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Bodyworks Gym Equipment Upgrade 

8th September 2021

enjoyleisure is delighted to announce three of its gym facilities based at Meadowmill Sports Centre, Dunbar Leisure Pool and North Berwick Sports Centre are set to receive a comprehensive refurbishment and modernisation in the coming weeks.

These upgrades will greatly improve the customer experience, both in terms of overall appearance and efficiency of the gym offering, by making optimum use of the exercising space available.

Customers can look forward to receiving a broad range of brand new, high specification equipment from Pulse Fitness.  The cardiovascular machines offer upgraded fully interactive consoles with built-in TV, Music, and Apps, capable of tracking your workout.  As well as a wide range of resistance equipment, (and at North Berwick Sports Centre a comprehensive variety of free weights), each Gym facility will benefit from refreshed lighting and room decoration.

During each refurbishment, only the Bodyworks Gym area will be closed to the public, all other facilities within the Sports Centres will be open as usual.

  • Meadowmill Sports Centre closes at 10pm on Thursday 16th September and is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday 29th September.
     
  • Dunbar Leisure Pool will close at 9pm on Thursday 23rd September and is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday 6th October.
     
  • North Berwick Sports Centre closes at 10pm on Thursday 30th September and is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday 20th October.
     

For further information on the Bodyworks Gym Upgrades, read the full press release in the link below.

READ MORE  (PDF)

 

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New Activity Timetables from Monday 30th August.

From Monday 30th August, it will NO LONGER be necessary to pre-book gym or public swim session.

enjoyleisure is introducing brand new activity timetables, providing more opportunities for everyone to enjoy your local sports and leisure facilities more often. 

🔗 SWIMMING POOL TIMETABLE PDF 

🔗 FITNESS CLASS TIMETABLE PDF 

🔗 BODYWORKS GYM TIMETABLE PDF

Bodyworks Gyms

  • Customers can arrive at the gym at a time that suits them, subject to availability.   Pre-booking is not necessary.
  • Maximum numbers will apply.
  • To secure a space, you can pre-book a gym session (in person, over the phone or online).   To do so, book into one of the ‘session start times’ – available every 30mins throughout the day.  Gym sessions can be booked up to 7 days in advance.   Cancellation policy applies.
  • All customers must check in to reception on arrival to comply with Test & Protect measures.
     

Fitness Classes

  • In response to customer feedback, enjoy are maintaining current maximum numbers to allow space for all participants.
  • If your class requires equipment, you will be asked to set up your own equipment to meet your needs. Disinfectant wipes will be available should you wish to use them.
  • At the end of the class, enjoy colleagues will clean, sanitise and put all equipment away.
  • To avoid disappointment, classes should be pre-booked in advance, either in person, over the phone or online up to 7 days in advance.
  • All customers must check in to reception on arrival to comply with Test & Protect measures
     

Swimming Pools

Public Swim Sessions

  • Each swimming pool has a brand new pool timetable.
  • Public swim sessions NO LONGER have to be booked in advance.  Customers can arrive at the pool, and join any public swim session, subject to availability.
  • All customers must check in to reception on arrival to comply with Test & Protect measures.
     

Lane Swim Sessions

  • In response to customer feedback, dedicated lane swim sessions are being incorporated into pool timetables. 
  • These sessions CAN and SHOULD be pre-booked, (in person, over the phone or online) as strict maximum numbers apply. 
  • All customers must check in to reception on arrival to comply with Test & Protect measures.
     

Dunbar Leisure Pool Wave & Flume Sessions

  • Dedicated Wave & Flume Sessions are returning to Dunbar Leisure Pool.   Please check the pool timetable, as these only operate at set times on week days and over the weekend.  We don’t want you being disappointed!  
  • Pre-booking is NOT required, however maximum numbers do apply. Queuing may be necessary during peak periods.
  • All customers must check in to reception on arrival to comply with Test & Protect measures.
     

Kids Fun Sessions

  • enjoy is incorporating dedicated kids fun sessions into our pool programmes, which will include the use of floats, pool toys, and where detailed, AquaRuns.
  • Pre-booking is not necessary, but to secure a place, these sessions CAN be pre-booked in advance (in person, over the phone or online – in the name of the child attending).  Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
  • All customers must check in to reception on arrival to comply with Test & Protect measures.
     

Health Suites

  • We’re delighted to inform you that the Saunas, Steam Rooms and Spa Pools in Musselburgh, Dunbar, Haddington and Tranent will be reopening as of Monday 30th August!   North Berwick will reopen a week later on Monday 6th September.
  • We know it has been a long time and we’re delighted to be able to offer these facilities to you once again. 
  • Pre-booking is not required, however please check opening times in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • All customers must check in to reception on arrival to comply with Test & Protect measures.
     

PLEASE REMEMBER!

  • Face Coverings are still to be worn
    Face coverings should continue to be worn within the public areas of the Sports Centres, unless you are participating in an activity, or have an exemption.
     
