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Exeter Leisure Centres open up again as restrictions lift

Published: 13 April 2021

Leisure Opening Exeter Leisure Centres open up

Leisure centres in Exeter have started to welcome back their members, with plans to invite pay as you go, casual users back soon , Exeter Leisure has announced.

Following latest government guidance, Exeter Leisure, which is run by Exeter City Council, reopened its facilities this week.

Due to restrictions still in place, the reopening will be phased, with all gyms, pools and racket facilities open initially for individual or household group use only, followed by group exercise classes and group sporting activities from 17 May and casual users back in centres from the summer. 

Exeter Leisure has an exciting few months coming up with both the reopening of the ‘wet side’ facilities at Riverside Leisure Centre, and the opening of the brand new St Sidwell’s Point Leisure Complex, both expected to open their doors this summer.

The ‘wet side’ facilities at Riverside Leisure Centre will consist of a 25-metre swimming pool, learner pool and health suite.

St Sidwell’s Point will be the UK’s first super energy-efficient leisure complex built to Passivhaus standards, with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.

It will comprise of a 25-metre, eight lane competition pool, learner pool, confidence pool, fully equipped gym, two fitness studios, indoor cycling studio and an exclusive spa with private roof terrace.

St Sidwell’s Point will replace the aging Pyramids Leisure Centre, and will join the other five centres in forming the Exeter Leisure membership.

Introducing ‘Exeter Leisure Choices’

New members are now able to join Exeter Leisure on the brand new ‘Exeter Leisure Choices’ membership; designed to give flexibility by allowing members to build their  own membership from £25 per month, in three easy steps:

Step 1:  £25 per month

Choose a ‘base activity’ – this is the main activity. Choose from one of four options (all options include access to the ‘Workout @home’ feature on the Exeter Leisure App);

  • Gym (Full access to all four gyms across Exeter Leisure; over 300 stations, functional training rigs, heavy weights ‘Pump Room’)
  • Swim (Full access to all 6 six pools across Exeter Leisure; including two 25m pools, one 19m pool, two learner pools and a confidence splash pool)
  • Sports (Full access to racket sports; including squash, badminton and table tennis; the Exeter Arena’s athletics track and field, and indoor bowls at Isca Centre)

Step 2: £5 per month, per activity

When members have chosen their ‘base activity’, they can build their membership to suit their needs by adding additional activities for £5 per month, per activity. Members can choose as many as they want and also have the flexibility to add and remove them to suit their needs.

  • Gym
  • Swim
  • Group Exercise
  • Sports
  • Health Suite at Riverside Leisure Centre

Step 3: £20 per month

Finally, after all that exercise, members can reward themselves in the brand new and exclusive St Sidwell’s Spa for an additional £20 per month and enjoy;

  • Sauna
  • Sauanarium
  • Hydro bath
  • Bar & relaxation room
  • Private terrace
  • Foot Spa
  • Salt vapour room
  • Hot beds

Alongside the ‘Exeter Leisure Choices’ membership, Exeter Leisure will also be offering ‘Junior’, ‘Family’ and ‘Spa’ membership options. Keep an eye on the website and social media channels for more information about the launch of these new products.

The Exeter Leisure App

The ‘Workout @home’ feature of the Exeter Leisure App offers online coaching, live streamed and on demand classes, and access to ‘Les Mills on Demand’ at a discounted rate.  Plus, members can use the app to book their gym/swim/class sessions, access all the latest news and offers, and manage their accounts.

Download on the App Store

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