We have introduced a new online booking system for the gym so we can monitor use and capture data for TEST & PROTECT.

 If you are having problems or just want to know the best way to use the system ,check out these top tips:

 1) Advance booking is limited, Please don't try to book months in advance, plans change and this is a trial at the moment. It is possible we will be using a different system in November or allowed a to admit a different number of people or your plans might change.

2) Check both spaces for the time and date you want. The first step is to choose the length of the session you want from either space one or space two. remember to go back and check both.

3) Choosing a shorter session could get you a better time. Because we have a 15 min break between bookings an hour session from 6-7 and an hour session from 8-9 means there is only a half hour slot between available from 7.15-7.45. Don't forget to try the quarter hour and half hour times.

4) Double check am or pm. We are open 24hrs a day, so make sure that booking is 6pm and not 6am!

 

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As part of our covid security measures all members are now required to pre-book their visits online.

This can be done from your phone or computer anytime by visiting https://backcommunitygym.setmore.com

Initially access will be limited to a max of two persons at a time, with a short break between bookings to enable social distancing.

Unfortunately without the booking system we would be unable to comply with government requirements for social distancing and record keeping for TEST & PROTECT and therefore would not be allowed to reopen so we thank you for your cooperation with this.

We are not a big membership, so hope there will be sufficient availability to meet everyone’s need, but we will be monitoring the situation carefully, so please let us know if you are having any problems.

Annual membership costs just £50 + £10 security deposit for the key.

To become a member you must be over 16 and book an induction.

 

UPDATE OCT 20: We are now accepting applications to join the gym. To apply for a place please email a completed application form (click here to download)to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Priority will be given to applications from people living in the Loch a Tuath area, and those wishing to use the gym at quieter times. Please note that depending on demand your application may be subject to a waiting list.

 

We are a volunteer run gym.

We are open 24 hours a day Monday to Saturday.

You need to be a member and have completed an induction to use the facilitites.

Access is through a electronic key system.

Membership is open to anyone over the age of 16.

Equipment includes: two treadmills, two upright bikes, two cross trainers and eight resistance machines (chest press, shoulder press, arm curl, total abs, leg curl, leg extension and pectoral machine).

Annual membership is £50 + £10 security deposit for the key.

Inductions are sometimes available to book online through our booking site. If a suitable time or date is not available please contact the main office on 820745.

Thanks to everyone who has helped to make the gym at Back become a reality. In particular thanks to the Lewis Sport Centre for the donation of a number of machines and the Co-Op Community Fund for providing funding for additional machines and the key card system.

The Co-Op has also funded the development of changing rooms and showers for gym users.

We are currently working on getting the gym ready for re-opening as soon as government restrictions are lifted. (Current estimate is 31ST AUGUST).

We have had to make a few changes in the way we operate to make sure we keep everyone safe and meet government guidelines. The good news is we will continue to be open 24hrs Mon – Sat (excluding some brief closures for cleaning).

  • The cleaning schedule has been significantly increased but members will still be expected to wipe down equipment before and after use.
  • The equipment has been reorganised and spread out to allow social distancing and there are new hand sanitising facilities too.
  • Initially access will be limited to a max of two persons at a time, with a short break between bookings to enable social distancing.
  • All members will be required to pre-book before entering the premises.
  • New one way system in the main building means no internal access from the gym to the hall/meeting room or toilets.

Unfortunately without the booking system we would be unable to comply with government requirements for social distancing and record keeping for TEST & PROTECT and therefore would not be allowed to reopen so we thank you for your cooperation with this.

We are not a big membership, so hope there will be sufficient availability to meet everyone’s need, but we will be monitoring the situation carefully, so please let us know if you are having any problems.

We would also be interested to hear from anyone who might prefer the option of having the gym to themselves, we don’t yet know if this will be possible, availability will depend on demand and whether we can identify some quieter times. This is very much a trial period for us, so please give us your feedback on how it’s working for you.