  • Test & Protect Measures
    We continue to support NHS Test & Protect Measures, and therefore will continue to record all customer visits into the centre
     

Continuing to Keep Our Customers and Colleagues Safe

Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our customers and colleagues remains our number one priority.  As such:

  • Across each of enjoyleisure’s indoor facilities enhanced hygiene and cleaning measures will continue to be upheld.
  • Hand sanitising stations will remain in place and customers are encouraged to use them during their visit.

 

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Community Investment in Accessible Access to Dunbar Leisure Pool

Wednesday 21st July 2021

Thanks to the generosity of Dunbar Community Council, supported by funding via Community Windpower, enjoyleisure’s Dunbar Leisure Pool is now is possession of a state-of-the-art accessible wheelchair to assist customers in and out of the pool.

The purchase of an ‘Easyroller Wheelchair’ means that customers with various additional needs can now gain easy and safe access to the pool, thus benefitting from the numerous health and wellbeing benefits that come from being in the water, whether for rehab, therapy, relaxation, fitness or pleasure.

Read the full press release here 

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Get into Summer with Free Child Swims 

Tuesday 15th June 2021 

enjoyleisure is delighted to announce that it will be offering children the opportunity to SWIM FOR FREE during the summer holidays!

“Get into Summer” is a Scottish Government-funded initiative to help children, young people and families have fun throughout the holiday period.   The activities have all been planned to help children and young people who have been particularly affected by the pandemic to make the most of their summer and connect with others.

East Lothian’s charitable health, wellbeing and leisure trust, enjoyleisure have been awarded funds from East Lothian Council through the scheme to deliver “FREE CHILD SWIMS” to children of all ages across the county.

GET INTO SUMMER WITH FREE SWIMS!

  • Location:  All East Lothian Swimming Pools
  • Dates:  Monday 28th June – Friday 6th August 2021
  • Offer Valid:  Monday – Friday during swim sessions scheduled between 9am – 3pm
  • Eligibility Criteria:  Applies to all children under the age of 18.
  • Bookings:  Pre-book required.  Please contact your local swimming pool or book online at www.enjoyleisure.com.  (When booking into a kids swim session online, please do so under the child’s profile).

For the full press release click here.

Click here for more details and booking information.

 

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Drowning Prevention Week 

19th - 26th June 2021
enjoyleisure is proudly supporting Royal Life Saving Society’s (RLSS) Drowning Prevention Week.

Living in coastal communities like ours, it is vitally important that children & adults know the importance of water safety … especially as we head towards the summer holidays.

Over the next week, our swimming lessons will have a drowning prevention focus … please remember to bring a t-shirt to lessons!! 👚👕

Click here for more details 

 

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Musselburgh & North Berwick Swimming Pools Reopen

Monday 14th June 2021

It’s the news you’ve been waiting for ...

Following major refurbishments of the floating floor and boom at both Musselburgh & North Berwick Swimming Pools, both facilities have reopened in full! 

We would like to say a  massive thank you to all our customers for your patience and understanding during these works.
 

Interested to find out what happened during the refurb?

Check out our series of videos on YouTube here

 

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Housebuilder Dandara Provides Boost to Leisure Facilities

Wednesday 19th June 2021

Housebuilder Dandara East Scotland is set to provide a boost to local leisure facilities by funding the cost of equipment to help improve facilities throughout East Lothian.  This support will allow enjoyleisure to invest in new leisure equipment, which especially benefit the county’s youngest residents.

Set to arrive in centres shortly is a set of brand new specialist gymnastics equipment to enhance and expand their existing gymnastics coached activity programme. The programme currently delivers lessons to over 600 children across the county. As well as providing much need replacement equipment, participants will also benefit from new apparatus to help develop their skills.

In addition, the support will also cover the cost of purchasing vital swimming pool platforms used in the delivery of the county’s Learn to Swim programme.   For younger children, entering water which is out of their depth can be very daunting, however these platforms, (which the children stand on), provide both an assurance and confidence boost as children learn this essential life skill – a necessity in this area given the county’s coastal location.

View full press release here. 

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Cricket Update

Tuesday 18th May 2021

Much has been said on social media over the last week about cricket charges in East Lothian, however we feel some background context needs to be provided to present a more complete picture.

At enjoy our mandate is to provide sports, recreation and leisure facilities at fair and equitable prices across communities in East Lothian.  Added to this, we strive to ensure the ongoing viability of our facilities and continually seek to invest and improve our service offering so communities continue to benefit.

We take income generation seriously while ensuring there are minimal financial barriers to participation, so that everyone in our communities has the opportunity to use our facilities.

