Library lending access to city fitness facilities

The Thompson Nicola Regional District wants to encourage that next trip to the gym.

It is partnering with the City of Kamloops to lend out passes through libraries in the regional district to city fitness facilities.

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The family fitness passes (which can be used by families and singles alike) will be available for use at the Tournament Capital Centre, Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre and Brocklehurst pool.

A library card is all that is required to obtain the pass online or at a library location. The pass is good for up to one week, but can only be used once during that time.

Up to two adults and dependents younger than the age of 18 can take advantage of the free trip to the gym or pool.

“There’s multiple passes and people can place a hold for them online, just like they would for a library book,” TNRD marketing manager Michelle Nordstrom told KTW.

It’s not the first time TNRD libraries have taken to lending out items that don’t require reading glasses.

The family fitness passes follow a similar partnership with the BC Wildlife Park. Family passes to visit Clover the Kermode bear and other animals are constantly on hold and in demand, Nordstrom said, noting the fitness passes came out of the success of that program.

“It’s part of our commitment to engaging people in our communities and opening up opportunities for people to discover other special services offered within the City of Kamloops that people might not be able to take advantage of, especially people living further in the regional district,” Nordstrom said.

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