Reopening Plans

We're getting ready to welcome you back

WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU BACK TO OUR GYMS. YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON OUR PLANS BELOW.

We are delighted that we have been given dates from which gyms will be able to reopen in England and Northern Ireland.

We will be communicating with all members ahead of the reopening of their club, with details on precise dates, any changes, and payment information.

In the meantime, we've redefined our cleaning standards, reassessed our processes and reimagined the gym experience to keep you safe in the new normal.

What does this look like? Let's find out.

NEW CLEANING PROCESSES

We've increased our cleaning time to make sure our gyms are spotless from top to bottom. We will be supplying the teams with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as well as viricidal solutions and sanitisers, that kill viruses such as Covid-19 in just 60 seconds.

Our clubs will also be treated with a revolutionary new water-based anti-microbial coating.* This safe and effective technology destroys the cell membranes of viruses and bacteria on surfaces for 90 days, using revolutionary "nanospike" technology. This coating is ennvironmentally friendly, containging no VOC, heavy metals, or odor causing agents. This technology will add extra certainty that our surfaces, equipment, fingerprint readers etc. are safe for use.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Some work stations may be out of action to ensure social distancing, and floor markings will help you to keep your distance. We want everyone to enjoy a fantastic workout while feeling safe.

CLUB CAPACITY

Our new Club Attendance Tracking System (CATS) will enable us to monitor club attendance at all times to ensure your safety. Simply check the website before setting off to the gym and view our off-peak times to make sure there is plenty of free equipment when you come to train. Some clubs may also operate a booking system for your workout.

CHANGING FACILITIES

As we re-open, we would ask you to come to the gym ready to work-out. Our toilets and changing facilities are available, but our showers will be closed for now, so that we can dedicate full cleaning resource to the gym floor and toilet areas.

NEW GROUP EXERCISE PROCEDURES

Socially distanced group exercise? It's certainly possible. Classes may run at reduced capacity so members can keep a safe distance. Some classes may move outside at some sites, and there will be a longer break between classes so we can get everything cleaned up and refreshed before the next keen exercisers arrive.

NEW SANITISATION STATIONS

We already positioned hand sanitiser sprays and dispensers around our clubs, but what harm would some more do? We've installed new sanitisers to make sure you never have to travel far to wipe down your equipment and hands.

ANTI-VIRAL FINGERPRINT READING

Concerned about touching a fingerprint reader? We are applying NordicChem nano-spike coating within our gyms, which will ensure surfaces remain clean and disinfected for 90 days post-application. We have testing solutions to regularly ensure our fingerprint readers remain clean surfaces, and should top-ups of coating be required they will be applied.

MANUAL CHECK-IN

For added peace of mind, we've equipped our teams with new IT infrastructure to allow us to check you into the gym contact-free.

* May not be used at some partnership sites.

Confirmed Reopening Dates

Open Now: All clubs except those listed below.

17th August: Birtley

5th September: Chard (Opening Day)

TBC: North Shore

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*Please note: exact facilities and instructions may vary club-by-club, depending on the guidance of government, local authorities and partnership sites.

Coronavirus Information FAQs

We've worked in partnership with UK Active to ensure that our reponse to recent events goes above and beyond.

We know the gym is a source of great relief, happiness and fun for millions of people across the UK. It might look a little different for now, but together we can workout towards a brighter future.

  • 1.
    What extra measures will be put in place to keep members safe?
  • 2.
    How will you keep higher-risk members safe?
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    How will you keep the gym clean?
  • 4.
    Can physical activity help protect against COVID-19?
  • 5.
    Can you catch COVID-19 from sweat?
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    Are gyms higher risk than other enclosed spaces?
  • 7.
    How can I help to reduce the spread of infection?
  • 8.
    What will happen to my membership?