Most Important Updates

 

We will be re-opening the centre on Monday 12th April 2021. Your membership direct debit will be restarted on Thursday 1st April 2021.

We are pleased to announce that fitness classes will return to back inside the centre from Monday 17th May 2021

Our opening times will be reduced when we re-open, they will be:

Monday – Friday: 7am until 1pm + 4pm until 9pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8am until 1.30pm

Changelog

We will post a log of all updates to this page along with the date it was updated below, there will be further information for these points on this page.

14/05/21 Changes:
– Racket Sport Information updated (Badminton, Short Tennis & Table Tennis) – Organised club sessions can return, the rule of 6 applies. People can now be from different households. 

 

10/05/21 Changes:
– Fitness Class Information Updated – Classes can return indoors at the centre from Monday 17th May 2021

 

01/04/21 Changes:
– Junior activities updated – Saturday trampolining to go ahead from 24th April
– Sports updated – Restrictions information added

 

22/03/21 Changes:
– E-mail sent to members – Updates on membership, booking and more, you can read a copy by clicking here
– Coronavirus updates website page – All sections completely updated with new information and dates

View the 2020 Changelog

The roadmap to full re-opening


Please be aware that these dates are not guaranteed as they follow the roadmap from the government. This roadmap is dependent on the infection rate reducing and vaccination targets being met.

Classes, Gym & Memberships

Acorns Health and Fitness – Gym Memberships

(Updated 10/05/2021)

The gym has been re-opened and memberships are back to normal.

We are also welcoming new members.

If you have any membership queries please email bernie.gould@lordswood-leisure.co.uk 

Gym Session Times

Due to our new temporary opening hours (please the top of this page for full details) our Gym Session times will be changing

The new gym sessions will be:

Weekdays:
7.15 am – 8.15 am
8.45 am – 9.45 am
10.00am – 11.30am
12.00pm – 1.00pm
4.15 pm – 5.45 pm (including junior gym)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
8.00pm – 9.00pm

Weekends:
8.15 am – 9.45 am
10.15am – 11.45am
12.15pm – 1.15pm (including junior gym)

Fitness Classes

We are pleased to welcome back fitness classes into the centre from Monday 17th May 2021.

Our class timetable will revert to what it was before the last lockdown, you can download a copy of this below. We have also added a handful of classes.

Certain fitness classes will also be available to join live on Zoom until June, from June we aim to remove live Zoom classes but you will have the ability to watch a recorded version of the class.

You can continue to join virtual only fitness classes until Friday 14th May 2021.

The www.acornsfitness.co.uk website will remain for those who wish to book onto a Zoom class or for those wishing to receive the recording once the class has finished.

Virtual Fitness Class Recordings

Our virtual fitness classes are now being recorded this means that even if you can’t make the session time you will still be able to watch the class back at a later time that suits you.

The recordings are only available for 24 hours after the class has ended.

In order to access the recordings please sign up for the Virtual Fitness Class as normal, you do not have to attend the live class to receive the recording. This means that we will have your e-mail address and we can send the recording to you after the class has ended.

Only the instructor will be seen or heard on the recording, you will be muted during the class and you can turn your camera off if you wish but instructors do love seeing you, don’t worry you won’t be seen on the recording though!

This information will be updated again in June when we remove live zoom classes and change to in person + recorded classes.

Gym Booking & Policies / Procedures

Use of the gym will be via pre-booked slots only. You can pre-book your gym session via the booking system online, via e-mail to help@lordswood-leisure.co.uk or call us to book a time slot (our phone lines reopen during our opening times from Monday 12th April 2021).

Gym slots are available to book 7 days in advance for members and 5 days for non-members. Gym members can book one session a day. The session times and lengths differ but the longest sessions allow you to workout for up to a maximum of 1.5 hours. You can only book ONE slot per day per member. You MUST arrive at the time your session begins, you can turn up slightly early and queue but we strongly discourage this.

