Gym and Group Exercise Classes Re-Opening Post COVID-19 Mon 8th June 2020

By June 5, 2020 Noticeboard

It has been a long 11 weeks since we saw all of your smiling faces and we’re extremely excited to announce we have received approval to open the gym and group exercise from 6am Monday 8th June.

Unfortunately, we do not have the approval to open the Pool, Track or Kids Zone yet however we will advise as soon as we get endorsed by the Government to safely open these facilities. The lockers, showers, sauna and spa are also closed due to the restrictions. We will no longer be providing mats for yoga and pilates classes, however we will be selling mats on entry for $10. Please ensure you bring your large towel and full water bottle.

As excited as we are to have you back, please understand and acknowledge we have new measures and safety precautions to ensure the health and safety of our staff, members and guests. Below, we have important information you must read and agree to before returning to the Centre. In addition, tomorrow we will be sending you an important video we highly recommend you watch prior to returning to the Centre.

We really want you to know that when we do re-open, your safety is still our #1 priority. However, as a member, we are also asking you to do your part in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Should someone get COVID-19 and has visited our Centre, we will automatically be forced to close for a further 2 weeks.

Your Safety
Your safety and the safety of our staff and guests is our number one priority.
Before you come back to the Centre you will need to read these new Conditions of Entry and COVID-19 Health Screening. After that, by accessing the Centre each time you will be accepting the Conditions of Entry. Remember to bring your sweat towel and a drink bottle with you!

Your Membership
Due to our restricted access, we believe it is unfair to charge full memberships. Memberships will continue to be on hold for Stage 2 – instead, you will be able to pay per visit on a casual basis. To access the gym and classes the prices are:

  • $10.00 Gym
  • $10.00 Group Exercise class
  • $8.50 Running Club

Payments can be made at Reception through contactless card only payments for your session.

Booking Online
We have a new and very exciting online booking system in place for all gym and group exercise bookings. You can book directly here: https://gcpc.setmore.com/
Online bookings are preferred however should you have any problems please don’t hesitate to call us on 07 5500 9988.

Group Classes
Due to the current restrictions, we have had to implement a significantly reduced Group Exercise Timetable, with limited class sizes of a maximum of 9 members in the spin studio and 20 members for all other classes. We will be reviewing this on a regular basis.
Please click here to view the COVID-19 Group Exercise Timetable.

Basic Info
Stage 2 Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 6am -7pm
The Centre is open for casual usage by our Members only, due to our reduced capacity and restrictions. Fitness Passport Members are welcome.

Note on Casual Payments
We have received a number of comments and messages about the casual prices, to clarify, memberships will remain on hold and casual prices will be charged during stage 2. The Centre has thousands of members – and if memberships were reinstated now, a large percentage of those paying would be guaranteed to not get a spot because of the restrictive numbers allowed in, which means, members will limited to less than once a week access. While some may be comfortable with a competitive model of access, it’s not ethical or fair for the Centre to take dues from members knowing the service cannot be provided to everyone on a membership. Likewise, cherry-picking by allowing only a fraction to return on membership rates is impossible to do fairly – as everyone wants to return (which is great!). Keep in mind this is a temporary solution during Stage 2. As soon as restrictions ease enough for the membership base to return, membership rates will also return.

Please bear with us as we fine-tune things going forward – we can’t wait to see you back!
Team BLK Performance Centre