit it 

Give racket sports a go this summer, whether you prefer a bit of badminton or tennis, Derby Active has got you covered. Play a spot of tennis at Markeaton Park, book your court online or if you struggle to fit exercise around your work day then why not make the most of Derby Arena’s £1 sports courts. Book a court for just £1 between the hours of 7.00am and 9.00am, and 12.00noon to 2.00pm Monday to Thursday. Find out more about £1 courts on the Derby Arena Website

8. Track yourself 

Are you a digital whizz? Obsessed with checking how many steps you’ve taken each day? At Derby Active centres you can track your fitness progress with the My Wellness Cloud. When you download the My Wellness app you can turn your physical activity into a customised training experience. Let Derby Active health and wellbeing advisors set up a programme with the unity system and track your way to fitness this summer

9. Run about 

There’s nothing better than a good run, and at Moorways stadium you can run in the safe space of the floodlit running track. With a run pass you can run on the track unlimited for just £30 for three months. Sign up for your run pass

10. Learn more

Need a little support to achieve your goals for this summer? Why not give Derby Arena’s Motivate personal training sessions a go. Qualified personal trainers will lead you through each session to have you working out harder and smarter than ever before. Get sessions for just £10 for 30 minutes, and £15 for one hour. Find out more and book your first session online 

Throughout the month of June Derby Active are helping people leave their spare tyre at the gym by offering 30 days of memberships for just £15. Find out more about this offer online.