It should be noted that in terms of the current charges for cricket, that cricket clubs within East Lothian have been and remain heavily subsidised. Considering Tranent & Preston Village Cricket Club, an informal agreement has been in place since 2013, where the club received a reduced charge for use of the cricket pitch.  It is not viable for enjoy to continue this discount in perpetuity.  Instead, we are currently in discussion with local Cricket Clubs who have been invited to put forward their comments for inclusion in our intended cricket prices review.   This will include an appraisal of comparable cricket charges across the country. 

Pending the outcome of the review, the current interim charge for all cricket clubs is £50.95 per session.  This is based on a 7-hour booking, equating to £7.28 per hour.  This represents a 3% increase of the fee for 2020/21, which was £49.45 which includes use of changing and showering facilities.

The proposed charge for 2021/22 is £68.60 pitch only, or, £81.90 including changing and showering facilities.  The higher rate equates to £11.70 per hour for a 7-hour session or £0.53 per head, per hour based on two teams of 11 players. These charges remain subsidised to support the continued development of cricket in East Lothian.

When reviewing our charges, enjoy must consider pitch hire, utility cost of pavilions, staffing and building checks.  To ensure the sustainability of community clubs, it is enjoy’s policy to absorb much of these costs, in partnership with East Lothian Council, is to encourage our communities to get active and stay active.   This policy applies to all activities offered by enjoy.

Statement by Bill Axon, Chief Executive

 

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Fitness Classes are Back in Centre!

11th May 2021

Following the Scottish Government’s announcement (Tues 11th May) we’re delighted to confirm our in Centre fitness class programme will be returning as of Monday 17th May.  

Please click here for the Fitness Class Timetable PDF   All classes are available to book online or by calling the Sports Centres.

Bill Axon, enjoyleisure Chief Executive comments:

“Tuesday’s Scottish Government announcement confirming a move to Level 2 from Monday 17th May, is brilliant news for our many customers who attend coached classes and is greatly welcomed by everyone at enjoyleisure.  The resumption of group exercise; albeit socially distanced, is a massive boost to our customers and coaches alike; who like many others have been furloughed since Boxing Day.  

enjoy’s fitness coaches are eager to return, and we can’t wait to have our halls and studios buzzing with excitement as adults of all ages return for their endorphin releasing boost!   The benefits of group exercise go way beyond the physical elements too.  enjoyleisure’s fitness classes are social affairs.   Friendships are created out of shared interests, motivation levels are enhanced by engaging instructors.  For many, it’s an opportunity for quality “me time”; to energise, relax or de-stress.  For some people it’s an opportunity for ‘real life’ contact (as opposed to virtual) with other people.  It’s important, and maybe even more so with it being Mental Health Awareness week, to recognise the positive social, mental and wellbeing aspects that come from ‘enjoying’ being part of group fitness activities.  It’s a win, win for everyone!”

Continuation of Zoom Classes

Thank you to everyone who completed our Zoom Fitness survey, following your feedback we are delighted to continue to deliver a number of classes over zoom from Monday 17th May onwards – see timetable for more details.   

Going forward we will be monitoring all fitness classes on a regular basis and will be modifying and adapting the timetable in line with customer demand.

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Welcome Back!

26th April 2021

We've made lots of changes to the Sports Centres to comply with physcial distancing measures and introducing enhance cleaning regimes. 

We've prepared a Welcoming You Back Guide which we strongly advise you to read and review before visiting the Sports Centres.

Included within this document is a guide to:

  • Physical Distancing Measures
  • Enhanced Cleaning Schedules
  • New Booking Procedures
  • Physically Distanced Swimming 
  • Bodyworks Gym Sessions
  • Fitness Classes
  • Booking Online 
  • Waiting List Functions 
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Gymnastics Lessons 
  • Racket Sports
  • Outdoor Pitches
  • Athletics Arena
  • Golf Courses 
  • Your COVID questions answered
  • Your reopening questions answered
  • Facilities that will be returning soon
     

As you can tell .. quite a comprehensive guide!   So its definitely worth taking some time to give it a read. 

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Activity Bookings!

26th April 2021

You will find our activity sessions detailed within the timetables on our Venues Page. 

NB:  All activity sessions need to be pre-booked in advance. 

This can be done either online: click the link here or by calling the Sports Centres directly: 

NB:  Family / Public Tank Swim Sessions cannot be booked online.  These can only be booked with the centre directly.   

NB:  Activities at the Mercat Gait Centre is not linked to the enjoyleisure booking system as this centre is managed by FES FM.  Please call them directly on 01875 618997 to book activities. 
 

Book Online:  click here

See our download session for our guide :  How to Book Online

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What do the Sports Centres look like?

Your safety is our number one priority.  We have put in place various physcial distancing measures and enhance cleaning regimes to safeguard our customers and colleagues during the Coronavirus Pandemic.   

Below some of our colleagues explain the measure put in place:

Welcome Back Video Here: 

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Welcoming You Back to the Pool!

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Welcome Back to the Gym!

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Welcoming you back to Fitness Classes!

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If you've got questions, please just ask:  info@enjoyleisure.com 

See you soon!