You can cancel your own sessions within 24 hours of your session time, you can do this on the online booking system. Failure to cancel your session will incur a ‘did not attend’ record.  Any member not showing for 4 sessions in a single month period will have their booking rights withdrawn for a period of one week or longer for repeat occurrences.

Entry

  • You must stay at home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild. This includes muscle ache, headache, loss of smell/taste, sore throat
  • Please pre-book your sessions online, via e-mail or via the phone before visiting the centre.
  • A temperature check will take place at reception before entering the gym. Customers with a temperature over 38 will be refused entry.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available on entry and exit from the facility and must be used by all members.
  • Please come gym ready as the changing areas / lockers will be closed. We will provide a basket for all your personal belongings and safeguard them for you in a secure area.
  • Please do NOT congregate pre/post workout or turn up early for your session
  • You are allowed to bring a ‘sweat’ towel to train – strictly for personal use only.
  • Please do not wipe down the equipment with your towel, use the sanitising wipes/spray provided.
  • Phones and MP3 player/small media devices will be allowed in the gym.
  • Water fountains will be out of use, so please always take your own water bottle and keep it with you.
  • Please clean each machine and equipment with the sanitiser and blue roll provided before use and again after use.
  • Shared items such as mats will not be available. You will need to bring your own.
  • You may leave your gym session at any time within your time slot and you must vacate immediately when your gym session or class has finished.
  • No “spotting” in the weight room is permitted
  • Any weights used in the session must be left in the designated area to be thoroughly cleaned by our staff.

 

Post workout

  • No access to changing facilities and showers is permitted at this time
  • Wash/sanitise your hands immediately after your workout
  • We ask that you please wash your workout kit after each visit
  • Toilets will be available. Please minimise the amount of time spent in them.
  • You should leave the facility promptly after your session, using the hand sanitiser provided on the way out.
  • If you require first aid, please notify the centre staff

 

Personal Training, Fitness Programmes and New Members Welcomed!

In accordance with national governing body guidance, PT can be resumed with social distancing observed.
New Gym inductions and programmes are now being taken.

Please note by booking your session you are agreeing to comply with the Member Code of Conduct for the safety of all our customers and staff.
Right of admission may be withdrawn if a member knowingly disregards this guidance, our Member Code of Conduct and puts others at risk.

Booking A Gym Session Or In Person Fitness Class Online

In order to book a gym session or an in person fitness class online you will need to have registered an online account with our e-leisure portal

In order to register for an account you will need to have your surname, your e-mail address you have registered with us and also your membership number.

If you do not know your membership number or the e-mail address you have with us, or you wish to update your e-mail address please e-mail help@lordswood-leisure.co.uk

You can book a gym session by clicking the ‘book a gym session’ button at the top of our website or by the button below on this page.

When visiting the online booking site, please select ‘register’ at the top right of the website and click ‘existing member’ then ‘continue’ on the next page.

Please enter your membership number, your last name and your e-mail address and then click register.
After you have clicked register, if your details are correct you will receive an activation link via e-mail, please click this link and complete the information requested on screen and set a password (we have noticed that special characters such as symbols have been known to cause password issues, please just use numbers and letters where possible).

Once this has been complete you should see a success message, once this message appears you can now click the login button and log into the website.

If you have already registered you can skip the steps above and simply click ‘login’ on the top right of the website and book a class as instructed below.

When logged in you can click ‘booking’ then ‘class booking timetable’. On this next page we recommend not changing any options and just pressing submit.

On the next page, you will see the days of that week and the sessions that are available for you to book. Simply select the date and then session you wish to book and press the blue book button and follow the instructions and checkout process to complete your booking.

Booking A Virtual Fitness Class Online

We have setup a dedicated website for booking Virtual Fitness Classes, this is the same place you register if you’d like to receive a recording of any class or wish to participate in the zoom class until June, you can visit and find out more about the booking process by heading to www.acornsfitness.co.uk

Non-members are able to join and watch the streaming sessions at a cost of £5 per session. The streamed sessions will only be available to those that book and will not be publicly accessible without pre-booking a slot.

