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30 Aug 2020 - News

Covid19 Members/Staff Gym Guide

Barry Stephen Personal Training Post Lockdown Reopening Members Guide 25th Aug 2020 (last updated on 25th Sept 2020)

Gym Access

The following areas will be open and accessible:

• Main gym with exception of the cardio machines
• Reception with exception of the seated area
• Toilets
• Car Park
• Outside Gym Space (reserved for 121 and group PT but can be used by members when not in use by the trainers)

The following areas will not be open or accessible:

• Changing Rooms
• Showers
• Cardio Machines
• Seated Area of Reception

These areas will reopen once 2m physical distancing is no longer in place.

Entering and Exiting

Please enter via the front door and leave via the fire exit or big door.

On arrival for a class please don’t hang around in reception, instead come into the gym and find a free space. Do not block the entrance.


As the changing rooms are not open please do not bring any bags of any kind into the gym. If you would like us to safely store your car keys and wallet/purse for you while you train we can do.

If you bring a water bottle please put your name on it. Any water bottles left behind with no name will be binned.


To avoid having to touch other peoples programmes as you look for your own in the programme tray we ask that you either take yours home with you or ask for a digital version.

Opening Hours

Opening hours may change and be either decreased or increased at any time. Any changes will be reflected in the available open gym slots on our booking app.

We have decided to increase the opening hours on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to 10pm to allow you more options to train.

Current Opening Hours

Monday – 0630-2200
Tuesday – 0600-2200
Wednesday – 0600-2200
Thursday – 0600-2130
Friday 0600-2130
Saturday 0800-1600
Sunday 0900-1400

Gym Sessions

Max Numbers at any one time in the gym for the time being will be restricted to 12. This is within the guidelines given for the calculated maximum number for the building taking into account all useable space.

To attend the gym on your own you must book in via the BookFit app. You cannot enter the gym without making a prior booking.

Choose any available Open Gym Time Slot that you see.

Gym slots are for 60mins only. Please arrive no more than 5mins early and leave on time.

Please book only one gym slot per day.

When you arrive to do your session if you feel you would need more than 60mins to complete your session you can book into the next time slot if there were a space still available. We ask that you do not book 2 time slots in advance though in order to give all members the full opportunity to book in.

Spaces are restricted due to the maximum numbers we are allowed in the gym at any one time.

You cannot come for a session without first making a booking.

You can book from 7 days and 30mins in advance and right up until 15mins before the session time starts.

We understand you may have to cancel a session from time to time. Please make sure you cancel any session you cannot make. Failure to turn up for a session you have booked may result in your membership being terminated.

All time slots have waiting lists.

Classes – Gym based

The Maximum number for a class will be 10.

Please note the Bookfit app only lists classes that we do at the gym. It does not list online classes (and you do not need to book for any online class). Classes are available to members only however if spaces are not being taken they will be offered out to non-members 24hrs prior to the class start time.

Classes are £12 to non-members.

You can book from 7 days and 30mins in advance and until 15mins of any class.

You cannot come for a class without first making a booking.

We understand you may have to cancel a session from time to time. Please make sure you cancel any class you cannot make. Failure to turn up for a class you have booked may result in your membership being terminated.

All classes have waiting lists.

When you arrive for a class please can you keep your mask/face covering on until we start the warm up.

After a class the Instructor will wipe down all the kit used once everyone has left or you will be issued with your own personal cleaning kit to wipe the kit you use. This will help to avoid crowding at the cleaning stations.

The Gym is not available for use when a class is on regardless of class number.

Most classes you will be given kit to use for the duration of the session to avoid sharing.

There are designated markers on the gym floor specifically for class purposes. Each marker represents a space and is at least 2.5m away from the next marker.

The timetable will be subject to change and will be reviewed every month.

Gym Class Timetable

Monday 0630 – Bootcamp – 10 Spaces (availble via Zoom)
Tuesday 1200 – FitMix – 6 Spaces (Live FB)
Wednesday 2030 – Upper Pump – 10 spaces (available via Zoom)
Thursday 1200 – FitMix – 6 Spaces (Live FB)
Thursday 2030 – Lower Pump – 10spaces (available via Zoom)
Saturday 0800 – Bootcamp – 10 Spaces
Saturday 0915 – Bootcamp – 10 Spaces (available via Zoom)
Saturday 1030 – Bootcamp – 10 Spaces
Sunday 0915 – Functional Flexibility – 10 spaces (availble via Zoom)

Classes – Online

Online Classes will be a mix of Facebook Live and Zoom Sessions. All live classes will be saved so that you can do them anytime. Zoom sessions are not saved.

