Residents have no excuse for sitting in their armchairs after the launch of a range of sports courses in the town.
Hartlepool Council is offering something for everyone in its latest drive to get residents to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Residents are encouraged to try bowls for the first time with a bowls sports course at the Hartlepool Indoor Bowls Club. The course will be running for six weeks from the end of May.
Rachael Pringle, of Hartlepool Council, said: “The main aim of the programme is to introduce people to their chosen sport or activity or to encourage them to return after a break.
“Bowls is a great sport which can be played all year round and we have some fantastic facilities at Hartlepool Indoor Bowls Club.
“We have two separate sessions to choose from and qualified coaches will be on hand to help people get a grasp of the game.”
Meanwhile, families were given the opportunity to try out some new water sport activities at the Hartlepool Yacht Club during May.
Men in Hartlepool have also been invited to get fit with a six-week course at the Brierton Sports Centre, starting in May.
Assistant sport and physical activity officer Liam Lewis said: “Circuits is a brilliant way to improve fitness and general health as it combines cardio-vascular exercise along with resistance training. It is an exciting way to work out as it uses a variety of movements incorporating the whole body.”
New football leagues have also been launched to entice men back into the game. A six-a-side league for male adults will have matches on Monday evenings and the five-a-side league for males aged 12-18, will have matches on Thursday evenings.