Falkirk district gyms reopen today

Gyms and swimming pools reopened this morning for the first time in five months.

By Jill Buchanan
Monday, 31st August 2020, 8:21 am
Updated Monday, 31st August 2020, 9:13 am

The Scottish Government brought forward the original date by two weeks allowing fitness enthusiasts to get back to their exercise regimes after lockdown.

Across the district several gym owners were delighted to open their doors to members from 6am this morning, including The Engine Room in Callendar Road, Falkirk.

Owner and head coach Connor Russell said: “As you can imagine, things won’t be the same within gyms as they were pre-Covid-19. There will be change in every gym across Scotland. Reduced class sizes, enhanced cleaning measures during and after sessions, temperature checks and increased signage and social distancing will be the new norm!

The Engine Room members take place in the first class since March

"It won’t be seamless and will take a little bit of getting used to, but at least we’ll be back in the gym.”

Also open for business are Bannatynes at Central Retail Park, Falkirk, and Galaxy Sports Tone Zone in Grangemouth.

Dance classes have also been given the go ahead to start up again.

Connor Russell owner and head voach of The Engine Room leads his first class of the day since lockdown

Falkirk Community Trust will not be opening any of its facilities before next Monday, September 7 when they outdoor area at Grangemouth Stadium will be available.]

They hope to reopen the Mariner Sports Centre in Camelon, Grangemouth Stadium indoor facilities and Stenhousemuir Gym on Monday, September 14 “subject to all checks being completed satisfactorily”.

There is still no indication when they hope to reopen Grangemouth Sports Complex or Bo’ness Sports Centre.

Cleaning equipment after use