Every virtual fitness class is recorded and e-mailed to those that have registered for the class. You DO NOT have to attend the live class to receive a copy of the recording. Recordings are only stored for 24 hours.

New Members

We are also pleased to announce that we will be able to offer inductions from Monday 12th April 2021.

New members or existing members that haven’t visited in 6 months will now be able to book an induction.

Please get in touch with our team on (01634 682862) to arrange a suitable time and date for your induction.

Only one person per induction booking is allowed unless you are all from the same household then up to 4 people can be inducted in the one induction booking.

Junior Gym

We are pleased to welcome back junior gym sessions to Acorns Health & Fitness.

Junior gym will now be 4.15pm – 5.45pm weekdays and 2.15pm – 3.15pm and 12.15pm – 1.15pm on weekends.

Other activities and events

Children’s Activities

Junior activities at the centre will resume on Monday 17th May 2021, this includes all trampolining and sporting activities.

Saturday’s junior trampolining can resume from 24th April 2021, you must pre-book.

Children’s Birthday Parties

We are pleased that Children’s birthday parties will resume again from Monday 21st June 2021, you can get in touch now to book your child’s birthday party.

If you have any queries you can contact our party manager (Lesley) via email at parties@acornsfitness.co.uk

Functions & Events

Functions and events will be able to resume from Monday 21st June 2021.

If you would like to postpone or discuss your date/event with our team then you can get in touch with our functions team via email at help@lordswood-leisure.co.uk

Funtime – School Holiday Playscheme

We are pleased to say that Funtime will be resuming for the 2021 Summer Holidays!
Soon our full 6 week timetable will be released, Please check out our funtime page for further information on dates and activities.

Important Changes:
– Only 2 time sessions are available currently, these sessions are 8am until 6pm and 10.30am until 4.00pm
– We can only take Children Ages 5 – 16
– We only have a capacity of up to 30 children maximum
– Procedures and guidelines will be updates and will follow in the coming weeks
– There are no special offers unfortunately

You can get in touch with our funtime team via e-mail at help@lordswood-leisure.co.uk if you have any queries.

Sunshowers / Tanning

We are operating a temporary booking system.  Only one sun shower will be in operation and the time between bookings are being staggered to allow for additional cleaning.

Customers will be asked to sanitise their hands and have their temperature taken before admission. We have increased the amount of hand sanitiser stations throughout the Centre.

A new one-way system will be implemented with directional signs placed around to guide customers. All customers must be mindful of social distancing measures when using the centre.

Please clean the sun shower before and after use.

Our procedure will be continuously reviewed and updated in accordance with government guidance.

Customers must call to book their session, no walk in sessions are available. You must pre-book with us to ensure you can use the sunshower.

Sports

Indoor sports can resume on the 12th April. Restrictions do apply, these include:
– No team team sports (e.g. 5 a side football etc.)
– Racket Sports (Badminton, Table Tennis & Short Tennis) can resume from 14th May 2021. The rule of 6 should apply but people can be from different households.
These must be organised club sessions.

2020 Changelog

An overview archive of our previous updates to this page and timeline

 

 

30/12/20 Changes:
– Government Announcement Update – Following the latest government announcement, the Leisure Centre will remain closed for a little while longer. The next tier review date is on the 13th of January.

 

19/12/20 Changes:
– Centre Closure – Due to our local area being placed into tier 4, the centre will be closed with immediate effect.
– All other information on this page hidden temporarily – As we are closed we do not want to show conflict information so all other sections of our update page have been temporarily hidden until we can re-open. We will keep you updates as much as possible.

