Group exercise classes return to leisure centres next week


Leisure Centres in Solihull are set to relaunch group exercise classes - along with adult indoor sports and adult swimming lessons - from Monday 17 May in line with yesterday’s roadmap announcement by the Government.

North Solihull Sports Centre and Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, run by Everyone Active in partnership with Solihull Council, partially reopened on 29 March. The latest stage of the roadmap means that local residents can join in a wide range of group exercise classes from 17 May including Perry’s group cycle, Pilates, yoga and Les Mills Body Combat and Body Pump classes. All are pre-bookable via the Everyone Active website and app.

Wayne Desmond, contract manager at Everyone Active, said: “We are delighted to be able to safely resume group exercise classes in our centres.

“Aside from the obvious physical benefits, this will be a huge boost for mental health and wellbeing in Solihull and comes at an apt time following the start of Mental Health Awareness Week.

“Many of our customers thrive on the social element of exercise, not just for motivational reasons but also because they enjoy seeing friendly faces in a familiar environment.

“With social contact having been limited over the past year, the ability to mix safely with other members of the community will be appreciated by many.

“The importance of mental wellbeing is proving popular with the public and customers can reintroduce group exercise to their fitness regime in the knowledge they are addressing the needs of body and mind.”

Everyone Active has committed to keeping its customers safe and active, ensuring it will meet and exceed Government guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19 with the Everyone Active Pledge. Full detail on the operator’s pledge and safety measures can be found here.

The Government’s roadmap includes details on which facilities can reopen within each step, meaning some may not be available in the first instance. For details about which facilities can reopen in each step and the latest guidance, click here.