A NEW toning suite which can be used by almost anyone regardless of age or disability has proved a winner with 140 people already signing up.

The suite at Northallerton Leisure Centre opened in December with ten stations offerimg alternatives for anyone wanting to improve their life, particularly older people with joint problems and poor mobility.

Unlike conventional equipment, it does not rely exclusively on muscle power, an electronic power system helps people to work according to their ability. Virginia Best, 77, from Northallerton said : "I am definitely more mobile and can climb stairs more easily."