How to access Hassocks under the 'new normal'

Find out more about Hassocks Sports Centre post-lockdown!

July 22 2020

We're super excited to be opening on 1 August and getting you back to exercise at your favourite sports centre. However, things are going to be a little different to when we closed in March.

We've been working hard to make sure the safety of our customers and staff is our number one focus. We will be following our 'COVID-safety-matters' guidelines and maintaining social distancing within the centre and having a robust and thorough cleaning regime in place to ensure all our customers have the best environment to maintain their physical and mental wellbeing.

revised opening hours (from 1 August)

Monday - 8.00am - 1.00pm & 3.45pm-8.30pm

Tuesday - 8.00am - 1.00pm & 3.45-8.30pm

Wednesday - 8.00am - 1.00pm & 3.45-8.30pm

Thursday - 8.00am - 1.00pm & 3.45-8.30pm

FridayCLOSED ALL DAY

Saturday - 8.30am - 4.00pm

Sunday - 9.00am - 1.00pm

booking information

gym

All fitness sessions at the centre MUST be booked in advance.  You will no longer be able to just walk into the centre for your workout.  You can book your session by telephone 01273 841348 and you can book up to 8 days in advance.  (Bookable via our email address from Wednesday 29th July hassocksenquiries@freedom-leisure.co.uk)

You will be able to book up to 5 sessions per week and may only participate in one activity per visit.

Please ensure you arrive for your allotted session on time.  Late entrants will still be required to leave after their booked gym session time which is one hour and will not be permitted to stay longer.  This will allow us time to clean the area before the next session and to allow as many people as possible to use the facility each day.

The gym will have limited numbers in there to give you confidence and space to enjoy your session.

The bookable slots are as follows;

Monday to Thursday

8.00am - 9.00, 9.15-10.15, 10.30-11.30, 11.45-12.45pm and 3.45-4.45pm, 5.00-6.00, 6.15-7.15, 7.30-8.30pm

Saturday

8.30am - 9.30, 9.45-10.45, 11.00-12.00pm, 12.15-1.15, 1.30-2.30, 2.45-3.45pm

Sunday

9.00am - 10.00, 10.15-11.15, 11.30-12.30pm.

how to book (from Weds. 29 July please)

Gym sessions will be one hour and bookable at reception from Saturday 1 August or pre-bookable by email at hassocksenquiries@freedom-leisure.co.uk from Wednesday 29 July.


classes

Ideally customers should bring their own mats for classes. If using our centre mats please ensure these are fully sanitised after use. There will be an opportunity if you would like to purchase one of the centres mats to keep we will be offering these at a minimum cost.

Our classes will take place in our ventilated and spacious dance studio and we will have a maximum of 12 customers per class. Please use the queing system outside the studio, when you enter please walk through to the front of the studio and use the spot on the floor as your station. If you require a mat in the class please lay the mat horizontally over the spot.

Our Saturday class will take place outdoors and will be bodyweight only, please bring a mat with you. If the weather is good we can offer additional spaces.  If it is raining this will take place in the studio and will be limited to 12.

revised group exercise timetable

Monday: 7.15pm - 8.00pm - 'Stretch and Tone' with Lesley

Tuesday: 7.00pm - 7.45pm - 'Total Body Conditoning' with Jane

Wednesday: 9.30am - 10.30am – 'Pilates' with Jane

Saturday: 9.15am - 10.00am - 'Outdoor Bootcamp' with Jermayne

  • All class equipment will be thoroughly cleaned between sessions.
  • Extra time will be allowed in between classes for cleaning.
  • Class start times will be staggered to avoid congestion at reception and outside the studios.

cleaning

We have implemented and enhanced our cleaning regime throughout the centre.  All areas will be cleaned regularly.  It is essential that members clean down each machine after use – equipment may not be shared unless it has been cleaned down between uses.

Hygiene stations are available in all high-touch areas offering hand sanitiser and medical-grade disinfectant and sanitising wipes.

Personal gym towels are permitted but please use wipes and paper towels provided when cleaning down equipment and dispose of them after each use.


what we need from you

  • Please DO NOT come to the centre if you are feeling unwell.
  • Please take responsibility for social distancing measures by adhering to the floor markings and posters and avoid congregating with others before and after classes/sessions.
  • Please don’t arrive more than 5 minutes prior to your booking.
  • Please ensure you wipe down all equipment before and after use using the sanitisation wipes or spray provided.
  • Please leave all valuables at home and only bring your essentials – there will be water bottles available to purchase but no cups will be provided. No cash payments will be taken.
  • Please ensure you check in at reception before entry.
  • Please be kind.  Respect others and respect our staff who are working hard to ensure all the rules and regulations are followed that will allow us to remain open.
  • If you wish to wear a mask to train then please do, we will, however, not be enforcing the wearing of masks
  • We would ask members NOT to wear disposable gloves whilst in the facility but to sanitise your hands before/after using each piece of equipment.

We look forward to seeing you back at Hassocks very soon.