Covid19 Update - 5th April 2021

We're open again from Monday 12th April 2021   

Good news, BodyZone will be opening again from 6.30am on Monday 12th April 2021.  However we are still not permitted to have group classes until at the earliest 17th May.  So, the gym will operate as normal with the same hours as in late December but no classes until Boris gives the go ahead.

Please accept our apologies regarding classes but the decision is again out of our hands. 

All Direct Debits have been suspended from 5th January 21 and will resume on 12th April when we reopen.  This has been a challenging time for all gyms and many have not reopened after these lockdowns, your support is greatly appreciated during this period. 

If you are an existing member and have any membership queries could you kindly wait until 12th April from which point we will have staff back to answer your questions (unfortunately all gym staff have been furloughed until we reopen).  We look forward to seeing you all back at BodyZone.




Q: What are the post lockdown opening hours?

A: Excluding holiday periods.

Mon – Fri              6.30am – 9.00pm 

Sat & Sun             9.00am – 7.00pm

We will review the above times at regular periods and hopefully return to pre-lockdown opening hours as soon as possible.


Q: How do I enter the gym safely?

A.  We will be providing sanitizing stations around the gym with a clear system in place for navigating the gym.


Q: How long can I stay in the gym?

A.  Please keep your workouts to a maximum of 90 minutes.


Q: Will I be able to have personal training sessions?

A:  Yes, personal training sessions are available as normal but please adhere to Government social distancing guidelines.


Q: Are you limiting numbers the number of people exercising at one time?

A:  Yes, we are limiting capacity so that we can provide a safe post lockdown environment.  


Q: Will I be able to train with a friend?  Is spotting allowed?

A:  You may only train with friends or family if they are from the same household.  The same rules apply to spotting in the gym.


Q: Have you got a booking system for gym and classes?

A:  We will not have a pre-booking system for the gym as we reopen. but this may change if the gym becomes too busy at peak times (at 23,000 sq ft we are bigger than most clubs!).

For classes each of our 2 studios has a capacity of 15 places, however classes are not permitted until 17th May at the earliest, we await Government confirmation regards this date.

Once classes are allowed, you can pre-book a class 3 days in advance using the club Membr App or you can call us on 0191 2321837 to pre-book your place. 


Q: How will you be keeping the gym clean and safe?

A:  We have increased our cleaning schedule and reduced our opening hours to allow more times to deep clean the club and facilities. 

All staff are highly trained to implement safety measures effectively.


Q: Will I be able to use the changing rooms and showers?

A:  The changing rooms are open, however social distancing guidelines must be followed and members must wipe the benches after use.

A limited number of showers are in use in each changing room so that we can adhere to safe social distancing rules.  Saunas will not be in use. 

Please come to the club in your training gear ready to exercise when possible and also try to shower at home whenever possible.

A limited number of lockers will be available in the changing rooms and we have also moved lockers into the main club area adjacent to reception to store bags and belongings for those who arrive ready for exercise.


Q: Are classes taking place?

A: Not yet. Group exercise classes are not available until we receive the Government green light, which is probably 17th May.