EVEN a council is getting in on Black Friday by offering a deal at its leisure centres.

Anyone who signs up to a 12 month direct debit gym or swim membership with Durham County Council, online before Monday will get a month free– saving up to £34.50.

Andrew Brown, principal physical activity officer, said: “December is always an expensive month so there’s no better time for us to offer a membership discount.

"A fitness membership could really help you stay in shape even with all of the festive treats on offer especially when you don’t need to pay anything until January.

"We’ve got a great range of fitness classes included as part of the deal, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy, whether they’re a fitness fanatic or total beginner.”

Offer available at Chester-le-Street, Consett, Riverside, Abbey, Freeman’s Quay, Meadowfield, Spennymoor, Woodhouse Close, Shildon-Sunnydale, Newton Aycliffe, Teesdale Leisure Centres and The Louisa Centre. Enter the code jangym or janswim when applying at durham.gov.uk/leisurecentres