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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 26th April 2021)

Gym Access

The following areas will be open and accessible:

• Main gym
• Reception
• Toilets and Changing Rooms
• 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:

• Showers

Please maintain 2m social distancing in each of the above areas and if it is not possible please wear your mask.

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. Classes will for now be outside.


Where possible come to the gym ready to train. 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. Use the changing rooms to store any clothes/belongings in the baskets/hanger areas.

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


All programmes are now sent digitally.

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.

Current Opening Hours

Monday – 0630-2100
Tuesday – 0600-2100
Wednesday – 0600-2100
Thursday – 0630-2100
Friday 0600-2000
Saturday 0700-1400
Sunday 0900-1400

Gym Sessions

Max Numbers at any one time in the gym for the time being will be restricted to 14. This is within the guidelines given for the calculated maximum number for the building taking into account all useable space. It is really important you stick to your allocated time slots only during busy periods.

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.

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 14.

Classes are currently taking place outside

Please note the Bookfit app only lists classes that we do at the gym. Classes are available to premium 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 £15 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.

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.

Current Gym Class Timetable is avialble via the BookFit App or on our website.
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.

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 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.

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.
New Changing Rooms
New Toilets
New Reception
New Shop Front
New Doors

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.