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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice.

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The Gym at Purbeck Sports Centre

Safety measures at the gym

For your safety we've made some changes to our gym procedures. We have also increased our cleaning regime. Gym numbers will be limited and you will need to book a session in advance.

Equipment has been reduced to follow good hygiene and social distances practices. Windows and doors will be open at all times as per COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Disinfectant spray and blue roll will be available to make sure you follow good hygiene practices. Unfortunately use of Wellness Keys is unavailable. We also ask that you access the gym via the back door, not through the front of the building.

Use the gym safely

To use the gym safely you must:

  • book and pay for your session over the phone before you arrive
  • wear a face covering unless exercising or exempt
  • arrive in your gym kit, there are no changing facilities available
  • do not bring your own towels, we will provide blue roll
  • queue outside the centre keeping 2 metres apart
  • wait to meet a member of the gym team when you arrive
  • take part in our COVID-19 induction when you first visit our gym
  • be aware of social distancing at all times when using the gym
  • wear face coverings in all communal areas of the centre

Staying safe

In order to keep you safe we have implemented new social distancing measures throughout the centre and a one way system will be in place. Signage will aid you with your journey to the gym.

Monday to Friday between 6.45pm to 3.30pm please access the gym via the back entrance. You will need to wait outside for a member of staff to collect you before your session. You can locate the back entrance to the gym by walking behind the centre, through the car park and past the sports fields.

Outside of these times you may access the gym via the front of the sports centre. The number of people in the lobby and reception areas will be restricted. Please queue outside. When your session is due to start a member of the gym team will come and collect you.

During and after your workout:

  • follow the red arrows and maintain social distancing if you need to use the toilet. If you need to pass another customer, please turn your back
  • make sure to wipe down the free weights if you use them
  • remember you cannot use the functional zone due to the spacing requirements of the equipment
  • wipe machines down before and after use, using the disinfectant and blue roll supplied
  • leave the gym by the back exit, walk round the building and then follow the exit arrows

Other things to remember are to:

  • bring your own water bottle
  • make sure you safely sanitise your hands wherever possible before touching anything in the sports centre
  • avoid touching doors, use the foot pushes provided instead

Virtual gym Inductions

If you would like to become a member of our gym we are delighted to be able to now offer virtual inductions. Virtual inductions have been introduced in the place of group inductions with a member of the gym team. We have made the decision to help ensure we can abide by social distancing guidance at all times.

Once you sign up to become a member of the gym we shall send you an email that will include links to all of our virtual inductions. The inductions will cover off how to use each piece of equipment in the gym safely and correctly. Please ensure that you watch all of the videos before attending your first gym session.

Personal training

At present we are not running any personal training sessions in the gym due to social distancing requirements. Should this change we shall update you. Find out more about personal training at Purbeck Sports Centre.


Gym prices
 Diamond card admission  £5.60
 Drop in admission  £7.75
Senior Diamond card admission £4.60
Senior drop in admission £6.70
Concession (weekly to 5pm) £2.60
Induction fee £13.25

 Opening times

Please be advised that you need to book your gym session in advance before attending.

opening times at Purbeck Sports Centre gym
DayOpening times
Monday 6.45am - 9.15pm
Tuesday 6.45am - 9.15pm
Wednesday 6.45am - 9.15pm
Thursday 6.45am - 9.15pm
Friday 6.45am - 9.15pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm 
Sunday 8am - 5pm

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