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Centre rules - gyms and group fitness classes | Covid-19 information for leisure centres | Birmingham City Council

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Centre rules - gyms and group fitness classes


Use of the gym and workout classes will be via pre-booked slots only. You can pre-book your session online or by telephoning the centre. You will need a leisure card in order to do this.

Slots will initially be available to book 48 hours in advance for a maximum of one activity type per member per day (such as one gym session and/or one class).

Sessions may be cancelled up to 2 hours before your session time. Failure to cancel your session will incur a "did not attend" record. Any member not showing for 3 sessions in a single month period will have their booking rights withdrawn for a period of one week.


  • Please do not attend the centre if you or a family member are unwell.
  • You must pre-book your session to gain entry.
  • You will be asked for your details for test and trace purposes (please ensure your membership details are up to date).
  • Please do NOT congregate pre/post workout or turn up early for your session.
  • Please sanitise/wash hands pre and post workout.
  • Please come "gym ready" i.e. wearing your workout clothes. Changing rooms may not be available at your facility in our reopening phase
  • Do not bring any personal sweat towels or valuables into the centre.
  • Please bring a pre-filled water bottle with you, water fountains will not be available.
  • In line with government guidance you must wear a face covering at all times within the centre except during physical activity.

During your workout

All members must clean equipment with the sanitising wipes/spray before and after each use.

  • No “spotting” in the gym is permitted.
  • All members and visitors must maintain social distance rules at all times and follow all instructional signage and requests from the team.
  • Please use the sanitising spray provided to wipe down equipment before and after use; please DO NOT bring a "sweat towel" with you.
  • Please leave the gym/class promptly at the end of your session.

Post workout

  • No access to changing facilities or showers is permitted.
  • Wash/sanitise your hands immediately after your workout.
  • We ask that you please wash your workout kit after each visit.