 

13/12/20 Changes:
– Christmas page added to the website with all updates on changes over Christmas 2020 – www.lordswood-leisure.co.uk/christmas

 

27/11/20 Changes:
– Reopening email sent to members
– Can & Cannot Dos – We have added a “what we can” and “what we cannot do” section
– New Temporary Opening Times – Our opening times have changes, we will now open Monday – Friday 7am until 1pm and 7pm until 9pm. On Saturday and Sunday we will be open from 8am until 1.30pm.
– New Gym Session Times – Due to our new temporary opening times the gym session times will change, these sessions can now be booked online.
– Memberships Restarted – Memberships that were frozen will be reactivated with immediate effect unless notified. Further information can be found below.
– Christmas Opening Times Added
– Information on booking systems for Virtual Fitness Classes / Gym Sessions Updated
– Junior Gym Times Updated

 

18/11/20 Changes:
– Virtual Fitness Class Recordings Added – We are now recording our Virtual Fitness Classes. Simply register for the class even if you can’t make the time of the class and we will get a copy of the recording to you via e-mail. The recording is available for up to 24 hours after the class has ended.

 

08/11/20 Changes:
– Virtual Fitness Class / Virtual Programme Information Added – We have setup a purpose built website for customers to book their Virtual Fitness Class or Virtual Programme, you can access the site at www.acornsfitness.co.uk

 

04/11/20 Changes:
– Second Lockdown Closure – The Leisure Centre will be closed from Thursday 5th November 2020 until further notice, we expect we can reopen on the 2nd December 2020.
– Virtual Streaming Classes – During the second lockdown closure we are introducing virtual streaming classes where members and non-members will be able to join a zoom session with our fitness instructors and attend classes in the comfort of their own home. Non-members will have to pay £5 per class.
– Membership information updated – Memberships will continue as normal as the planned lockdown is only short, members can freeze if they wish by contacting the centre. 

 

26/10/20 Changes:
– Gym Times Changed – Times for the gym are changing from the 2nd November. There are new sessions which are now 1.5hrs long. The capacity for the amount of members has also increased to 30 people.
– New Queueing System – The days are getting colder so we’ve moved the queueing system from outside in the cold to inside in the warm!
– New Video Added r.e. the above updates

 

01/09/20 Changes:
– Junior Gym Times Changed – Times changed to fit around school times, weekdays are now 4.45pm – 5.45pm and weekends are 2.15pm – 3.15pm and 3.45pm – 4.45pm.
– Junior Trampolining Information Added – Sessions start again from Saturday 12th September. Saturday sessions will be 10am – 11am and 11.15am – 12.15pm (Starting Saturday 12th September 2020). Wednesday sessions will be 4pm – 5pm and 5.15pm – 6.15pm (Starting Wednesday 16th September).
We also have 2x brand new EuroTramp trampolines!
– Funtime dates added – We are pleased to say that Funtime will be starting again in October although we will have limited places and no special offers in place. New temporary session times – 8.00am – 6.00pm and 10.30am – 4.00pm. We can only accept children Aged 5 and above. New policies and procedures to follow in the coming weeks.

 

05/08/20 Changes:
– Gym Procedures Updates – New session times, extended gym time (was 45 minutes, now 1 hour), gym session time changes, more customers allowed per session, programmes restarting, inductions restarting
– Prime time information added – Prime time to go ahead from September with Sonia Everest
– Second spin class added – Another spin class will take place on Friday evenings from the 14th August
– Online booking system registering and booking information slightly updated

 

23/07/20 Changes:
– Procedures and policies added for the Gym, online booking system information added, website links changed.
– Phone lines to re-open notice addded – Phone lines re-open Saturday 25th July 2020
– Sunshower booking information added
– Temporary opening hours added
– No classes on 25th July 2020 note added
– Downloadable copies of e-mails sent to members and procedures added

 

20/07/20 Changes:
– Myth Busters and MediKoat Cleaning Video Added

 

09/07/20 Changes:
– Opening date added, with further information to follow – Opening Date Saturday 25th July 2020

 

30/06/20 Changes:
– Funtime Information Updated – Summer Funtime cancelled

 

18/05/20 Changes:
– Dedicated coronavirus page created and website re-opened to customers
– Donation Page Added – Click Here To Visit The Donation Page
– E-mail sent to members regarding voluntary restarting of memberships or voluntary £5 monthly fee to help with running of the centre during the lockdown – Click Here To Read The E-mail

View 2020 Changelog