Online classes will remain in place to give members the option of adding them into their routines; online classes will remain FREE to members.

Online Class Timetable

Monday 0630 – Bootcamp – Zoom
Tuesday 1200 – FitMix – FB
Wednesday 2030 – Upper Pump – Zoom
Thursday 1200 – FitMix – FB
Thursday 2030 – Lower Pump – Zoom
Saturday 0915 – Bootcamp – Zoom
Sunday 0915 – Functional Flexibility – Zoom

Group PT

Group Personal Training is for 4 people Max.

All Group Sessions are now done outside.

No group sessions will be done inside unless the gym numbers are low enough to accommodate.

We ask that those doing group sessions only go into the gym if they need the toilet. If they need to go inside to use the toilet please wear your mask/face covering.

Some group sessions are listed on the App these are first come first served and require you to make payment when booking.

You can book from 7 days and 30mins in advance and until 15mins of any session.

Some groups are not on the app. If there are any spaces within these groups we will post information on both BSPT Private FB Groups.

We are currently looking at options available to have shelter for the outside training spaces.

Group Sessions are £20 to a Gym Member and £25 to a Non Gym Member.

121 PT Sessions

You don’t need to use the app to book a 121 session. Book this via your trainer as normal.

121 PT sessions will be inside the gym however during peak periods some 121 sessions will be done outside.

If your trainer needs to break the 2m barrier to assist with your training they will wear a face mask.

Gym Members receive discount on 121 Training Prices.

Gym Etiquette

Please do not attend the gym if you feel unwell, have a temperature or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID 19.

If you do feel unwell, have had a temperature or been in contact with anyone who has been tested positive for COVID 19 please follow the current NHS guidelines before you return to the gym.

If you have been travelling abroad please refer to the government guidelines before returning to the gym.

Please wear your mask/face covering when entering and exiting the gym. Only take it off when you start exercising.

When you arrive at the gym please use the hand sanitizer.

You do not need to wear a face mask while you train but you can if you wish and we advise you to use them when going through areas that make it difficult to social distance.

Do not use the changing rooms or showers. These are currently our of service.

Do not bring any bags or belongings into the gym.

Please do not hang around the gym entrance, keep all walkways clear.

Social distance at all times from anyone outwith your household. This includes your trainer.

If you feel that any staff member or gym member has put you at risk please inform me by email personaltraining@barrystephen.com

If someone is using a machine please do not use the machine next to him or her until they have finished that set. Social distance at all times.

Communicate with other gym users.

Give other gym users space.

Do not leave any kit unattended.

Be courteous to other gym users.

If you share kit please wipe down the kit before you use it.

Once you are finished with a piece of kit wipe it down and put it back. This includes the weight plates.

We have 2 stations within the gym that have disinfected blue roll wipes. Please use these wipes
and wipe down your kit with them.

There is also dry blue roll and disinfectant spray available and large white tubs of disinfectant wipes. All can be used on the gym kit.

It is your responsibility to clean what you touch/use.

If you sweat a lot I would recommend you bring a towel to wipe yourself with and put on the benches when you use them but please do not clean the equipment with this towel, instead use the cleaning products provided.

Unfortunately there will be no High 5’s, fist pumps, elbow nudges or bum cheek bashes at the end of a session.

Changes to Gym Layout

Minimal changes have been made to the layout.

One of the squat racks has been taken away to allow for 2 squat racks to be distanced apart appropriately.

The Bench Press has been moved to allow more space for other machines. Because of this the rings will no longer be an option.

Some kit has also been taken away to allow all walkways to remain free.

The gym chalk will not be available please bring your own liquid chalk.

2 people on the mats area maximum at any one time spaced 2m apart.

Cardio Kit currently unavailable.

When using a machine there should be nobody using the machine next to you at either side, 2m distancing should always apply.

Please remember to adhere to social distancing guidelines while at the benches area.


Outside Gym is now floodlit.
New outside training space created in the car park also floodlit.
New Roller Door – this will be open more frequently to allow adequate ventilation
3 Security Cameras for outside the property fitted
New Matted Area.
3 Hand Sanitizer Stations
3 Cleaning Stations
Various COVID19 Related Products
New Pedal Bins
Various Signage
New Slam Balls, Powerbags, Dumbbells.

Cleaning Schedule

The Gym and the toilets will be cleaned every day. This will be recorded for your information in each area.

Common touch points are cleaned multiple times per day.

We ask that you as a member clean the kit that you use and maintain good personal hygiene at all times.

We look forward to welcoming you all back to the gym. As a community we all play an important role in keeping our gym safe.