Gym FAQs

What is a COVID-19 secure venue? 

As a COVID-19 secure venue this allows us to host multiple groups of 6 within the centre at any one time. However you must follow the social distancing guidelines whilst carrying out your activity which includes:

  • Have no more than six people in your group, unless you all live together (or are in the same support bubble)
  • Avoid social interaction with anyone outside the group you are with, even if you see other people you know

How will I maintain social distancing in the gym?

We are currently limiting the capacity of our gym and creating 1 hour time-slots for members to pre-book up to 2 weeks in advance. Equipment will be spaced 2m apart where possible, or taken out of action if not. There is also clear signage around the gym to remind members to maintain social distancing. 

Can I just 'turn up' for a gym session like I used to?

No. For our members safety and wellbeing, we have greatly reduced the number of people we can have in the gym at any one time. To ensure no one is disappointed, we are running pre-booked 1 hour gym sessions. This will ensure the safest, most enjoyable exercise experience possible.

Is Personal Training still available?

Yes, Personal Training sessions are available. PTs are required to maintain a suitable social distance from the member throughout the session and will be using other areas of the building, such as the Athletics Track and Fitness Studios to deliver fun and effective socially distanced sessions.

Can I still book in with an instructor to review my gym programme?

No. Unfortunately while social distancing measures are in place, 1-1 fitness appointment will not be possible. However the Fitness team will be on hand during each gym session to answer any questions and give fitness advice.

Are the changing rooms open?

Yes, our changing rooms and showers are open. However, we still advise arriving ready to workout. Please follow the signs in the changing rooms to maintain social distancing and remember to leave the gym as soon as your session is over, you won't be given extra time to use the changing facilities. 

Can I still borrow equipment: boxing gloves, bands etc?

No. To limit the sharing of equipment, we are encouraging customers to bring their own smaller 'accessory' items, which in the past Spectrum Gym has leant out: such as therabands, skipping ropes and weight belts.

Are Fast Classes currently taking place?

Unfortunately not to begin with. Due to the 'small group' nature of our popular Fast Classes, as well as the space in which they take place, it wouldn't be possible to social distance during classes. We will definitely start up our Fast Class Timetable again as soon as guidelines allow.

Do I need to wear a face covering in the gym?

We advise wearing a face covering when moving in and around our building. You don't need to wear a face covering when taking part in an activity, during physical exercise or whilst eating or drinking.

Do you have a Physiotherapy clinic?

Yes, Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinics are available at Spectrum Gym. For more information or to book an appointment please call Spectrum Gym on 01483 443355.

Do you offer inclusive fitness?

Spectrum Gym offer equipment, facilities and programmes for people who have any kind of disability or impairment. Our staff are committed to working towards inclusive fitness whilst being passionate about increasing opportunities for everyone.