Health and safety

Gym Health and Safety

As much as we want all our members to have fun and enjoy their time working out with us, we also want everyone to be safe. We therefore ask you to make yourself familiar with our Terms & Conditions.

Being active has so many benefits on our mental and physical well-being. However, for those who have underlying health conditions, there are some forms of exercises that should not be undertaken, or should be done with caution. Gym health and safety is extremely important and we ask all our members to sign UKactive’s certified Health Commitment Statement when they join us.
All new members are given an induction and we ask that before starting to use any piece of equipment, you make sure you know how to use it. All our gyms regularly hold free booster sessions where you can:

  • Receive help to get set up with the Absolutely Fitness app
  • Have a training programme designed to help you get started
  • Be taught how to use machines and how they will benefit your fitness goals

Our booster sessions are not just for new members – anyone can join.

We also ask that you

  • Leave the ego at home – Never judge another person – people have different goals, vary in ability and come in all different shapes and sizes. Certain routines will work for some and not others.
  • Look after yourself – Train safely with correct technique so injuries don’t happen. Keep hydrated and don’t visit us on an empty stomach. If you feel dizzy at any point during an exercise – STOP!
  • Look after the equipment – The gym equipment is mostly operated by touch screens, but it’s not indestructible – please look after it as if it were your own.
  • Put it away – If you use something, please put it back – this includes free weights. Anything left out can be a health and safety hazard.
  • Be mindful of others – Please consider the length of time you use equipment, especially when the gym is busy, and don’t distract others whilst they are exercising.
  • Limit those grunts and groans – We encourage you to push yourself when training, but go easy on the grunting and groaning. It’s off-putting and you look silly!
  • Dress code – Wear comfortable clothing, preferably sportswear and trainers. Please don’t come in muddy boots or heels. And gents . . . keep your tops on!
  • Train with a purpose – Remember why you became a member. Keep yourself motivated, train hard and know your limits. Do not be afraid to try something new, and always ask a member of staff for advice.

We do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour under any circumstance.