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Spalding and Long Sutton leisure centre gyms offer virtual classes and freeze memberships

Leisure centres in South Holland are freezing membership payments and offering virtual classes during the coronavirus crisis.

The Castle Sports Complex and Swimming Pool in Spalding, which has undergone some renovation work, and The Peele Leisure Centre in Long Sutton are closed following an announcement by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson last week.

The sites will not be collecting monthly membership fees, swimming lessons or activity booking fees.

The new-look gym at the Castle Sports Complex
The new-look gym at the Castle Sports Complex


A statement on their website says: "In short we will be freezing all memberships until we reopen. That means we will not be taking any direct debit payments for health and fitness and swimming memberships on April 1, 2020, and indeed for the foreseeable future. For pay monthly fixed term 12 month memberships for health and fitness and swimming, contracts will not be extended, meaning that your contact will still have the same end date regardless of the closure period.

"Please do NOT cancel your direct debit at the bank, this freeze will happen automatically."

Pre-paid memberships will be paused and extended once the sites re-open.

Staff are able to offer remote support to help members keep up with their fitness goals along with offering members free virtual workouts.

The statement adds: "It is currently unclear how long our centres will need to remain closed, however we will be consulting with industry bodies and the government in the coming weeks and provide an update as soon as possible.

"For now, we would like to thank you for your continued custom, understanding, support and patience, and to recognise the incredible efforts of staff over this difficult period."

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